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Two workers at downtown Loblaws test positive; Queen’s Park offers $500 million lifeline to OLGC; Tory apologizes for improper mask use at Trinity Bellwoods

Two workers at downtown Loblaws test positive; Queen’s Park offers $500 million lifeline to OLGC; Tory apologizes for improper mask use at Trinity Bellwoods

The latest novel coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday (this file will be updated throughout the day). Web links to longer stories if available.8:09 a.m Queen’s Park has quietly staked $500 million on Ontario Lottery and Gaming to keep the provincial gambling agency afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.With Ontario’s state of emergency…

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American workers are being hung out to dry during the pandemic

American workers are being hung out to dry during the pandemic

Frontline workers are highly vulnerable to the coronavirus – and not only because they're on the frontlines. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the top watchdog for worker safety, has failed to set out clear guidelines for workers. In the meat industry, OSHA is not enforcing coronavirus-related safety guidelines for many corporations. Mike Elk is a labor reporter…

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Health care workers struggle with stress of battling pandemic

Health care workers struggle with stress of battling pandemic

One of the effects of the coronavirus is that the mental health crisis is worsening among health care workers who are battling the pandemic. The world lost a frontline soldier in the battle against COVID-19. Dr. Lorna Breen, 49, a New York hospital medical director, became yet another casualty when she took her own life Sunday.…

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Amazon Workers are afraid to go to work — here’s why.

Amazon Workers are afraid to go to work — here’s why.

As thousands of businesses across the country close their doors to help slow the spread of the coronavirus across the country, Amazon, deemed an "essential business," is one of a few major multinational corporations that have continued to operate.   While the company's operations have largely carried on business as usual, the fear of catching the…

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Amazon Workers are afraid to go to work — here’s why.

Amazon Workers are afraid to go to work — here’s why.

As thousands of businesses across the country close their doors to help slow the spread of the coronavirus across the country, Amazon, deemed an "essential business," is one of a few major multinational corporations that have continued to operate.   While the company's operations have largely carried on business as usual, the fear of catching the…

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Game Workers Unite Are Right About the Flaws Exposed by COVID-19

Game Workers Unite Are Right About the Flaws Exposed by COVID-19

COVID-19 is having a massive effect on the games industry. Game Workers Unite have asked for people to take more care of all of our workers. GWU is entirely correct, and it’s time to start thinking about the changes we need to make. COVID-19 is currently infesting the world and revealing some critical issues in…

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