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Head of Public Health Ontario steps down permanently
Peter Donnelly has resigned as CEO of Public Health Ontario. Before going on medical leave in April, Donnelly had been heavily involved in the province’s response to COVID-19. “Having experienced cardiac symptoms over a number of weeks, it is now clear that it is important for me to return to the United Kingdom where all of my family are based,” he said in a news release. Colleen Geiger, the agency’s acting CEO, will continue in her role until a permanent replacement is hired.
Truckers spend long hours on the road keeping the supply chain up and running. They need to stay rested and fed. Northeastern Ontario reporter Nick Dunne visits Gilli’s Truck Stop in New Liskeard, where the once-packed dining area sits empty.
Newcomers to Canada are dealing with reduced services, little opportunity to socialize, and a country still figuring out how to move forward amid a deadly pandemic. Journalist Meagan Gillmore speaks with advocates who are trying to make Ontario feel more like home in unprecedented times.
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda in the Summer: Colson Whitehead
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Nickel Boys joins host Nam Kiwanuka to discuss growing up Black in America and writing a book set in the Jim Crow era.
9 p.m. — Political Blind Date: The High-Tech Future
Donna Skelly, Progressive Conservative MPP for Flamborough–Glanbrook, and Cambridge Mayor Kathryn McGarry tour Cambridge factories that support the auto, aerospace, and medical sectors. They also visit driverless-car tracks in Ottawa and debate how governments can boost companies working on new technologies.