COVID-19 in Ontario: Premier Doug Ford addresses province's mayors – January 14, 2021

COVID-19 in Ontario: Premier Doug Ford addresses province's mayors – January 14, 2021

At Queen’s Park, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, delivers brief remarks ahead of a teleconference with the province’s mayors to discuss newly introduced public-health measures and Ontario’s plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccines.

City of Brampton COVID-19 update: Officials discuss provincial stay-at-home order – January 13, 2021

City of Brampton COVID-19 update: Officials discuss provincial stay-at-home order – January 13, 2021

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

COVID-19 in Ontario – January 11, 2021: Premier Ford says announcement on measures coming tomorrow

COVID-19 in Ontario – January 11, 2021: Premier Ford says announcement on measures coming tomorrow

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

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19 vaccine rollout, students' return to school – January 7, 2021

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19 vaccine rollout, students' return to school – January 7, 2021

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.

COVID-19 in Ontario: Premier Doug Ford and vaccine task force chair provide update – January 5, 2021

COVID-19 in Ontario: Premier Doug Ford and vaccine task force chair provide update – January 5, 2021

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

Ontario Premier Doug Ford comments on COVID-19 vaccine distribution – January 4, 2021

Ontario Premier Doug Ford comments on COVID-19 vaccine distribution – January 4, 2021

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

Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips returns to Canada, apologizes for trip – December 31, 2020

Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips returns to Canada, apologizes for trip – December 31, 2020

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.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford comments on minister's personal travel during lockdown – December 30, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford comments on minister's personal travel during lockdown – December 30, 2020

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

City of Toronto update on COVID-19 – December 30, 2020

City of Toronto update on COVID-19 – December 30, 2020

In Toronto, Mayor John Tory, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, and Matthew Pegg, the general manager of Toronto’s Office of Emergency Management, provide an update on the city’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease).

Ontario health officials provide COVID-19 update – December 29, 2020

Ontario health officials provide COVID-19 update – December 29, 2020

At Queen’s Park. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s deputy chief medical officer of health, and Dr. Vanessa Allen, the chief of medical microbiology at the Public Health Ontario Laboratory, provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic.

13:00 ET: Ontario Premier Doug Ford expected to announce province-wide lockdown

13:00 ET: Ontario Premier Doug Ford expected to announce province-wide lockdown

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

National Research Council of Canada partners with Simon Fraser University to collaborate on artificial intelligence research and training

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 discuss Canada's approval of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine – December 9, 2020

Federal health officials discuss Canada's approval of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine – December 9, 2020

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

City of Brampton update on COVID-19 – December 9, 2020

City of Brampton update on COVID-19 – December 9, 2020

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.

City of Toronto update on COVID-19 – November 25, 2020

City of Toronto update on COVID-19 – November 25, 2020

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.