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Recent articles by Laura:

Ontario to unveil plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions on businesses where vaccination is required

But finalized details won’t come until next week, as industry frustration mounts → Read More

Ontario government urging doctors to cut back on virtual visits as COVID-19 pressure diminishes

In a joint letter sent Wednesday to around 45,000 doctors, three health officials said they expect that all physicians are now providing in-person care → Read More

Ontario’s provincial election is in June, but it’s already campaign season

Ontario’s political parties are already ramping up ads, rhetoric and fundraising, even though the provincial election is currently eight months away → Read More

Ontario Throne Speech pledges no ‘painful’ tax hikes or spending cuts

Ford government says any future pandemic restrictions will be ‘localized and targeted’ → Read More

Ontario to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for long-term care staff by Nov. 15

The province is leaving it up to individual homes and companies to decide the consequences for employees who are barred from their workplaces because they fail to meet the new conditions → Read More

Ontario to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory by Nov. 15 for long-term care staff

Government says those who refuse to get vaccinated, or who do not provide a valid medical exemption, will not be able to work in a long-term care home → Read More

Ontario tells agencies COVID-19 rapid tests are only for workplaces, not schools, angering parents

The Ontario government informed agencies this week that rapid tests were to be used by workplaces, not community groups or parents → Read More

New Ontario COVID-19 modelling shows progress against virus

But experts warn province remains in ‘fragile’ position as it fights fourth wave → Read More

Ontario eye exams cancelled as optometrists’ fight drags on

Around 280,000 appointments dropped as Ford’s government faces increasing pressure to resolve OHIP issue → Read More

Former premier Mike Harris, MPs urge Conservatives to unify around Erin O’Toole after election loss

Some in the Conservative Party believe Erin O’Toole could soon face a leadership challenge. But on Thursday, others began expressing their support → Read More

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole disappointed in party’s results, plans to launch review of electoral strategy

Review of Conservative electoral strategy to be performed by participants from across the party, says leader Erin O’Toole → Read More

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to win third straight election, form minority government

Seat projections show Trudeau unable to capture coveted majority as O’Toole’s future as Conservative Leader is cast into doubt → Read More

Trudeau barnstorms country ahead of Monday vote, as O’Toole campaigns in GTA and Singh tours B.C. Lower Mainland

The battleground regions of B.C., Ontario and Quebec will be key to deciding who wins government in what the polls show is a tight race → Read More

Liberal candidate forced to ‘pause’ campaign after dropped sexual assault charge revealed

Justin Trudeau says the Liberal party is investigating allegations about downtown Toronto candidate Kevin Vuong’s past, but not yet removing him from the party → Read More

Trudeau says situation in Alberta ‘heartbreaking,’ calls out O’Toole for supporting Kenney’s pandemic response

Ottawa will send ventilators to Alberta as the province declared a state of public-health emergency → Read More

Trudeau, O’Toole, Singh call for apology over Bill 21 English debate question

The question posed to Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet during the Sept. 9 debate has set off a firestorm of criticism in Quebec → Read More

Trudeau warns progressives to vote Liberal to ward off Conservatives, as O’Toole courts Quebec

With six days to go before election day, the two front-runners are trying to solidify support in an increasingly close race → Read More

O’Toole, Trudeau trade barbs as election campaign hits home stretch

The Conservative Leader accused Trudeau of selfishness and entitlement, while Liberal Leader fired back with assertions that the Tories were pandering to the gun lobby, anti-vaccination movement → Read More

Singh promises to end boil-water advisories on First Nations, with few specifics

Liberals pledged during the 2015 election campaign to end boil-water advisories by March, 2021, but the government acknowledged late last year that that would not happen → Read More

Trudeau says no regrets for election call during the pandemic; O’Toole pitches a ‘changed’ Conservative party

The leaders pivoted to their final bids to voters on Friday, a day after the last leaders’ debate and with just 10 days to go in the campaign → Read More