French Characters

Summary Today marks Franco-Ontario Day and multiple festivities will be held across the province to recognize the Francophone community. This year has special importance as Bill 182 – Franco-Ontarian Emblem Amendment Act received Royal Assent. As part of today’s celebrations our government is delivering on it’s commitment to make more services available in French by […]

Mask Wearing Initiative

Summary As part of our government’s commitment to protecting the health and safety of all Ontarians, we encourage all parliamentarians to wear a mask in their profile picture. This is a great opportunity to show Ontarians that we are practicing what we preach. We are sending a powerful message that protecting the health and safety […]

Testing Guidelines

Summary Earlier today, upon the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario has updated testing guidelines to prioritize those who are at the greatest risk, while shifting away from untargeted asymptomatic testing.

Great Lakes Project Funding

Summary As of today, application details for the new Great Lakes Local Action Fund section is now live on (see links below). It is item #5 on the “Available funding opportunities from the Ontario government” webpage. Deadline for applications is November 6, 2020. Today, Minister Yurek announced an investment of $7.47 million to protect and restore […]

Public Accounts 2019-20

Summary Today, Minister Bethlenfalvy tabled the Public Accounts for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Public Accounts present the government’s financial statements and gives a picture of how finances were managed over the last fiscal year (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020). The Auditor General reviews the Public Accounts before it is released and gives an opinion […]

Expanding Testing and Contact Tracing

Summary Today, as part of the Keeping Ontarians Safe plan, Premier Ford and Minister Elliott announced our government is building on the largest provincial testing initiative in Canada by providing $1.07 billion to expand COVID-19 testing and case and contact management. As well, we are immediately investing $30 million to prevent and manage outbreaks in priority sectors, including […]

Testing in Pharmacies

Today, Premier Ford and Minister Elliot announced our government is providing people with convenient and timely access to free COVID-19 testing at pharmacies across the province. Up to 60 pharmacies in Ontario will begin offering testing by appointment only on Friday, with further locations coming online in the coming weeks. This initiative will expand testing […]

Inspectors Recruitment Campaign

Summary Today, Minister McNaughton and our government is launching a recruitment campaign that will add nearly one hundred health and safety inspectors to ensure workers, their families, and the public will continue to be protected from the spread of COVID-19. The new inspectors will play a key role in protecting workers by checking and enforcing […]

Fall Preparedness Plan & Flu Campaign

Summary Today, our government announced the largest flu immunization campaign in Ontario’s history. The campaign is part of the province’s comprehensive plan to prepare the healthcare system for a second wave of COVID-19. The plan, entitled Keeping Ontarians Safe: Preparing for Future Waves of COVID-19, sets out a series of steps to prevent, identify, and respond […]

National Forest Week

Summary This week (Sept 20-26), is the 100th Anniversary of National Forest Week. Minister Yakabuski has released a statement to mark the event and recognize the critical role that the forest sector plays in Ontario’s economy. We encourage you to join the conversation on social media to celebrate National Forest Week. Key Messages As we mark […]