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  • Finance Minister Duncan to Address Media

    Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan will make an important announcement and be available to media immediately following.

    Archived Media Advisory
  • MP Lois Brown and MPP George Smitherman to Make Major Social Housing Announcement in Toronto

    Toronto, ON - Lois Brown, Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and George Smitherman, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure and MPP for Toronto Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Watson, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, will announce a funding commitment under the amended Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program Agreement.

    Date: Monday, August 31, 2009

    Time: 1 p.m.

    Location: 33 Hahn Place, Toronto, ON


    Media Inquiries:

    Michelle Bakos
    Office of Minister Finley
    819-994-2482

    Adam Grachnik
    Office of Minister Watson
    416-585-6492

    Jill Noble
    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    416-250-2761

    For more information visit:

    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

    www.ontario.ca/housing

    Archived Media Advisory
  • Note to Editors: Ontario Influenza Bulletin

    The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has issued the latest edition of the Ontario Influenza Bulletin.  Highlights on the H1N1 flu virus in the bulletin for the surveillance period of August 16 to August 22, 2009 include:

    For the surveillance period of August 16 to August 22, 2009:

    • Overall, influenza activity in Ontario was similar compared the previous week.
    • However, the rate of influenza-like illness (ILI) in patients seen by sentinel physicians is above what is expected for this time of year, particularly for those less than 19 years of age.
    • More patients reporting influenza-like symptoms consulted sentinel physicians this week than the previous week.
    • The majority of health units continue to report sporadic activity. Only one health unit reported localized activity.
    • There are 4,053 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu virus reported through the integrated Public Health System (iPHIS) as of August 22, 2009.

    As of August 26:

    • 23 deaths have been reported among confirmed H1N1 cases.
    • 25 people who have the H1N1 flu virus were in hospital as of 8:30 a.m. on August 26, a number of whom have underlying medical conditions. 335 other people have been hospitalized and have since been discharged.
    • A fewer number of hospitalized cases were reported this week compared to last week. One new death among cases was reported this week.  

     

    Please note: The Influenza Bulletin provides information based on the surveillance period from August 16 to August 22, 2009. Case counts from the previous week are submitted to the ministry by public health units every Tuesday. Data on hospitalizations and deaths is submitted daily and therefore is accurate as of August 26th.

    The Ontario Influenza Bulletin is available on the ministry website at: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/updates/archives/hu_09/sf_weekly_update.html

    Archived Media Advisory
  • MP Lois Brown and MPP George Smitherman to Make Major Social Housing Announcement in Toronto

    Toronto, ON - Lois Brown, Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and George Smitherman, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure and MPP for Toronto Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Watson, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, will announce a funding commitment under the amended Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program Agreement.

    Date: Monday, August 31, 2009

    Time: 1 p.m.

    Location: 33 Hahn Place, Toronto, ON


    Media Inquiries:

    Michelle Bakos
    Office of Minister Finley
    819-994-2482

    Adam Grachnik
    Office of Minister Watson
    416-585-6492

    Jill Noble
    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    416-250-2761

    For more information visit:

    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

    www.ontario.ca/housing

    Archived Media Advisory
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