Tag: normality

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School, “created the illusion of normality”

TORONTO – Ontario’s four largest education unions — Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) and the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) — are attacking the government’s return-to-school plan. A plan, they say in unison, “incomplete and inadequate.” The accusation is that of having attempted to “create the illusion of normality” when “we are still in a pandemic”.  (more…)

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Universities and colleges towards the return to normality

TORONTO – There will be no capacity limits or physical distance requirements. Ontario’s post-secondary institutions were given the green light to reopen in September by Colleges and Universities Minister Jill Dunlop. The ministry has already explained the guidelines for the new school year to all post-secondary education institutions in the province. And it is precisely from the new protocol that it emerges that colleges and universities are allowed to “resume normal operations for the next academic year”. (more…)

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Second dose rebus between no mask rally and desire for normality

TORONTO – As mass vaccination progresses according to the roadmap, the desire to return to a normal life after a year and a half of pandemic, lived between lockdown and restrictions, grows. And this desire for normality, at least for now, comes up against the necessary caution with which the provincial government has decided to reopen Ontario’s economy. (more…)

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Vaccines the key to find the new normality

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – The progress of the vaccination campaign will be decisive for the breakthrough in the fight against Covid-19. Canadians’ initial skepticism of vaccines developed in such a short time is gradually waning, replaced by growing optimism fueled by news coming from abroad. In Israel, the country that has conducted the most aggressive immunization campaign, people are slowly regaining small portions of normality that they had had to renounce since the beginning of the pandemic: in many areas of the country restaurants, cafes, schools, cultural events, tourist attractions, have resumed functioning exactly as in the pre-pandemic phase. In Israel almost 5 million people received the first dose, 3 million and 800 thousand also the recall: more than 40% of the population is “protected” from Covid. And the results can be seen: the positivity rate has fallen to 4.3% compared to 10% in January. (more…)


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