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

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January 15, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau indicated the federal government is looking at banning certain flights into Canada. Federal health officials released updated COVID-19 modelling; Models show without stronger measures, Canada will average 10,000 cases...

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January 14, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau participated in the Reuters NEXT Virtual Forum; he discussed Canada’s domestic and international response to COVID-19; Federal health officials provided an update on Canada’s vaccine distribution rollout. When Canada...

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January 13, 2021

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. PROVINCIAL Premier Ford, ministers and health officials provided an update on Ontario’s COVID-19 response and Phase Two details of the provincial vaccine rollout plan; The next phase of the...

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January 12, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced changes to his cabinet following the announcement Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry will not run in next federal election to spend more time with his family. The federal government...

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January 8, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Minister Trudeau expressed confidence all Canadians who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to do so by September 2021. Starting today Canada.ca will be updated every Friday afternoon to include information about adverse events...

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January 7, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. The Correctional Service of Canada announced it will start vaccinating older, medically vulnerable federal inmates against COVID-19 on Friday, January 8, 2021. Chief economists from...

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January 6, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. The federal government announced effective at midnight on January 7, 2021, all travellers five years of age or older must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 lab test prior to boarding...

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January 5, 2021

 KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit will not be available for people who are forced to quarantine after a non-essential trip. The federal government announced 1.2 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna are...

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January 4, 2021

 KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau and federal health officials did not address the media nor issue a COVID-19 statement. PROVINCIAL Provincial health officials provided a COVID-19 update; First five health-care workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario...

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December 30, 2020

 KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The government of Canada announced all passenger flights entering Canada will soon require a negative COVID-19 test three days before arrival, in addition to the mandatory 14-day quarantine; PROVINCIAL The Ontario government has released an...

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December 23, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Health Canada authorized the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; 168,000 doses are expected to arrive in Canada before the end of December The federal government announced Canada is extending the ban of U.K. flights for another two weeks Prime...

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December 22, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today, Federal ministers and health officials provided COVID-19 updates; PROVINCIAL Premier Ford began his announcement acknowledging Ontario is at a tipping point and if current trends...

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December 21, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Canada surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 cases The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) launched the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Registry; the registry allows Canadians to identify employers using the wage subsidy to support jobs. The federal government...

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December 18, 2020

KEY UPDATES   Due to technical issues, dashboard statistics for workplace outbreaks were not updated today; it will be corrected for tomorrow’s update. In observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, York Region will not update its york.ca/covid19 dashboard...

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December 17, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. PROVINCIAL Premier Ford announced details of a provincial long-term care staffing plan; The Ontario government is providing $77 million to help people who were laid off due to COVID-19...

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December 16, 2020

 KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Federal health officials provided a COVID-19 vaccine update; Prime Minister Trudeau participated in a year-end interview with Breakfast Television; PROVINCIAL The Ontario government has allocated an additional $695 million to provide...

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December 14, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. Federal health officials provided an update on vaccine procurement and logistical issues; PROVINCIAL Premier Ford provided a video statement on the delivery of Canada’s first COVID-19...

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December 11, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau provided an update on COVID-19 vaccines and shared information about Canada’s climate change plan; Federal health officials released updated modelling data; if Canadians maintain current contact levels, more than...

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December 10, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau provided an overview of the First Ministers’ meeting. PROVINCIAL Premier Ford will no longer hold daily COVID-19 briefings; he will only address the media to share important COVID-19 information. Provincial health...

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December 9, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. PROVINCIAL Premier Ford did not hold a press conference today; he toured a research facility at University Health Network for COVID-19 vaccine storage. COVID-19 IN YORK REGION: Below is...

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December 8, 2020

 KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. PROVINCIAL Premier Ford did not hold a press conference today; he toured a research facility at University Health Network for COVID-19 vaccine storage. COVID-19 IN YORK REGION: Below...

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December 7, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau and health officials announced Canada will receive up to 249,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020; The federal government announced the contract award to FedEx Express Canada and Innomar...

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December 4, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL The Federal government is expanding the Canada Emergency Business Account loans; PROVINCIAL Premier Ford did not address the media today; he participated in the first meeting of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force. The Ontario government...

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December 3, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. Federal ministers and health officials provided an overview of the procurement and regulatory process of COVID-19 vaccines; PROVINCIAL The provincial government provided additional...

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