MAYOR PELLEGRINI KEY UPDATES: KING TOWNSHIP, YORK REGION, PROVINCIAL, FEDERAL

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October 27, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The federal government announced the launch of the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) that will invest $1 billion to create up to 3,000 new permanent, affordable housing units across the country. PROVINCIAL The Ontario government pledged $116.5...

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October 26, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Federal officials provided an update on the procurement of PPE, vaccines and rapid test kits from domestic and international manufactures and supplies; PROVINCIAL The Ontario government will release its 2020 Budget on Thursday, November 5,...

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October 23, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau today announced a $214 million investment for made-in-Canada vaccines; PROVINCIAL Premier Ford announced a $8.7 million investment grant for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital as part of the government’s...

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October 22, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today PROVINCIAL The provincial government today introduced the new Ontario Rebuilding and Recovery Act which includes a package of measures to provide more tools to accelerate more types of...

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October 21, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. PROVINCIAL Premier Ford today announced a $24.3 million investment in specialized mental health services for children and youth in Ontario. YORK REGION York Region continues to maintain...

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October 19, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today PROVINCIAL The Government of Ontario today announced traditional door-to-door trick or treating is not recommended in Toronto, Ottawa, Peel and York Region; YORK REGION Modified Stage 2...

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October 16, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau and federal official addressed the media today, reiterating on-going support to help the provinces with contact tracing and PPE procurement. PROVINCIAL Premier Ford announced effective Monday, October 19, 2020 at 12:01...

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October 15, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. PROVINCIAL The Ontario Government addressed media today and encourage Ontario residents to download the COVID Alert app; Minister Lecce announced Regulation 274 is being revoked in...

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October 14, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today PROVINCIAL Premier Ford announced the provincial government is hiring an additional 500 contact tracers and case managers to build up public health surge capacity and assist with contact...

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October 13, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau and federal officials addressed the media and announced they are working with provinces and territories to increase testing capacity and secure rapid testing technology; Dr. Tam issued COVID-19 statements on Saturday,...

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October 9, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau and federal officials announced new targeted supports to help businesses through the pandemic, including a new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy provided directly to tenants; PROVINCIAL Today Ontario recorded 939 new cases...

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October 8, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Ford joined representatives from Ford Motor Company of Canada and Unifor to announce a $1.8 million investment to retool Ford’s Oakville Assembly Complex into a global hub for battery electric vehicle...

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October 7, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. The federal government today announced the next steps in Canada’s plan to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030, which includes a ban on single-use plastics  PROVINCIAL Premier Ford announced an...

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October 6, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. Health Canada announced the approval of an antigen rapid test that will make it easier to perform COVID-19 testing, with results available in 20 minutes or less; Dr. Tam once again encouraged...

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October 5, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau and Dr. Theresa Tam addressed the media today, expressing concern in the increase of COVID-19 cases and accelerated spread in Ontario and Quebec. Both the Prime Minister and Dr. Tam are urging Canadians to follow...

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October 2, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced an additional $600 million investment in the Regional Relief and recovery Fund to provide further support for Canadian businesses; The Government of Canada has announced new border measures to further strengthen the...

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October 1, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced a $10 billion infrastructure plan to build strong communities as Canadians get back to work. The plan will invest in five major initiatives including clean power, broadband connectivity, large-scale building...

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September 30, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. In lieu of an in-person media address, Dr. Tam issued a COVID-19 statement. The federal government has expanded temperature screening for air travellers to an additional 11 Canadian...

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September 29, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. The federal government announced the launch of COVIDTrends, an online tool that provides summary data by health region for the past 14 days. PROVINCIAL Premier Ford provided an update...

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September 28, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today  PROVINCIAL Today, Premier Ford declared Ontario to be in the second wave of COVID-19 and “all options’ are on the table to fight the increasing numbers Premier Ford announced the investment of...

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September 25, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau stressed COVID-19 is a global fight; we cannot beat the virus in Canada unless it is eradicated everywhere Canada is participating in the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility, a global procurement mechanism...

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September 24, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL · On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau addressed the nation through a televised broadcast, speaking to the current COVID-19 situation. PROVINCIAL · Premier Ford and Minister of Health Christine Elliott shared the next...

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September 23, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Her Excellency The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne; The Throne Speech focused on the current COVID-19 pandemic and outlined four key priority areas: Fighting the pandemic and...

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September 22, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL · Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today; a national address is planned for the evening of Wednesday, September 23 · Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Teresa Tam provided an update on national epidemiological modelling...

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