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Much of Ontario to enter Stage 3 of reopening Friday, 10 regions to be held back

TORONTO - Ontario will allow more businesses to reopen, expand access to child care and loosen strict limits on indoor gatherings as it pushes ahead with its pandemic recovery this week, Premier Doug Ford announced Monday as he touted the “cautious” plan to continue the economic restart.

Agriculture bill violates freedom rights: activists

TORONTO — A proposed law to protect farmers from aggressive protesters will trample freedom of speech, say animal rights activists who are calling on the Ontario government to reverse course on the bill.

The activists told a legislative committee Monday that the bill - dubbed the Security from Trespass and Animal Safety Act - will violate the charter and will spark legal challenges.