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RECORDING: Virtual Town Hall

Friday, May 22, 2020

00:00 WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS & UPDATES

Moderator: Todd Tuckey

Panel:

  • Mayor Jeff Lehman, City of Barrie
  • MPP Andrea Khanjin, Barrie - Innisfil
  • MPP Doug Downey, Barrie - Springwater - Oro-Medonte (Attorney General)
  • MP John Brassard, Barrie - Innisfil
  • Michelle Eaton, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Provincial Supplier List: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/how-your-organization-can-help-fight-coronavirus/#find-ppe 

Chamber Supplier List: http://barriechamber.com/local-ppe-and-safety-equipment-supplier-list 

Sector-Specific Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace: https://www.ontario.ca/page/resources-prevent-covid-19-workplace 

00:26 Q&A

00:26 - I'm worried that with the schools now closed and daycare rumored to reopen in phase two that I will be forced to resend my toddler to daycare or risk losing my spot in care. This won't work for me as I still have a school aged child that will be home. I'm assuming I'm not alone in this. I know the complete answer is likely not available, but is it being discussed?

00:35 - For Doug Downey - Regarding the LTB Residential Rent eviction ban for rent arrears. When will the ban be lifted? Will you add more adjudicators to deal with the backlog now created by COVID-19?

00:36 - Is there legislation in place or in the works to protect employers who follow guidelines for reopening but still have workers or customers contracting Covid-19?

00:45 - I've heard that Ontario wants a consistent two-to four week decrease in new cases daily before easing restrictions and entering the next phase. Is this the case?

00:47 - To your knowledge, are there still gaps in funding that businesses/solopreneurs are falling through? Are discussions ongoing with more changes potentially coming?

00:54 - Rental Properties are considered an investment but most importantly it is a business.

1. With a eviction ban on residential properties and no rent subsidy for landlord to apply for , when will the eviction ban be lifted and the landlord and tenant board be open to hear applications for non payment of rent by phone and written hearings?

2. The landlord and tenant board was mess before convid and it will be in chaos once reopened . What does the reopening look like for the landlord and tenant board and do you see a overhaul of the LTB.

 

00:57 CLOSING & ADJOURNMENT

Mental Health Hotline: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html

Kids Help Phone

  • 1-800-668-6868

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only national helpline for young people between the ages of 5 and 20. It offers:

  • 24-hour confidential and anonymous support
  • professional counsellors and counselling options
  • online resources that provide tips and advice on the challenges that young people face

Call 1-800-668-6868 to connect with Kids Help Phone. You can also download the Always There app.

 

Hope for Wellness Help Line

  • 1-855-242-3310
  • This help line gives free national telephone crisis intervention and counselling support for First Nations and Inuit.
  • Help can be reached toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-855-242-3310.
  • For more long-term care, contact a First Nations and Inuit Health regional office

 

CONTACT DETAILS FOR PANELISTS

 

REMINDER: Please contact your elected officials directly with any questions you may have; it’s very challenging to filter the info through social media, and you may not get your answer through those channels. Contact details for Barrie elected officials are below.

 

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