Front Burner

Will Ontario's second wave become a tsunami?

Ontario reported 700 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, passing the previous record from April 24, when community transmission was perceived to be at its peak. Today on Front Burner, CBC’s provincial affairs reporter Mike Crawley explains how we got here, and the challenges in addressing it.
Outbreaks of COVID-19 linked to community transmission forced the closure of several downtown restaurants over the weekend as Ontario braces for a second wave of corona virus infections. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Like many places in Canada, summer felt a bit more normal in Ontario, at least by pandemic standards. But as Premier Doug Ford said earlier this week, the province is officially in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today on Front Burner, CBC's Ontario provincial affairs reporter Mike Crawley on what led us to this second wave of COVID-19 cases, the government's response, and what it might take to stop it from becoming a tsunami.