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 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 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.

The government’s vaccine roll out is taking too long in Long Term Care facilities and staffing PSWs remains a problem.

Ontario Takes Immediate Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Variants

280,000 More Ontario Students to Return to Class

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Inspections to Farming Operations

Further Action Needed to Protect the Border and Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Ontario Adjusts Vaccination Plan in Response to Pfizer-BioNTech Shipment Delays

Ontario Expanding Eligibility for Emergency Child Care During Extended Remote Learning Period

Government of Canada introduces further restrictions on international travel

Government of Canada announces launch of Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)

Special statement from Dr. Vera Etches

Provincial News

Infrastructure Ontario invests in community-based infrastructure projects – Annual summary of activity of Ontario’s ongoing investments

Ontario Extends Off-Peak Electricity Rates to Provide Relief for Families, Small Businesses and Farms

June Callwood Award Recipients

Ontario Working with Multi-Sector Leaders to Improve Diversity in the Workplace

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business


In the Community

Disturbing trend of infants coming to CHEO with head trauma

Government of Canada temporarily waives the one-week waiting period for Employment Insurance claims

Extension of employer application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2021

The 43rd Winterlude Invites You to Celebrate the Joys of Winter in Canada Virtually, February 5–21, 2021

Snow Much Fun: Plenty of free winter activities near your home

Mayor Watson delivers 2021 State of the City address

City to enforce no sledding rules at Mooney’s Bay hill

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.