Bills

No new bills of interest.

The House will resume on February 16, 2021.

Regulations

1. Potential Permanent Changes to Enable Digital and Virtual Processes under the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Business Law and Condominium Statutes.

On October 1, 2020, new regulations made under the CA, OBCA, CCA and Condo Act came into force extending the application of the temporary legislative amendments permitting corporations to call and hold meetings through electronic and telephonic means, as applicable, notwithstanding certain requirements, until May 31, 2021, subject to further extension.

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (the Ministry) is now seeking public and stakeholder input on whether potential permanent changes or further temporary changes should be proposed to the various business law statutes and to the Condo Act, in relation to virtual processes to help corporations adapt to new ways of doing business that are more digital/virtual allowing for broader participation.

Comment Due Date: February 8, 2021

More Information: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=35827&language=en

Government News

Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Minister for Seniors and Accessibility to Make an Announcement

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

Ontario Supports Management Agreement Between University Health Network and St. George Care Community

Ontario Supports Management Agreement Between Niagara Health System and Oakwood Park Lodge

Ontario Releases Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Ontario Supports Management Agreement Between St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and Shalom Village Nursing Home

Ontario Supports Management Agreement Between North York General Hospital and Tendercare Living Centre

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Friday

Ford promises more restrictions as Ontario reports record 4,249 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario preparing to transfer hospital patients out of regions worst-hit by COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine

Back of the line: Vaccines and the brawl over who goes first

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine appears effective against mutation in new coronavirus variants, study suggests

Coronavirus vaccine tracker

Health Canada says 9 adverse reactions after COVID-19 vaccinations are in line with clinical trials

Ontario will now allow pregnant, breastfeeding people to access COVID-19 vaccine

Health

Baby to receive stem cell transplant from mom after no mixed-ethnicity match found

Health Canada postpones overhaul of drug pricing for 6 months

Indigenous Communities

Indigenous-led non-profits say they are better equipped to deliver cultural services than Siloam Mission

Work with communities to address vaccine hesitancy, say Indigenous leaders

Data, Privacy and AI

Facial recognition: Now algorithms can see through face masks

Political Unrest in the US

Insurrection fueled by conspiracy groups, extremists and fringe movements

Twitter permanently suspends Trump from platform

Facebook, Instagram Will Block Trump From Their Platforms Indefinitely

Things to do this Weekend

Things to do in Toronto (while practicing physical distancing)