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COVID-19 case numbers stable over weekend
By TVO Current Affairs - Published on Jul 27, 2020
After a week of fluctuating totals, Ontario reported 138 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday and 137 new cases Sunday. (



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COVID-19 numbers stable over weekend

After a week of fluctuating totals, Ontario reported 138 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday and 137 new cases Sunday. Health Minister Christine Elliott reported that the province has conducted more than 2 million COVID-19 tests.

More than 6,000 evictions loom in Ontario

Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board has processed 6,083 applications to evict tenants for not paying rent over the course of the pandemic, the Toronto Star reports. In March, Premier Doug Ford said that no tenant would be evicted for not paying rent during COVID-19. “If you can’t pay rent and you’re just in an absolute crisis, then you don’t have to pay rent,” he said. Ford spokesperson Ivana Yelich said that Bill 184, which became law last week, strengthens tenant protections by requiring landlords to explore repayment agreements with renters who fall behind on payments.

Police break up large house party in Brampton

Peel Regional Police broke up a house party attended by as many as 200 people Saturday night in Brampton, CTV News reports. Organizers apparently attempted to hide the party, which defied public-health rules. Officials said a security company was hired to park cars and barriers were put up along the backyard fence. Attendees were reportedly encouraged not to record video of the event.

Elsewhere, at least three people who attended a party in Schomberg earlier this month have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Back to school, Part 3: A union president on reopening safely

Columnist Matt Gurney speaks with Sam Hammond of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario about what it will take — and cost — to get students and staff back in class. “The current state of the plan, I think, is chaos,” Hammond says.

The life-and-death stakes of anti-Black racism in health care

Hostile and even racist encounters have been an ongoing part of Rudayna Bahubeshi’s health-care journey. She writes that solutions will require long-term efforts — but the stakes are never higher than when patients are alone, in pain, and more vulnerable than ever.

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The Agenda in the Summer: Home care and COVID-19

Southwestern Ontario reporter Mary Baxter joins The Agenda to discuss how COVID-19 has affected those who receive home care.


British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse established herself as a musical force in the early 2000s. A pop star with soul — often described as reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday — she was a rare talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. In this documentary, learn about the woman behind the headlines — and about the inner demons that led to her death at just 27.

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8 p.m. — The Agenda in the Summer: Duncan McCue

As a teenager, Duncan McCue spent five months on a Cree trapline in northern Quebec, learning how to live off the land and speak the language. He joins host Nam Kiwanuka to discuss his book The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir as well as his work helping fellow journalists cover Indigenous issues properly.

9 p.m. — Extraordinary Women: Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori challenged convention to pioneer a radical new system of education. She focused on the child as an independent learner, an idea that spread to all corners of the world, affecting the schooling of millions.

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