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WATCH: Provincial, federal governments to invest up to $4B in Ontario's municipalities, transit systems

Ford made the announcement alongside the finance minister, municipal affairs minister, and minister of transportation today


The provincial and federal governments are providing up to $4 billion in funding to Ontario's 444 municipalities, Premier Ford said in a press conference this afternoon.

The funding is meant to help municipal governments maintain critical services, such as transit, as they recover from COVID-19.

A press release issued by Ford's government states "The Safe Restart Agreement will help ensure a strong and safe recovery for Ontario through investments in testing, contact tracing and data management; health care capacity and mental health; protecting vulnerable populations, including people experiencing homelessness and seniors in long-term care facilities; securing personal protective equipment (PPE); child care for returning workers; and support for municipalities and public transit systems."

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Premier Doug Ford is slated to provide a COVID-19 update at 1:00 p.m. today.

Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, to make the announcement.

Village Media will carry the livestream, so stay tuned.