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International Development Minister on Appointment to the COVAX Advance Market Commitment Engagement Group

Ottawa – Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement on her appointment as co-chair of the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) Engagement Group: “The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic needs to be equitable if it is to be successful. This effort to get COVID-19 vaccines …

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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on January 16

Ottawa – As the resurgence of COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking a range of epidemiological indicators to monitor where the disease is most active, where it is spreading and how it is impacting the health of Canadians and public health, laboratory and healthcare capacity. The following is …

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Prime Minister releases supplementary mandate letters for ministers

Ottawa – The global COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious public health crisis Canada has ever faced. It has had devastating impacts on the lives and livelihoods of Canadians, and has exposed fundamental gaps in our society. The Government of Canada will keep doing whatever it takes, for as long …

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Ontario Extends Reopening Ontario Act Orders

COVID-19 orders are needed to protect vulnerable populations and preserve health care capacity TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is extending most orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA) for another 30 days. …

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Toronto and partners completing resident vaccinations at all 87 long-term care homes in Toronto

Toronto – Today, the City of Toronto confirmed that COVID-19 immunization clinics have been held at all 87 long-term care homes in Toronto. The vaccination milestone comes well in advance of the Province of Ontario’s January 21, 2021 deadline to complete the first round of vaccinations in long-term care homes. …

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Ontario Providing up to $20,000 for Eligible Businesses Impacted by Provincewide Shutdown

TORONTO — The Ontario government has opened applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant, first announced in December, provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to eligible small businesses who have had to restrict their operations due to the Provincewide Shutdown. The tightened …

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Ontario Expands Case and Contact Management Workforce to help stop virus spread in province

TORONTO — The Ontario government has hired more case managers and contact tracers, building the provincial workforce to 1,600 by February 15, 2021. Along with staff who work in or have been redeployed within public health units, this support brings the total number of case and contact tracers in the …

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Canada announces support for innovation in clean technology and sustainable materials

Funding will enable the establishment of a cleantech hub at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus that will develop and commercialize clean technologies Kelowna – The Government of Canada is committed to supporting a competitive, green economy by leveraging opportunities to promote sustainable technologies. That includes investing in innovation …

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Canada provides support for victims of sex trafficking, sexual exploitation

Quebec – Canadians expect to live in a society where the criminal justice system is fair and impartial and supports the needs of victims. The Government of Canada is committed to protect every Canadian’s rights and improve access to justice for vulnerable Canadians. Today, David Lametti, Minister of Justice and …

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Automated Speed Enforcement devices issue more than 53,000 tickets in Toronto

Toronto – The City of Toronto’s 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) devices issued a total of 53,090 tickets at the first round of locations, from July 6, 2020 through the final day of enforcement on November 30, 2020, before the devices started enforcement at the second round of locations on …

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