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Ford says he's getting lobbied hard to reopen various sectors of economy

Ford says he's getting lobbied hard to reopen various sectors of economy

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford tried to pump the brakes Tuesday on enthusiasm for reopening the economy, a day after encouraging new modelling was released, urging patience to avoid a resurgence of COVID-19.
Quebec federal inmates file application for COVID-19 class action

Quebec federal inmates file application for COVID-19 class action

MONTREAL — A federal inmate who contracted COVID-19 has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit over Correctional Service Canada's handling of the pandemic at its Quebec-based prisons.
Quebec looking at options for a gradual return from COVID-19 measures

Quebec looking at options for a gradual return from COVID-19 measures

MONTREAL — As Quebec attempts to get a handle on the COVID-19 crisis in long-term care homes, Premier Francois Legault said Tuesday the province will begin to plan for a gradual return of everyday activities, including the reopening schools and dayca

Jury trials won't resume in Ontario until at least September, court says

TORONTO — Criminal and civil jury trials in Ontario will be on hold at least an additional three months in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Inmate at Bath Institution charged with counsel to commit murder

NAPANEE, Ont. — A 49-year-old inmate at the Bath Institution has been charged with counsel to commit murder. Provincial police say the accused was arrested on Saturday and appeared in court in Kingston on Sunday.

SIU investigates death of man shot in presence of police in Elliot Lake

ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who was shot in the presence of provincial police in Elliot Lake.
Canada's hospitals join fundraising efforts to close COVID-19 'gaps'

Canada's hospitals join fundraising efforts to close COVID-19 'gaps'

TORONTO — Hospitals facing urgent COVID-19 needs are banding together to close funding "gaps" for their institutions and embattled health-care workers.
Ontario's community COVID-19 cases appear to have peaked, officials say

Ontario's community COVID-19 cases appear to have peaked, officials say

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.
Ontario jail closing after 60 inmates, 8 staff test positive for COVID-19

Ontario jail closing after 60 inmates, 8 staff test positive for COVID-19

A jail in Brampton, Ont., will be temporarily shut down after authorities said 60 inmates and eight staff tested positive for COVID-19.

Quebec suspends non-essential surgeries to add staff to long-term care homes

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is delaying non-essential activities in hospitals for the next two weeks to free up all available doctors and nurses to work full time in long-term care homes hit hard by COVID-19.