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Good morning, everyone. I will call this meeting of the Select Committee on Emergency Management Oversight to order. We have the following members in the room: We have Mr. Bisson, Mr. Rakocevic and Ms...
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Thank you, Chair. Good morning, committee members. I’m pleased to be joining you all for the sixth meeting of this important committee. This committee plays an important part when it comes to transp...
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Thank you, Minister.
We would like to welcome to the committee Sara Singh, who has joined us in person. Welcome, Sara. We will now go to the first round of questioning for 10 minutes. We start off...
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Yes, I’m going to be very quick—just a statement, then I’m going to hand it over to my colleague Mr. Rakocevic.
I just want to push back on something you said, Minister, in regard to this be...
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Thanks for being here, Minister. I just want to draw your attention to a very important article that came out by the Toronto Star this past weekend. I’m going to draw a quote from it. What it’s de...
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Thank you. While I was not in attendance for the previous select committee that occurred on Friday, I believe that a lot of the discussions and issues surrounding modelling and mapping out where the r...
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Thanks for that, Minister. That level of detail wasn’t really present in the presentation. I’m surprised, because in the last couple of meetings—and I’ll do it again—I asked about the issue ...
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Yes, thank you for that. To be clear, there have been a number of investments and financial assistance through both Metrolinx and through our municipal partners, the municipalities who operate transit...
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I appreciate you saying that, but that’s not what I’m hearing. The issue, in particular, is that if you have more buses on the line, even if it’s temporary, you will have less density of individ...
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If I may: The TTC has, in fact, added more buses. It may be an opportunity for you to follow up to see specifically where those additional buses have been, on which routes, but it is my understanding ...
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I’m aware that municipalities are doing what they can and stretching themselves very thin. I’m asking if the government is willing to support them. They are already working with very little money,...
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What specifically are you looking for? Do you want us to publicly announce where workplace transmissions are? If the general public does not have access to the manufacturer or the business, then what ...
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It’s not about shaming them. Look, at the very outset of this pandemic, I was actually heavily involved with a particular medical place where there was an outbreak, and there wasn’t information ev...
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One minute.
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When we publicly explain where there is an outbreak or where an outbreak has occurred, that’s to educate the families and the students and the teaching staff who are within that community and that s...
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Ten seconds.
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The last thing is, I think this government needs to revisit the issue of paid sick days. That would affect the travel concerns I mentioned as well as the workplace.
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Thank you, Mr. Rakocevic. Now we will go to the government for 10 minutes. Ms. Hogarth?
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Thank you, Mr. Chair, and I’ll be sharing my time with the MPP from Eglinton–Lawrence.
Thank you, Minister, for being here today, and for the rollout. Congratulations on the rollout today of s...
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Moving ahead with the extension of the order prior to what would have been our completion, which I believe was December 21, is just to give some clarity and to ensure that people know what to expect. ...
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My second question is actually from my constituents as well. Etobicoke–Lakeshore is also in lockdown. I know you’re trying to differentiate between businesses, retailers and services for the purpo...
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Yes, thank you. With the reopening Ontario act, when the regulations were prepared, frankly, a lot of the work had been done through the previous emergency orders. So the first piece was basically to ...
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Thank you. To Robin.
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Go ahead. Yes, Ms. Martin, you’re up, please.
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Thank you, Minister. We had an earlier meeting of this committee—and maybe I should just point out for clarification that the mandate of the committee was by the vote of the Legislature, of course. ...