The Government of Canada will provide $625 million to help the sector adapt to the COVID-19 environment and address the declining availability of child care and the unique needs of the pandemic. Municipalities are at the forefront of a safe recovery of the economy and must continue to take appropriate measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and manage public spaces and critical services such as local public transport. Doly Begum, a critic of the custody of the opposition New Democrats in the province, said the Ontario government should play its part in reshashing Ottawa`s announced new funding. “It`s about giving parents safety,” Ford said at a news conference. “It`s about keeping their employers safe. Above all, it`s about protecting our children and the employees who care for them. Education Minister Stephen Lecce, who oversees child care in the province, said the money could also be used to modernize schools to make them safer and compensate for lost income in months when child care was closed or operated to a limited extent. The Safe Restart Agreement (SRA) is a federal investment of more than $19 billion to help provinces and territories revitalize their economies safely and make our country more resilient to future increases in COVID-19. In March, Ontario amended its employment standards legislation to allow unpaid emergency leave for infectious diseases. This ensures that workers remain employed, even if they have more than 10 days off for certain reasons related to COVID-19. For example, employees who have to isolate themselves or isolate themselves and stay at home to care for children during school closures are covered. With this legislation, Ontario confirms that it has met the federal regulatory requirement to ensure that paid sick leave is effective in the province, based on our understanding of the health-ed program proposed under the SRA.
Ontario will contribute $2.2 billion: US$1 billion for transit and $1.22 billion for municipal operating pressure that will help strengthen communities, restore jobs and the economy. , and to ensure that critical services, including local public transport, are maintained as the province will be reopened safely and gradually. These funds are intended to support a number of services and needs, including, but not only: Prime Ministers believe that these funds must be used quickly to protect the health and safety of our citizens and to make a real contribution to the recovery of the economy. In this case, appropriations for all priorities are transferred directly to Ontario pursuant to Section 60.2 (2) b) of the Federal Financial Administration Act. This one-time transfer is in addition to a September transfer for the second tranche of trial funding and is with the exception of the federal Pan-Canadian Sick Leave program and federal operating expenses for testing, contact tracking, data management and PSA. Funding for the agreement will also support Ontario`s ongoing efforts to quickly manage files and track contacts to contain homes and continue to meet our goal of reaching new cases within 24 hours of receiving a positive result. Ontario will continue to build staffing capabilities (including the recruitment of federal in-kind contact tracking officers) and support infrastructure (including laboratory capacity, procurement, centralized data systems) so that we can adequately prepare for a possible increase in the number of cases in the fall. Ontario will need the federal government`s help to ensure that we can access some stocks of reagents and tests and exchange relevant information about Ontario`s supply needs. “We need the province to look at why some municipal