Ontario not considering making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for health-care workers: Doug Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his government is not considering making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for health-care workers, saying it is their “constitutional right” to decide whether or not they want … Read More

Fully vaccinated healthcare workers allowed inside arena for Game 7 Leafs vs. Canadiens in Toronto

Fully vaccinated frontline healthcare workers will be allowed into Scotiabank Arena to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 Monday night. The news comes … Read More

Why is Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan timeline slower than other provinces?

Several provinces have released COVID-19 economic reopening plans, but Ontario’s timeline appears to lag noticeably behind others even though certain provinces had higher cases per capita during the third wave. … Read More

Golf community livid about Ontario extending ban on sport

Chris Barber can’t help but think Ontario Premier Doug Ford has something against golf. Barber, the executive professional/GM at The Landings Golf Course and Teaching Centre in Kingston, Ont., can’t … Read More

Premier Doug Ford renews calls for tighter border controls to rein in COVID-19 variants

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is renewing his calls for tighter controls on domestic travellers and those who arrive through land crossings, saying Ottawa has yet to respond to … Read More

COVID-19: Trudeau pushes back on border closures after Ontario Progressive Conservative ad

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says finger-pointing won’t help Ontarians as the province grapples with the third wave of COVID-19. Trudeau made the comment in response to an ad issued Thursday … Read More

Losing sight of the COVID-19 finish line: How more lockdowns, cases blur hope

After more than a year of isolation, distance and uncertainty, Canadians are maxed out. Vaccines are getting into arms, and more are coming, but for some, that “light at the … Read More

Nova Scotia hospitals learning from rest of Canada about possible COVID patient spike

Health officials in Nova Scotia say they are learning from the rest of the country as it prepares for the arrival of a third wave of COVID-19. Nova Scotia has … Read More

Ontario Premier Doug Ford in isolation after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s office has announced he is self-isolating after being in close contact with a staff member in his office who tested positive for COVID-19. According to a … Read More

COVID-19: Ford government hints at some sort of paid sick leave support after months of refusal

After months of refusal, the Ford government is hinting some sort of paid sick leave support for workers in Ontario could be implemented amid the surging COVID-19 pandemic. Government officials … Read More

Ontario police forces to focus on education rather than enforcement of new powers

TORONTO – Ontario police forces say they’ll focus their efforts on educating the public about the importance of following the COVID-19 measures. The public became outraged after Solicitor General Sylvia … Read More

Atlantic premiers consider reallocating COVID-19 resources to hard-hit Ontario

Atlantic premiers say they are considering what resources can be shifted to Ontario as the province deals with a severe third wave of COVID-19. Three out of four provincial leaders … Read More

Ontario government alters new, temporary COVID-19 police powers after widespread backlash

TORONTO — Ontario reversed course on sweeping new police powers Saturday, just one day after Premier Doug Ford announced the measures that triggered a swift and furious backlash. Officers will … Read More

Ontario’s new COVID-19 restrictions include increased police powers, restricting gatherings

The Ontario government has unveiled several new COVID-19 restrictions aimed at curbing record-high cases in the province, including increased police powers, provincial border checkpoints and restricting outdoor gatherings. Premier Doug … Read More

Amid pleas for paid sick day program in Ontario, Doug Ford tells people to stop ‘playing politics’

Despite pleas from many in the medical community and from community advocates for the Ontario government to enact a paid sick day program to help workers who need to stay … Read More

Amid pleas for Ontario paid sick day program, Doug Ford tells people to stop ‘playing politics’

Despite pleas from many in the medical community and from community advocates for the Ontario government to enact a paid sick day program to help workers who need to stay … Read More

Trudeau pushes back on Ford’s criticism of federal COVID-19 vaccine procurement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing back against Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s accusation that the federal government’s procurement of COVID-19 vaccines is “a joke.” Trudeau took a poke at Ford during a virtual … Read More

Doug Ford says Ontario is considering additional restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his government is considering additional restrictions to combat a surge in COVID-19 and is urging people not to gather over the Easter weekend. … Read More

Ontario considering additional restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Doug Ford says

TORONTO — Ontario is considering additional restrictions to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases, Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday as he warned people against making plans for Easter weekend. Ford … Read More

‘We need the vaccines’: Doug Ford says Ontario could administer 150K shots per day

Premier Doug Ford says Ontario has the capacity to administer many more COVID-19 vaccines than the province is currently averaging per day, but says there is not enough supply. Ford … Read More

‘Precarious work is a health hazard’: When staying home isn’t an option

Stay home. This has been one of the driving messages we’ve heard throughout the pandemic to combat the spread of COVID-19. Last week, the Ontario government’s stay-at-home order came into … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario declares 2nd state of emergency, issues stay-at-home order

The Ontario government has declared a state of emergency — the second since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic — and is issuing a stay-at-home order. Premier Doug Ford said … Read More

Ontario declares 2nd state of emergency, issues stay-at-home order

The Ontario government has declared a state of emergency — the second since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic — and is issuing a stay-at-home order. Premier Doug Ford said … Read More

Coronavirus: Mayor says Ottawa ‘blindsided’ by Ontario’s lockdown order

The mayor of Ottawa and the local public health unit are coming down against the Ontario government’s decision to loop the nation’s capital in with the provincewide shutdown, arguing the … Read More

Ottawa, Toronto health workers first in Ontario to receive COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 15: Ford

Health-care workers in Ottawa and Toronto will be the first to receive doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Doug Ford said in a brief statement Thursday. The first doses of … Read More

Coronavirus: Ottawa, Toronto to each receive 3,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine next week

Ottawa and Toronto will each receive 3,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the first distribution of shots in Ontario next week, according to the head of the province’s … Read More

Ontario’s 1st COVID-19 vaccines coming to Ottawa, Toronto on Dec. 15

Health-care workers in Ottawa and Toronto will be the first in Ontario to receive doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Doug Ford said in a brief statement Thursday. The first … Read More

A nursing home worker cared for a resident with COVID-19. Then she got it herself

Part 2: March 23-31 When they found out a resident at the Markhaven Home for Seniors had tested positive for COVID-19, Maggie Gittens’ children begged her not to care for … Read More

What happened at Markhaven ‘was going on in many, many places,’ expert says

Part 3: April 1-May 16 Isolated in her room at the Markhaven Home for Seniors, Loulou Travlos stopped eating or drinking. She was tested for COVID-19 and on April 4, … Read More

Hamilton, Halton and York entering red level as Ontario lowers COVID-19 restrictions threshold

The Ontario government announced it will be lowering the threshold on its new colour-coded COVID-19 restrictions system as coronavirus cases surge, bringing Hamilton as well as the regions of Halton … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau, premiers to meet in December to address health care funding

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers have agreed to meet next month to address requests to increase long-term funding for provincial health care systems, sources tell Global News. News … Read More

Here’s why Ontario pharmacists say Doug Ford is wrong to blame pharmacies for flu shot backlogs

Ontario pharmacists are banding together against Premier Doug Ford, after he blamed Rexall for ‘overbooking’ customers for flu shots. They claim that it was actually the province who fell short … Read More

5 non-U.S. election stories you may have missed

The world’s eyes are on the United States as Americans head to the polls to elect their new president. Republican President Donald Trump is seeking another four years in office. … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario classifies municipalities in new, more targeted COVID-19 category system

The Ontario government unveiled its new plan of proposed measures for the province’s municipalities on Tuesday, in the wake of calls for more fair and targeted shutdowns and/or restrictions amid … Read More

Ontario man denied government-funded mental health support for having ‘complex’ case

When Elliot Hudson started having dark thoughts, and trouble getting out of bed in the mornings this fall, he knew it was time to ask for help. Hudson has struggled … Read More

Airport testing should come to Toronto if Calgary pilot project is successful, Doug Ford says

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says a coronavirus testing program that will soon be in place at Calgary International Airport should be implemented in Toronto if the pilot project is successful. … Read More

Ontario training hundreds of lab workers to deal with testing backlog. But is it enough?

A new program to train desperately needed medical lab workers amid a growing backlog of COVID-19 tests is being rolled out at The Michener Institute in downtown Toronto, Global News … Read More

Ontario reports record of over 900 coronavirus cases as new restrictions expected

Ontario is reporting 939 new cases of coronavirus and sources tell Global News the government is expected to implement more strict measures as cases continue to rise in the province. … Read More

Ontario reports record of over 900 coronavirus cases as new restrictions announced

Ontario is reporting 939 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, and the government is implementing more strict measures as cases continue to rise in the province. Friday’s case count surpasses … Read More

Ontario to report new record of over 900 coronavirus cases, implement more strict measures: sources

Sources tell Global News that the Ontario government will report over 900 new cases of coronavirus and is expected to implement more strict measures as cases continue to rise in … Read More

‘Ontario is now in the 2nd wave of COVID-19’: Premier Doug Ford says

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says according to health officials the province is now officially in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. “We know that this wave will be more … Read More

Feds say they’re prepared to discuss health-care funding after provinces voice concerns

The federal government is prepared to discuss more funding for provinces that saw their health-care systems severely impacted by the novel coronavirus, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said. He told … Read More

Doug Ford calls on Health Canada to focus on reviewing rapid COVID-19 antigen tests

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has called on Health Canada to focus on reviewing rapid COVID-19 antigen tests in the hope that one will be approved and used to alleviate the … Read More

Ford government to reduce limit on social gatherings amid rise in coronavirus cases, sources say

The Ford government is considering reducing the limit on social gatherings amid a rise in coronaviurs cases in the province, senior government sources confirm to Global News. Sources said that … Read More

‘There will be fines’: Ontario to reduce social gathering limits amid rise in coronavirus cases

The Ford government says it will be reducing the limit on social gatherings amid a rise in coronavirus cases in the province. Ford said at his daily press conference that … Read More

Ford accuses feds of failing to enforce quarantine orders in Ontario

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 10, 2020 10:32 am     Updated September 10, 2020 10:35 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec and Ontario premiers, cabinet ministers to meet during 2-day summit

The Ontario and Quebec premiers will meet during a two-day summit next week to discuss an economic recovery in the two provinces amid COVID-19. Ontario Premier Doug Ford will host … Read More

Trudeau, Ford unveil deal to produce N95 masks at 3M plant in Brockville, Ont.

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Ontario Premier Doug Ford today to announce a deal aimed at ensuring Canada is never again at the mercy of unreliable foreign suppliers … Read More

Trudeau, Ford to unveil deal Friday to produce N95 masks at 3M plant in Brockville, Ont.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join Ontario Premier Doug Ford today to announce a deal aimed at ensuring Canada is never again at the mercy of unreliable foreign … Read More

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