Something as mundane as bypassing/fastracking approval for more incineration is all made possible by an emergency measures act.
These days are Christmas for all organizations. Anything they wanted done can be done immediately in the name of the Covid. They will all be announced as temporary and end up being permanent. This is how democracies cheat every so often by becoming dictatorships in emergencies. They would probably love it if Christmas came every year. Maybe it will.
Since 2019, the Regional Municipalities of Durham and York have been seeking provincial approval to increase the limit from 140,000 tonnes a year to 160,000 tonnes annually at the Courtice incinerator.