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Building Ontario with Investments in Small, Rural and Northern Communities

Dec 9 2021 Province supports economic growth and job creation with additional funding for critical infrastructure in Dufferin-Caledon Dufferin-Caledon: The Ontario government is providing additional help to build and repair local infrastructure in Dufferin-Caledon. This investment is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario by getting shovels in the ground on critical infrastructure projects …

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Fall Economic Statement supports communities across Dufferin-Caledon

5 Nov 2021 Dufferin-Caledon: MPP Sylvia Jones is pleased the Fall Economic Statement tackles the challenges that Ontario faces with fiscal responsibility. The 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario lays out how the government will build the foundation for Ontario’s recovery and prosperity by getting shovels in the ground on critical infrastructure, …

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2021 marks 100 years of the Remembrance Poppy

Each year on November 11, we pay tribute to members of the Canadian Forces who fought to defend our values and freedom, and to those who continue to serve our country today. This year, Remembrance services may have changed in that some services may have a virtual component, in observance of health and safety measures. …

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Ontario investing in Dufferin-Caledon festivals and events through the Reconnect Festivals and Events Program

August 23, 2021 Dufferin-Caledon: MPP Sylvia Jones is pleased that five festivals and events in Dufferin-Caledon have been selected to receive $386,288 in funding through the Reconnect Festivals and Events program. Funding for Festivals and Events in Dufferin-Caledon include: Organization Event Name Event Date Eligible Funding Downey’s Farm Market Sunflower Trail Aug 13-29 2021 $22,000 …

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FAQ for COVID-19 vaccine certificate

September 1, 2021   Vaccine Certificate information  Beginning September 22, 2021, Ontario will require proof of vaccination focused on indoor public settings. All Ontarians who registered their vaccines are encouraged to download their vaccine receipt as proof of their vaccine status until an enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code is available. Who is considered fully vaccinated? …

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Ontario Providing More Support to Communities during COVID-19

August 16, 2021 Dufferin-Caledon: MPP Sylvia Jones is pleased to announce that the Ontario government is providing more than $13 million to service managers in the County of Dufferin and Region of Peel, to deliver critical services, create longer-term housing solutions and keep vulnerable people safe. Additional funding allocation is: Region of Peel:   $12,921,700 Dufferin …

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Connecting More Homes & Businesses in the Dufferin-Caledon to Broadband

August 6, 2021 GARAFRAXA WOODS – Construction of broadband infrastructure has now begun in Dufferin County, which will soon connect more than 250 homes and businesses to fast, reliable internet service to help create more economic and educational opportunities in rural, remote and underserved areas of the county. The Governments of Canada and Ontario each …

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Guide to reopening schools in September 2021

For returning to school in the Fall 2021, the province has taken a balanced and cautious approach to ensure schools remain open for in-person learning for the full school year. We want students in school and to stay in school. Our plan for September includes guidance from our Chief Medical Officer of Health and public …

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MPP Jones and Minister Smith Announce Natural Gas Expansion in Caledon

 July 15, 2021 Dufferin-Caledon: Today, Sylvia Jones, MPP for Dufferin-Caledon, joined Todd Smith, Minister of Energy to announce that approximately 100 homes and businesses in Caledon will be able to connect to natural gas for the first time thanks to the province’s Natural Gas Expansion Program. Under Phase 2 of the program, Ontario will allocate …

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