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  • Ontario Helps People Impacted by COVID-19 Get Back to Work

    Ontario Helps People Impacted by COVID-19 Get Back to Work

    New Programs Focus on Hospitality Workers and Apprentices

    TORONTO — As the economy gradually reopens, the Ontario government is helping people affected by COVID-19 get back to work. The province is investing in Ontario's first Virtual Action Centre, an online counselling and training portal, to support laid off and unemployed hospitality workers, and is helping apprentices by providing grants to purchase tools, protective equipment and clothing for their trade, along with forgiving previous loans to purchase tools.

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  • Ontario Leading COVID-19 Research in Canada

    Ontario Leading COVID-19 Research in Canada

    Province Announces First Phase of Research Projects to Fight COVID-19

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is quickly moving forward with innovative research to prevent, detect and treat COVID-19. These projects, part of the government's $20 million Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund, focus on areas of research such as vaccine development, diagnostics, drug trials and development, and social sciences. Additionally, Ontario is leading the country with 22 clinical trials investigating COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

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  • As Ontario Reopens, People Urged to Continue Following Public Health Advice

    As Ontario Reopens, People Urged to Continue Following Public Health Advice

    Face coverings now recommended when physical distancing is a challenge

    TORONTO — As the Ontario government carefully and gradually reopens the province, those taking public transit, returning to work or going out shopping are being urged to continue to adhere to public health advice as the best line of defence against COVID-19. To assist the public, the Ministry of Health today released specific recommendations on how to choose, wear and care for appropriate face coverings used in public where physical distancing is not possible, along with additional safety measures for provincial transit agencies.

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  • Ontario Helping Recovery Efforts in Ottawa

    OTTAWA - As recovery efforts continue in the Ottawa region, the Government for the People is using every program and tool available to assist those in tornado affected areas. Today, Premier Doug Ford announced additional funding of $1.568 million to help in the recovery effort has been sent to the Ottawa region.

    News Release | Office of the Premier
  • Ontario Increasing Mercury Disability Benefits

    Ontario is taking immediate action to ensure people who receive mercury disability payments are properly compensated by retroactively indexing payments to the rate of inflation. More than 200 people in the communities of Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong receive these payments that were frozen since 1985. 

    News Release | Indigenous Affairs
  • Ontario Cancelling Outdated, Ineffective Drive Clean Program

    TORONTO — Today, Ontario's Government for the People announced the cancellation of the outdated Drive Clean program, saving money for Ontario taxpayers and reducing the regulatory burden on Ontario families while enhancing regulations for the biggest polluters on Ontario's roads. Effective April 1, 2019, drivers will no longer be required to get Drive Clean emissions tests for their passenger vehicles.

    News Release | Office of the Premier
  • Enhancing Security Measures and Improving Safety at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre

    LONDON - Today, Michael Tibollo, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, announced Ontario's new plan to enhance security and improve safety at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC). Tibollo was joined by Minister Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin—Middlesex—London, and Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent—Leamington.

    News Release | Solicitor General
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