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

COVID-19

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April 16, 2021

 KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced an additional eight million Pfizer vaccines will be delivered to Canada amid further reductions to Moderna vaccine deliveries; The federal government announced a bilateral agreement with Ontario to enhance...

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April 1, 2021

     KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. PROVINCIAL The Ontario government activated an emergency brake that will result in a province-wide shutdown effective Saturday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. for a minimum of four weeks. A...

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March 30, 2021

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL The Government of Canada issued a reminder to travellers returning to Canada of COVID-19 border measures. A joint statement by several governments including Canada was released on the WHO-Convened COVID-19 Origins Study in China. PROVINCIAL Premier...

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March 26, 2021

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL The federal government announced $14.3 million will be invested to support new research on the COVID-19 virus variants. PROVINCIAL The Ontario government is expanding appointments through its online booking system to those 70 and over, starting...

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March 25, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Health Canada updated the product label for the AstraZeneca vaccine to provide information on rare reports of blood clots associated with low levels of blood platelets. The federal government introduced Bill C-25; the legislation would...

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March 18, 2021

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL The federal government announced Bill C-24 received Royal Assent; the new legislation increases the maximum number of weeks available to workers through EI regular benefits; workers claiming EI regular benefits can now access up to a maximum of 50...

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March 17, 2021

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media. PROVINCIAL The Ontario government is providing guidance to employees who want to self-swab for a rapid antigen point-of-care test under the supervision of a trained individual; the program is being...

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March 5, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Health Canada officials provided details on the authorization of Canada’s first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Janssen Inc. The Government of Canada announced an additional FedDev Ontario investment of $4.7 million for...

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March 4, 2021

 KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The federal government announced 16 recipients of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund in Ontario to support women entrepreneurs navigating the COVID-19 crisis. PROVINCIAL Premier Ford and fellow Premiers renewed calls...

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March 3, 2021

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau and federal ministers provided a COVID-19 update announcing the extension of subsidy programs to June 2021 and announcing a $518 million investment in research and science; The National Advisory Committee on Immunization...

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March 2, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Health Canada and the European Medicines Agency published clinical data used to support their authorizations of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The federal government announced the rollout of funding from the 2020 Fall Economic Statement...

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March 1st, 2021

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated guidance for COVID-19 vaccines to include the newly approved AstraZeneca vaccine Ontario surpassed 300,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. PROVINCIAL Nine public health...

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February 26, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Health Canada authorized the COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by AstraZeneca and the Serum Institute of India’s version of the AstraZeneca vaccine; the vaccines are administered as a two-dose regimen and can be kept refrigerated from 2˚ to 8˚C...

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February 25, 2021

KEY UPDATES   Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media. The federal government introduced legislation to increase the number of weeks for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits and prevent international travellers from qualifying for recovery benefits during...

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February 24, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau released a statement following a meeting yesterday with U.S. President Biden; the discussion included working together to end the global COVID-19 pandemic. PROVINCIAL Retired General Rick Hillier, head of Ontario’s...

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February 23, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media. Health Canada officials provided a COVID-19 vaccine supply and health update; Canada recently received 643,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the largest shipment to date; a total of...

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February 19, 2021

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau participated in a virtual meeting of the G7 Leaders and announced new funding to help beat the virus globally: Canada will provide an additional $75 million to top-up support to the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator...

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February 18, 2021

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. Deliveries of COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are back on track following weeks of reduced shipments. Timeline projections show at least 14.5 million Canadians will be...

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February 17, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers discussed rebuilding biomanufacturing in Canada. The federal government announced $63.5 million over five years will be provided to 68...

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February 16, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Variants of concern are emerging in all 10 provinces; there are over 514 cases of the B117 variant, 33 cases of the B1351 variant and one case of the P1 variant. Canada will be receiving 1.3 million doses of the Moderna vaccine before the...

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February 12, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Canada negotiated an accelerated delivery schedule for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine: Canada will receive 2.8 million additional doses of Pfizer between April and June and an additional 6.2 million doses between July and September. An...

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February 11, 2021

 KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau and Health Minister Hajdu participated in a virtual roundtable with health-care professionals and advocates. Government of Canada officials held a technical briefing on COVID-19 vaccines: Major-General Dany Fortin...

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February 10, 2021

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced the federal government is investing $14.9 billion for public transit projects over the next eight years; $3 billion will be allocated per year for Canadian communities beginning in 2026-2027. PROVINCIAL The Ontario...

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February 9, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced starting Monday, February 15, anyone arriving in Canada by land will need to show a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test; similar to the air travel measures implemented in January. Health Canada issued a...

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