TORONTO STAR TOPSTORIES
Less on residential schools, more on Ancient Rome and Homer? Proposed Alberta school curriculum changes are getting an angry reception
by Alex Boyd - Calgary Bureau on October 22, 2020 at 1:34 am
A leaked draft of recommendations to Jason Kenney’s government threatens to undo years of work toward including Indigenous perspectives, education experts say.
Who won the fight that almost toppled Justin Trudeau’s government? Depends who you ask
by Tonda MacCharles - Ottawa Bureau,Jacques Gallant - Legal Affairs Reporter on October 22, 2020 at 12:03 am
The Liberal government will need to navigate lingering bitterness in the House of Commons after daring the opposition to trigger an election, Tonda MacCharles and Jacques Gallant write.
COVID-19 cases have been quietly mounting up and killing in long-term-care homes: These 3 charts explain what many seem to have missed
by Kenyon Wallace - Investigative Reporter on October 21, 2020 at 11:26 pm
COVID-19 cases are rising among care home residents, and arrival of Red Cross is seen as troubling omen: ‘The plane is crashing.’
He applied early to renew his work permit. After waiting eight months, he’s lost a job and a home
by Nicholas Keung - Immigration Reporter on October 21, 2020 at 10:59 pm
The wait time for work permits has grown to 176 days since March. Some migrants have lost their jobs and are forced to go on welfare even their ‘implied status’ is meant to allow them to keep working legally
‘There is nothing to prevent COVID-19 from catching fire here’: Toronto’s top doctor delivers sombre message as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations climb
by Francine Kopun - City Hall Bureau on October 21, 2020 at 10:31 pm
Dr. Eileen de Villa pointed to COVID-19’s eruptions in other countries as cause for concern.
Donald Trump arrives at his final debate trailing badly and swinging wildly
by Edward Keenan - Washington Bureau Chief on October 21, 2020 at 10:26 pm
The campaign news has been relentlessly bad for the president as he prepares to square off against Joe Biden for the last time, Edward Keenan writes.
‘Immediately stop using’: Numerous well-known wipes products sold in Canada recalled due to infection fears
by Louie Rosella - InsideHalton.com on October 21, 2020 at 9:34 pm
The affected products were sold from Feb. 14, 2020, to Oct. 7, 2020, Health Canada said.
‘Huge relief’ for restaurants, retailers as Ontario moves to protect businesses from COVID-19-related lawsuits
by Josh Rubin - Business Reporter on October 21, 2020 at 9:11 pm
The new legislation could also help businesses that have been struggling to find liability insurance coverage amid skyrocketing premium increases.
Plexiglas, masks and the same old crummy compensation: What it’s like to serve on an Ontario jury in a pandemic
by Betsy Powell - Courts Reporter on October 21, 2020 at 3:23 pm
Max Stern just did something rare: He delivered a criminal verdict, wearing a mask no less. The Toronto communications consultant speaks to the Star about the experience, and what must change.
Today’s coronavirus news: COVID-19 cases, deaths climbing in Ontario long-term-care homes; Alberta premier in isolation after minister tests positive; Toronto reports 346 new cases in one day
by Star staff,wire services on October 21, 2020 at 10:09 am
Meanwhile: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says laxity could lead to a new surge in infections, as India reported 54,044 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.