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seniorlaptopThe Ontario government $4.5 million granted through the Seniors Community Grant Program to help older adults stay connected with their communities while self-isolating from the safety of their home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The only grant program in the Ontario government dedicated to seniors, the application period ended last August. The following came to Grey- Bruce. ...

paidsickdayssavelivesMike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario and MPP for Guelph, announced a motion for a comprehensive safe workplaces plan, including calls for 10 provincially paid sick days, rapid testing, proper PPE for workplaces and a clear vaccine roll-out plan for essential workers.

“The data is clear,” the GPO Leader stated. “Communities with the most essential workers have three times more daily confirmed cases than communities with the least.” ...

Screen Shot 2021 02 01 at 9.57.24 PMMike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario and MPP for Guelph, released the following statement regarding the lack of paid sick days for warehouse workers:

“The Premier’s insistence on punting responsibility for paid sick days to the Feds is not only disrespectful to our essential workers, but reckless and irresponsible.

power linesThe Ontario government is extending electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms to support those spending more time at home in response to the provincial Stay-at-Home Order. The government will continue to hold electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 8.5 cents per kilowatt-hour until February 9, 2021. This lower rate is ...

senior in maskBruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker has announced the Ontario government is investing additional money to increase prevention and containment efforts in local long-term care homes during the second wave of COVID-19.  Although this announcement includes money to hire staff to replace sick or isolated staff, the Province is not answering the call from the Opposition and many LTC staff to provide sick pay ...

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