Ontario Moves One Step Closer to Becoming a World-Leading Digital Jurisdiction

Summary Today, Minister Bethlenfalvy announced that our government is introducing its first Digital and Data Strategy, Building a Digital Ontario, which brings the province one step closer to becoming a world-leading digital jurisdiction. This strategy includes over two dozen new and established initiatives that will equip the province’s people and businesses to succeed, and will play […]

Kitchener GO Line Release of PDBC

Summary Today, the province and Metrolinx released the Preliminary Design Business Case that highlights the benefits of the two-way, all-day GO service project including more train service and shorter travel times as well as a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to add new station platforms and track upgrades. The release of the Preliminary Design Business Case for Kitchener GO […]

Ontario Prepares to Accelerate Rollout as Vaccine Supply Increases

Summary In response to an expected increase in vaccine supply from the federal government, our government is preparing to ramp up our rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to deliver more doses to Ontarians, including further supporting our at-risk communities. This includes a targeted, time-limited commitment to allocate 50 per cent of upcoming vaccine shipments to hot […]

Ontario Administers Over 5 Million Vaccine Doses

Summary Our government has reached an incredible milestone: over five million vaccine doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered! We continue to work with our partners to significantly ramp up the pace of our vaccine rollout to get vaccines into the arms of Ontarians as quickly and safely as possible. This achievement is a true Team Ontario […]

Ontario to Fill Gaps in Federal COVID-19 Paid Sick Day Program

Summary This week, the federal government signalled its willingness to work with us to double payments made through the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) program. This would add an additional $500 per week to eligible individuals for a total of $1,000 per week once the federal government updates its program. In response, Minister McNaughton will introduce […]

Vincent Ke MPP Member Statement, April 28, 2021

Public service staff and liaisons work tirelessly for elected officials in constituency, legislative and ministry offices all across Ontario. They make a great difference in the lives of Ontarians, every day. I wish to thank them all for their patience, kindness and hard work.

Ontario Helps Train More Personal Support Workers

Summary Today, Minister Romano, Minister Lecce and Minister Fullerton announced the Ontario government will be providing $86 million to help train up to 8,000 personal support workers (PSWs) through private career colleges and district school boards. This investment is part of the government’s Long-Term Care Staffing Plan and is yet another way the province is collaborating with […]

Ontario Strengthens Intellectual Property Expertise

Summary Today, Minister Romano and Attorney General Downey announced the Ontario government is supporting nearly 900 postsecondary student internships to help businesses, start-ups and new entrepreneurial companies grow and protect “Ontario made” innovations, ideas and products. This includes a pilot project that will help ensure companies build solid strategies for developing and protecting intellectual property. […]

Ontario Strengthens Security at Provincial Adult Correctional Facilities

Summary Today, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones announced that our government is implementing the use of specialized devices at 25 adult correctional facilities across the province to detect and locate contraband cellphones. Prohibited cell phones are a growing concern within facilities and can be used by inmates for criminal activities, to intimidate witnesses or share security […]

Ontario Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Booking in Hot Spot Communities

Summary Thanks to the tireless efforts of our frontline health care workers and public health partners, Ontario’s vaccine rollout is well underway with almost 4.8 million vaccines administered to date. To ensure we are protecting people and communities most at risk, our government is extending booking for COVID-19 vaccination appointments to individuals 45 and over […]