Rob Ferguson, TorontoStar

Rob Ferguson


Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Rob:

Ontario preparing ‘enhanced strategy’ to fight COVID-19’s Omicron variant

Ontario is investigating two more suspected cases of COVID-19’s Omicron variant in Ottawa and another two in Hamilton as it prepares an “enhanced stra... → Read More

Do children need vaccine passports? Not now, Ontario says

Ontario does not plan to require children aged five to 11 to show proof of vaccination to get into restaurants and other non-essential venues, says ch... → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine shot bookings for kids 5 to 11 begins Tuesday

Parents in Ontario can begin booking COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday with shots expected to start Thursday. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine shot bookings for kids 5 to 11 begins Tuesday

Parents in Ontario can begin booking COVID-19 vaccinations for kids aged 5 to 11 on Tuesday with shots expected to start Thursday. → Read More

On Nov. 30, crossing the border will get easier. Whether you should travel is another question

The dropped requirement will only apply to Canadians who leave the country for less than 72 hours, starting Nov. 30, federal officials announced Frida... → Read More

Ontario is giving nursing home workers more time to get vaccinated even as case counts rise

Ontario is delaying its requirement that all nursing home workers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 until Dec. 13, the government said Friday as ne... → Read More

PC MPP slams ‘heavy-handed’ Ford government over standoff with optometrists

One of Premier Doug Ford’s MPPs is accusing his government of “heavy-handed tactics” in a standoff over fees paid to optometrists for eye exams covere... → Read More

Ontario will ‘stay the course’ with current COVID-19 restrictions despite surge in new cases, Christine Elliott says

Ontario will “stay the course” with its less restrictive COVID-19 measures despite a 41 per cent increase in infections over the last 10 days, but lea... → Read More

Ontario expands COVID-19 booster shots to 2.75 million residents

Ontario is offering COVID-19 booster shots to another 2.75 million citizens at higher risk of infection, including those over 70 years of age, anyone ... → Read More

Ontario will double fines and order takeovers at nursing homes that break new rules

Nursing homes breaking the rules would see maximum fines doubled and the worst performers could face temporary takeovers under long-awaited legislatio... → Read More

Doug Ford under fire for new minister’s pay hike

Government house leader Paul Calandra has been promoted to lead a new “ministry of legislative affairs” with a cabinet minister’s salary of $165,000 t... → Read More

Liberal MPP sought COVID-19 vaccination exemption for personal support worker

Ontario’s Liberals are being accused of saying one thing and doing another after their Thunder Bay MPP sought special treatment for a personal support... → Read More

Two Ontario doctors ordered to stop issuing exemptions for COVID-19 vaccinations

Two Ontario doctors who have gone public with their skepticism about COVID-19 vaccines and pandemic precautions have been ordered to stop issuing medi... → Read More

Ontario approves craft beer sales at farmers’ markets

The move, signalled in last spring’s budget from Premier Doug Ford, allows craft brewers to catch up with makers of Ontario VQA wines and hard ciders,... → Read More

‘We will not be doing this suddenly’: Ontario will slowly phase out vaccine passports next year, top doctor says

Ontarians should expect a “phased exit” from the vaccine passport system sometime next year, the province’s chief medical officer said Thursday as he ... → Read More

Ontario lifts capacity limits for movie and professional sports but not gyms or restaurants

Just in time for the hockey and basketball seasons, Ontario is lifting COVID-19 capacity limits in some places where proof of vaccination is required ... → Read More

NDP says an online ad mistaking one Tory MPP of colour for another was an honest mistake

The NDP says an online ad mistaking one Progressive Conservative MPP of colour for another is an honest error but Premier Doug Ford’s office is callin... → Read More

Health-care and nursing home workers could face vaccine mandate, says Ontario’s chief medical officer

Dr. Kieran Moore took aim at long-term-care homes where unvaccinated workers have been blamed for bringing infections in, putting residents at risk. → Read More

Doug Ford’s government delays the return of the legislature until two weeks after the federal election

Rival politicians eager to question Premier Doug Ford over his handling of COVID-19 will have to wait a few more weeks after the government delayed th... → Read More

Ontarians getting COVID-19 vaccines hits highest level since Aug. 21

Ontario’s daily COVID-19 vaccinations hit their highest level in two weeks the day after Premier Doug Ford announced a vaccine certificate system for ... → Read More