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11 arrested, dozens of businesses damaged after Montreal anti-racism rally

MONTREAL — Quebec authorities spoke out Monday about the need to fight racism while condemning the looting and vandalism that followed a Montreal demonstration demanding justice for a black man who died following police intervention in Minnesota. Eleven people were arrested after tensions flared between pockets of protesters and police on Sunday night following a demonstration to denounce racism and police impunity in...

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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Ontario Extending Covid-19 Emergency Orders until June 9

To build on the progress we have made to contain COVID-19, people should continue to follow these simple public health guidelines, practise physical distancing, wear a mask when it is a challenge to physical distance, and wash their hands regularly. If you think you have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to the virus, go to an assessment centre and get tested. Please stay safe.

‘Don’t be like Toronto:’ Calgary mayor warns against large gatherings in parks
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‘Don’t be like Toronto:’ Calgary mayor warns against large gatherings in parks

Calgary’s mayor is warning citizens “don’t be like Toronto” and congregate in large numbers in parks. Naheed Nenshi made the comment in reference to thousands of people who squeezed into a downtown Toronto park on Saturday, despite calls from public health officials to avoid large gatherings. Ontario Premier Doug Ford has called the behaviour “reckless” and suggested those who...

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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...