Science table lays out 6 ways to fight COVID-19

Ontario plans to shutdown legislature by mid-week, NDP refuses to cooperate

The report explains this means not gathering indoors with people you don't live with, but allows for spending time with people outdoors with is social distancing, masks, and proper hand hygiene.

Focusing on public health guidance that works.

Premier Doug Ford's government imposed new restrictions early Friday to try to curb the wildfire spread of the virus, only to lift some of them over the weekend after a backlash by residents and doctors.

Mamakwa notes Doug Ford has opted for carding instead of paid sick days and chose to shut down outdoor activity instead of shutting down non-essential workplaces.

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has retained Anil Kapoor, one of Canada's leading criminal and constitutional lawyers, to lead a legal team being assembled as we speak, to launch a legal challenge before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, most likely by way of injunction.

Mamakwa says the government is trying to change things "downstream" rather than "upstream".

One lawyer, however, said the change was not much of an improvement because police officers could, under the new regulation, broaden their inquiries of people suspected of a breach.

Ontario said 66,897 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the province since Sunday's report for a total of 3,904,778 given out so far.

Mamakwa says it may be an issue in the south, but our land is so vast here that it doesn't make any sense.


The Premier has maintained the province shouldn't be asked to provide an option when a federal program already exists.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Christine Elliott confirmed the federal government has offered to send health care workers and other supports to the province but added Monday there were no details about who or when. Ford said February, 22.

By Sunday, the government had walked back its closure of playgrounds.

The program pays workers who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting coronavirus.

Advocates have been calling on the province to bring in paid sick leave for months, saying it would help support essential workers during the pandemic.

No other province reported a drop in AstraZeneca supply on Monday.

P.E.I.'s Premier said his government's first priority is to protect the health and safety of Islanders, but he is asking health officials to take scan of current situation, and reach out to the University of Prince Edward Island and Holland College to see if there are any recent medical graduates who could help the situation in Ontario.

Among the reforms was two paid personal leave days for workers.

Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath said her New Democrats would not play along until the Progressive Conservative government had reversed what she described as its "dangerous police-state orders" and replaced them with public health measures.

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