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Canada has allowed Boeing 737 Max airliners to fly 160 times since last March, according to CBC News. Transport Minister Marc Garneau grounded the aircraft last spring following two deadly crashes. Transport Canada says the planes have not been used for passenger flights in this country since then, though the ban included an exception for so-called “ferry flights” for maintenance, storage, or pilot training.
Canadian coronavirus evacuees to face two-week quarantine in Ontario
Canadians fleeing China’s Hubei province amid the coronavirus outbreak will be quarantined for two weeks at a military base, CTV News reports. More than 300 Canadians have requested to make the emergency trip from the locked-down city of Wuhan. "To protect the health and safety of Canadians — both those who are coming to and those already in Canada — the returning individuals will undergo a thorough health screening before boarding, during the flight and upon arrival at CFB Trenton, Ont.," said Global Affairs Canada in a statement. It is unclear when evacuees will arrive, as Ottawa is waiting on approval from Chinese authorities.
Jully Black is known as Canada’s Queen of R&B for her Juno-winning performances and prolific songwriting career. Now, she’s starring in a Toronto production of the musical Caroline, or Change. She speaks with Nam Kiwanuka about why she was drawn to the story of a Black maid working for a Jewish family in 1963 Louisiana.
Filmmaker Ann Shin explores the stories behind foods such as quinoa, teff, and wild salmon. She reveals the superfood industry's effect on the lives of farmers in Bolivia, Ethiopia, the Philippines, and Haida Gwaii.
Of the six candidates hoping to become leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, only one comes from outside the Toronto or Ottawa regions. Queen’s Park columnist John Michael McGrath talks to London’s Kate Graham about her vision for Ontario. “We live in a province that is becoming more unequal, and I want to see that change by focusing on each part of Ontario, each community, understanding the barriers people there face, and working with local partners to be able to remove those barriers,” she says. “We’re too big and too diverse a province for a one-size-fits-all approach.
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda: The Canadian economy in 2020
What are Canada's economic prospects for 2020? How will the country contend with a worsening global outlook? The Agenda discusses what’s ahead with guests Brett House, deputy chief economist at Scotiabank; Linda Nazareth, senior fellow for economics and population change at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute; and journalists Brian Milner and Elena Cherney.
9 p.m. — Political Blind Date: The housing crisis
In the third episode of the new season of the acclaimed series, Toronto city councillors Ana Bailão and Stephen Holyday examine the housing crisis from very different perspectives.