Shawn Jeffords

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Indigenous faculty, students call on Ryerson U to change name, remove campus statue

Indigenous professors and students at Ryerson University are asking the school to change its name and remove a statue of Egerton Ryerson from its campus because of his role in the creation of Canada's residential school system.

Ontario legislature moves Egerton Ryerson painting and bust after request by Opposition

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath's office wrote to the legislature's speaker requesting that the artwork of Egerton Ryerson, which was displayed outside her office, be moved.

Health Canada extends expiry date for thousands of AstraZeneca-Oxford doses

Ontario received permission from Health Canada to extend the expiry of some doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine on Saturday, saving thousands of shots from potentially going to waste.

Registered practical nurses struggling with pandemic stress, workload: poll

More than half of the 2,600 registered practical nurses in a new Canadian survey said they were coping poorly or extremely poorly at work over the past year of the pandemic,

Ontario had no plan to address pandemic or protect residents in long-term care, final commission report says

Ontario was not prepared to address a pandemic and had no plan to protect residents in long-term care thanks to years of neglect, according to a final report from an independent commission released Friday evening.

Ontario taxpayers will spend $15.2B by 2040 to subsidize hydro rates for large businesses: watchdog

Ontario's fiscal watchdog says the province will spend an estimated $15.2 billion to subsidize hydro rates for industrial and large commercial businesses by 2040.

Poor communications undermine trust in Ontario's vaccine plan: experts

Poor messaging and confusion over who is leading Ontario's response to the pandemic are undermining public trust in the province's COVID-19 immunization plan, crisis communications experts say.

PSW pay gap hurts home care services, advocate group says, calls for more funding

A spokesman for Ontario's Ministry of Health says the government has included the home care sector in its efforts to recruit more personal support workers.

Ontario Liberals say they've paid off $10M debt from 2018 election

Ontario's Liberals say they have paid off their $10-million debt from the 2018 provincial election in which they suffered the worst defeat in the party's history.

Isolation centre for migrant workers could close in Windsor due to funding shortfall

An isolation centre where migrant farm workers in southwestern Ontario recover from COVID-19 may have to close next month due to a funding shortfall created by a shift in federal support.