In Brampton, Ont., Mayor Patrick Brown provides an update on the city’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). He is joined by Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel Region’s medical officer of health, and Paul Morrison, Brampton’s director of bylaw enforcement. In their remarks and esponding to questions from reporters, they comment on the Ontario government’s implementation of … Read more
Speaking briefly at Queen’s Park on January 11, 2021, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, says that cabinet will meet today to consider recommendations concerning measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), with an announcement expected tomorrow. On January 8, the premier warned that additional measures would likely be implemented in Ontario in … Read more
Speaking briefly with reporters after touring a hospital facility in Toronto, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, discusses the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the province. The premier also faces questions about the timeline for students’ return to in-class school instruction in light of an ongoing increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among children.
Speaking briefly with journalists ahead of a meeting Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, retired general Rick Hillier, the task force chair, and Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, provide an update on the distribution of vaccines in the province. General Hillier announces that the province is aiming to vaccinate all residents and health-care workers … Read more
Speak briefly with reporters at a University Health Network facility in Toronto, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, and Christine Elliott, the Ontario health minister, comment on the timeline for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the province. The premier and minister were at the facility to witness the delivery of a second round of … Read more
Rod Phillips, the Ontario finance minister, speaks briefly with reporters at Toronto Pearson International Airport as he returns from a personal trip outside of Canada. In his remarks, the minister apologizes for the trip, which came as Ontario faced a province-wide lockdown and public health officials repeatedly urged residents to forgo non-essential travel.
Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, speaks briefly with reporters after touring a hospital in Mississauga, Ont., that is serving as a distribution site for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. In his remarks, the premier comments on the revelation that Rod Phillips, the Ontario finance minister, has taken a personal trip outside of Canada. Ontario is … Read more
In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, announces new public-health measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) in the province. In his remarks, the premier announces that the entire province will be placed under lockdown beginning on Saturday, December 26, 2020, with the measures remaining in … Read more
Collaboration brings together researchers, governments, industries and communities to transform Canadian industry December 16, 2020 – Burnaby, British Columbia – National Research Council of Canada The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is pleased to announce a partnership with Simon Fraser University (SFU) to establish a West Coast collaboration to increase capacity in artificial intelligence … Read more
Federal health officials hold a news conference on Parliament Hill to provide an update on Health Canada’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Speaking with reporters are Dr. Supriya Sharma, a senior medical advisor with Health Canada, and Dr. Marc Berthiaume, the director of the Bureau of Medical Science at Health Canada. This is the … Read more
In Toronto, Mayor John Tory and Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, provide an update on the city’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). They are joined via teleconference by Carleton Grant, the city’s executive director of municipal licensing and standards, and Mark Barkley, a staff superintendent with the Toronto Police Service.