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  • Ontario Provides Full Transparency by Releasing COVID-19 Modelling

    Ontario Provides Full Transparency by Releasing COVID-19 Modelling

    Projected number of cases and deaths can be significantly reduced if people stay home

    TORONTO - Today, the Ontario government released extensive COVID-19 modelling, revealing several scenarios that project the potential number of cases and deaths. In doing so, the province is providing the public with full transparency about the consequences should everyone but essential workers fail to stay home and practice physical distancing.

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  • Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

    Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

    Additional Measures Necessary to Protect the Health and Safety of the People of Ontario

    TORONTO — Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. This measure is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the people of Ontario, while ensuring that necessary goods and services remain available.

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  • Ontario Protecting Security of the People by Opposing the Carbon Tax

    MISSISSAUGA — Ontario is protecting what matters most by fighting increased costs to community safety services caused by the imposition of a burdensome federal carbon tax. Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones were at the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Port Credit detachment today to talk about how the federal government's carbon tax will impact local correctional facilities and OPP detachments.

  • Investing and Improving Community Housing for Ontario's Most Vulnerable

    Newmarket ― The Ontario government is putting people first by providing more than $1 billion dollars in 2019-20 to help sustain, repair and grow community housing and help end homelessness announced Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in Newmarket today. Minister Clark also revealed the province's new Community Housing Renewal Strategy, outlining the government's plan to transform a fragmented and inefficient system into one that is more streamlined, sustainable and ready to help people who need it most. Joining Minister Clark at the announcement were Christine Elliott, MPP Newmarket-Aurora; Christine Hogarth, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; and John Taylor, Mayor of Newmarket.

  • Changes to the Mandatory Blood Testing Act Will Put People First

    TORONTO - Ontario's Government is working for the people to protect emergency first responders, medical professionals, victims of crime, and good Samaritans with recent changes to the Mandatory Blood Testing Act (MBTA).  Accidental exposure to the bodily substances of others is a risk in many frontline jobs, and an unfortunate consequence for victims of crime and citizens coming to the aid of others in emergencies. 

    News Release | Solicitor General
  • Ontario Making the Automotive Sector Open for Business and Open for Jobs

    MARKHAM — Ontario's government is providing real relief to job creators and making Ontario open for business with the introduction of the 2019 Budget, Protecting What Matters Most. Today, Premier Doug Ford joined Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Growth, Job Creation and Trade, at Veoneer Canada Inc. to congratulate them on forecasting the creation of 300 new jobs and to reinforce the government's commitment to help businesses invest and grow in Ontario.  

    News Release | Office of the Premier
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