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Time to work together to help stop the spread – COVID-19 knows no boundaries

As many Canadians continue to return home from international travel, the Canadian Medical Association wants to reinforce that everyone needs to take public health measures around COVID-19 seriously. Here are some key reminders: If you have traveled over the past few weeks, self-isolate for 14 days. Do not have close contact with visitors, especially older adults or those with medical ...

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Ontario is Protecting Seniors’ Health and Safety

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, issued the following statement regarding Ontario’s older adults in response to COVID-19: “The health and wellness of seniors is of the utmost importance to our government. That is why yesterday Premier Doug Ford announced a $5 million investment to protect seniors in retirement ...

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Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, ...

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Porter Airlines temporarily suspending flights to support COVID-19 relief efforts

Porter Airlines is temporarily suspending all flights at the close of operations on Friday, March 20, with plans to resume service on June 1. This decision is being made in support of ongoing public health efforts to contain COVID-19. Michael Deluce, Porter’s president and CEO stated: “COVID-19 is having an unprecedented effect on people around the world and Porter is ...

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Ontario Government to transfer Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to Ontario Health

Ontario is building healthier and safer communities by taking further steps to end hallway health care and build an integrated, connected health care system. Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, issued a transfer order under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 to transfer the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to Ontario Health, the province’s new health agency. The transfer will take effect ...

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LCBO Altering Store Hours in Response to COVID-19

Following today’s (March 17, 2020) Provincial Government announcement, the LCBO will be reducing store hours across the province. Beginning Thursday, March 19 all LCBO stores will operate from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. This measure follows previous action taken to elevate store cleaning and sanitization protocols and increased prevention awareness amongst employees. Delivery options remain available to customers, though customers will ...

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Canada’s Six Biggest Banks Take Decisive Action To Help Customers Impacted by COVID-19

Canada’s six largest banks today, March 17, 2020 announced plans to provide financial relief to Canadians impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19. Effective immediately, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, National Bank of Canada, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank and TD Bank have made a commitment to work with personal and small business banking customers on a case-by-case basis to provide flexible ...

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Keeping Northern Ontario Connected – COVID-19 Update

As the global response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, now more than ever we know that people in Northern Ontario are relying on Tbaytel to keep themselves informed, connected and entertained.  We are taking many steps to make sure you can stay in touch and up-to-date. In addition, we’ve made some changes to keep our team mobilized and available to ...

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Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public

Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it is taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. In doing so, Ontario is using every power possible to continue to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families. “We are facing an unprecedented time in our history,” ...

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Ontario Takes Further Action to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

Today (March 16, 2020 8:30 P.M.), Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, issued the following statement about ongoing and extensive efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19: “Since we first learned of COVID-19, Ontario has actively monitored the developing situation and has acted decisively to contain the spread of this new virus to protect ...

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L’Ontario prend de nouvelles mesures pour freiner la propagation de la COVID-19

Le premier ministre Doug Ford et la vice-première ministre et ministre de la Santé, Christine Elliott, ont fait aujourd’hui (16 mars 2020 20h29) la déclaration suivante concernant les mesures importantes prises de manière continue pour empêcher la propagation de la COVID-19 : « Depuis le moment où la COVID-19 est devenue un enjeu de santé publique, nous avons surveillé de près ...

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Prime Minister announces new actions under Canada’s COVID-19 response

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global issue. The Government of Canada will do everything necessary to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of Canadians, and is working around the clock to limit the spread of this pandemic. This is a critical time, and our top priority remains the safety and security of all Canadians. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today ...

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Le premier ministre annonce de nouvelles mesures dans le cadre de la réponse du Canada à la COVID-19

La COVID-19 est un enjeu mondial qui évolue rapidement. Le gouvernement du Canada prendra toutes les mesures nécessaires pour protéger la santé, la sécurité et le bien-être des Canadiens. Il travaille sans relâche pour limiter la propagation de cette pandémie. Nous sommes dans une période critique et notre plus grande priorité demeure la santé et la sécurité de tous les ...

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