As we move forward to open our economy, we must keep in mind the public health impacts. We have sacrificed much to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and we must not let our guard down. There is still much to learn about this virus, however, we know that maintaining physical distancing and good hand hygiene is vital to stop the spread. When going out and physical distancing is not possible please wear a mask to help reduce the spread of the disease. I have the privilege of being on the COVID-19 Cabinet Committee working hard with my colleagues to develop the programs and measures to help keep Canadians safe and provide much-needed support. We still have much work to do. It has been great to see all levels of government working together, with businesses, organizations and Canadians to deliver programs, critical supplies and supports to those in need. It has been a real Team Canada approach. If you should need any assistance, be sure to contact my office and we are happy to help. I wish you a Happy Eid al-Adha for those celebrating and an enjoyable long weekend. Please stay safe!
Sharing Ice Cream with residents on Canada Day!
Residents of 9431, 9451 and 9471 Jane Street
Nobleton United Church Foodless Food Drive
Saying farewell to the iconic Hawthorne House
Thank you Louise Zembal for your contributions to the Village of Kleinburg, you will be missed.
Happy Eid al-Adha!
Federal Program Update
Safe Restart Agreement
The Federal Government isinvesting $19B to ensure that Canada has the resources it needs to safely restart the economy while protecting the health of Canadians. Through ourSafe Restart Agreementbetween the Federal Government and the Provinces and Territories, our government is helping communities build back up from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, while preparing for a possible second wave of the virus. Our efforts will focus on seven priorities to address Canadians’ immediate needs within the next six to eight months.
Testing, Contact Tracing and Data Management - $4.28B to increase the capacity to conduct testing, contact tracing, and improve and modernize data management across Canada to help fight the pandemic and achieve the capacity to test up to 200,000 people/day nationwide. Health System - $1.3B to support our health system to respond to a potential future wave of COVID-19, $700M, and address immediate needs and gaps in the support and protection of people experiencing challenges related to mental health, substance use, or homelessness, $500M. Vulnerable Populations - $740M to support one-time costs for measures to control and prevent infections for seniors and other vulnerable Canadians receiving long-term care, home care, and palliative care.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - $4.5B to purchase PPE for national use, in addition to the $3B committed to the provinces and territories to support the safe restart of the economy.
Pan-Canadian Sick Leave - $1.1B to support workers to take up to 10 days leave, who do not already have access to other paid sick leave, so they can stay home when they are sick with COVID-19 or are showing symptoms. Child Care - $625M to ensure sufficient supply of safe and affordable childcare for parents as they return to work.
Municipalities - $3.8B in matching funds to help minimize the spread of the virus and help manage public spaces and critical services, including public transit.
Our communities need to have the proper resources to stay safe and healthy, which is why our Federal Government continues to work to protect Canadians through the Safe Restart Agreements.
Eligible Canadians will now receive a one-time, non-taxable payment of $600 for persons with disabilities to address the expenses they incurred due to COVID-19.
This month we increased the Canada Child Benefit by 1.9% to keep up with the cost of living. Families will now be eligible for a maximum of $6,765 per child under the age of 6 and a maximum of $5,708 per child between the ages of 6 and 17.