Weekly Newsletter

Our office is working remotely during the provincial lockdown.
If you require immediate assistance, please email us at jfraser.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or call us at 613-736-9573.

For those who are celebrating this week, Happy Orthodox Christmas!

For more information on 2021 flu clinics, click here: OPH Influenza (Flu) webpage

Please consider signing the petition I’ve created asking that the COVID-19 Command Table appear before before the Select Committee on Emergency Management Oversight. You can find it here:

Be Social WISE

Continue to follow Ottawa Public Health guidelines, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, wash hands frequently, socially distance 2 meters apart and stay home if you are not feeling well.

OPH recommends limiting gatherings as much as possible. In other words, limit gatherings to those who live in your household or those providing support services, such as a caregiver.  If you live alone (single parent, student, etc.), one or two contacts outside your home can be important social supports to draw on.

My thoughts on Ontario’s vaccine roll out.

COVID-19 specific

Ontario Extends Teacher-Led Online Learning Until January 25 to Keep Students and Staff Safe in Southern Ontario

Ontario Launches Testing Program at Pearson Airport

Ontario Accelerates COVID-19 Vaccinations for Long-Term Care Homes in Priority Regions

Ontario Releases Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Ontario Provides Update on Ontario Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant

Correctional Service Canada COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out

Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travellers coming to Canada effective midnight January 7, 2021 

Contravening mandatory quarantine requirements can result in severe penalties

January 5, 2021 – Special statement from Dr. Vera Etches

Provincial News

Ontario Expanding Truck Rest Areas Across the Province

Ontario Launches Guide for Residential Condo Purchasers

Government providing home-based food entrepreneurs with a new “How to” guide

The 2020 Appointees to the Order of Ontario

The 2019 Appointees to the Order of Ontario

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business


In the Community

City implements 25-person limit at rinks and sledding hills, reservation system for refrigerated rinks

City’s new Virtual Arts and Recreation Centre opens its door to fitness, creative arts, and special interests right into your home

Ontario has a self-assessment tool
If you think you have 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care. Visit here.

If you require help in Ottawa South, please visit our website for Community links and contacts.

Ottawa Public Health
For the latest updates, please click here.

Government of Ontario
Every day at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  ET, the Province of Ontario’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) web page will be updated with the most up-to-date information including the status of cases in Ontario.

Government of Canada
For the latest COVID-19 updates, please click here.
For the latest on Employment and Social Development changes for employees and employers, click here.

Find out about the current reported scams related to COVID-19.

Learn how to protect yourself when banking online.

Know what to do if you’re a victim of fraud.