Upcoming town hall event in Burlington to discuss impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

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May 26, 2021 at 3:36 pm

The City of Burlington will be hosting another town hall next month to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, June 16, the City of Burlington will host a telephone town hall event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., to share information and answer residents’ questions related to COVID-19 as well as the ongoing impacts on city programs and services.

The town hall will be hosted by Mayor Marianne Meed Ward.

The mayor will be joined by a panel of local leaders including Tim Commisso, City Manager, City of Burlington, Dr. Dale Kalina, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Joseph Brant Hospital,  Karina Gould, Member of Parliament, Burlington, Allan Magi, Executive Director, Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services, City of Burlington, MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos, Oakville-North Burlington and Eric Vandewall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Brant Hospital.

Residents who would like to participate in the town hall can do so by emailing [email protected] by the end of the day on June 15. Burlington residential phone numbers will then be randomly selected to be part of the telephone town hall.

Residents are reminded that if they have registered for any of the previous town halls, they are not required to register their phone numbers again.

Those interested in participating may also join by telephone. Anyone who does not receive a telephone invitation can call 1-800-541-5864 just before 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 to join the town hall.

More than one attempt may be required due to the high volume of traffic on the phone lines.

Live audio from the town hall will be broadcast on YourTV, channel 700 on Cogeco and on the YourTV Halton YouTube page.

A recording and transcript of the town hall will be posted online after June 16 at burlington.ca/townhall.

“The telephone town halls have been very successful over the last year in helping to provide responses and support to our community,” said Meed Ward.

“We know there are questions out there and we want to educate and empower residents with the answers they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. We are fortunate to be joined by panelists from different levels of government and leaders in the community who are working closely together every day to get us through this pandemic.”

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