Provincial

Ontario Carrying Out More Inspections at Workplaces in Hot-Spot Regions

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With more contagious variants of COVID-19 continuing to enter the country, the Ontario government is further supporting businesses and workers by expanding inspections of manufacturing and food processing workplaces, warehouses and distribution centres. Approximately 100 provincial offences officers are expected to visit about 1,500 workplaces in Toronto, Hamilton and regions of Durham, Halton, Peel and York between May 10 and ...

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L’Ontario se prépare à accélérer la distribution de vaccins alors que l’approvisionnement est en hausse

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En réponse à une hausse prévue de l’approvisionnement en vaccins par le gouvernement fédéral, le gouvernement de l’Ontario se prépare à accélérer sa distribution des vaccins contre la COVID-19 pour mieux appuyer les collectivités à risque. Cela comprend un engagement ciblé pour attribuer 50 pour cent des prochains envois de vaccins aux collectivités considérées comme des points chauds telles qu’identifiées ...

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Ontario Prepares to Accelerate Rollout as Vaccine Supply Increases

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In response to an expected increase in vaccine supply from the federal government, the Ontario government is preparing to ramp up its rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to further support at-risk communities. This includes a targeted commitment to allocate 50 per cent of upcoming vaccine shipments to hot spot communities as identified by postal code, to help decrease COVID-19 transmission and ...

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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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Ford plans to shut down Queen’s Park — Horwath to refuse until Ford replaces police state with public health

Doug Ford’s government has informed the NDP it intends to shut down the legislature by Wednesday. Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath and the NDP MPPs will refuse to cooperate until the government has reversed its dangerous police-state orders in their entirety, and replaced them with public health measures to stop COVID-19. “People are laying in crowded hospital hallways, struggling to ...

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A Statement from OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

Cornwall. Peterborough. Guelph. Ottawa. Niagara. Peel. Toronto. And now police forces right across the province are refusing to make use of the new powers authorized by the Ontario government yesterday. And with good reason; randomly stopping citizens and ticketing those who don’t comply won’t stop the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures could lead to racialized, homeless and vulnerable communities already disproportionately ...

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Statement from Premier Ford on the Death of Prince Philip

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: “I am saddened to hear about the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of all Ontarians, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the entire Royal Family. Prince ...

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Ontario Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Booking to More Age Groups

The Ontario government is extending booking for COVID-19 vaccination appointments to more age groups through its provincial booking system in 10 public health units on Friday, April 2, 2021. As of 8:00 a.m. booking eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination appointments at mass immunization clinics will extend to more Ontarians in the following regions: Individuals aged 60 and over: Toronto Public Health; and Peel ...

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L’Ontario étend la prise de rendez-vous pour la vaccination contre la COVID-19 à d’autres groupes d’âge

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario étend la prise de rendez-vous pour la vaccination contre la COVID-19 à un plus grand nombre de groupes d’âge au moyen de son système provincial de prise de rendez-vous dans 10 circonscriptions sanitaires, le vendredi 2 avril 2021. À compter de 8 h, l’admissibilité aux rendez-vous pour la vaccination contre la COVID-19 dans les cliniques de vaccination de masse ...

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Ontario Supports the Tourism and Hospitality Sectors during COVID-19

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The Ontario government is providing an estimated $100 million for a new one-time Ontario Tourism and Hospitality Small Business Support Grant and $100 million for a new one-time recovery program. This significant investment is part of the 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health & Our Economy, and will support the province’s tourism industry as it recovers from the impacts ...

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L’Ontario soutient les secteurs du tourisme et de l’accueil durant la COVID-19

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario versera environ 100 millions de dollars pour la nouvelle Subvention ontarienne pour le soutien aux petites entreprises du secteur du tourisme et de l’accueil, une subvention unique, et 100 millions de dollars pour un nouveau programme de relance ponctuel. Cet investissement important fait partie du Budget de 2021, Plan d’action de l’Ontario : Protéger la santé de ...

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8 régions passent à de nouveaux niveaux de restriction à compter du lundi 22 mars

Sur les conseils du médecin hygiéniste en chef, le gouvernement de l’Ontario place huit circonscriptions sanitaires d’Ottawa dans de nouveaux paliers du Cadre d’intervention pour la COVID-19 : Garder l’Ontario en sécurité et ouvert. Les décisions ont été prises en consultation avec les médecins hygiénistes locaux et se fondent sur les tendances des indicateurs de la santé publique et sur le ...

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8 Regions moving to new levels of restriction effective Monday, March 22

On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is moving eight public health regions to new levels in the COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open. Decisions were made in consultation with the local medical officers of health and are based on the trends in public health indicators and local context and conditions. “With ...

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