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Ontario extending emergency orders to protect vulnerable populations

Ontario/IBNS: In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is extending most orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA) for additional 30 days, with the exception of drinking water systems and sewage works.

UK think tank warns gov't peak of living standards crisis if COVID-19 benefits terminated

Moscow/Sputnik: The Resolution Foundation called on the UK government on Monday to not cancel the 20 pound ($27) uplift to Universal Credit benefits, warning that the worst hit of the pandemic on living standards of low-income households was still ahead despite the vaccine-driven economic recovery.

Pride Toronto announces new skillshare program to support Toronto’s vibrant LGBT2Q+ communities

Toronto/IBNS: An announcement was made recently by Pride Toronto regarding transforming its new office inside the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) into a new multi-functional rental studio and the skillshare program directed to supporting Toronto’s vibrant LGBT2Q+ communities, Pride Toronto November newsletter reported.

Canada Conservatives skeptical if Liberals meet target to end First Nations' boil water advisories

Ottawa/IBNS: COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardized some of the Liberal government's key deadlines of its reconciliation agenda including a promise to end all long-term boil-water advisories on First Nations by March 2021, media reports said. 

UN and partners press for seafarers to be designated ‘key workers’ during COVID pandemic

New York: The UN Secretary-General has again appealed for governments to act on behalf of hundreds of thousands of seafarers and other maritime workers stuck at sea for endless months, in some cases more than a year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Canada-US border closure could last for months as many Canadians prefer so amid pandemic

Ottawa/IBNS: The alarming rate of increase in COVID-19 in many US states has led to the extension of Canada-US land border closure to non-essential traffic until at least Aug 21 affecting the lives of many people on both sides, media reports said.

Manitoba faces unexpected fiscal impacts, must restart our economy: Premier Brian Pallister

Manitoba/IBNS: Manitoba government's release of its economic and fiscal update assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was announced June 30 by Manitoba's Premier Brian Pallister and Manitoba's Finance Minister Scott Fielding, media reports said.

COVID-19 boosted chance for Trudeau's Liberal Party to secure majority govt in Canada: Poll Tracker

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada's Liberal Party under the leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to enjoy great support at present, not seen post-2015 election, boosting his chance of securing a majority government in the country, media reports said citing the latest projections from the CBC's newly re-launched Poll Tracker.

Canada Border Service Agency seizes over 1,400 kg of suspected cannabis

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said it has seized more than 1,400 kilograms of suspected cannabis from two locations in the Greater Toronto Area, CBSA reports said.

Canada PM pushes provinces to add 10 days of paid sick leave a year for workers

Ottawa/IBNS: As per his commitment to Jasmeet Singh, leader of Federal New Democratic Party (NDP), Justin Trudeau, Canada's Prime Minister has started communicating with Canadian provinces to incorporate 10 days of paid sick leave a year for workers, media reports said.

Canada Police reports 2,200 home quarantine checks due to stricter border issues

Ottawa/IBNS: Completion of nearly 2,200 home visits by police officers in Canada have been reported to ensure returning Canadians since the start of the pandemic are complying with the 14-day self-isolation rule, media reports said.

COVID-19 cases in Indonesia surpass 14,000

Jakarta/Xinhua: The Indonesian government announced 387 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections in the archipelagic country to 14,032.