Investigations

Montreal officials used emergency powers to pay for advice on what to say about coronavirus deaths

Montreal officials used emergency powers to pay for advice on what to say about coronavirus deaths

One of Canada’s largest regional health authorities says it used emergency coronavirus powers to hire a lobbying and communications firm that billed taxpayers more than $140,000 for its first 21 days of work in advising Montreal health-care officials on what to say about dozens of unexplained deaths. The emergency powers, …

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Workers in Ontario and Quebec filed over 5,700 coronavirus-related complaints

Workers in Ontario and Quebec filed over 5,700 coronavirus-related complaints

Workers in Ontario and Quebec filed thousands of complaints about unsafe working conditions as the novel coronavirus swept across Canada and pounded the country’s two most populous provinces, according to government statistics obtained by Global News. There were more than 5,700 complaints related to COVID-19 in both provinces, with more …

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‘It’s a safety issue’: Pickering man says he was evicted during COVID-19 pandemic – Durham

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

A Pickering man says he was left scrambling to find a place to live after being evicted during the COVID-19 pandemic. George McKay recently found a room to rent after searching for days. “If I didn’t luck out and find this place here, there’s only so much money I have, …

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Coronavirus: Working conditions at Residence Herron and owner’s past under scrutiny – Montreal

Coronavirus: Working conditions at Residence Herron and owner’s past under scrutiny - Montreal

Quebec’s premier is looking into allegations that one of the owners of Residence Herron in Dorval had a criminal record. Former staff, meanwhile, have been speaking out about working conditions.  At least 31 patients recently died at the Dorval long-term care facility, five of whom were confirmed to have COVID-19. …

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Images show how long-term care workers may have spread coronavirus

Images show how long-term care workers may have spread coronavirus

As the number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities rises in long-term care facilities across Canada, new images reviewed by Global News have revealed some risky practices by staff that may be contributing to the disease’s exponential growth. The images show that several support workers at an Ontario long-term care facility …

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