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Toronto Home Sales in May up from April 2020, Prices up from May 2019

The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says home sales in the region improved in May compared with April, but remained less than half of what they were… Read more »

Trudeau Positions Canada as Champion of Co-ordinated Global Recovery Plan

rime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue today to make the case for a co-ordinated global response to cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s poorest countries.

He’ll be among the leaders and heads of state to deliver remarks during a virtual summit of the Organization of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS).

Groups Say Ontario Emergency Orders to Fight Pandemic Violate Privacy

Advocates and legal experts are raising concerns about potential privacy violations in the emergency orders the Ontario government has implemented to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The orders, which are currently in place until June 9 but will likely be extended further, allow first responders to access personal health details of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders Until June 30

The provincial government is extending its emergency orders for COVID-19 until June 30. “Extending the provincial Declaration of Emergency will allow us to safely and gradually reopen… Read more »

Liberals to Ask MPs to Ok $87 Billion in New Spending, Fuelled by Pandemic Aid

The Trudeau Liberals are asking parliamentarians to approve $60 billion in spending on a key COVID-19 emergency benefit for workers. The Trudeau Liberals are detailing to parliamentarians a… Read more »

Ontario Mulls Collection of Race-based COVID-19 Data; Some Argue It’s Essential

The importance of understanding the role race might play in the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Ontario to look at regulatory changes to make collection of such data… Read more »

Ford Says Canada Doesn’t Have Same ‘Systemic, Deep Roots’ of Racism as U.S.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says Canada doesn’t have the “systemic, deep roots” of racism that the United States does. Ford was asked today to comment on the… Read more »

Bell, Telus Award 5G Contracts to European Firms, Huawei Shut Out

Huawei Technologies Inc.’s ambitions to be a player in Canada’s 5G network took a major hit Tuesday as two of the country’s three largest telecom companies announced partnerships with the Chinese tech giant’s European rivals.

Israeli, Chinese Policies ‘Concern’ Canada, Undermine Freedom, Says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waded into the foreign policies of Israel and China on Tuesday, expressing concerns over separate but controversial positions that he says undermine peace… Read more »

Federal Delay of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Action Plan Sparks Dismay Ahead of Inquiry Anniversary

Disheartened, disappointed, disbelieving. But still determined. Indigenous women and leaders fighting to end violence against Indigenous women in Canada say that’s how they feel about Wednesday’s anniversary… Read more »

As U.S. Boils Over, Trudeau Says Systemic Racism in Canada Must Be Addressed

As long-standing anger about discrimination boils over in the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians must recognize there is systemic racism in their own country…. Read more »

COVID Outbreak at Norfolk Country Farm Grows, Ontario Reports 446 New COVID-19 Cases

A southwestern Ontario health unit says that a COVID-19 outbreak at a farm in Norfolk County has grown. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit says in an update that… Read more »

Cobourg Closes Its Popular Beach For Summer 2020

The town of Cobourg has decided to close the blue flag certified beach in Victoria Park for the summer of 2020. The town council voted to keep… Read more »

Poll: Canadians Seem Ok with Possibly Being Benched as NHL Playoff Venue

It looks like hockey fans will be able to cheer on their favourite NHL team this summer but Canadians have issued a collective shrug about whether the Stanley… Read more »

Canadian Health Officials Urge Rally-Goers to Keep COVID-19 in Mind

As protesters keep up their anti-racism rallies on both sides of the border, top health officials are hoping they don’t forget about the risk of COVID-19. Canadian health officials are… Read more »

Passengers and Employees at Toronto Pearson Airport Must Now Wear Masks ‘at All Times’

Toronto’s Pearson international airport says passengers and airport employees must now wear masks or face coverings “at all times,” part of a bundle of new policies effective today to… Read more »

Live Horse Racing in Ontario Set to Officially Return This Weekend

It’s official. Live horse racing will begin in Ontario this weekend. Woodbine Entertainment made the official announcement Monday. That means harness racing will resume Friday at Woodbine… Read more »

Ontario Ombudsman Launches Long-Term Care Probe Following Military Report

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… Read more »

Trudeau Rejects Trump Suggestion to Re-admit Russia to G7, Citing Crimea Invasion

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is rejecting Donald Trump’s latest proposal to readmit Russia to the G7. The American president was to host the G7 summit later this month but has postponed… Read more »

Bird Strike Might Have Caused Snowbird Crash, Early Investigation Finds

The Royal Canadian Air Force says it’s focusing on a bird strike as the reason a Snowbird plane crashed in British Columbia last month. A preliminary investigation… Read more »

Trudeau Promises to Speed $2 Billion in Funding for Cash Strapped Cities

The federal government is rushing out $2.2 billion in anticipated infrastructure funding to Canada’s cities and while municipal leaders say it might help with a short-term cash… Read more »

Rogers Centre to Be Used as Temporary Facility to Help Food Banks Canada

Rogers Centre, the home of the Toronto Blue Jays, is going to be temporarily converted into a giant food bank facility. Rogers Communications and the Jays Care… Read more »

Toronto Mayor to Raise Pride Flag in Livestreamed Ceremony Today

Toronto Mayor John Tory is expected to mark the beginning of Pride month today by raising the rainbow and transgender flags at city hall. The midday ceremony will… Read more »

Ontario Makes Temporary Change to Layoff Regulations to Help Businesses

Ontario is temporarily amending its labour laws to help businesses avoid permanently laying off workers and paying out severance, which could send some into bankruptcy during the… Read more »