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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1.The Docket 2. Eloise Gratton 3. SOQUIJ | Le Blogue 4. The Court 5. BC Provincial Court eNews The Docket Ford’s Pandemic Police State After months of ignoring the warnings of experts...
Tags: Law, Canada, Ford, Victoria, Jordan, Ontario, Ontario Court of Appeal, R, Doug Ford, Nguyen, Monday’s Mix, SOQUIJ, BC Provincial Court, Éloïse Gratton, Court R, Eloise Gratton QC Bill


Canada's Ontario Grapples With Third Wave, Blame Piled on Its Premier

By Steve SchererOTTAWA (Reuters) - Ontario Premier Doug Ford, facing backlash over his government's handling of the pandemic, resisted calls to...
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Ontario shifts strategy as it scrambles to combat worsening Covid outbreak

Province announces plans to make coronavirus vaccines more accessible in response to public pressureCanada’s most populous province has announced plans to make coronavirus vaccines more accessible and the federal government pledged emergency aid as authorities scramble to combat a worsening outbreak in Ontario.The shift in strategy comes after the premier, Doug Ford, was forced into a U-turn over deeply unpopular new restrictions announced on Friday. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy to relax restrictions; Latvia offers mass jabs to clear AstraZeneca backlog

Italian restrictions to ease in many areas from 26 April; Latvia offers vaccinations following hesitancy in older populationBrazil health minister asks women ‘to delay pregnancy’Germany removes UK from risk listSpreading faster, hitting harder: why young Brazilians are dying of CovidAustralia records first death from blood clots likely linked to AstraZeneca vaccineMalawi to bin 16,000 AstraZeneca doses amid rise in vaccine hesitancy 10.18pm BST Brazil’s health regulator lacks the necessary i...
Tags: UK, Russia, World news, Italy, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Latvia, Ontario, Reuters, Doug Ford, Maranhao, Coronavirus, Associated Press Ontario


New Ontario restrictions: Stay-at-home order extended, police given extra powers to 'strongly enforce' rules

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announce Friday that the provincial government will be extending the stay-at-home order for an additional two...
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Ontario, Canada, issues stay-at-home order for 14M residents

By Paula Newton | CNN The province of Ontario, including Canada’s most populous city, Toronto, will be under a stay-at-home order for at least four weeks beginning Thursday as a third wave of the pandemic threatens to overwhelm hospitals. “To boil it down as simple as possible, folks please, unless it’s for an essential reason, please stay home because the situation is extremely serious right now,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said during a news conference Wednesday, adding, “what we do before we s...
Tags: Politics, News, Toronto, Sport, World news, Canada, Atlantic, Soccer, Ford, Justin Trudeau, Ontario, Tam, Ontario Canada, Doug Ford, National News, Paula Newton


Ontario declares one-month lockdown as it battles surge of Covid cases

Order comes less than a week after plans to reopen businesses reversed while vaccine teams will target high-risk workersCanada’s most populous region has declared a one-month stay-at-home order and announced plans for mobile vaccine teams to target high-risk workers – including teachers and factory and warehouse workers – as it battles a surge of Covid-19 cases.Launching the measures on Wednesdy, the Ontario premier, Doug Ford, pleaded with residents to remain at home. “The risks are greater and...
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Canada: Should Employers In Ontario, Canada Provide Employees With Paid Time Off To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine? - Littler - Canada

With increasing concerns over COVID-19 variants and the recent acceleration of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout to Ontario's public, Ontario Premier Doug Ford was recently asked if the Government...
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Canada: Should Employers In Ontario, Canada Provide Employees With Paid Time Off To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine? - Littler Mendelson

With increasing concerns over COVID-19 variants and the recent acceleration of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout to Ontario's public, Ontario Premier Doug Ford was recently asked...
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Ontario Canada, Doug Ford, Littler Mendelson, COVID


Outcry after Doug Ford wrongly claims Indigenous lawmaker jumped vaccine queue

Ontario premier urged to apologise to Sol Mamakwa, who was asked to help combat vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous groupsThe leader of Canada’s most populous province is facing calls for an apology after he wrongly accused an Indigenous lawmaker of queue-jumping for his coronavirus vaccine.The outcry over Doug Ford’s comments highlights the sensitivity of the accusations as well as the broader challenges of addressing vaccine hesitancy in Indigenous communities, a group that still faces discrimi...
Tags: Americas, World news, US news, Canada, Ontario, Doug Ford, Coronavirus, Sol Mamakwa


NSSF: Canada Gun Confiscation ‘In the Coming Months’

By Larry Keane The United States’ northern neighbor is bracing for firearm confiscation. iStock-1169526109 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The Great Northern Gun Grab is about to begin. The United States’ northern neighbor is bracing for firearm confiscation. What would seem unthinkable just a couple of years ago is now planned to radically shift gun ownership on America’s doorstep in just weeks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that sweeping new gun control laws would be coming “in months” ...
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Justice Delayed and Denied in Ontario’s Tribunals

Widespread distrust of government helped Donald Trump bring the United States to its knees. Only 17% of Americans trusted the federal government to do the right thing most of the time in 2019, down from over 70% in the 1960s. People who lack any confidence in government tend to be receptive to anti-government populist messages. The best way to preserve public trust in government is to ensure, as much as possible, that government acts in a trustworthy way. What does this have to do with Ontario’s...
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Canada: Breaking Covid-19 News: Ontario To Gradually Lift Stay-At-Home Orders Across The Province - CCPartners

Premier Doug Ford commenced his press conference this afternoon by indicating that, "Today we're seeing some sunlight break through the clouds."
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News Out Of Canada

The TSN Radio affiliates in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Hamilton were shut down today, all switching to a different format. That is a big blow for so many people and reaction on social media has ranged from stunned to out right pissed off.  Some people were not even informed, they found out about it on social media. from CBC, The Ontario government announced Monday that teams competing in the NHL's all-Canadian North Division will be permitted to dine inside certain Ontario restaurant...
Tags: Sport, Canada, NHL, Hamilton, Ontario, Cbc, David Williams, VANCOUVER WINNIPEG, Doug Ford, TSN Radio, Canada Williams, COVID


Coronavirus live news: WHO says it is 'too early' to dismiss AstraZeneca vaccine; France death toll rises by 458

WHO says it is ‘too early’ to dismiss AstraZeneca vaccine; France death toll rises by 458Oxford vaccine ‘10% effective against South African variant’US reporting fewer new cases but study warns variant may cause surgeBavaria threatens to close Austria border if Tirol eases Covid rulesIreland to crack down on ‘Dublin dodge’ used to evade UK travel ban 8.19pm GMT A stay-at-home order for Toronto will be extended by another fortnight, according to Reuters.Ontario, Canada’s most populous provinc...
Tags: UK, France, US, Toronto, World news, Austria, Who, Astrazeneca, Associated Press, Dublin, Tirol, Doug Ford, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nearly, Coronavirus, COVID, Reuters Ontario Canada


Canada: Ontario Issues "stay At Home" Order - Miller Thomson LLP

This afternoon, Premier Doug Ford declared that the Province of Ontario issued a second Emergency Order under s. 7.01(1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA).
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Ontario minister who flouted Covid advice to take Caribbean holiday resigns

Rod Phillips steps down as finance minister of Canada’s most populous province, adding to pressure on the premier, Doug FordThe finance minister for Canada’s most populous province has resigned after going on a Caribbean vacation during the pandemic and apparently trying to hide the fact by sending social media posts showing him in a sweater before a fireplace.Ontario’s premier, Doug Ford, said on Thursday he had accepted Rod Phillips’s resignation as minister hours after Phillips returned home ...
Tags: Americas, World news, Canada, Caribbean, Ontario, Phillips, St Barts, Doug Ford, Rod Phillips, Coronavirus, Doug FordThe


Canadian politician faked Twitter posts to conceal Caribbean holiday

Ontario premier Doug Ford under pressure after he admits knowing about Rod Phillips’s trip for weeks
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Canadian politician faked Twitter posts to conceal Caribbean holiday

Ontario premier Doug Ford under pressure after he admits knowing about Rod Phillips’s trip for weeksOntario premier Doug Ford is under pressure after admitting that he has known for weeks that his finance minister – who faked social media posts to conceal his location – had ignored a coronavirus lockdown to go on holiday in the Caribbean.Posts on Rod Phillips’s social media accounts suggested that he remained home over Christmas, but it emerged on Tuesday that the minister flew to the island of ...
Tags: Americas, World news, Canada, Caribbean, Ontario, St Barts, Doug Ford, Rod Phillips, Coronavirus


Ontario finance minister on holiday trip outside Canada as health officials urge people to stay home during lockdown

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he is "extremely disappointed" that his finance minister has travelled outside of the country for a...
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More than 400 Amazon workers have been infected with COVID-19 at Canadian facilities, where working conditions are described as 'hell'

Amazon shipping boxes leaving a warehouse. Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images More than 400 Amazon workers in Canada reportedly have tested positive for COVID-19, and some are blaming workplace conditions.  The cases occured at four facilities near Ontario. "The working conditions are hell," an employee who left prior to the pandemic told The National Post.  "There is no social distancing, there is no sanitation," an unnamed employee told The Post.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Texas, Unions, US, Alabama, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Canada, Healthcare, Staten Island, Warehouse, Ontario, National Post, Doug Ford


Canadian province of Ontario will shut down the day after Christmas

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, citing rising numbers of Covid-19 cases that are accelerating at "an alarming rate," announced Monday that the entire Canadian province will shut down effective Saturday.
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Ontario will shut down the day after Christmas

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, citing rising numbers of Covid-19 cases that are accelerating at "an alarming rate," announced Monday that the entire Canadian province will shut down effective Saturday.
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Ontario announces hard lockdown after Covid cases surge

Premier of Canadian province says restrictions will last for up to a month and should save thousands of livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCanada’s most populous province is to enter a “hard lockdown” as Ontario experiences an alarming rate of new coronavirus cases before the Christmas holidays.“Thousands of lives are at stake now,” said Ontario’s premier, Doug Ford, on Monday, as he announced a slate of new restrictions that go into effect on Boxing Day. “If we fai...
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Ontario Canada announces hard lockdown after Covid cases surge

Premier of Canadian province says restrictions will last for up to a month and should save thousands of livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCanada’s most populous province is to enter a “hard lockdown” as Ontario experiences an alarming rate of new coronavirus cases before the Christmas holidays.“Thousands of lives are at stake now,” said Ontario’s premier, Doug Ford, on Monday, as he announced a slate of new restrictions that go into effect on Boxing Day. “If we fai...
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The Time TPM Went To Toronto In Search Of Rob Ford, And Other Golden Duke Stories

In the Trump era, political scandals of yesteryear are routinely written off as quaint — events from a time when the bar for decency was higher and our collective threshold for tolerating scandal hadn’t yet been dismantled by the brazen, unethical behavior that the Trump administration ushered in. That’s not quite the case with Rob Ford. The crack-smoking late mayor of Toronto, upon receiving the much-coveted TPM Golden Duke award in January of 2014, was seared in TPM’s history as one of the ...
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Social democrats in Canada's largest province blast ex-conservative staffers lobbying for Walmart while conservative premier closes small stores

The fact that two former staffers of Premier Doug Ford are lobbying for Walmart raises questions about Ontario’s decision to allow...
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Ontario: Doug Ford refuses to demote caucus member photographed maskless

Sam Oosterhoff was part of large group gathered in banquet hall without masks or practicing social distancingOntario’s premier, Doug Ford, has come under fire for refusing to demote a scofflaw member of his caucus who was photographed without a mask at a large indoor gathering – even as the regional government pleads with residents to follow public health rules during the pandemic.Sam Oosterhoff, a parliamentary assistant to the province’s education minister, posted pictures online this weekend ...
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There Are No Covid 'Internment Camps,’ in Canada or Anywhere Else

Earlier this month, anti-mask Ontario member of provincial parliament (MPP) Randy Hillier waved a sheet of paper on the parliament floor, demanding details from Premier Doug Ford’s administration on quarantine “internment camps.” In a spot-on impression of a prosecutor in a courtroom drama, Hillier told them, “surely…Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Conspiracy Theories, Ontario, Doug Ford, Hillier, Randy Hillier, Covid 19


Ontario in grip of second Covid-19 wave that will be 'worse than first', officials say

Canadian province logs record 700 new daily infectionsRise in cases follows gradual reopening and return of schoolsOntario has set a new record for daily coronavirus cases, as the province officially entered its second wave of Covid-19, and officials warned that it will be “worse than the first”.Ontario logged 700 new Covid-19 infections on Monday – well above the previous highest daily total of 640 on 24 April – as the premier, Doug Ford, warned residents to expect a “more complex” and “more co...
Tags: Americas, World news, Canada, Ontario, Doug Ford, Coronavirus outbreak