I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy.
Please find a summary of the latest COVID-19 updates below.
Tomorrow: Scarborough Business Association Cyber Breakfast Conference
Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17, I will be joining the Scarborough Business Association’s Cyber Breakfast to discuss Scarborough stakeholders, economic recovery, and next steps as our province continues to re-open.
You can register to join the call here.
Scarborough Health Network Enters Voluntary Management Agreement with Extendicare Guildwood
Yesterday evening, the Scarborough Health Network (SHN) announced that it has entered a formal management agreement with Extendicare Guildwood to help the home more quickly move into COVID-19 stabilization and recovery.
SHN has been supporting Extendicare Guildwood for two months in a variety of ways. This agreement expands the role of SHN at Guildwood to manage the home with daily, on-site leadership to reinforce clinical best practices.
I have called on the Ontario government to take intervene to protect staff and residents at Extendicare Guildwood for a number of weeks. I released a statement on the announcement, which you can read here.
Federal Government Extending CERB
Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government is extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) by eight weeks, to ensure Canadians have the help they need as they transition back to work. This extension will make the benefit available to eligible workers for up to a total of 24 weeks.
The benefit was originally set to expire in July.
You can read the announcement here.
Open Letter and Question regarding Anti-Black Racism n Ontario’s Education System
Today along with my colleague Kathleen Wynne, I wrote an open letter to Minister of Education Stephen Lecce requesting that the true history of Black Canadians be taught in Ontario’s curriculum. You can read our letter here.
I asked the Minister in Question Period if he would commit to this measure. You can view our exchange here.
Provinces Provides General Workplace Safety Guidelines
The province is making a new general workplace guide available to employers to help them develop a safety plan to better protect workers, customers and clients as more businesses and services re-open in Ontario.
You can find more information and download the toolkit here.
Public Health Information
You can find the latest public health information online at the following sources:
As the situation evolves, we will continue to provide up to date information when we receive it.
My constituency office remains closed to walk-in visitors for the time being, but we are accessible by phone at 416-281-2787 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org during normal business hours. Please contact us if you require assistance.
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