Ontario Administers 9 Million Vaccine Doses

Summary Only eight days after we reached the eight million doses milestone, yesterday our government has reached another incredible milestone with over nine million vaccine doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered! We continue to expand access to the vaccine across a variety of channels, and with over two-thirds of adults having received at least their first […]

Shortened interval for second dose appointments for individuals 80+

Summary With over two-thirds of the adult population having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, our government is accelerating second doses for all Ontarians. If there is sufficient vaccine supply, it is anticipated that the majority of Ontario residents who choose to receive the vaccine will be able to be fully vaccinated […]

Ontario Parks Advance Daily Vehicle Permit Pilot

Summary Today, Minister Yurek announced our government is making it easier and more affordable for people to get outdoors and enjoy nature by providing free day-use permits at 115 provincial parks from Monday to Thursday until September 2, 2021. Starting June 7, visitors will also be able to guarantee access to 17 select provincial parks […]

Anti-Asian Racism Education Month

Thank you to @MacLeodLisa, @Sflecce, Honourable Ministers and MPPs who joined today’s announcement in support of my PMB, Bill C-299, An Act to proclaim May as Anti-Asian Racism Education Month. Together, we’ll make a difference by eliminating Anti-Asian discrimination and hatred.

Ontario Accelerates Rollout of Second Shots Targeting a Two-Dose Summer

Summary Our government has reached a key milestone in the fight against COVID-19, having achieved its target to administer first doses to 65 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over ahead of schedule. With two-thirds of the adult population having received at least one dose, Ontario is beginning to accelerate second doses for all […]

Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes

Summary Today, Minister Yurek announced Ontario and Canada have signed the ninth Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health, which sets out specific actions each government will take to protect and restore the Great Lakes. Over the past 50 years, these series of agreements have led to improved conditions in the Great Lakes, including dramatic reductions […]

Ontario Taking Action to Combat Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

Summary Today, Minister Jill Dunlop released Ontario’s Response to the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, developed in collaboration with Minister Rickford and led by the Indigenous Women’s Advisory Council. The report, entitled Pathways to Safety, builds on the proactive actions we’ve taken protect to protect Indigenous women, children, […]

Ontario Recognizing Outstanding Bravery of Paramedics

Summary Today at 2:30 p.m., Premier Doug Ford, Minister Christine Elliott, and Minister Lisa MacLeod are honouring 13 paramedics with the Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery. This award is given to paramedics who performed individual acts of outstanding bravery in the face of danger. This week is also Paramedic Services Week in Canada, a time to recognize […]

Ontario Keeping Seniors in Long-Term Care Homes Cool this Summer

Summary On April 1, our government updated regulations under theLong-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, which require designated cooling areas of all homes be served by air conditioning and be maintained at a comfortable level during specified periods and will enhance the effectiveness of enforcement. These new regulations came into effect May 15, 2021 and all 626 […]