OTTAWA — Canada’s ban on non-essential crossings of the U.S.-Canada border is being loosened slightly to allow some families to reunite, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday morning.
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TORONTO — Ontario is getting ready for patio season by removing some regulations and restrictions on bars and restaurants.
Measures announced today will let licensed establishments set up a new patio or expand an existing patio without the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario requiring an application or fee.
Canada’s public safety minister says the government will be paying close attention to the independent inquiry into allegations of racism and police brutality brought forward by a First Nations chief, while another minister called the chief’s account “deeply troubling.”
TORONTO—A court ruling allowing people accused of sexual assault or other violent crimes to argue they were so intoxicated they didn’t know what they were doing has angered women’s-rights activists but civil libertarians call the criticism unwarranted.
CALGARY — John Sanford has been a pawnbroker for 20 years and says he’s never seen anything like it.
Pawnshops and payday loan lenders have long been harbingers of hard economic times due to health and financial crises.
But Sanford says that hasn’t been the case in the topsy-turvy world of 2020 where the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a recession.
Premier Doug Ford pledged Monday to ramp up testing for thousands of migrant workers across Ontario after a number of new farm outbreaks were reported in recent days.
Ford attributed a spike in Ontario’s positive COVID-19 cases to the farms, saying more than 80 migrant workers have tested positive for the virus.
TORONTO — Ontario’s ombudsman launched an investigation Monday into the province’s pandemic oversight of long-term care homes, where more than 1,600 residents and seven staff members have died of COVID-19.
TORONTO — Eighteen residents at a Toronto-area long-term care home were hospitalized with COVID-19 over the weekend, the facility said as Ontario reported another 326 cases of the virus and 19 deaths on Sunday.
Ontarians who rely on prescription medication will hopefully see an onerous COVID-19 precaution lifted by the end of June.
The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 11:25 a.m. on June 1, 2020:There are 91,647 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
— Quebec: 51,354 confirmed (including 4,661 deaths, 16,346 resolved)
— Ontario: 28,263 confirmed (including 2,276 deaths, 22,153 resolved)
— Alberta: 7,010 confirmed (including 143 deaths, 6,283 resolved)