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Infections on the rise, Elliott does not worry but Ford is more cautious

TORONTO – No turnaround. The alarm launched by the director of the Ontario Science Advisory Table Peter Juni following the constant increase in Covid-19 infections in the province did not go well. Today the Minister of Health Christine Elliott intervened on the issue and made it clear that everything is under control, the reopening plan will not change. “An increase in cases was predicted with the arrival of cold weather since people spend more time at home, and this was taken into account by the province,” she said.  (more…)

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Covid-19: when immunizing is not enough

TORONTO – About 7,000 Americans and 450 Canadians who were fully vaccinated have died of Covid-19. Among Americans, the death of Colin Powell, the former secretary of State – who died on Monday from complications from Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated – shocked everyone. A news that has been around the world and that has given the opportunity to the experts to explain why this can happen and why the vaccine is extremely important as it protects oneself and others from the disease.  (more…)

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Overcrowded classrooms during the pandemic? It’s not my fault…

TORONTO – Rule number one: it’s not my fault. In the chaos in which Ontario’s Education sector finds itself, characterized by accusations, invective, controversies, complaints, retaliation and divisions, we have witnessed the most classic blame game on the responsibilities in a situation that is becoming unsustainable, especially in the Toronto Catholic District School Board. To try to understand what is happening, we must necessarily start from a fact: starting from October 12 there has been a merger of dozens of classes in many schools of the Catholic Board, with the consequent increase in the number of students in the individual classrooms. (more…)

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Ontario: over 500 infections, almost all young. 480 cases in Quebec, 356 not fully vaccinated

TORONTO – Ontario remains between 500 and 600 new daily cases of Covid-19: 573 Friday, 654 Saturday and 535 Sunday (latest figure released). Ontario’s seven-day moving average is now 537, down from last week when it was 596. 29,755 tests were carried out on Sunday: the positivity rate in the province stood at 1.8 percent. There are also two new deaths that bring the total in the province, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 9,790.  (more…)

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Burma Task Force: “Responsibility for Mohibullah’s murder must not be swept under the rug”

CHICAGO – Today, over a week after the murder of the Rohingya leader Mohibullah, a diverse group of US and international civil society organizations have signed on to a statement linked here demanding a credible and complete investigation by the Bangladesh Government, along with honest monitoring of the investigation by the international community.  (more…)

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“Eremita d’amore” by Sal Marchese has been released: not just a song

AGRIGENTO – The song and the video clip “Eremita d’amore” (“Hermit of love”) by the Sicilian singer-songwriter Salvatore “Sal” Marchese (in the pic) is online from today 7th October, on the official Vevo, Facebook and Instagram channels of the artist, as well as on the various digital music platforms. The artist, who defines himself as an “island soul and an international mind”, has made a real hymn to love that starts from the profane and gets to the sacred one.  (more…)

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Kabul, women’s protest does not stop

KABUL – “Another epic #Kabul protest with Afghan women refusing to stop marching when facing off with #Taliban“: the tweet was posted today by Fazila Baloch, an activist who has been publishing images of the protests of Kabul women for days. In fact, in the Taliban capital, not a day goes by without Afghan women, now deprived of any rights and freedoms, taking to the streets to express their dissent. And, thanks to social networks, their protest is amplified worldwide.  (more…)

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Conservatives on the run, the debate in Quebec does not change the balance

TORONTO – The debate in Quebec on September 2 between the leaders did not shift the balance of power between the parties. The confirmation comes from the last 8 polls carried out after the debate in French which highlight how the Conservative Party led by Erin O’Toole continues to enjoy a comforting margin of advantage over the liberals of Justin Trudeau. Jagmeet Singh’s NDP continues to play the role of third inconvenience while the percentage of undecided remains high. The gap that divides the conservatives from the Liberal Party ranges from the 1.5 percent detected by Nanos to 6.4 percent highlighted by Ekos. In general, tories are stabilising at around 35 per cent, while grits range from 28.1 per cent to 33 per cent.  (more…)

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Italy, more than 3.5 million over 50s are not vaccinated

BOLOGNA – Coronavirus in Italy: new cases stable for three weeks, but hospitalizations among the unvaccinated continue to rise. Also because in August there was a drop in the vaccination campaign (-66.5%) and still more than 3.5 million over 50s remain uncovered (the over 50s in Italy are 27,353,240 out of a population of 59,258,000). This is what emerges from the data released by the Gimbe Foundation of Bologna as part of the independent monitoring carried out every week. (more…)

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Ontario, 526 new cases today: only 350 are not vaccinated

TORONTO – There are now more than 500 new cases of Covid-19 in Ontario every day: today, Ontario health officials reported 526, after 511 on Sunday, 578 on Saturday, 510 on Friday and 513 in Thursday. Prior to Thursday, the province had not reported more than 500 cases in 24 hours since June 13, when 530 new cases had been registered. The seven-day average of Ontario is now 469, compared to 283 daily infections last week.  (more…)

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Back-to-school: the TDSB is getting ready, the TCDSB is not

TORONTO – There are just over three weeks left before the start of the new school year. Another year that will begin with the specter of the pandemic. Just in view of the return to school of the boys, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), illustrated at Highland Heights Junior Public School how it is preparing in terms of ventilation and safety measures. The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), on the other hand, has so far not made public any measures that will be adopted from September in its schools. Parents who have decided to let their children attend school in the presence of their children are still in the dark. As are students and teachers. (more…)

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Ontario back-to-school plan: vaccine status not required but masks are mandatory inside

TORONTO – There are trips, school assemblies, music education and extracurricular activities in the return-to-school plan released yesterday by the Ministry of Education. Twenty-nine pages that contain the plan for the full-time return of both elementary and high school students even if the option of distance learning always remains valid. From September, students “will attend face-to-face classes every day for the entire school day (five hours of instruction) in elementary and secondary schools throughout the province. For secondary schools, “some school councils may implement an alternate week or ‘modified semester’ pattern.” (more…)

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Six doses of the vaccine are not enough for the Green Pass. “I’ll sue the Ministry”

MASSA CARRARA – Everyone wants the Green Pass but not everyone wants to get vaccinated. Then, there are those who have had more than two doses of vaccine but they just can’t get the Green Pass. It’s the case of Virginia G., the 23-year-old girl from Massa, in Tuscany, a master’s student in Psychology in Pisa, who was injected with six doses of anti-Covid Pfizer vaccine by mistake, on 9 May at the hospital “Noa” di Massa (the number of injected doses was then adjusted from four to six by the ASL of Massa Carrara). (more…)

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Vaccine passport not on the horizon in Ontario, for now

TORONTO – The vaccination passport hypothesis continues to divide. The provincial government of Ontario has so far categorically ruled out the activation of a European-style Green Pass, a position that has been confirmed several times during the last few days of the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario Kieran Moore: for now a universal document certifying the double vaccination has taken place is not on the political agenda of the executive. Yet the debate on this thorny issue continues, as is happening in the Old Continent in the wake of the squeeze wanted in France by President Emmanuel Macron. (more…)

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Horwath’s appeal: LTC with awful records should not have licenses renewed

TORONTO – What needs to be done is to eliminate profit from long-term care, but until then Doug Ford “must refuse licence renewal applications to homes that did not protect the elderly during the pandemic.” This is the request NDP leader Andrea Horwath made to the government today during a conference via Zoom from Pickering. (more…)

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“They do not speak for anyone but themselves”

Article by The Hon. Joe Volpe — Video: CNMNG Staff

TORONTO – A month after the Prime Minister stood in the House to Apologize for the internment of Italian Canadians during World War II, somebody – the proverbial “they”– hiding under the cover of five private corporations in Canada, commissioned and published in the Globe and Mail, on June 18, a “Thank You Canada” advertisement. (more…)

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Vaccination, minors aged 12+ do not need parental consent

TORONTO – Ontarians are eager for life to get back to normal. Some enjoyed the warm weather and over the Victoria Day long weekend celebrating the unofficial start of the summer. For thousands of others, including children as young as twelve, it meant standing outside vaccine clinics waiting to get their shot.

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Cable car crashed in Italy: the safety brake did not work

VERBANIA – It was supposed to be the Sunday of the restart, for Italy, after months of lockdowns and restrictions, but it will remain in the memory of the Italians as a tragic Sunday: yesterday in Piemonte, on mount Mottarone in Verbania, a cable car crashed, making a flight twenty meters and rolling downstream until it ends its death race against some trees. Fourteen victims and only one survivor: a 5-year-old boy who is admitted to the hospital in Turin on a reserved prognosis. (more…)

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77,000 supporters not enough to save cat rescue in Vaughan

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian On April 11, animal lovers across the nation celebrated National Pet Day. But, there was not much to celebrate for Donna Cox, founder of North Toronto Cat Rescue (NTCR). Unfortunately, there does not seem to be much love for cats, at least in the city of Vaughan. (more…)

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Your eminence, a lot of things do not make sense

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Confusion? Having admitted that much about government policies in respect of what should be opened and what should be closed during this pandemic, we should note the contagion of that illogic. There is plenty to go around. (more…)

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Your eminence, a lot of things do not make sense

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Transcript of Video – Summary of Joe Volpe’s Article – Read More in Corriere Canadese >>>
“Your eminence, a lot of things do not make sense”, by the Honourable Joe Volpe, brings to light the disparity between the rights afforded religious institutions and commercial enterprises in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Church has protested feebly to the severe restrictions, while big box stores, supported by the Provincial Cabinet, have been vociferous and unrelenting.  The result is that, while large chain stores and outlet malls are now permitted to be open, even crowded, churches and mausoleums remain virtually shuttered.  Volpe laments the Cardinal’s inaction, as seen also in recent events surrounding Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Read Cardinal Collin’s Letter to Parishioners March 5, 2021 — Here >>>


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