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Covid-19, another 8 deaths in Ontario. And the descent of the infections slows down

TORONTO – The virus does not give up. Today, in Ontario, another 8 deaths related to Covid-19, bringing the total in the province, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 13,351. Even the number of hospitalizations, like yesterday, is not very comforting: there are still 506 patients with the virus in Ontario hospitals, so the drop is slight (yesterday they were 512, a week ago 522) compared to two weeks ago when hospitalizations had dropped by 34.9%, from 808 to 526. Now it remains around 500, a sign that the descent has slowed down.  (more…)

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“I am sorry”: Toronto police chief on race-based data collection

TORONTO – Chief James Ramer’s apology for Toronto Police conduct toward the black community was in the air. The blacks, after all, were waiting for them. What was a discordant note, in our opinion, is the reaction of Beverly Bain of the No Pride in Policing Coalition. “Yes, your police officers are responsible for their racism – she said – you are guilty. Chief Ramer, we don’t accept your apology.” 

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Canada dropping vaccine mandate for domestic and outbound international travel as of June 20

TORONTO – Starting June 20, unvaccinated Canadians can return to board a plane, bus or passenger train. After suspending random tests for Covid-19 at airports until June 30, the federal government announced the end of the vaccination obligation as well as for domestic travel on planes and trains also for international ones departing from Canada. Upon returning from another country, however, travelers are required to observe quarantine. Foreign nationals arriving in Canada will still need to be immunized. Federal employees and transportation workers in federally regulated industries will also no longer need to be fully vaccinated in order to work. Those who are on unpaid administrative leave due to their vaccination status will then be invited to return to work. 

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Canada English Featured Health & Medicine News Updates Ontario

Not only Covid: emergency rooms ‘sold out’ in Ontario

TORONTO – Everything: injuries, trauma and even viruses (Covid-19 aside). Ontario hospitals are again under siege, this time not due the pandemic but for other reasons: from the seasonal flu to injuries (especially young people, returned “free” after two years of restrictions). The situation is similar in all hospitals in the country: records of emergency room visits and beds “sold out”.  (more…)

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Airports in Canada, Covid-tests suspended for vaccinated people

TORONTO – After countless hardships and protests, the federal government turns around and removes – until June 30 – random Covid-tests for vaccinated vaccinated at airports. It was announced on Friday by the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra. Only unvaccinated travelers will still be “tested” at airports. Then, starting from July, all Covid-tests will be carried out outside the airports.  (more…)

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Ontario to lift most remaining mask mandates on June 11, it is controversy

TORONTO – The controversy was not long in coming. Just a day after Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Kieran Moore announced the lifting of the obligation to wear a mask on public transport and in many health facilities, the new director of the Ontario Science Advisory Table Fahad Razak attacked this decision. “The provincial requirement could have been extended for at least another four weeks to help relieve some of the pressure on hospitals that will now have to enforce their policies on masks – said the doctor interviewed by CBC Radio – I am heartened to see that many hospitals have already announced that they will continue to impose them”.

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“Intentionally Inflicted Mental Distress”: anti-Covid measures, another accusations
against the federal government

TORONTO – “Intentional infliction of mental anguish”: it is one of the many accusations that the 600 plaintiffs bring against the federal government in the Statement of Claim (SoC) filed in the Federal Court last May 30. Throught it, the same complainants ask, each, $ 650,000 (for a total of nearly $ 400 million) as compensation for “damage from anti-Covid measures” to Prime Minister Trudeau, Ministers Freeland, Alghabra, Mendicino, Health Director Theresa Tam and other executive officials.  (more…)

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Passports, queues, canceled flights: “post-Covid” summer is a nightmare for Canadians

TORONTO – Infinitive waiting to renew passports, endless queues at the airport, suddenly canceled flights: the conditions are all there for a summer to … forget. Those who wanted to return to travel, after two years of “confinement”, are in fact dealing with the harsh reality of the total disorganization of the Canadian bureaucracy.  (more…)

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Millionaire class action against the government: “There has never been a pandemic, now compensate us”

TORONTO – “There is no, and there has not been, a ‘Covid-19 pandemic’  beyond and/or exceeding the consequences of the fall-out of the pre-Covid annual flu”. It is one of the considerations contained in the Statement of Claim (SoC) filed in Federal Court on May 30, by 600 plaintiffs who ask, each, $ 650,000 (for a total of nearly $ 400 million) in “damages from anti-Covid measures “. The defendants are the federal government of Canada, Prime Minister Trudeau, the Ministries Freeland, Alghabra, Mendicino, the medical director Theresa Tam and other members of the federal government.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Toronto

Schools closed longer, few fewer cases

TORONTO – The school is not a place of greasers. This is in summary the result of a study conducted by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences during the provincial closure that began in December 2020. This closure was followed by a regionalized approach to the reopening of schools by the Ford government that lasted until January and February 2021. 

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Enough is enough: the reaction against the “wokist” ideology

TORONTO – More and more, it seems that there is an undercurrent of reaction against the incursions of the wokist ideology seeping its way into the society we had come to know. No-one can point to any specific, tangible document outlining its credo much less any accrued benefits previously unavailable before advocates of wokism emerged as the self-proclaimed conscience of contemporary society. 

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Covid-19: another 11 deaths in Ontario, but positivity drops again

TORONTO – Another 11 victims related to Covid-19, today, in Ontario: the total number of deaths from pandemics in the province rises to 13,304. But the positivity rate still drops: today the Ontario analysis laboratories processed 11,234 tests detecting 1,013 cases, so the positivity rate drops to 6.4% compared to 7.2% yesterday and 8, 3% seven days ago. It is the lowest since last December 15, 2021, when it was at 6%. (more…)

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Covid-19 in Ontario, hospitalizations dropped by 35% in 7 days

TORONTO – The pressure on the Ontario health system is easing: in one week, hospitalizations of people infected with Covid-19 dropped by 35%. Now 526 people with the virus are in hospital, 114 of them in intensive care. Yesterday they were 430 (116 in ICU), but last week, on the same day, they were 808 (140 in intensive care). Hospitalizations in Ontario have now been declining for several weeks, following the peak of the sixth wave of 1,730 inmates in late April.  (more…)

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GTA and Southern Ontario, gasoline breaks new record at $ 214.9 per litre

TORONTO – Gasoline prices are skyrocketing. The price increases for fuels do not stop, on the contrary they reach new records. Today pump prices reached a record $214.9 per liter in GTA and most of southern Ontario. And the day before, Saturday, they had touched $2.11 per liter. An unstoppable race to the top that infuriates powerless motorists in the face of the increases that are now almost the order of the day. 

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Covid-19 in Ontario, hospitalizations and positivity are still decreasing

TORONTO – It happens every weekend: also today the number of infected patients in Ontario hospitals dropped. From 670 patients last Thursday to 419 today, the lowest level recorded in five months. The last time that the hospitalizations linked to Covid-19 had dropped to such a low level was on 26 December 2021, when they were 373.  (more…)

Canada Editorials English Featured News Updates Ontario Ontario Election Politics

The election results: failure to ignite the imagination?

TORONTO – The month of June has so far offered up an almost surreal political menu. On June 1, the Mayor of Vaughan closed off a self-indulgent birthday party, under the guise of a “spirit of generosity” event, to tell the City and all present that he had had enough of them all and was not going to seek re-election as Mayor. 

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The election numbers tell a worrying story

TORONTO – The results were barely tabulated and a horde of “political scientists”, commentators and Party lobbyists emerged from nowhere to advance their interpretation of the outcome of Election Ontario, 2022.There was a sense of revisionism in their analyses, an attempt to “interpret for the great unwashed” what their votes for the PC really meant. 

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Doug Ford won the Ontario Election, majority government for Conservatives

TORONTO –  Second majority government for Doug Ford and the Conservative Party in the Ontario provincial elections: the outgoing premier and his party won the majority with 83 seats, followed by Andrew Horwath’s NDP (31) who was however re-elected and by the Liberals of Steven Del Duca (8) who, instead, was defeated in his seat. The leader of the Greens, Mike Schreiner, was elected in the Guelph riding. The premier’s nephew, Michael Ford, managed to get himself elected by storming the Liberal-Ndp stronghold of York South – Weston.

 

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Covid-19 in Ontario, ICU hospitalizations never so low since summer 2021

TORONTO – Positive signs from the coronavirus front: the number of Covid-19 infected patients admitted to the Ontario intensive care units dropped to 119 today, the lowest level recorded since last summer. The last time ICU hospitalizations had been this low was on August 16, 2021, when the same number of patients was registered.  (more…)

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Vaughan, Mayor Bevilacqua will not run for re-election

VAUGHAN – The mayor of Vaughan, Maurizio Bevilacqua, will not run again in the next municipal elections, next 24 October.

The news was announced by Bevilacqua himself, during a gala tonight in Vaughan, where the mayor also celebrated his birthday.

“The city is in good shape,” Bevilacqua told those who asked him the reason for his decision.

 

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Covid-19, another 24 deaths in Ontario. Active cases below 10 thousand

TORONTO – Another 24 deaths related to Covid-19, today, in Ontario: despite the reassurances of the experts who speak of a descent of the curve, a decrease in hospitalizations and infections, an improvement in the situation, the virus continues to claim victims, whether they died with Covid (and therefore for other pathologies, but with the virus giving the “coup de grace”) or due to Covid. The tragic toll of the pandemic in Ontario thus rises to 13,265.  (more…)

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Bill C-21, a national freeze on buying and selling

TORONTO – There are those who applaud and those who turn up their noses at Bill C-21 which contains restrictions on the control of firearms. On Monday, the liberals in Ottawa presented a bill that contains the nationwide blockade of imports and sales but which, while trying to limit the number of those already present in the country, does not contemplate their complete ban. 

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Statistics Canada, increase use of guns in violent crimes

TORONTO – Firearm-related homicides have increased by 37% over the past 11 years, and guns have been the most commonly used weapon in such crimes. To detect this alarming situation, despite the fact that there are data gaps in information collection, is a report by Statistics Canada that examines the trends of armed crime in Canada between 2009 and 2020. 

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Canada Economy English Featured Opinion Politics

Senator Tony Loffreda’s Calling on all Pension Funds: Invest in Canada

MONTREAL – In my column last month, I argued that Canada has a major productivity growth issue and seriously needs to consider adopting a comprehensive, multi-year plan to address this issue at its core. We need to find ways of encouraging businesses to invest in new technologies, innovation, and its people. There is no silver bullet or a one-size-fits-all approach to ensuring our economic growth and boosting Canada’s lackluster productivity record, particularly in a post-Covid economy. 

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Canada English Featured News Updates Ontario Ontario Election Politics Polls

Ontario, countdown for the provincial vote

TORONTO – Countdown to the election in Ontario. Once the possibility of early voting has ended – the deadline was set for 28 May – voters will have the opportunity to express their preference on Thursday 2 June, from 9 am to 9 pm. Frenetic, as was to be expected, the last weekend of the election campaign for the leaders of the main parties, who have traveled the length and breadth of the province to try to convince the undecided that they still represent a substantial slice of the Ontario electorate. 

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The last farewell to Naseem Mahdi, pillar of the Ahmadis and the concept of integration in Woodbridge and beyond

TORONTO – Maulana Naseem Mahdi, pillar of the Ahmadi community and a great supporter of integration, in Woodbridge and beyond, passed away. Last Friday, in the Bai`tul Islam Mosque (in the pic above) in Jane, on Teston Road, the public funeral took place in the presence of many people, including Corriere Canadese’s publisher Joe Volpe.   (more…)

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Covid-19, 30 deaths over the weekend in Ontario

TORONTO – The tragic toll of deaths related to Covid-19 in Ontario still rises: over the weekend 30 people died (2 today, 13 Saturday and 15 Friday) which are added to 20 on Thursday and bring the total to the province, from the beginning of the pandemic, to 13,225. One of two deaths today was an elderly person in a long-term care facility.  (more…)


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