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Meanwhile, Ontario extended emergency orders until July 10. “While we have made truly incredible progress in our fight against COVID-19, thanks to the collective efforts of our frontline heroes and the people of Ontario, we know that we must remain vigilant,” Premier Doug Ford said in a press release. The province has also loosened restrictions on indoor sports facilities, which can now be used “to train amateur or professional athletes, or to run certain non-contact amateur or professional athletic competitions.”
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Temporary foreign workers in Ontario have been hit hard by COVID-19, highlighting existing issues in our agricultural sector. Southwestern Ontario journalist Mary Baxter discusses the outbreaks in Essex County.
After the Second World War, the Canadian government used the RCMP to try to purge the public service of LGBTQ employees. Filmmaker Sarah Fodey speaks to survivors of the decades-long bullying campaign.
The Finnish Labour Temple was a fixture in Thunder Bay for more than a century — until COVID-19 came to town. Can a community effort help it open its doors again? Northwestern Ontario reporter Jon Thompson speaks to the people trying to save the cultural institution.
Rogelio Muñoz Santos died in a Windsor hospital in early June. Advocates say that he was the victim not just of COVID-19 — but also of a predatory system. Southwestern Ontario reporter Mary Baxter examines what went wrong, and what recourse migrant workers have when faced with unsafe working conditions.
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda in the Summer: Mae Martin
Mae Martin stars in the Netflix series Feel Good, an LGBTQ romantic comedy. The Toronto-born actor joins Nam Kiwanuka to discuss her life and accomplishments.
9 p.m — The Dictator's Playbook
Manuel Noriega rose through the ranks of Panama’s military and took control of the country in 1982. He was ultimately ousted during the U.S. invasion of 1989.