On July 31 2020, officials from the Government of Canada and from the Government of Ontario will hold a technical briefing under embargo to provide information on the national COVID-19 exposure notification application.
All levels of government are working in close collaboration to keep Canadians safe as we gradually restart our economy. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, provided more details on this funding provided by the federal government to support health priorities and address Canadians’ immediate needs.
The opioid overdose crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health crises in Canada’s recent history. Tragically, in many communities, the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening this crisis. The Government of Canada continues to support communities across Canada as they respond to drug overdoses and harms during the pandemic.
The Government of Canada remains concerned with the increase in vaping among Canadian youth. To this end, Health Canada has invested more than $12 million over 3 years (2017–2020) to develop and implement a national public education campaign—Consider the Consequences of Vaping.
Government of Canada is taking regulatory action to address the rise in youth vaping and to protect a new generation of Canadians from the risk of nicotine addiction and other vaping-related harms. These changes are necessary because too many young people are using vaping products—and they are doing so without understanding the risks.
Following consultations on proposed changes, today the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced final regulations to prevent vaping products from being advertised in ways that the ads can be seen or heard by young people.
Today, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development announced more than $1.2 million in funding over the next four years to the Elizabeth F
To mark World No Tobacco Day, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced nearly $4.8 million in funding for organizations across Canada to develop programs and services that will help stop tobacco use among Canadians, and reduce youth vaping.