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Mayor working from home during 14-day self-quarantine

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Author of the article: Brian Cross Mayor Drew Dilkens is shown at a press conference on Friday, October 9, 2020. Photo by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star Mayor Drew Dilkens entered Day 4 of a 14-day self-isolation on Monday, required after driving his teenage son to medical appointments in Michigan 10 days earlier. The mayor is…

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Mayor Drew Dilkens is shown at a press conference on Friday, October 9, 2020. Photo by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star Mayor Drew Dilkens entered Day 4 of a 14-day self-isolation on Monday, required after driving his teenage son to medical appointments in Michigan 10 days earlier.

The mayor is working from home and expects to return to his office at city hall on May 7.

“This is the perfect time to do it, because we’re all supposed to stay home (during the government-ordered shutdown), I’ve got all the tools I need to work from home and frankly the majority of my staff is working from home,” Dilkens said.

He said getting into the U.S. was not an easy task, requiring lots of documentation. Then they had to stay overnight because they needed negative COVID tests — which take 24 hours — to get back into Canada. Because the last appointment they attended was close to the Bluewater Bridge, they came back through Sarnia, he said. He said they brought back some goods his son had purchased and had delivered to Dilkens’ brother who lives in Michigan. The mayor said he declared them and paid the required taxes.

More On This Topic Windsor couple puts faces to current border ‘chaos, confusion’ New COVID-19 test rules cause confusion at border He also said both he and his son were offered COVID vaccine shots. His son got the shot but Dilkens declined. He said he’s waiting his turn to get the shot in Windsor.

“Nothing wrong with what we did, completely legal and I will never apologize for taking my kid for a medical appointment anywhere if it means keeping them well,” said Dilkens, who also had to self-quarantine 13 months ago after returning from a family vacation in Jordan as the pandemic erupted.

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Minister Ng announces launch of Canada’s Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement Model

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Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, introduced Canada’s modernized and inclusive Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Model, which will help provide a stable, rules-based investment environment for Canadian businesses investing abroad and for foreign businesses investing in Canada…. May 13, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario -…

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Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, introduced Canada’s modernized and inclusive Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Model, which will help provide a stable, rules-based investment environment for Canadian businesses investing abroad and for foreign businesses investing in Canada….

May 13, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

Canadian-owned firms that invest and operate abroad create good middle-class jobs in Canada and around the world that are contributing to our country’s economic growth and prosperity, as well as to a speedy recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, introduced Canada’s modernized and inclusive Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Model, which will help provide a stable, rules-based investment environment for Canadian businesses investing abroad and for foreign businesses investing in Canada.

The new FIPA model balances the interests of all Canadians, including women, Indigenous peoples and owners of small and medium-sized enterprises, so that the benefits of Canada’s investment agreements are shared broadly across society. The new model includes a number of innovations, clarifies core investment protections, and preserves the right to regulate in the public interest.

The new FIPA model is the result of extensive public consultations initiated in 2018 with a broad range of stakeholders, including from civil society and labour unions, legal experts, representatives of all sizes of Canadian business, representatives of provinces and territories, and Indigenous partners.

“Foreign investment is an important driver of Canada’s economy and will be critical in our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our government is committed to ensuring that Canadian businesses interested in investing abroad have the necessary protections to do so, including through robust and modernized FIPAs. Our modernized FIPA model will allow Canada to negotiate agreements that stimulate mutually beneficial business activities and economic cooperation with Canada’s international partners.”

    – Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

Youmy Han

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

Youmy.Han@international.gc.ca

343-551-0246

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Minister O’Regan and Minister McKenna to Make Climate Action Announcement

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The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Garth Frizzell, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, will make a virtual announcement for greener cities. OTTAWA  — The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and…

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The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Garth Frizzell, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, will make a virtual announcement for greener cities.

OTTAWA  — The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Garth Frizzell, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, will make a virtual announcement for greener cities.

A media availability will follow.

Date:                       May 14, 2021

Time:                      9:30 a.m. EDT

Location:                This virtual event will be held using LiveMeeting platform.

Notes:                      Accredited media are asked to pre-register to participate. 


Ian Cameron

Senior Communications Advisor

Office of the Minister of Natural Resources

613-447-3488

Ian.Cameron@canada.ca     

Media Relations

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Ottawa

613-907-6395

media@fcm.ca

Steve Winkelman

Executive Director

Ottawa Climate Action Fund

613 216-9475

swink@ocf-fco.ca 

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Government of Canada taking steps with partners in Ontario to improve education for First Nations students

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Please note that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Grand Chief Francis Kavanaughand of the Grand Council Treaty #3, will hold a media availability following a signing ceremony with the Grand Council Treaty #3 and the Province of Ontario. Ottawa, Ontario — Please note that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous…

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Please note that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Grand Chief Francis Kavanaughand of the Grand Council Treaty #3, will hold a media availability following a signing ceremony with the Grand Council Treaty #3 and the Province of Ontario.

Ottawa, Ontario — Please note that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Grand Chief Francis Kavanaughand of the Grand Council Treaty #3, will hold a media availability following a signing ceremony with

the Grand Council Treaty #3 and the Province of Ontario.

Date: May 14, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm EDT

Where: Media will be able to view the media availability via Zoom

Meeting ID: 845 2744 6869

Passcode: 155426

Media should join 15 minutes prior to the event and identify themselves and their outlet when logging into Zoom.

Adrienne Vaupshas

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Marc Miller

Minister of Indigenous Services

adrienne.vaupshas@canada.ca

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