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Nurses call for reforms

TORONTO — The organization representing Ontario's nurses says the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for sweeping reforms to the province's health-care system.

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario is updating its previous calls for change in part by incorporating lessons learned from the deadly outbreak that's killed at least 1,600 people in the province so far.

Ontario likely to extend emergency to June 2

TORONTO — Ontario is expected to extend its COVID-19 state of emergency to the beginning of June, as retail stores were allowed to partly reopen and the top doctor suggested more restrictions could be loosened soon.

The provincial legislature will sit Tuesday and is expected to extend the province's state of emergency to June 2, while also holding question period again.

Ontario likely to extend emergency to May 31

TORONTO — Ontario's legislature will sit Tuesday and is expected to extend the province's state of emergency to May 31, while also holding question period again.

A statement from the government house leader's office says unanimous consent is expected to quickly vote on all stages of the bill to extend the state of emergency past its current expiry of May 12.