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The hot weather took southern Ontario by surprise this week, teasing us all with the promise of the lazy, hazy days of summer soon to come. But there could be storm clouds on the horizon. One of the government's own agencies says we could be in for electricity blackouts and brownouts during heatwaves this summer. That news just as the Conservative government counts down to the deregulation of the electricity market on May 1st. And speaking of summer by the lake, Ontarians are also reminded of the clean water challenge left from the Walkerton water disaster. In a moment we'll talk to the man charged with solving both these challenges, Ontario's new Minister of Energy and the Environment. Premier Ernie Eves was asked this week why he chose Chris Stockwell to deal with both these issues.
Apr 21, 2002
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OPINION: This country will not be able to “build back better” if we don’t tear down the barriers preventing Black Canadians from contributing to economic prosperity.

The government has presented updated projections on case numbers, variants of concern, and more. Read the full briefing.

OPINION: The province’s vaccination program is just starting to scale up  — a sudden influx of other vaccines could push the system to its breaking point. speaks with Ryan Patchett-Marble about the possible benefits of psilocybin treatment — and why he thinks it’s important to have direct experience.
The Toronto journalist broke a lot of the rules about keeping your distance from the story. Jeff was all in, all the time.
The latest coronavirus updates from across the province. speaks with Kieran Moore, Kingston’s medical officer of health, about the role of public-health units, family doctors and vaccination — and why April could be an important month.
Ottawa has updated its policy for international graduates — but advocates say it hasn’t gone far enough to address longstanding issues and new pandemic realities.
OPINION: Our pandemic response has shown how race, class, and gender determine who is most likely to be in the line of fire. We need aggressive reforms to counter systemic racism.