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Ontario government reveals plan to digitize driver’s licenses

The Ontario government has announced plans to digitize various government services, including driver's licenses. Prime Minister Doug Ford told reporters on October 19 that although the government had been planning to do this for a while, the process is accelerating due to COVID-19. "Whether you're getting married or renewing your driver's license or health card or filing for your business: we want services to be more accessible, more reliable, and more convenient for you," he said. "From banking to food, companies have adapted their operations to meet the needs of their online customers and the government must do the same." The plan is called "Ontario Onward: Ontario COVID-10 Action Plan for People-Centered Government. "It consi...
Business, contact tracing app, covid alert, COVID-19, Government, premier ford

Premier Ford says Ontario waiting on Ottawa to launch contact tracing app

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says that the nationwide ‘COVID Alert’ contact tracing app is ready to go, and that the delay is due to the federal government. The app was originally supposed to launch in Ontario on July 2nd, and now two weeks later there isn’t any word on when it will be released. After it was supposed to launch in Ontario for testing, it was going to roll out to other provinces. “Right now it’s with the feds. We’re ready here in Ontario. We’re just waiting for the green light from the federal government,” Ford told reporters during a press conference on July 15th. Health Minister Patty Hajdu told that the federal government is currently working on addressing some bugs within the app and that developers are working t...