Civil Remedies Grant Program

Summary Today Attorney General Downey announced our government is reinvesting $2.5 million in cash and proceeds seized from criminals to help fight human trafficking in communities across the province. The investments made through the Civil Remedies Grant Program will support 33 local crime-fighting projects aimed at supporting survivors, deterring unlawful activity and dismantling the criminal […]

Additional Hospital Beds to Support the COVID-19 Response

Summary Today, Premier Ford and Minister Elliott announced our government is investing $116.5 million to create up to 766 more beds at 32 hospitals and alternate health facilities across the province. This investment will help reduce surgical backlogs and improve access to care during COVID-19. The funding is in addition to the $2.8 billion the […]

Dress Purple Day Video

Summary Today, is Dress Purple Day in Ontario, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the important role we all play in supporting  children, youth, and families in our communities, including the most vulnerable. This year’s theme aims to remind children, youth and families across Ontario that supports are available in the community and they […]

Vincent Ke MPP Member’s Statement On October 26 2020

Summary Our government has been assuring people that we are all in this health crisis together. Accroding to a new survey, 43% of Chinese-Canadians have been targets of threats, insults and ntimidation. This disturbing trend calls for our attention and actions. Transcription Mr. Speaker. Since the onset of the pandemic, our government has been assuring […]

Vincent Ke MPP Member’s Statement On October 21 2020

Summary Small enterprises contribute significant value to the local landscape of Main Street business, enhance our economies and create jobs. I salute their exceptional efforts as they continue to make progress, rebound and recover. Transcription Mr. Speaker. As we celebrate Small Business Week in Ontario, I take this opportunity to shine the spotlight on the […]

Next Phase of Ontario’s Action Plan

Summary Today, Minister Phillips announced the 2020 Ontario Budget will be released on Thursday, November 5, 2020. The budget will build onOntario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19, which wasupdated this summer to make available a projected $30 billion in response to the global pandemic. Key Messages When the first wave of COVID-19 started back in March, […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Summary Tuesday, October 27 is Dress Purple Day in Ontario. The focus this year is reminding children, youth and families that there are supports for them in the community and they are not alone. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage all members who will be in the House Tuesday to wear […]

Canadian Red Cross Supporting Long-Term Care Home in Hawkesbury

Summary Today, we announced that Canadian Red Cross teams are providing short-term support to the Prescott and Russell Residence long-term care home in Hawkesbury, to assist with ongoing efforts to keep residents, staff and caregivers safe. This support is funded by the federal government. Key Messages Canadian Red Cross teams are providing short-term support to the […]

Surplus Food Redistribution Infrastructure Program

Summary Today, Minister Yurek announced our government is investing over $5 million for the new Surplus Food Redistribution Infrastructure Program. This program will help food rescue organizations, First Nation communities and Indigenous organizations purchase refrigerated trucks, freezers, storage space and kitchen equipment so they can safely collect, preserve and distribute unused, high-quality surplus food from places like grocery stores and […]