I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy.
June is Pride Month, National Indigenous History Month, and Senior’s Month in Ontario. Over the next weeks, I’ll be posting on social media and include information regarding these celebrations in my daily updates.
Please find a summary of the latest COVID-19 updates below.
Pop-Up Testing Centres in Scarborough
In partnership with Toronto Public Health and the Ministry of Health, Scarborough Health Network is opening Pop-up COVID-19 Assessment Centres across Scarborough locations to increase access to COVID-19 testing for our community.
A pop-up testing centre will be available on Friday, June 5 from 9am – 5pm at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute, 145 Guildwood Parkway.
For more information on pop-up clinics, click here.
Ontario Ombudsman Investigating Government Oversight of Long Term Care Homes
Yesterday, Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé launched an investigation into the oversight of long-term care homes by the province’s Ministry of Long-Term Care and Ministry of Health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The investigation will focus on whether the oversight of long-term care homes by those ministries during the coronavirus crisis is adequate to ensure the safety of residents and staff.
Mr. Dubé is investigating in light of the grave concerns raised by COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes across the province, and the report last week by Canadian military personnel that revealed shocking conditions in five such homes.
You can read the Ombudsman’s press release here.
Question Period: Anti-Black Racism in Ontario
Anti-black racism is not only an issue south of the border – it exists in our Province and in our communities. Today in Question Period, my colleague Michael Coteau and I asked the Premier about concrete steps the government is taking to address anti-black racism in Ontario. You can watch our exchange 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.
Mitzie For previous updates, click here.