Category Archives: Ontario/Quebec

Health officials say COVID-19 case linked to Kingston, Ont., polling station

KINGSTON, Ont. — Health officials are asking anyone who attended a Kingston, Ont., polling station on Monday night to monitor for signs of COVID-19 after a positive case was linked to the site. The local public health unit issued a notice

Ontario legislature to require proof of COVID vaccination or negative test to enter

TORONTO — People will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative rapid test result to enter Ontario's legislature next month. House Speaker Ted Arnott announced the policy in a Thursday memo to legislators and others who work at

Ontario Human Rights Commission seeks input on derogatory street, building names

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is seeking the public's input as it develops a policy statement on the display of derogatory names, words and images. The commission said it wants to address what it calls a "quickly evolving issue" that has

Quebec rapidly passes ban on COVID-19-related protests near schools, hospitals

QUEBEC — The Quebec legislature rapidly adopted a bill Thursday banning protests related to the COVID-19 pandemic within 50 metres of schools, daycares, and health-care facilities. The bill was introduced earlier in the day and passed unanimously after...

Union calls for Ontario to institute distancing, capacity limits at universities

TORONTO — A union representing workers on university campuses in Ontario called Thursday for the government to put classroom capacity limits and distancing requirements in place to better protect students and staff from COVID-19. Ontario announced earl...

Ontario NDP apologizes for ad that mistook Tory legislators for each other

TORONTO — Ontario's New Democrats are apologizing for a social media advertisement that mistook one Progressive Conservative legislator for another.  The ad that ran in April said Premier Doug Ford and Tory legislator Kaleed Rasheed had paid sick days ...

Premier Ford wants to pursue child-care deal with re-elected Liberal government

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he wants to make a child-care deal with the federal government. The province has acknowledged it was in discussions with Ottawa about a potential agreement into the last hours before the federal election was

Ford urges patience with proof-of-vaccination system as Ontario policy takes effect

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford urged Ontarians not to take their frustrations out on businesses and their staff as a proof-of-vaccination system went into effect Wednesday for indoor dining, gyms, movie theatres and certain other venues. "It's important t...

Quebec mulls law prohibiting anti-vaccine protests outside schools and hospitals

MONTREAL — Premier François Legault said Tuesday his government is looking at what it can do to stop people from protesting COVID-19 health orders outside the province's schools and hospitals. Legault said his government will "use whatever is necessary...

Ontario businesses hope for smooth rollout of vaccine certificate system

TORONTO — Businesses in Ontario were making final preparations Tuesday for the implementation of the province's vaccine certificate system, saying they were uncertain how it would be received but hopeful it would roll out smoothly.  Patrons at dine-in ...