Tourism Week

Summary These past 14 months have been incredibly difficult for Ontario’s once vibrant tourism industry. Prior to the pandemic, Ontario’s tourism sector was a robust $36 billion industry making vital contributions to our spectacular double-bottom line; an economic bottom line responsible for over 400,000 jobs, and a social bottom line that enhances our cultural fabric […]

Ontario Supporting Screen-Based Industries during COVID-19

Summary Today, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries announced our government is providing a one-time funding of $3 million dollars to the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) as part of the province’s efforts to support the film, television and new media industries, as they continue to deal with the daily impacts of the […]

Summary Today, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, announced that our government is investing $2.5 million in Siemens Healthineers through the Ontario Together Fund. The investment will help increase production capacity of the epoc Blood Analysis System, a handheld device that can analyze oxygen levels in blood, helping clinicians make faster […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Youth 12+

Summary As of 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2021, youth aged 12 and over across Ontario will be eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system and call centre, as well as at select pharmacies administering the Pfizer vaccine. To book an appointment online, these individuals must already be 12 […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Youth 12+

Summary Our government is continuing to expand Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. As of 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2021, youth aged 12 and over across Ontario will be eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system and call centre, as well as at select pharmacies administering the Pfizer vaccine. To book […]

Ontario Opening Up Outdoor Visits for Long-Term Care

Summary In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and in response to improvements in key public health care indicators, our government announced that friends and family can now visit long-term care homes to see residents for an outdoor visit. The changes take effect Saturday, May 22. Key Messages ·       Our government, in consultation with […]

Protect Yourself from Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

Summary As the weather is getting warmer and as we head into the long weekend, our government is reminding everyone to take the necessary precautions when spending time outdoors to prevent tick bites and reduce the risk of Lyme disease.  Lyme disease is a potentially serious infection that comes from being bitten by an infected […]

Proposed Bill, Anti-Asian Racism Education Month.

I’m introducing a bill to proclaim May in each year as Anti-Asian Racism Education Month. Please join me in supporting this proposed legislation to acknowledge, address and eliminate Anti-Asian Racism in our schools, our communities and our province.

Ontario Proceeding with Second Dose Administration of AstraZeneca

Summary Our government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other public health experts, is proceeding with second dose administration of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, beginning with those who received their first dose of the vaccine between March 10 and March 19, 2021. For a limited time during the week of May […]

Ontario Releases Three-Step Roadmap to Reopen

Summary Our government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released its Roadmap to Reopen, a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures. In response to recent improvements in public health and health system indicators, Ontario will also reopen outdoor recreational amenities with restrictions […]