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Group urges Quebec to respect patients' rights during COVID-19 pandemic

MONTREAL — A Quebec patients' rights group urged the province to respect the fundamental rights of seniors living in care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the province reported 79 more deaths.

Ontario reports 340 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths related to virus

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting another 340 cases of COVID-19 and 23 new deaths related to the virus. There is now a total of 22,653 confirmed cases, which includes 1,881 deaths and 17,360 resolved cases. The daily growth rate stands at 1.

Ontario high school teachers ratify collective agreement with province, union says

TORONTO — The union representing Ontario's high school teachers says its members have ratified a new contract with the government.
Ontario long-term care association calls on province to commit to public inquiry

Ontario long-term care association calls on province to commit to public inquiry

TORONTO — The association representing most long-term care homes in Ontario came out in support of a public inquiry into the sector Saturday, but said more had to be done to support care homes in the interim as deaths continue to mount.

Man charged with second-degree murder in fatal fire at Toronto apartment

TORONTO — A man has been charged in a fatal fire in the laundry room of a Toronto apartment building. Toronto police say they were called to a fire in midtown on Thursday. They say a man was found with obvious injuries and pronounced dead.

Nepean, Ont., resident killed in multi-vehicle crash in Rideau Lakes Township

RIDEAU LAKES TOWNSHIP, Ont. — Provincial police are investigating a fatal crash in southeastern Ontario. They say the collision happened late Friday afternoon on Highway 15 just north of Portland, Ont., in Rideau Lakes Township.
Canada's 'inevitable' second wave of COVID-19 cases

Canada's 'inevitable' second wave of COVID-19 cases

TORONTO — No one knows when a fresh surge of COVID-19 cases will emerge in Canada, but experts agree numbers are poised to rise and could very well explode in surveillance blindspots.
Montreal-based AI institute ready to roll out contact-tracing phone application

Montreal-based AI institute ready to roll out contact-tracing phone application

MONTREAL — One of the world's leading artificial intelligence research institutes is ready to offer governments across Canada a contact-tracing smartphone application for COVID-19 infections that it promises will protect users' personal data and help
City clearout of Toronto homeless encampments leads to standoff with residents

City clearout of Toronto homeless encampments leads to standoff with residents

TORONTO — City officials, police officers and heavy machinery moved in on Friday to dismantle encampments under a downtown Toronto highway where homeless people live.

Ford declines to pause commercial evictions but tells landlords: have a heart

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford indicated Friday he won't be putting a freeze on commercial evictions, but pleaded with "vicious" landlords to be flexible with business tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic.