Where not yet available, provinces and territories will attempt to implement protected sick leave to allow workers to use the new temporary federal program. “I am proud to be part of a government that recognizes the unique needs of the North to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding demonstrates a shared commitment to ensure that all Northwest Territories – including those in our most remote communities – continue to have critical access to essential goods, medicines and medical assistance. Together, we are laying the foundation for our economic recovery while keeping the health and safety of all northern countries as a priority. ” – Micheal V. McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories As we continue to improve access to testing in our province, Ontario recognizes that there are several key areas to watch if the country is to safely restart the economy. . . .