Two minutes to remember

News Nov 06, 2009 Ancaster News

Across Canada, we are united in the fight against the H1N1 flu. The federal government has already obtained more than six million doses of the H1N1 vaccine and delivered them to each province and territory.

That is currently more H1N1 vaccine per capita than any other country in the world and it is just the first week of the largest mass immunization campaign in Canadian history.

All levels of government are working together because this serious public health issue is everyone’s priority.

Both levels of governments have agreed that the first vaccination phase will be for priority groups only, such as pregnant women, children under five, health care providers, and adults with underlying health conditions.

There is enough vaccine for all priority groups. More vaccine will be delivered next week and in the weeks to follow. The Government of Canada will continue to press GlaxoSmithKline, the H1N1 vaccine supplier, to adhere to its delivery schedule.

The bottom line is there will be sufficient H1N1 vaccine available in Canada for everyone who needs and wants to be immunized. No one will be left out.

Get the Facts and read more about how to protect yourself at www.fight-flu.ca or by calling 1-800-O-Canada.

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Next Wednesday we pause to reflect and commemorate Remembrance Day. We remind ourselves of the fact that we enjoy our freedom because of the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

I encourage you to wear a poppy and take a few minutes to take part in a ceremony, it’s the very least we can do to show our respect.

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we will, across this great nation, observe two minutes of silence to remember. Lest We Forget!

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Earlier this spring, I shared with you some initiatives we were moving forward on to stand up for victims of crime and protecting Canadians by keeping criminals behind bars and off our streets.

After two days of meetings last week with his provincial and territorial counterparts, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced several steps towards strengthening Canada’s Criminal Code.

Among them are cracking down on crime, including tackling the on-going problem of gangs, white collar crime and making sure criminals serve the time they deserve. I will have more to report in a future column.

Two minutes to remember

News Nov 06, 2009 Ancaster News

Across Canada, we are united in the fight against the H1N1 flu. The federal government has already obtained more than six million doses of the H1N1 vaccine and delivered them to each province and territory.

That is currently more H1N1 vaccine per capita than any other country in the world and it is just the first week of the largest mass immunization campaign in Canadian history.

All levels of government are working together because this serious public health issue is everyone’s priority.

Both levels of governments have agreed that the first vaccination phase will be for priority groups only, such as pregnant women, children under five, health care providers, and adults with underlying health conditions.

There is enough vaccine for all priority groups. More vaccine will be delivered next week and in the weeks to follow. The Government of Canada will continue to press GlaxoSmithKline, the H1N1 vaccine supplier, to adhere to its delivery schedule.

The bottom line is there will be sufficient H1N1 vaccine available in Canada for everyone who needs and wants to be immunized. No one will be left out.

Get the Facts and read more about how to protect yourself at www.fight-flu.ca or by calling 1-800-O-Canada.

•••

Next Wednesday we pause to reflect and commemorate Remembrance Day. We remind ourselves of the fact that we enjoy our freedom because of the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

I encourage you to wear a poppy and take a few minutes to take part in a ceremony, it’s the very least we can do to show our respect.

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we will, across this great nation, observe two minutes of silence to remember. Lest We Forget!

•••

Earlier this spring, I shared with you some initiatives we were moving forward on to stand up for victims of crime and protecting Canadians by keeping criminals behind bars and off our streets.

After two days of meetings last week with his provincial and territorial counterparts, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced several steps towards strengthening Canada’s Criminal Code.

Among them are cracking down on crime, including tackling the on-going problem of gangs, white collar crime and making sure criminals serve the time they deserve. I will have more to report in a future column.

Two minutes to remember

News Nov 06, 2009 Ancaster News

Across Canada, we are united in the fight against the H1N1 flu. The federal government has already obtained more than six million doses of the H1N1 vaccine and delivered them to each province and territory.

That is currently more H1N1 vaccine per capita than any other country in the world and it is just the first week of the largest mass immunization campaign in Canadian history.

All levels of government are working together because this serious public health issue is everyone’s priority.

Both levels of governments have agreed that the first vaccination phase will be for priority groups only, such as pregnant women, children under five, health care providers, and adults with underlying health conditions.

There is enough vaccine for all priority groups. More vaccine will be delivered next week and in the weeks to follow. The Government of Canada will continue to press GlaxoSmithKline, the H1N1 vaccine supplier, to adhere to its delivery schedule.

The bottom line is there will be sufficient H1N1 vaccine available in Canada for everyone who needs and wants to be immunized. No one will be left out.

Get the Facts and read more about how to protect yourself at www.fight-flu.ca or by calling 1-800-O-Canada.

•••

Next Wednesday we pause to reflect and commemorate Remembrance Day. We remind ourselves of the fact that we enjoy our freedom because of the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

I encourage you to wear a poppy and take a few minutes to take part in a ceremony, it’s the very least we can do to show our respect.

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we will, across this great nation, observe two minutes of silence to remember. Lest We Forget!

•••

Earlier this spring, I shared with you some initiatives we were moving forward on to stand up for victims of crime and protecting Canadians by keeping criminals behind bars and off our streets.

After two days of meetings last week with his provincial and territorial counterparts, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced several steps towards strengthening Canada’s Criminal Code.

Among them are cracking down on crime, including tackling the on-going problem of gangs, white collar crime and making sure criminals serve the time they deserve. I will have more to report in a future column.