Author Archives: Ontario Government

L’Ontario propose un congé de maladie payé lié à la COVID-19

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Alors que le gouvernement de l’Ontario continue de travailler avec le gouvernement fédéral pour soutenir davantage les travailleurs vulnérables en doublant les paiements effectués dans le cadre du programme de la Prestation canadienne de maladie pour la relance économique (PCMRE), la province déposera une loi qui, si elle est adoptée, offrira jusqu’à trois jours de maladie payés par employé. Le ...

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Ontario to Introduce Paid COVID-19 Leave

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While Ontario government continues to work with the federal government to further support vulnerable workers by doubling payments made through the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) program, the province will introduce legislation that, if passed, will offer up to three paid sick days per employee. On Thursday, April 29, 2021, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, will ...

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Ontario Government Introduces Moving Ontarians More Safely Act, 2021

The Ontario government is taking strong action to protect road users against unsafe and aggressive driving with the introduction of the Moving Ontarians More Safely Act, 2021, also known as the MOMS Act. The proposed legislation will introduce new measures to combat high-risk driving and improve road safety, including longer driver’s licence suspensions and longer vehicle impoundment periods for drivers ...

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Ontario supporting transfers to long-term care homes

The Ontario government is responding to the recent rapid rise in hospitalizations with measures that will add capacity to the health care system. “The third wave of COVID-19 is putting unprecedented pressure on Ontario’s hospitals, requiring immediate action,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “My ministry is working with our partners at the Ministry of Health and Ontario ...

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L’Ontario confirme le premier cas de coagulation sanguine rare liée à l’AstraZeneca

Aujourd’hui, le Dr David Williams, médecin hygiéniste en chef de l’Ontario, a publié la déclaration suivante concernant le premier cas confirmé dans la province de thrombocytopénie thrombotique immunitaire induite par un vaccin (TTIV) chez un patient ayant reçu le vaccin d’AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD : « Nous avons confirmé le premier cas de thrombocytopénie thrombotique immunitaire induite par un vaccin (TTIV), une maladie rare de ...

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Ontario Confirms First Case of Rare AstraZeneca-linked Blood Clotting

Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement on the province’s first confirmed case of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) in a patient after receiving the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine: “We have confirmed the first case of the rare blood clotting condition known as vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) in Ontario. The patient is a male ...

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Statement from Ontario’s Finance Minister on Canada’s Budget 2021

Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario’s Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, issued the following statement in response to the release of the federal budget: “Over the past year, we have valued the level of partnership between Ontario and the federal government in order to support the people of Ontario during this unprecedented time. From the Safe Restart Agreement to ...

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Ontario Safely Expands Age Eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to 40+

Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement to expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility at pharmacies and primary care settings to individuals aged 40 and over: “Starting Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Ontario will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 40 and over at pharmacy and primary care settings across the province. As we ...

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L’Ontario élargit en toute sécurité l’âge d’admissibilité pour le vaccin d’AstraZeneca contre la COVID-19 aux 40 ans et plus

Aujourd’hui, le Dr David Williams, médecin hygiéniste en chef de l’Ontario, a publié la déclaration suivante pour élargir l’admissibilité à la vaccination contre la COVID-19 dans les pharmacies et les installations de soins primaires aux personnes âgées de 40 ans et plus : « À compter de mardi 20 avril 2021, l’Ontario offrira le vaccin d’AstraZeneca contre la COVID-19 aux particuliers âgés de 40 ans et ...

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Ontario implementing Stronger Enforcement, Travel Restrictions, Public Health Measures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is strengthening enforcement of the province’s Stay-at-Home order while imposing new travel restrictions and further strengthening public health measures. These urgent actions are targeted at stopping the rapid growth in COVID-19 case rates and relieving mounting pressures on the province’s health care system. Details ...

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Retour à l’apprentissage à distance dans les écoles de l’Ontario après le congé d’avril

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario, en consultation avec le médecin-hygiéniste en chef, impose un retour à l’apprentissage à distance dans les écoles primaires et secondaires pendant deux semaines après le congé d’avril. Cette décision difficile a été prise en raison de l’augmentation rapide des cas de COVID-19, des risques croissants que représentent les variants de la COVID-19 pour la population et ...

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Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has made the difficult decision to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April break. This move has been made in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, and the massive spike in hospital ...

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L’Ontario émet deux ordonnances d’urgence pour soutenir la réponse du système de santé au cours de la troisième vague de COVID-19

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En réaction à la récente hausse rapide des hospitalisations, des admissions aux soins intensifs et à la menace pour la capacité des soins aux malades en phase critique de la province, le gouvernement de l’Ontario émet deux décrets d’urgence en vertu de la Loi sur la protection civile et la gestion des situations d’urgence. Ces décrets maximiseront la capacité du ...

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Ontario Issues Two Emergency Orders to support Health System Response During Third Wave of COVID-19

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In response to the recent and rapid rise in hospitalizations, ICU admissions and the threat to the province’s critical care capacity, the Ontario government is issuing two emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). These orders will maximize system capacity, ensuring that hospitals have the resources required to provide care for patients and save lives. These temporary emergency ...

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