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Parts of Ontario given green light to move to Stage 2 of reopening plan

In his daily provincial announcement, Premier Doug Ford and his government announced a shortlist of businesses allowed to reopen in the province, with the Toronto area being exempted from this list.

Premier Doug Ford addresses federal funding and possibility of “Stage 2” of reopening the province

In his daily provincial address, Premier Doug Ford and his government said that details for the second stage of Ontario’s reopening plan would be released next week, as well as addressing the funding...

Ontario reports 356 new COVID-19 cases, as province allows short-term rentals to resume starting Friday

Ontario reported an additional 356 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, June 4, as the province announced that short-term rentals will be allowed to resume operations on Friday, June 5. The...

Ontario Extends State of Emergency until June 30 after another concerning spike in COVID-19 cases

The Government of Ontario has voted to extend the state of emergency on Tuesday afternoon after several hours of debating at Queen’s Park.  The newly extended state of emergency will...

Ontario giving financial support for local PPE manufacturing companies

During their daily provincial address, Premier Doug Ford and his government announced that investments would be made towards the local manufacturing companies that are producing protective equipment for the frontline workers and communities...

How Vietnam plans to revive tourism post COVID-19

According to many reports, Vietnam's tourism sector lost $7 billion in revenue in January and February. Currently, since most countries around the world are still carrying out border closures, Vietnam is concentrating on...

Ontario to potentially enter a 28-day lockdown extension says Premier Doug Ford

During the Ontario government’s provincial address, Premier Doug Ford said that he wants the province’s State of Emergency to extend for an additional 28 days. The province’s lockdown that was...

PM Justin Trudeau announces $2.2 billion in City Infrastructure funds

During his daily national address, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government plans to offer cities an advanced transfer of $2.2 billion in infrastructure money to help with the budget issues...

Toronto Pearson Airport to limit the number of people allowed to enter the terminal starting June 1

According to Robin Smith, a spokesperson for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), a new policy at the Pearson International Airport will discourage “meeters and greeters” from accessing the airport’s terminal. 

Regional reopening strategy for Ontario being considered

In his daily provincial address, Premier Doug Ford said there is consideration for a region-based reopening strategy for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. This option has been one that Ford...

Ontario allows more health-care providers, including dentists, optometrists, to reopen

As the province continues to lift more restrictions during its phase 1 reopening plan, Ontario government has announced that regulated health professionals, including dentists, optometrists, and massage therapists to return to work effective...

Ontario admits to “staffing crisis” in long-term care homes before the pandemic

Minister of long-term care Merrillee Fullerton revealed that Ontario has been experiencing a “staffing crisis” with personal support workers (PSWs) for their long-term care facilities long before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trudeau calls for global unity at UN summit on pandemic recovery

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted a call conference in hopes of establishing global cooperation at the United Nations meeting being held to alleviate the social and economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ontario government extends current emergency orders until June 9, takes over 5 more long-term care homes in GTA

In his address to the province this afternoon, May 27, Premier Doug Ford announced that the provincial government will immediately take over the management of the five long-term care homes around the Greater...

Trudeau asks employers to begin rehiring employees and to hire young adults looking for summer employment

During his daily national address, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the opportunity to ask employers across the country to begin rehiring their former employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Military reports “Horrific” conditions, elder abuse in long-term care home

During the daily provincial address, Premier Doug Ford addressed the public reports made by the Canadian Armed Forces whistleblower regarding the observations made at five long-term care homes located in Ontario.

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