Ontario Moving Two Regions to New Levels in the COVID-19 Response Framework

Summary On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, our government is moving two public health regions to new levels in the COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open, including moving the City of Hamilton Public Health Services region to the Grey-Lockdown level.Decisions were made in consultation with the local medical officers of health and are based […]

Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy

Summary The 2021 Budget is the next phase of Ontario’s response to COVID-19 and is the second Budget the government has delivered during the pandemic. “You can’t have a healthy economy without healthy people,” said Minister Bethlenfalvy. “For the past year, we have been focused on protecting people from COVID-19. Many challenges lie ahead. But […]

Asymptomatic Testing in Schools

Key Messages The Ontario government is taking action to keep schools and child care settings safe. Our priority remains the safety of students, staff and their families. As cases of COVID-19 variants increase in the community, it is important to keep our schools safe and do our part to reduce case counts across the province. […]

Vincent Ke MPP Member Statement on March 24, 2021

I call upon all Canadians to speak out and act against any form of racism. Those few who maliciously stir up hatred against the Asian community must be held accountable for the rhetoric that fuels the flames of viral Anti-Asian racism and creates division within our society. I am confident the Canadian spirit will shine […]

2021 Ontario Budget

Summary Today Minister Bethlenfalvy released the 2021 Ontario Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy. It is our government’s plan to defeat COVID-19 and finish the job we started one year ago. Ontario’s COVID-19 action plan now totals $51 billion, including $16.3 billion for health, $22.3 billion for the economy, and $11.3 billion […]

Summary Today Premier Ford, Minister Bethlenfalvy, and Minister Cho announced that the government is investing $3.7 million to provide safe, accessible transportation for persons with disabilities and older adults with limited mobility to travel to their vaccination appointments. As will be made clear in the Budget tomorrow, vaccinating the people of Ontario is the government’s most […]

Supporting Hospitals with Additional Funding during COVID-19

Summary Our government is providing over $1.2 billion to help Ontario’s public hospitals recover from financial pressures created and worsened by COVID-19. This investment will ensure hospitals can continue to provide the high-quality patient care Ontarians need and deserve. Supporting the financial stability of hospitals in Ontario isn’t just necessary for our health, it is […]

Ontario Moving Eight Regions to New Levels in the COVID-19 Response Framework

Summary On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, our government is moving eight public health regions to new levels in the COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open. Decisions were made in consultation with the local medical officers of health and are based on the trends in public health indicators and local context and […]