TORONTO — Ontario is in the midst of two different COVID-19 outbreaks, health officials said Monday, as community spread appears to have peaked, but cases in long-term care homes are rising.
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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government plans to provide $350 million to Canada's charities sector, which has seen a severe drop in donations because of COVID-19.
Charities have seen a severe drop in donations since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, with donors hurting financially themselves and an inability to hold fundraising events.
TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 551 new COVID-19 cases today, and 38 new deaths.
The new provincial total of 11,735 cases is a 4.9 per cent increase over Monday's total, which is the lowest growth rate in weeks.
That comes a day after new provincial modelling suggests the community spread in Ontario is in the peak period, though cases in long-term care homes are rising.
MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he takes “full responsibility” for the lack of orderlies in struggling long-term care homes, where more than half of the province's 688 deaths related to COVID-19 have occurred.
TORONTO—Premier Doug Ford has announced $20 million in funding for Ontario researchers trying to find a vaccine for COVID-19, as cases of the virus climbed passed the 10,000 mark in the province on Saturday.
There were 485 new cases announced by health officials today and 36 more deaths, bringing the toll to 514.
OTTAWA — The House of Commons is poised to re-open today despite the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to an impasse between the four main political parties.
TORONTO — Ontario has reached a tentative deal with the final major teachers' union without a contract.
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation and the government announced the tentative agreement today.
Union president Harvey Bischof says the teachers did not get everything they wanted in the agreement, but the deal will provide stability in the province's schools.
OTTAWA—The federal government has moved to protect Canadian businesses battered by the COVID-19 pandemic or producing medical supplies from being gobbled up by outside interests by tightening the rules around foreign investments and takeovers.
TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 606 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day increase, and 31 new deaths.
Despite the large increase, the new total of 11,184 cases is just 5.7 per cent higher than the day before, continuing a relatively low growth trend.
The total includes 584 deaths and 5,515 resolved cases.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his fellow G7 leaders are being hosted today by an impatient American president far more anxious than they appear to be to ease restrictions meant to control the spread of COVID-19.
President Donald Trump is leading a teleconference today with his counterparts because the U.S. holds the rotating chair of the G7 this year.