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5 things to know about the auditor general’s report on Ontario’s COVID-19 response

5 things to know about the auditor general’s report on Ontario’s COVID-19 response

TORONTO — Ontario’s auditor general released a report on Wednesday that sharply criticized the province’s COVID-19 response. Among other things, auditor general Bonnie Lysyk said that Ontario’s measures were “slower and more reactive relative to most other provinces.” Here are five highlights from the auditor general’s report. Confusing leadership …

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Ontario government alleges family employed by province perpetrated $11M COVID benefit fraud

Ontario government alleges family employed by province perpetrated $11M COVID benefit fraud

TORONTO – Four family members who worked for the Ontario government in information technology defrauded the province of at least $11 million destined as COVID-19 relief money, a statement of claim alleges. The unproven civil claim on behalf of the province, which also seeks $2 million in punitive damages, …

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Ontario reports 1,373 new coronavirus cases, 35 more deaths

Ontario reports 1,373 new coronavirus cases, 35 more deaths

Ontario reported 1,373 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 107,883. Wednesday’s case count is an increase from Tuesday’s which saw 1,009 cases, although that was an underestimation due to technical issues, the Ontario government said. On Monday, 1,589 cases were recorded, an overestimation on …

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Coronavirus: Ontario expected to release guidelines for celebrating winter holidays

Coronavirus: Ontario expected to release guidelines for celebrating winter holidays

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 25, 2020 6:26 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Ontario government is expected to spell out its guidelines today for celebrating the upcoming …

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Auditor general to release report on Ontario governement’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Auditor general to release report on Ontario governement’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario’s auditor general is set to release a report today on how the province has handled the COVID-19 pandemic so far, including how it has made decisions during the global health crisis. The special report issued by Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk will look at emergency management in the context …

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Rural Ontario regions request residents from COVID-19 hot zones to stay home

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As Toronto and Peel Region are back under coronavirus lockdown restrictions, people in grey zones may be tempted to escape to other parts of the province, but local health officials, politicians and residents are asking them to stay home. “When customers call they’re advised that we will need to …

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Coronavirus: Ontario health-care workers say province has ‘abandoned’ them amid pandemic

Coronavirus: Ontario health-care workers say province has ‘abandoned’ them amid pandemic

TORONTO – Ontario’s health-care workers say the government has abandoned them in their desperate, anxiety-ridden struggle to cope with COVID-19. A small-scale study by two researchers released today suggests the workers are burned out and frightened. Those interviewed – nurses, personal support workers and others – say they still …

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Ontario reports 1,009 new coronavirus cases, a drop due to technical issues

Ontario reports 1,009 new coronavirus cases, a drop due to technical issues

Ontario reported 1,009 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 106,510. Tuesday’s case count is a significant decrease from Monday which saw 1,589 new infections and marked the largest single-day increase to date. However, the provincial government indicated there were technical issues with cases reported …

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A look at what has gone wrong in Ontario long-term care amid the coronavirus pandemic

A hearse leaves with another casualty of COVID-19 at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ontario on Tuesday March 31, 2020.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic around eight months ago, more than 2,200 long-term care residents in Ontario have died from COVID-19. Long-term care deaths account for nearly two-thirds of all COVID-19-related deaths in the province. Out of the province’s 626 long-term care facilities, the virus crept into …

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Survey of Ontario university students, faculty says online learning has had negative impact

Survey of Ontario university students, faculty says online learning has had negative impact

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 24, 2020 6:12 am     Updated November 24, 2020 6:13 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A survey of …

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