Category Archives: Ontario/Quebec

Civil servant ‘betrayed’ family with alleged $11-million COVID-relief fraud: docs

TORONTO — A former senior civil servant accused of embezzling $11 million in Ontario COVID-19 relief money betrayed his own family, according to his wife and two sons. In sworn affidavits, the wife of Sanjay Madan and their two adult sons

Civil servant ‘betrayed’ family with alleged $11-million COVID-relief fraud: docs

TORONTO — A former senior civil servant accused of embezzling $11 million in Ontario COVID-19 relief money betrayed his own family, according to his wife and two sons. In sworn affidavits, the wife of Sanjay Madan and their two adult sons

Quebec may ease COVID-19 restrictions in some regions as of Feb. 8, Legault says

MONTREAL — Quebec plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions in some regions as of Feb. 8 if the situation in the province continues to improve, Premier Francois Legault said Tuesday. Legault said the average number of new cases in the province has

Ont. public health units beef up infection control, testing as U.K. variant spreads

TORONTO — Public health officials in Ontario are taking further measures to trace a more contagious strain of COVID-19 that's been found in a number of regions since it was first detected in the Toronto area a month ago.  As of

‘It’s oatmeal for everyone’: Quebec regional mayors want COVID-19 restrictions eased

MONTREAL — The Quebec government came under pressure Monday to ease lockdown restrictions, from the opposition who called for the homeless to be curfew exempt, to regional mayors who said the rules are unjustified in their towns.  Mayors in less-popula...

Ontario focuses on COVID-19 vaccines for long-term care residents amid dose delay

TORONTO — Ontario is pausing COVID-19 vaccinations of long-term care staff and essential caregivers so that it can focus on administering the shots to all nursing home residents amid a shortage of doses.  The province announced the change of focus for

Quebec works to contain jail outbreak as overall COVID trends deemed ‘encouraging’

MONTREAL — A COVID-19 testing operation was underway at a jail north of Montreal on Sunday following an outbreak that has infected more than 60 people. A spokeswoman for the regional health board for the Laurentians said that, as of Saturday,

Military to support vaccination efforts in northern Ontario Indigenous communities

TORONTO — The Canadian military is set to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in northern Ontario, as officials investigate the death of a teenager who had the virus and worked at a long-term care home in the province's southwest. Federal Public

Hospitalizations drop as Quebec reports 1,685 new COVID-19 cases, 76 new deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec reported a continued drop in overall COVID-19 case numbers on Saturday, as Premier Francois Legault called on residents to hold strong amid tougher restrictions on daily life. Legault released a message on his Facebook page on Saturda...

U.K. COVID-19 variant found at long-term care home in Barrie, Ont.

TORONTO — Health officials identified a U.K. variant of COVID-19 at a long-term care home reeling from a deadly outbreak in Barrie, Ont., Saturday as the province recorded a slightly lower daily virus case count. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit...