TORONTO — Farms that employ migrant workers in Ontario will face expanded inspections starting this week, Premier Doug Ford said Monday as both he and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hinted at further action against farmers not following safety rules.
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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 216 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 10 more deaths. It’s the highest number of daily new cases in 10 days, but Health Minister Christine Elliott says it’s too early to draw any conclusions.
Today’s new cases bring the provincial total to 33,853 - an increase of 0.6 per cent over the previous day - including 2,619 deaths and 29,107 resolved cases.
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OTTAWA — A national group representing Indigenous women is urging the RCMP to quickly take steps - including equipping Mounties with body cameras - to end what it calls needless killing and assaults by police.
TORONTO — Ontario’s two largest regions will enter Stage 2 of the province’s reopening plan Wednesday, with restaurant patios, hair salons and swimming pools in Toronto and Peel Region able to resume operations.
Quebec, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are all easing more of the restrictions they implemented to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quebec, which accounts for just over half of Canada’s COVID-19 cases, is reopening several sectors today, impacting the Montreal area in particular.
OTTAWA — Canada’s roughly 250,000 federal public servants are being primed for an eventual return to their workplaces, though many are expected to continue working remotely for the foreseeable future.
By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — Military police are investigating reports of a service member spreading racist pictures even as top defence officials apologize for their slow response to questions about systemic racism in the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces.
OTTAWA — The Mexican government says it will resume sending farm workers to Canada after securing promises for more inspections and oversight to curb outbreaks of COVID-19.
At least two Mexican men have died and hundreds more have fallen ill.
TORONTO — A new mobile app to help track the spread of COVID-19 is expected to launch in Ontario on July 2.
Ontario government officials say the app - named COVID Shield - will supplement the province’s contact tracing strategy ahead of a potential second wave of the virus in the fall.