Deepest sorrow at the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Happy fall! I hope you all have had a wonderful summer. Throughout the month of August, I was at the Ontario Legislature and was working alongside the government to outline a plan to build Ontario. I look forward to continuing to share details on how we can continue working for you.

Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II

It is with the deepest sorrow that we learned of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our longest reigning monarch who has served our country and the entire Commonwealth for over 70 years.

Throughout her historic reign, Queen Elizabeth II was a constant in the life of our country and a stable head of state for nearly half of Canadian history. She was a model of public service and universally respected for her sense of duty. She acted so faithfully as a symbol of law and order, a safeguard of democracy and freedom, and a source of continuity in government. She was the ideal head of state and we will miss her presence dearly.

However, the continuity of our constitutional monarchy remains, and my colleagues and I take heart at the accession of His Majesty King Charles III as King of Canada. Ontarians remain deeply inspired by the Crown as a living embodiment of the common values that unite us all. I look forward to serving the Crown and therefore serving you as a humble servant of the people.

Bivalent COVID-19 Booster

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best tool to keep people safe and ensure that our economy remains open. The new bivalent booster provides Ontarians more targeted protection against Omicron variants.

You can book your appointment through the Ontario Vaccination Portal at or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. You can also book your appointment through local public health units, Indingeous-led vaccination clinics, and participating pharmacies and health-care providers.

Boosters to Children Aged 5-11

As of September 1, parents and caregivers of children aged 5 to 11 were able to book an appointment for a pediatric COVID-19 booster dose at a recommended interval of at least six months following their most recent dose.

Renew ServiceOntario Products Online

We’ve made it easier, faster and more convenient for people to renew their Accessible Parking Permit, licence plate, driver’s licence, health card, and Ontario Photo Card online at For those who need to visit in person, ServiceOntario offers appointment bookings to make the visit fast and hassle-free at

Convenient digital reminders by email, text or phone call are a simple and fast way to get notified when licence plates, driver’s licence, health cards or Ontario Photo Cards are set to expire. Signing up is quick and easy online at or by calling ServiceOntario at 1-800-387-3445 (TTY1-800-268-7095).

I look forward to continuing this work and meeting with you all in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our office at 8130 Sheppard Ave. East, Unit 105, by email at, or give us a call at 416-283-8448.