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Ontario Takes Additional Steps to Protect Seniors in Retirement Homes during COVID-19
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Ontario Takes Additional Steps to Protect Seniors in Retirement Homes during COVID-19

Province Makes Regulatory Amendments in Response to Pandemic May 30, 2020 7:00 A.M. TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government made amendments to the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 regulation, enabling the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) to better support seniors living in retirement homes during the COVID-19 outbreak. The regulation change increases the emergency payment the RHRA can pay...

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Military reports ‘shocking’ conditions in Ontario nursing homes

TORONTO — A new report from the military helping battle COVID-19 in five long-term care facilities in Ontario has revealed extreme neglect and exposed the extent of the ugly conditions facing residents, prompting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to offer help for what he called an infuriating situation.  The report found people left in filth for weeks,...

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Federal deficit likely now at $260 billion due to COVID-19, Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) says

OTTAWA — Parliament’s spending watchdog says the estimated federal deficit for the year has likely risen to about $260 billion with new measures rolled out in recent weeks. Budget officer Yves Giroux previously estimated the federal deficit at $252.1 billion this fiscal year on account of a sharp increase in spending on emergency aid and a subsequent drop...

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Malacañang Palace distances from SC’s handling of ABS-CBN case

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday declined to issue any comment on the way the Supreme Court’s (SC) is handling the issue concerning the expired 25-year legislative franchise of broadcast firm ABS-CBN Corp. In a virtual presser aired on state-run PTV-4, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Palace would defer to SC’s judgment on the issues hounding...