Ron McKinnon
Ron McKinnon
Member of Parliament for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam
COVID-19 Update | March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020

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Constituency Update 

 

Dear Neighbour,

The challenges of COVID-19 are impacting us all in many ways. As your Member of Parliament for Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, rest assured that our government is working hard for you and I will always advocate for our community. 

Our federal government is unwavering in its efforts to keep people safe, support our economy, and ensure no Canadian is left behind in these uncertain times.

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation across the world, with new information unfolding daily. Each and every one of us must do our part to manage and slow the spread of this virus, so that our public health systems do not get overwhelmed. Working together we can manage this outbreak and keep our loved ones and neighbours safe.  

 

In confronting the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Canada is building on well-established protocols and procedures based on comprehensive experience and lessons well learned over the years in previous outbreaks.

This means taking appropriate actions at appropriate times, following the science and sound medical advice, and not getting carried away by fear or panic. We continue to consult and listen to the best advice of experts in the management of infectious disease outbreaks, scientists, and public health experts. As this situation changes daily, I encourage you to visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website for the most up-to-date information.

Our government remains ready and committed to support you, your family and our communities. 

 

Who to Call?  

If you are concerned that you have symptoms of COVID-19 self-isolate and call 811 or 1-888-268-4319, you can also text 604-630-0300 

 

Up-To-Date Info

For the latest and most up-to-date information on COVID-19: 

Visit canada.ca/coronavirus or call 1-833-784-4397

Due to the high volume of correspondence at the moment, responses may take longer than normal, urgent requests will be processed first. 

 

What to do if You are Abroad? 

COVID-19 and Travelling outside of Canada

To assist with flattening the curve, our government has taken measures to ensure the health and safety of all Canadians. 

If you are a Canadian travelling living abroad, we understand that this is a stressful situation and we are doing everything we can to help. We are aware that due to exceptional measures put in place by some countries, many Canadians are encountering difficulties returning home due to a reduction of travel options and a significant increase in costs. We are fully committed to providing all possible assistance to Canadians abroad affected by COVID-19 and to helping them return home safely.

Canadians outside of the country should register with the Registry of Canadians Abroad to receive important updates and that they check the entry and exit requirements of the countries through which they may be transiting.

Canadians in need of consular assistance can contact the 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at +1 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted where possible) or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Canadians abroad will be able to apply for an emergency repayable to loan to assist their return home to Canada. If eligible, contact [email protected] 

 

COVID-19 Economic Response Plan 

Our government has announced the first phase of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. We are committed to providing immediate support to Canadians and businesses that are most in need and is unwavering in its dedication to Canadians, our healthcare system, and our economy. 

These measures are just the beginning.

We will be there with Canadians every step of the way during these uncertain and challenging times. As your representative for Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, it is my personal commitment to ensure our community is able to weather the challenges we are currently facing and will continue to face in the coming days, weeks and months.  

 

COVID-19- Support for Individuals: 

 

COVID-19 Measures for Businesses

For more information on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html

 

COVID-19 Constituency Office Hours 

 We are temporarily closing our Constituency office to walk-ins, due to the evolving situation with COVID-19. Our office will continue to provide all MP services, as before. Do not hesitate to contact us at 613-992-9650, or email [email protected], should you need assistance with:

Thank you for your understanding. During these challenging times, my priority and that of my staff remain to work hard to meet your needs and ensure your voice is heard. 

For more information, follow me on FacebookInstagram and Twitter where I will be providing up-to-date information as it becomes available. 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Ron McKinnon, M.P

Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam

Main office - Port Coquitlam
3278 Westwood Street Suite 101
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
V3C 3L8

Telephone:
604-927-1080

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604-927-1084
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Tue: Open for Walk-Ins: 10a.m. - 2p.m.
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Thu: Open for Walk-Ins 10a.m. - 2p.m.
Fri: Closed to Walk-Ins. Please call or email: 9a.m. - 5p.m.
Sat: Closed.
Sun: Closed.

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