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

COVID-19

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May 31, 2020

KEY UPDATES   No FEDERAL or PROVINCIAL statements today YORK REGION · York Region’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Karim Kurji issued an Order to Woodbridge Vista under section 29.2 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, effective May 31, 2020 Information on...

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May 30, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer issued a statement on COVID-19 in lieu of an in-person update to the media Ontario government made amendments to the Retirement Homes Act: o Additional emergency funding to eligible residents o Employers...

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May 29, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL On May 28, Prime Minister Trudeau held the 11th weekly First Ministers meeting with provinces and territories Discussed the disturbing findings in the Military’s report on long-term care Federal, provincial and territorial governments are...

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May 28, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Instead of a daily press briefing the Prime Minister delivered remarks at the United Nations High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, which tackled critical finance issue to address economic...

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May 27, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister (PM) Trudeau began his announcement mentioning the federal government is taking the Canadian Armed Forces report about LTC Homes in Ontario and Quebec seriously Today Quebec made the Quebec-specific military report public ...

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May 26, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister (PM) Trudeau began his announcement stating the Canadian Armed Forces have made some troubling observations in Ontario long-term care (LTC) homes; PM spoke with Premier Ford about the report today and the Premier will address the...

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May 25, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Situation remains very serious; we’re not out of the woods yet• Approach will be tailored to specific local communities – what might be okay in one area might be restricted in another• One thing is the same across the country – everyone has...

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May 24, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL There was no federal announcement today; PROVINCIAL Premier Ford urged residents to get tested if they are worried or unwell and mentioned the province will release ‘detailed’ COVID-19 testing strategy next week. The Premier expressed his...

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May 23, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL/PROVINCIAL No updates today from the federal and provincial governments YORK REGION The new york.ca/covid19 web page is live today, if you have any trouble accessing the page, please clear your web browser’s cache; alternatively, you can...

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May 22, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau began his announcement by extending his condolences to those impacted by the tragic Pakistan Airlines crash -- Yesterday, Prime Minster Trudeau participated in his tenth weekly call with Canada’s Premiers, which...

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May 21, 2020

  KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL · The Federal Government announced additional support for Indigenous peoples living in urban centres and off reserve  Shared how they have supported Indigenous people throughout pandemic, reiterated other recent investments made and...

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May 20, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau began his announcement by thanking Canadians for their actions to get this virus under control  Due to the efforts of all Canadians we are ready to gradually and carefully restart some of our economy Throughout the...

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May 19, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau began his announcement by indicating Canada and the U.S. have agreed to extend the current measures in place along the border by 30 days, until June 21  Addressed the tragic RCAF plane crash in Kamloops over the...

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May 18, 2020

KEY UPDATES   Happy Victoria Day our official celebration of the current Queens Birthday. · There were no federal or provincial announcements today; both governments are expected to make announcements tomorrow · Fewer Ontarians seeking mental health support...

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May 17, 2020

KEY UPDATES · There were no federal or provincial announcements today; the next update from either government will be Tuesday, May 19   · Public Health continues to encourage residents experiencing any COVID-19-like symptoms to visit an Assessment Centre in York...

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May 16, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL   Health Canada approved the first Canadian clinical trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine at the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology at Dalhousie University  Charities requiring financial assistance to address the pandemic can apply for...

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May 15, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Announced $450 million to support wages for the academic researcher community (researchers and research institutions); funds will be delivered through federal agencies o The government will provide up to 75% per individual, with a maximum of $847...

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May 14, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Up to $469.4 million in new measures to support Canada’s fish harvesters, builds on the $62.5 million Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund announced last month o up to $267.6 million in new Fish Harvester Benefit o up to $201.8 million in new...

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May 13, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced Health Canada has authorized the first serological tests for COVID-19 antibodies to understand virus immunity · Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy program update: to date, 120,000 employers have been approved...

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May 12, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged Minister Gould’s announcement that CanSino Biologics Inc. will advance bioprocessing and clinical development in Canada of a candidate vaccine against COVID-19 · Announced $2.5 billion in funding to...

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May 11, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged National Nursing Week, emphasizing nurses are the heart of our health care system · Reiterated the national three-step strategy to the government’s COVID-19 response (protect the health and safety of...

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May 10, 2020

KEY UPDATES   HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY · There were no announcements today from Prime Minister Trudeau or Premier Ford · Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued an online statement that included the following details: o 67,966 positive cases of...

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May 9, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister began the press conference by reiterating the government’s COVID-19 economic policies including the wage subsidy extension and essential-worker pay top-up · Indicated so far more than half a million small businesses have received...

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May 8, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Job report for April indicates the Canadian economy lost almost two million jobs in April (jobless rate 13%) · Federal government is focused on helping people and getting them back to work as quickly as possible · As of today, 7 million people are...

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