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Political unity in Quebec dissolves as government thrashed on COVID-19 response

Political unity in Quebec dissolves as government thrashed on COVID-19 response

MONTREAL — The period of relative unity among Quebec's political class came ended Wednesday as opposition lawmakers hammered the government about the province's dubious distinction of recording the majority of Canada's total COVID-19 deaths.
Quebec allows some recreational sports to resume with physical distancing

Quebec allows some recreational sports to resume with physical distancing

Quebec will permit several recreational sports including tennis and golf to begin next week across the entire province — including in Montreal, which continues to be the province's COVID-19 epicentre.

Ontario government issues new emergency order on long-term care homes

TORONTO — Ontario issued a new emergency order on Wednesday allowing it to temporarily replace management at some long-term care homes struggling to contain COVID-19 outbreaks, but the province's health minister said there are no immediate plans to u

Second resident of Toronto homeless shelter system dies of COVID-19

Toronto's top public health official says a second man who uses the city's homeless shelter system has died of COVID-19. Dr. Eileen de Villa says the man in his 70s was a resident of the city's largest homeless shelter, Seaton House.

One pedestrian dead after crash involving City of Toronto vehicle

Toronto police say a woman has died after being hit by a city pickup truck that lost control and mounted a curb on Wednesday morning. Det. Brett Moore of the Traffic Services Division says the woman was out for a walk at about 10 a.m.

Ontario to monitor inflammatory illness in children with COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario's Health Minister says the province is going to better monitor children after reports of a rare inflammatory illness in kids diagnosed with COVID-19.

Toronto woman charged with mischief after allegedly spitting on bank machine

Toronto police say they've arrested a woman for allegedly spitting, coughing and wiping her saliva on a bank machine. Police say the incident happened just after 5:30 a.m. on April 30 when the woman first entered the bank.

Ontario's nurses say COVID-19 pandemic highlights need for sweeping reforms

TORONTO — Ontario's health-care system must shift its focus away from hospitals and towards strong community care for everyone if it hopes to stave off future crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization representing the province's nurses said
Legault urges mask-wearing but stops short of mandatory use in public transit

Legault urges mask-wearing but stops short of mandatory use in public transit

MONTREAL — Quebecers were urged by the government Tuesday to wear masks when out in public — not to protect themselves, but to protect others.
Dr. Horatio Arruda apologizes for dancing in viral video with Quebec artist

Dr. Horatio Arruda apologizes for dancing in viral video with Quebec artist

MONTREAL — Quebec's director of public health apologized Tuesday for participating in a viral music video that some viewers found to be in poor taste. Dr.