Laura Stone

Laura Stone

Canadian politics, based at Queen’s Park in Toronto. I like to lunch. Find me @globeandmail; @YourMorning Tuesday am; former @ctvqp and @ctv_powerplay

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Williams says the concern is "it could go up really high," and long wait-times to get results again.

Why isn't working in multiple homes banned? Williams says they need to notify their employer of where else they work. If there is an outbreak, they'll be asked not to work in one of the facilities. He says they are working through with Labour as to making it mandatory.

[Note, B.C. has taken over staffing, guaranteeing equal pay and limiting work to one home. ]

NEW: "Currently, we're not short on any testing materials," associate health officer Dr. Barbara Yaffe says #onpoli 

The Q&A's with Ontario's chief medical health officer of health keep getting shorter and shorter, but we have more questions than ever🤔 #onpoli 

This is great. I’ve been looking for something like this. Spark Ontario will now post a list of volunteer opportunities - such as delivering food or medicine to help seniors - during the COVID-19 crisis. #onpoli 

Lawyers seek urgent release of federal prisoner with cancer, via ⁦ @SeanFineGlobe ⁩

Ontario finance minister calls for auto insurance breaks during coronavirus pandemic #onpoli 

NEW: @JustinTrudeau ⁩ & @cafreeland ⁩ spoke to Premiers tonight - most notably on PPE supply and the Emergencies Act #cdnpoli 

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On medical equipment & gear, “The Prime Minister noted that increasing domestic production of these items is a top priority.”


NEW: Dr. Kevin Smith, President & CEO at University Health Network, says he believes Ontario should close non-essential businesses (excl. pharmacies/groceries): "I know there will be some who say that's an overreaction. I would dramatically prefer overreacting to underreacting."

#BREAKING : Ontario's 42 rape crisis centres say they have been informed by @douglasdowney '>Attorney-Genera @douglasdowney  that their additional $1-million in one-time funding for frontline services is NOT being renewed #onpoli  (background here: )

#BREAKING: Ontario to slash hydro rates to offset costs of working from home via @globeandmail  #onpoli 

#BREAKING : Liberal ⁦⁦⁩ Caesar-Chavannes opens up to ⁩ about her tweet, says she was met with ‘hostility, anger’ in private Trudeau talks. She says she’s speaking out because she owes it to her constituents. #cdnpoli 

Very emotional scrum with parents of autistic children outside of the legislature after they screamed down the hall at PC MPPs. They say they haven’t been able meet with Minister or talked to about the government’s changes. #onpoli 

Meanwhile, Loblaw has bumped up frontline employee wages by $2 an hour, says the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW Canada). The union represents 90,000 part-time and full time Loblaw employees.

Latest @PeterMacKay  email: “We have overcome diversity before. We will do so again.” ... #cdnpoli 

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Oh dear - here is @JustinTrudeau  on masks using the term “moistly”... followed by “what a terrible image.” #cdnpoli 

#EXCLUSIVE : “This has been the toughest and most damaging file of our first year in office.” Leaked internal report says Ford government botched new autism program and mislead public about the waitlist via @calphonso ⁦ & me #onpoli  #cdnpoli 

Canadian actor @Realeugenelevy  - whose cousin’s son Michael has high-needs #autism  - was outside of Queen’s Park today with a message to @DougFord2014  about funding cuts to a group of young adults with auti #onpolim