Ontario’s Finance Minister appreciates Canada’s Budget 2021

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TORONTO — 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 …

Toronto conducting fifth Street Needs Assessment of people experiencing homelessness

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Toronto – The City of Toronto will conduct Toronto’s fifth Street Needs Assessment (SNA) beginning today. The SNA is a city-wide, point-in-time count and survey of people experiencing homelessness in Toronto, led by Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in collaboration with community partners in the homelessness sector. The City has conducted SNAs since 2006 and has done so in 2009, …

Recipients of Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Announced

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Hamilton – The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the winners of their 2021 Dick Martin Scholarship Award. The two recipients, Dave Elniski (University of Alberta) and Annissa Chau (Fanshawe College, Ontario) will each be awarded $3,000. Additionally, their respective academic institutions will each receive $500. Each year, the Dick Martin Scholarships are awarded to post-secondary students …

PROJECT CHEETAH DISMANTLES INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING NETWORK

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Peel – Investigators with the York Regional Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Peel Regional Police, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, dismantled a large-scale international drug trafficking network that extended to Western Canada, the United States and India. In May 2020, officers began an investigation, dubbed Project Cheetah, into a robust …

Highlights of federal budget 2021

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Ottawa – The federal government is unveiling $101.4 billion in new spending, aimed at both supporting the country through the third COVID-19 wave, and stimulating the economic recovery post-pandemic, in a historic budget presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. From extending pandemic business and health supports, to putting $30 billion towards a national child-care plan, increasing …

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

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TORONTO — 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. …

Ontario to get over $84m additional support to fight COVID-19 outbreak

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Ottawa – Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has been working to do whatever it takes – for as long as it takes – to protect and support Canadians. As the number of new cases in Ontario continues to escalate to unprecedented levels due to variants of concern, we are working with the Province …

Toronto has now administered over 900,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses

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Toronto – The City of Toronto and its vaccination partners have now administered more than 900,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses. Toronto is the first local health region in Canada to deliver more than 900,000 vaccine doses. The City is working with its healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Heath to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 907,070 COVID-19 vaccine doses …

Bill Blair on 1st anniversary of mass shooting in Nova Scotia: Canadians stand with them

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Ottawa – April 18, 2021 – Today, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement: “Today marks the solemn first anniversary of the tragic mass shooting in Nova Scotia – a senseless act of violence that killed 22 Canadians and injured three more. “In Portapique, the surrounding area, and throughout the province, the …