Shawn Jeffords, Toronto Sun

Shawn Jeffords

Toronto Sun


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Past articles by Shawn:

'Act of evil:' Thousands mourn victims of anti-Muslim attack in London, Ont.

LONDON, Ont. — Thousands of mourners, many wearing purple hijabs, crowded outside a mosque along with several dignitaries Tuesday for an outdoor vigil in… → Read More

'This was a terrorist attack,' Trudeau says of London anti-Muslim attack

LONDON, Ont. — An attack against a London, Ont., family that left four dead and a child injured was an act of anti-Muslim terrorism, Prime Minister Justin… → Read More

School task force on Egerton Ryerson legacy won’t speed up report despite protests

TORONTO - A Ryerson University task force reviewing the legacy of the school’s namesake said Monday it would not speed up its work despite calls for i... → Read More

Uncertain path ahead to next year’s Ontario election, experts say

TORONTO - With exactly one year until Ontario heads to the polls, experts and political observers say the cloud of uncertainty surrounding pandemic li... → Read More

Health Canada extends expiry for some Ontario AstraZeneca doses by one month

Doses set to expire on Monday can now be used until July 1, Health Canada says → Read More

Feds, Ontario to spend $3.4B to build Hamilton light-rail transit

Ottawa and Ontario say they will spend $3.4 billion to build a light-rail transit line in Hamilton. → Read More

'Don't make plans for Easter': Ford

TORONTO – Ontario is considering additional restrictions to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases, Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday as he warned people against making… → Read More

Ford says Ontario is considering additional restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his government is considering additional restrictions to combat a surge in COVID-19 and is urging people not ... → Read More

Highlights from the Ontario budget unveiled Wednesday

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government tabled its second pandemic-era budget Wednesday. Here are the highlights: → Read More

Ontario pledges billions in pandemic recovery spending, faces years of deep deficits

TORONTO - Ontario has laid out a $186-billion spending plan the government says will fight COVID-19, help small businesses and support families. → Read More

Ontario to reveal budget Wednesday, spending will focus on COVID-19 recovery

TORONTO - Ontario will unveil a budget Wednesday that’s expected to focus on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, although it remains unclear if it ... → Read More

Ontario Liberals say they've paid off $10M debt from the 2018 election

TORONTO — Ontario’s Liberals say they have paid off their $10-million debt from the 2018 provincial election in which they suffered the worst defeat in the… → Read More

Ontario asks federal government for $1.5 billion in funding for Hamilton LRT project

TORONTO - Ontario says it needs the federal government to commit $1.5 billion in order to build a light-rail transit line in Hamilton. → Read More

Investigator report on Laurentian University expected in six to eight weeks

Article content TORONTO — An upcoming report on the finances of Laurentian University, which has filed for creditor protection, should be made public, the province’s official Opposition said Tuesday. The report by a government adviser tasked with investigating the financial woes of Laurentian University is expected to be completed in six to eight weeks. The province’s minister for post-secondary… → Read More

Ontario reports 1,248 new cases of COVID-19, 20 deaths in LTC

TORONTO - A spike in deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic is largely tied to Ontario's nursing homes, the province reported Sunday as it continued ... → Read More

Ontario to commit to average four-hour care standard in long-term care

The Ontario government is promising to establish a new standard that would see long-term care residents receive an average of four hours of direct care every… → Read More

Ontario hospitals face ’unprecedented’ financial pressure: OHA

Ontario’s hospitals are facing “unprecedented” financial pressures because of the pandemic, the head of the association representing them said Friday, asking… → Read More

'CRITICAL ALTERNATIVE': Ontario home-care providers push for expanded services

Four major home-care providers are asking the Ontario government to increase support for their sector, saying it would reduce pressure on a health-care system… → Read More

Ontario nurses call for smaller class sizes, use of masks in schools

By Shawn Jeffords TORONTO — Class sizes in elementary schools should be cut to protect students and staff from COVID-19, Ontario’s registered nurses said Monday, suggesting schools should not reopen until all safety conditions are met. The CEO of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario said she made the request in a letter to […] → Read More

Ontario to introduce bill to extend some emergency measures over the next year

The proposed law would allow the government to extend or amend some emergency orders a month at a time, with the law expiring a year after it’s passed... → Read More