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Ford gets tested for COVID-19 after education minister in contact with case

Ford gets tested for COVID-19 after education minister in contact with case

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford got tested Wednesday for COVID-19, a day after his education minister came into contact with someone who was infected — despite the minister's test coming back negative.

Proposed law would undermine access to justice in Ontario, experts warn

TORONTO — A proposed legislation meant to modernize Ontario's justice system would actually undermine access to justice for the province's most vulnerable people, legal experts warned Wednesday during a public hearing on the bill.

Police say Quebec man in his 50s dead after being attacked by bull on his farm

MONTREAL — A man in his 50s is dead after being attacked by an angry bull at his farm in Quebec. Provincial police Sgt.
Canadian Paediatric Society calls on education ministries to allow graduations

Canadian Paediatric Society calls on education ministries to allow graduations

OTTAWA — The Canadian Paediatric Society is calling on education ministries to allow safe, in-person graduations for students to help give them closure and support after a challenging end to the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario child-care centres to reopen Friday; Some parents reluctant to send kids

Ontario child-care centres to reopen Friday; Some parents reluctant to send kids

TORONTO — Child-care centres in Ontario will be allowed to reopen Friday with a long list of restrictions in place, including on the number of people per room, extra cleaning and COVID-19 screening measures.

Too few visible minorities in public institutions, human rights commission says

MONTREAL — A new report on employment equity by the Quebec Human Rights Commission suggests there are still too few visible minorities and Indigenous Peoples working in the province's public institutions.

Medical advisers' names won't be released for privacy reasons, Ford says

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford said he won't release a list of medical experts guiding his pandemic response because of privacy concerns, as opposition legislators called on the government to release a full roster of its health advisers.
Quebec premier apologizes as province surpasses 5,000 COVID-19 deaths

Quebec premier apologizes as province surpasses 5,000 COVID-19 deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec's premier apologized as the province surpassed 5,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, vowing to take lessons from the loss of life.

Report COVID violations in Toronto homeless shelters, group urges

TORONTO — A coalition of activist groups wants to hear if Toronto is failing to do what it should for homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, they have set up a website that allows anonymous reports.

Watchdog investigating after man dies following interaction with police

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a man died after an "interaction" with police in Vaughan, north of Toronto. The Special Investigations Unit says York Regional Police were called to a home around 11 p.m.