Ontario to increase workplace inspections during Covid-19

Beginning this Saturday and Sunday, approximately 50 ministry inspectors, as well as local bylaw and police officer, will be visiting big-box stores in Toronto, Hamilton, Peel, York and Durham. The government blitz will focus on ensuring workers and patrons are wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, and following “every health and safety measure.” The question that needs to be answered is – will people with exemptions have them honoured?

Premier Ford “there will be soon some really dark days ahead, some turbulent waters – but we will get through this”

Premier Ford has declared a second provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA).

Police have a duty to protect Charter of Rights – Police Services Act

What should be clear to all police officers is that they have a duty to uphold the oath they took when making the determination to become a police officer – it’s in their oath and the Police Services Act.

Viva Healthcare Packaging receives $450,000 to produce over 22.5 million masks each month with investment from the Ontario Together Fund

Despite the looming ban of single-use plastics this year, the Ontario government has invested $450,000 in Viva Healthcare Packaging LTD to produce over 27 million masks this year.

Business owner gives health inspector a piece of his mind (Covid)- we’re all in this together. We’ll just all starve to death and die.”

“If we can’t work then he can’t work. This is what happens when people get desperate – I’m desperate. Who’s going to pay her car payment (pointing to Bread and Barley’s waitress who was recording the video)? Who’s going to pay my cook’s rent? I want it to be hard on everyone I want everyone to see how hard this shit is. This guy needs to know how hard it is.”

Your rights under the Re-opening Ontario Act

The Re-opening Ontario Act and others like it throughout the country have given Canadians the ostensible view that their rights are on hold – that the emergency powers supersede their rights. This couldn’t be further from the truth – but we understand how the draconian actions that we’ve been beholden to would cause you to question the aforementioned statement.

What if we tested for influenza like we do Covid? A hypothetical exploration of the data

If we tested the same amount of individuals as we have for Covid – how many influenza “cases” would there be? In this article, we will use the weekly epidemiological reports from the 2019 flu season and 2020 to illustrate what the case numbers would look like.

What’s life really like in no-lockdown Sweden?

We examine what Sweden’s covid policies really look like and draw questions about Canada’s current approach.

Who declares what is essential? — In Brian Pallister’s Manitoba

What you think is “non-essential” could be essential to someone else.

When a dog owner needed balloons to keep their dog’s paws warm — they were told they were “non-essential.”

While the dog owner wasn’t happy to not be able to get balloons — they reminded people to “Be nice to people.”