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  • Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Support Its Reopening Efforts

    Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Support Its Reopening Efforts

    Province Extends the Suspension of Limitation Periods and Time Periods for Legal Proceedings until September

    TORONTO — The Ontario government, after consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 19, 2020. Extending these emergency orders will give employers of frontline care providers the necessary flexibility to respond to COVID-19 and protect vulnerable people and the public as the province gradually and safely reopens.

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  • Ontario Creates Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity

    Ontario Creates Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity

    New Council to Advise Government on Challenges Facing Youth, Especially during COVID-19

    TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government announced the Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity, a new advisory group that will provide advice on how young people can overcome social and economic barriers and achieve success. The council will also advise government on long-term actions that can be taken to support youth during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • Ontario Appoints Special Advisor to Develop Health Data Platform

    Ontario Appoints Special Advisor to Develop Health Data Platform

    New tool will help researchers detect, plan and respond to COVID-19

    TORONTO — The Ontario government has appointed Dr. Jane Philpott as the special advisor to support the design and implementation of the new Ontario Health Data Platform (formerly known as PANTHR). This data platform will provide recognized researchers and health system partners with access to anonymized health data that will allow them to better detect, plan, and respond to COVID-19. As well, this platform will support projects from the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund.

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