By Hayley Tubrett— Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Monday that $4 billion of funding will be put toward municipalities and transit services in Ontario. After months of negotiations, Ford said the municipalities have come together to secure funding from the federal government. About $2 billion of the funding will be
By Mira Williamson— Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) hosted a Facebook Live event Thursday to explain the new mandatory mask policy in enclosed commercial spaces. The event was led by Dr. Ethan Toumishey, who gave a demonstration on proper mask wearing protocol and spoke about the policy. HPEPH announced
By Vicky Qiao — The Ontario government proposed new legislation that would allow it to extend or amend emergency orders beyond the provincial state of emergency. Under the proposed legislation, which will stay in place for a year, the government could extend or amend existing orders like business closures and gathering restrictions
By Mira Williamson –– A long-time anti-racism activist is joining the call for the president of the Ottawa Police Association (OPA) to step down, saying the service’s response to his alleged misogynistic statement about a grieving Black woman has been inadequate. “I personally think it’s reflective of police culture,” said
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said people who are homeless can’t sleep in tents in the city because “it looks terrible.” The comment was made during Ford’s Wednesday COVID-19 briefing, after a reporter asked about the recent discovery of a body in an encampment underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway. Ford acknowledged that
By Vicky Qiao — To prepare for a potential second-wave of COVID-19, Ottawa is committed to diversifying supply chains and increasing domestic production, said Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand. The federal government has ordered 13.5 million non-medical masks with a focus on supporting Indigenous-led businesses, she said at
By Mira Williamson — The City of Ottawa has hired an anti-racism and ethnocultural liaison to lead its new anti-racism department. This newly formed department will help the nation’s capital look at all municipal policies—from active transportation, to roads, to public health through an equity lens, said the liaison, Coun.
The federal government will update Canadians next month on how COVID-19 has affected the economy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday. “As we begin to safely and gradually restart, I know people are wondering what this pandemic will mean for their jobs in the long run and what the impact