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

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May 7, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister indicated 265 Canadian Armed forces members have been deployed to five long term care facilities; thanked all those deployed and front-line workers for their dedication · 1,200 Canadian Rangers have been deployed to help with...

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May 6, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The Prime Minister did not make an announcement today. At 2:30 p.m. he will attend the repatriation ceremony for the six Canadian Armed Forces members killed in a helicopter crash during Operation REASSURANCE. PROVINCIAL Trends are heading...

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May 5, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The Prime Minister announced more than $252 million in emergency aid for the agri-food sector; included in this funding announcement is: o $77.5 million Emergency Processing Fund to food processors of varying sizes, including meat packers,...

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May 4, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL The Prime Minister shared Canada committed $850 million towards a pledge at this morning’s Coronavirus Global Response Conference; along with other world leaders, civil society and industry, Canada is doing its part to work together to accelerate...

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May 3, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The Prime Minister announced: o A $240 million investment to bring health care online for primary and mental health care; funding will increase access and resources for Canadians by supporting the implementation of online tools and virtual...

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May 2, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau and the federal Ministers did not make announcements today. Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, posted her update online. PROVINCIAL Today’s announcement focused on spring flooding · The Province of...

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May 1, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The Prime Minister announced Tiff Macklem as the next head of the Bank of Canada. · The Prime Minister acknowledged May 1 as marking the beginning of Asian and Jewish heritage month · The Prime Minister spoke to gun control in Canada, moving...

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April 30, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL   The Prime Minister provided an update on the search for a Canadian Armed Forces CH-148 Cyclone helicopter involved in an accident during a NATO training exercise off the coast of Greece · The Prime Minister acknowledged that the Military is...

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April 29, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Acknowledged uncertainty for youth, many don’t know what they will do in the coming months · Indicated a $9 billion plan to support students that will be introduced into legislation today o Includes an emergency benefit for students to...

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April 28, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The first virtual session of Parliament will take place today · Acknowledged measures taken so far are working, in many parts of country curve has flattened · If we lift measures to quickly, we might lose progress made, need to be careful...

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April 27, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy is now open to applications o Since the online calculator was launched on April 21, it has been used more than 300,000 times and more than 10,000 businesses have already...

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April 26, 2020

KEY UPDATES   · York.ca/covid19 continues to add new information including: o Resources within the Vulnerable Residents and Mental Health Resources accordion · York Region Paramedic Services continues to provide a critical service for the community during...

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April 25, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The Prime Minister announced $62.5 million in funding to support fish and seafood processors · We are taking a coordinated, national approach to opening the economy to avoid confusing Canadians; it will be based on science, data and expert...

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April 24, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The Prime Minister invited everyone to show solidarity with Nova Scotians by participating in a moment of silence happening this afternoon and virtual vigil this evening; more info at novascotiaremembers.com · The Prime Minister announced...

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April 23, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL The Prime Minister began his remarks today acknowledging the start of Ramadan and thanked everyone for continuing to stay home · He reiterated condolences for families grieving in Nova Scotia, as well as those in Toronto remembering the two-year...

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April 22, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The Prime Minister shared the RCMP’s confirmation that 22 people were killed during the recent Nova Scotia tragedy; he extended his condolences to the victims’ friends and families · The Prime Minister announced more significant financial...

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April 21, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau began his address by acknowledging Holocaust Remembrance Day and extending his condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones in the events that took place in Nova Scotia this past weekend · Prime Minister...

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April 20, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL In today’s address to Canadians Prime Minister Trudeau focused on the tragic events that took place in Portapique, Nova Scotia on Sunday, April 19 · Acknowledged that the country is not only united in efforts to defeat the current COVID-19...

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April 19, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL · Minister Morneau Concludes Productive G7, G20, IMF, and World Bank Meetings o This past week, Minister Morneau participated in virtual meetings of the G7 and G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors o Endorsed the G20 Action Plan –...

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April 18, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL · Canada-U.S. Border closure has been extended for another 30 days. Non-essential travel will continue to be restricted · Prime Minister Trudeau announced financial help for the energy sector (in various provinces), those who work in the...

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April 17, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL · Canada-U.S. Border closure has been extended for another 30 days. Non-essential travel will continue to be restricted · Prime Minister Trudeau announced financial help for the energy sector (in various provinces), those who work in the...

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April 16, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL · Participated in a call with G7 leaders this morning, working together to support international efforts to develop vaccine, expand treatment and testing and ensure critical medical supplies get to front lines · Reiterated the Canadian...

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April 15, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL · The Prime Minister outlined the expanded eligibility criteria for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program · He also promised to make a change so essential workers such as those working in long-term care facilities aren't...

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April 14, 2020

KEY UPDATES   It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that our second fatality occurred yesterday, a 59 year old female. My sincerest condolences to go out to the family and friends. FEDERAL · Canada received four planes worth of PPE, including N95 masks in...

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