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Health, Politics, Society

Military saw ‘deeply disturbing’ things in Ontario nursing homes, says Trudeau

Canadian soldiers deployed to long-term care facilities in Ontario have made “some extremely troubling observations” about several nursing homes in which they’ve been serving, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed Tuesday. Speaking at his daily press conference in Ottawa, Trudeau said »


Toronto Police keep watch at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Police keep watch at Trinity Bellwoods Park as the province prepares for more phased re-openings from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 24, 2020.
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Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19 deaths: Calls for government to take control of long term care homes

The latest figures show there have been just under 6,500 deaths in Canada attributed to the SARS-CoV2 virus. The vast majority of them however have been primarily among the elderly and others needing constant attention in long term care homes »

Health, Politics, Society

Toronto mayor apologizes after crowds flood downtown park

Toronto Mayor John Tory has issued an apology for failing to properly wear a mask after thousands of people gathered in a popular downtown park, violating the city’s physical distancing bylaw on Saturday. Tory condemned the crowds Saturday night, but »

Health, Politics, Society

Ontario orders independent commission into long-term care

Ontario is launching an independent commission into its “broken” long-term care system after more than 1,400 COVID-19-linked deaths in the province’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton said in a statement released Tuesday that the »

Health, Society

Canada passes a grim COVID-19 milestone

The figures are harsh and the heartache–both collective and personal–is likely worse than most Canadians ever imagined. The coronavirus is relentless. So are the repercussions and the crises the monster brings, and Canada has now passed a grim milestone. Canada »

Health, Society

Ontario extends COVID-19 emergency orders and lower electricity rates

The provincial government in Ontario is extending all emergency orders related to the coronavirus pandemic, including the closure of non-essential businesses and the ban on public gatherings, until May 19, Premier Doug Ford announced Wednesday. Canada’s largest province is also »

Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Ontario, and elsewhere, at or near the peak?

Ontario, Canada’s most populated province at over 14 million, is now indicating some hesitant optimism about infection rates. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health and Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, dean of the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School »

Economy, Health, Society

COVID-19: Ontario residents may see closure of doctors offices

The Ontario Medical Association represents over 43,000 physicians, medical students and retired physicians in Canada’s most populous province. In a survey of some 4,800 family doctors and specialists in Ontario who responded to an OMA survey earlier this month, half had said »

International, Politics

Ontario could run out of masks within a week, Premier Ford warns

Ontario Premier Doug Ford warned Monday that delays in global shipments and “recent restrictions at the U.S. border have severely strained” the provincial inventory and left Canada’s most populous province with roughly a one-week supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) »