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Ontario, Dr. Moore to ask public to begin masking but won’t issue mandate

TORONTO – With respiratory diseases rampant and Ontario Children’s Hospitals full over the edge today, Chief Medical Officer of Health Kieran Moore will recommend residents of the province wear masks again. This was told to The Canadian Press by two sources close to the government who wished to remain anonymous as they were not authorized to speak about it publicly. 


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‘Strong’ mayors, AMO calling for more public consultations

TORONTO – Mayors-“Sheriffs”: the new legislation presented in recent weeks by the Ontario government led by Doug Ford is very concerning to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) which is calling for “wide public consultations” before the extension of the powers of the mayors to communities other than those of Toronto and Ottawa for which only, initially, it was foreseen the attribution of greater competences to the first citizens.  (more…)

Education Matters English Featured Ontario

Holding trustees accountable to the public they serve

The moral and ethical debate pertaining to trustee accountability appears to be an ever-present issue. The job is not an easy one. They are publicly elected officials with a job to represent the interests of their constituents. For Catholic school board trustees in Ontario, they are accountable to those they serve, while at the same time, advocating for the protection, preservation and promotion of the Catholic education system.

Parents have free will to decide where their children will be educated. While several factors may influence that choice, those who chose to enrol their children in the Catholic School System, do so with purpose. (more…)

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Heightened public health concerns as Omicron is on the move

Health officials are raising the alarm as the Covid-19 variant Omicron has more than thirty mutations. Researchers are suggesting it is spreading twice as fast as the Delta variant.

Some medical experts theorize that Omicron has picked up genetic material from other viruses that cause the common cold, potentially making this strain more transmissible. While many unknowns remain with the new variant, people’s fears and anxieties have grown over the severity of accompanying illness and how lethal Omicron may be.


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Air passengers and federal public servants must be vaccinated by end of October

TORONTO – New federal crackdown on mandatory vaccination. Starting from October 30, all civil servants and those traveling by plane, train or ship aged 12 and over will have to be vaccinated against Covid-19. The turning point was announced today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his deputy Christya Freeland, following a measure that had already been presented during the electoral campaign that preceded the vote on September 20.  (more…)

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Public Health Ontario: “Without children, herd immunity is a utopia”

TORONTO – Due to the increased transmissibility of the Delta B.1.617.2 variant, now dominant in Ontario and much of the world, the percentage of the population that needs to be vaccinated to reach a point where the long-term spread of the virus slows down, now exceeds the number of people medically entitled to vaccination. “The critical threshold for vaccination should be at least 90% of the Ontario population and more than 100% of the vaccine-eligible population,” says Public Health Ontario.  (more…)

English Ontario Politics

Ontario NDP wants public inquiry into province’s pandemic response

 “People have a right to know what the Ford government got right and what il got wrong.” This is what NDP leader Andrea Horwath said yesterday morning, during a press conference held in front of Queen’s Park, during which she called for an independent judicial inquiry into the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. “A judicial inquiry is absolutely necessary – said Horwath – it is necessary because we no longer want to see a government that makes a health emergency like the one we have experienced worse rather than better. The bottom line is that we can’t move forward without providing clear answers to Ontarians, without bringing them justice.” (more…)

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Information as a Public Good

Full-page ad by Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership highlighting Austin Tice on May 3rd, 2021

World Press Freedom Day, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, was observed on May 3rd this year. This year’s theme is the title of this piece. It serves as “a call to affirm the importance of cherishing information as a public good, and exploring what can be done in the production, distribution and reception of content to strengthen journalism, and to advance transparency and empowerment while leaving no one behind”. The Washington Post marked the day with Austin Tice in its full-page ad. (more…)

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Public Outcry Over Foreign Influence Should Pave the Way for Much Needed Electoral Reform

Canadian political parties of all stripes have long oscillated between the urge to tap into Canada’s immigrant communities, and an opposing instinct to turn inward and rebuff such influences. In a recent CBC report, April 13, 2021, Liberal MP David McGuinty, head of the National Security Intelligence Committee (NSICOP), said that state actors are looking to join political parties to ‘exert influence’. (more…)

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Ontario’s “Sunshine List”: Public sector salary disclosure

On March 19, Ontario released the annual list of public sector employees who earned more than $100,000 in 2020, otherwise known as the “Sunshine List”.

In a statement following the release of names on the list, the official opposition highlights the fact that seventeen people are among the top income earners, with an annual salary over $700,000. Among the top earners are six executives from Ontario Power Generation.

More to come on this year’s “Sunshine List” later this afternoon.

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Public attitudes towards Covid-19 vaccines around the world

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Given the importance of achieving high vaccine coverage to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19, the effectiveness to do so will depend on the number of people willing to get vaccinated. So far, the numbers do not seem overwhelming.

People’s attitudes towards vaccines vary based on a number of factors including their concerns, their values and their lifestyles. GWI (GlobalWebIndex), a company providing market research and insight to agencies around the world, collected research data from various countries to gauge public perception towards the Covid-19 vaccine. (more…)

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Toronto, Peel and North Bay-Parry Sound Public Health Regions Returning to Strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework

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টরন্টো, পিল এবং উত্তর বেপ্যারি সাউন্ড জনস্বাস্থ্য অঞ্চলসমূহ কোভিড১৯ মোকবেলায় সুসংহত অবকাঠামোয় ফিরছে

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ওই অবকাঠামোয় আরও সাতটি জনস্বাস্থ্য অঞ্চল নতুন স্তরে অগ্রসরমান

টরন্টো – জনস্বাস্থ্যের প্রধান স্বাস্থ্য কর্মকর্তার পরামর্শক্রমে অন্টারিও সরকার টরন্টো, পিল এবং নর্থ বে প্যারি সাউন্ড জেলা জনস্বাস্থ্য অঞ্চলগুলোকে অবরুদ্ধতাকে স্বাভাবিক জীবনযাত্রায় ফেরাতে কোভিড-১৯ মোকাবেলায় সংশোধিত ও সুসংসহত অবকাঠামোয় রূপান্তর করেছে, যাতে অন্টারিওকে নিরাপদ রাখা যায়, যেখানে ওই “অবকাঠামোয়”, উন্মুক্ততার পাশাপাশি ঘরে আবদ্ধ থাকার নির্দেশ কার্যকর হবে না। উপরন্তু,  তাতে আরও সাতটি জনস্বাস্থ্য অঞ্চল নতুন স্তরে ধাবিত। এ সকল সিদ্ধান্ত জনস্বাস্থ্যে নিয়োজিত স্থানীয় স্বাস্থ্য কর্মকর্তাদের সাথে পরামর্শক্রমে  এবং জনস্বাস্থ্যের সূচক ও স্থানীয় প্রেক্ষাপট এবং শর্তগুলোর সর্বশেষ প্রবণতার দিক বিবেচনায় নেয়া হয়েছে। (more…)

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Schooling or Public Health, it’s about the children

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – One way to build public trust is for government officials and health experts to have a clear and consistent communication strategy. When that breaks down you are left with uncertainty, frustration and public outrage. (more…)

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