Bills

No new bills of interest.

Regulations

1. Proposal to Modernize Regulatory Requirements for Part VII – Notices under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

All workplaces covered by the OHSA are required to provide notice and reports to the MLTSD and/or other specified workplace parties (such as the Joint Health and Safety Committee) of any fatalities, critical injuries, occupational illnesses and other prescribed incidents or occurrences at the workplace (Part VII – Notices: Sections 51 to 53.1, OHSA).

Comment Due Date: February 12, 2021

More Information: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=35627&language=en

Government News

Ontario Taking Further Action to Limit Spread of COVID-19

Ontario Supports Management Agreement Between Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Cambridge Country Manor

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

Ontario Increasing Mental Health and Addictions Services

Ontario Supports Management Agreement Between Hamilton Health Sciences and Grace Villa Nursing Home

Scarborough Health Network and Craiglee Nursing Home enter into Management Agreement

Ontario Orders New Management at Etobicoke Long-Term Care Home

Ontario Updates Testing Guidelines for Outbound International Travellers

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

Ford government mulling COVID-19 lockdown in southern Ontario starting Boxing Day, sources say

COVID-19 protesters fail to place Burlington mayor under ‘citizen arrest’

Hamilton moving into COVID-19 lockdown Monday

Ontario tells hospitals to activate emergency plans as number of COVID-19 patients spikes

Ontario retirement homes push for mandatory COVID-19 testing for caregivers, support workers

COVID-19 Vaccine

Trudeau offers sombre Christmas message but says 500,000 vaccine doses are coming early in the new year

Mike Pence Gets Covid-19 Vaccine Amid National Immunization Campaign

Canada began administering COVID-19 vaccine shots this week

If Canada has excess COVID-19 vaccines they ‘absolutely’ will be shared: PM

All Canadians who want a shot will be vaccinated by September 2021, public health agency says

U.S. expert panel endorses Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, paving way for emergency use approval

Healthcare

Health Canada aims to cut nicotine limit for vaping products

What you need to know about the allergic reactions to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reported in Alaska

Court grants third extension for assisted dying legislation

In landmark decision, U.K. coroner rules air pollution contributed to nine-year-old girl’s death

Indigenous Communities

5 years after report, Truth and Reconciliation commissioners say progress is ‘moving too slow’

Data, Privacy and AI

Executive guide: What is machine learning? Everything you need to know

A quarter of Canadian businesses are unaware of third party code running on their websites

US Politics

Electoral college confirms Joe Biden’s victory in 2020 presidential election

Things to Do this Weekend

Things to do in Toronto this Weekend