February 12th Weekly Update

Published on February 12, 2021
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Dear Neighbour, 

In efforts to keep students and staff safe in schools, the Ontario Government announced that it will be postponing March Break in publicly funded schools to April 12-16. This decision was made with the best advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and other public health officials, including consultations with many local Medical Officers of Health across the province. It is critical we protect schools and avoid a repeat of the concerning spike in youth-related cases over the winter break, when students and staff were out of schools for a prolonged period of time. 
The Ontario Government has released the Third Quarter Finances which demonstrates Ontario's unwavering commitment to support individuals, families and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The report shows that the government is projecting to spend $25 billion more than last year, including an additional $2.6 billion since the 2020 Budget. These investments are being used to deliver the Ontario Small Business Support Grant, to provide more hospital supplies and PPE, and to better protect long-term care homes and child care settings.

COVID-19 has led to unprecedented uncertainty for governments in Canada and around the world, but Ontario will continue to support its residents to ensure we get through this. 
Today marks Chinese New Year. Ontario's vibrant Chinese Community has begun to celebrate the Year of the Ox.

Please stay safe and celebrate with your immediate family, following public health measures. May the New Year bring good fortunes, health, and happiness to everyone celebrating. 

Gung Hay Fat Choy. Sun Nin Fai Lok! 新年快乐
Valentine's Day has just arrived for the Family Day long weekend. Of course, this time around is definitely different, considering the health and safety guidelines in place which prevents us for the safety of our health to celebrate like we usually do. Please, stay safe, celebrate with your immediate loved ones. Show your love and care, by taking into account each others health. Let's continue to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

To all the lovebirds in Eglinton-Lawrence, Happy Valentine's Day. Celebrate safely. 

I hope everyone will have a relaxing Family Day long weekend. 

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in adherence to the Stay-At-Home Order, my constituency office remains closed for in-person visits. My constituency staff and I will be working remotely at this time. We remain ready to assist. You can continue to contact us at (416) 781-2395 or email [email protected].

Test Negative, Stay Positive,
Robin Martin, MPP
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