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Health, Society

Ontario pharmacies to begin COVID-19 testing on Friday

The Ontario government is expanding access to COVID-19 testing by offering it at up to 60 pharmacies within the province starting this Friday. According to the press release from the Ontario government, individuals with no symptoms of the virus will »

Economy, Politics, Society

Premiers seek $28B in additional health transfers from Ottawa

Four of Canada’s conservative-leaning premiers are calling on the federal government to increase health funding to the provinces by $28 billion as provincial budgets are getting a double whammy hit of rising healthcare costs and dwindling revenues due to the »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Over half of Canadians letting up on COVID safety measures: poll

Despite recent stepped-up warnings from the prime minister and the country’s chief medical officer about not letting up in the fight to contain COVID-19, a new public opinion poll suggests that almost a quarter of Canadians believe warnings from public »

Health, Politics, Society

Trudeau says country still in ‘crisis mode’ as it faces COVID-19

As children return to school and Canadians keep their collective fingers crossed that there will be no COVID-19 second wave, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning that the country remains in the middle of the COVID-19 health crisis. “Let’s make »

Economy

Quebec and Ontario Premiers meet in summit to discuss health care and economy

Québec Premier François Legualt and Ontario Premier Doug Ford met in Mississauga, Ontario this week for the first ever Ontario-Québec summit to discuss economic recovery plans and ways to increase health care funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  At the end »

Economy, Politics, Society

Federal and Ontario governments team up with 3M to produce N95 masks in Canada

The government of Canada and the provincial government of Ontario are joining forces with manufacturing giant 3M to launch Canada’s own production of N95 masks to ensure that the country is never again at the mercy of foreign suppliers of »

Society

New figures in Ontario provide ray of light–and hope–in COVID fight

For those looking for a bright spot in the fight against COVID-19, new data from Canada’s largest province might provide something of a ray of light. Or, at the very least, hope. Health officials in Ontario said Sunday they had »

Economy, Health, Politics

COVID-19 restrictions set to ease for millions in southern Ontario

Millions of people living in southern Ontario–the region known as the Greater Toronto Area–may be able to take a deep breath on Friday. Or at the very least–catch it. On a day, when health authorities announced the lowest number of »

Health, Politics

Toronto, Peel, Windsor Essex excluded from Stage 3 of Ontario’s recovery plan

The Toronto, Peel, and Windsor Essex public health units are not a part of the seven regions entering Stage 3 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan this week, according to an announcement from Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford Monday afternoon.  The regions »

Society

Ontario government invests $150 million in homeless shelters, long-term housing

The Ontario government is investing $150 million in additional support to municipalities and Urban Indigenous communities to protect vulnerable people from issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement made by Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford earlier today.  The »