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Quebec says 'not yet' to collecting personal data of bar patrons for COVID tracing

Quebec says 'not yet' to collecting personal data of bar patrons for COVID tracing

MONTREAL — Quebec authorities say they prefer bars and restaurants follow public health directives instead of being forced by the government to collect the personal information of their patrons in case of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Activists call for release of detailed COVID data from Ontario jails

TORONTO — The Ontario government must release information about the prevalence of COVID-19 in provincial jails, as well as what preventative measures are taken to curb the spread, an activist coalition said Tuesday.

30 workers at Vaughan, Ont., mushroom farm test positive for COVID-19

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Health officials say at least 20 of the 30 employees of a mushroom farm north of Toronto who tested positive for COVID-19 are temporary foreign workers.
Ontario introduces bill to extend some emergency measures over the next year

Ontario introduces bill to extend some emergency measures over the next year

TORONTO — Ontario introduced legislation Tuesday to enable the extension of some pandemic emergency orders over the next year, as Premier Doug Ford denied opposition accusations of government overreach during the COVID-19 crisis.

Leamington and Kingsville reopen today, join rest of Ontario in Stage 2

TORONTO — The towns of Kingsville and Leamington, Ont., are joining the rest of the province in Stage 2 of the government's reopening plan.

Two men dead, woman seriously injured in Quebec town east of Montreal

WINDSOR, Que. — Two men are dead and a woman was seriously injured in what provincial police described as a family dispute in the Eastern Townships community of Windsor. Police were called to a home about 6:30 a.m.
Quebec health minister threatens to lock down bars if COVID rules are violated

Quebec health minister threatens to lock down bars if COVID rules are violated

MONTREAL — Quebec's health minister threatened owners of bars and other venues across the province on Monday, saying he won't hesitate to shut them down if COVID-19 public health directives are not followed.
Ontario mayors call for COVID relief funding to prevent tax increases

Ontario mayors call for COVID relief funding to prevent tax increases

TORONTO — Ontarians could face property tax increases and service cuts if upper levels of government don't provide immediate financial support to municipalities coping with massive pandemic-related costs, leaders of the province's largest cities and
Lawyers complain of working conditions as Ontario courthouses reopen

Lawyers complain of working conditions as Ontario courthouses reopen

TORONTO — Physical distancing was impossible to maintain in often-overbooked courtrooms across Ontario on Monday, lawyers said as some provincial court proceedings resumed after shuttering for months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Homeless advocates take City of Toronto back to court over shelter system

Homeless advocates take City of Toronto back to court over shelter system

TORONTO — A group of advocates for the homeless is taking the City of Toronto back to court for allegedly not keeping its end of a deal to ensure the health and safety of shelter residents and those living on the street.