The average time Canadians are on hold when they call the Canada Revenue Agency is now at a record 25 minutes, with some waiting hours just to speak to an agent.
According to Halton Regional Police, a 27 year-old security officer attempted to exhort cash from a woman during a quarantine compliance check in Oakville, Ont. before sexually assaulting her.
More medical experts are speaking out and saying lockdowns are no longer needed, even if there’s a third wave.
In November, Adam Skelly opened Adamson Barbecue in protest of Ontario’s lockdown of businesses.
On Sunday, Liberal MP Ryan Turnbull implied that provincial and territorial leaders who open up their economies could be seen as criminally negligent for any resulting deaths.
As the private sector faced lockdowns and unprecedented unemployment, thousands of public sector employees were paid to stay at home.
Dr. Tam’s modelling is similar to her past projections and doesn’t factor in various variables, such as a dramatic decline in cases since January.
Public health officials were stumped by Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner’s request for them to justify forcing travellers to stay in government-designated isolation centres.
Public health officials in Canada are predicting a spike in COVID cases as a result of the new variants. However, officials were unable to provide answers when reporters and MPs asked for their data and rationale.
“These politicians should be working for the Ontario taxpayers who pay their salaries – not spending their time in the legislature mocking an MPP who suggested they take a pay cut,” Ontario Director with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Jasmine Moulton told True North.