Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough introduced a revised bill on Monday afternoon that reflects a deal the minority Liberal government negotiated to secure the support of the NDP. Also on Monday, the Liberals proposed a motion that, if approved, would allow the government to pass the bill through all stages of the House of Commons in a single day.
On average, only 20 per cent of new COVID-19 tests in Toronto currently have a turnaround time of 24 hours, according to data from Toronto Public Health, while around 44 per cent have a 48-hour turnaround, leaving more than half of people tested waiting even longer for their results.
Both metrics have been deemed red-alert items on the city's COVID-19 dashboard for falling well below targets.
In total, 128 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, including 29 in intensive care.
State records show the company made US$607,250 in political donations to several Colorado political action committees in 2018 that supported Republican or “pro-business” candidates.
Nearly half, US$300,000, went to the pro-Republican Senate Majority Fund, while US$200,000 went to Better Colorado Now, in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton, a member of the Bush political dynasty. Crestone gave US$100,000 to Protect Colorado, which said it opposed "any ban or restriction on hydraulic fracturing.”
Meng's lawyers hope to convince the judge overseeing the extradition proceedings that the allegations against U.S. officials not only have an "air of reality" about them — but that if proven, the abuse of process might warrant tossing the high-profile case.
Tories came out fast against the throne speech last week, arguing it didn't go far enough to offer support to Canadians impacted by the pandemic.
NDP have said if their demands for a stronger COVID-19 safety net are in the new relief bill before the Commons this week, they will likely support the speech from the throne.
Based on how quickly Ontario's infection rate has been rising in recent weeks, the model projects the province is on track to exceed 1,000 new cases per day by the middle of October, unless stricter public health measures slow the accelerating spread.
Health authorities reported 698 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday — the highest single-day tally since May — as the number of infections continues to surge in Quebec.
Universal masking in public spaces could curb those numbers and save thousands of lives, the model suggests, pointing to countries like Singapore that have successfully put in place masking protocols that are 95 per cent effective. Singapore has reported 27 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
But despite the blanket messaging, the endless press conferences and announcements, actual, specific data on how and where COVID is spreading in Ontario remain surprisingly sparse. “That is the biggest issue right now: We don’t know where these cases are coming from,” said Ryan Imgrund, a biostatistician at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket.