Three Michigan voters are disappointed by the first debate between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden (Sept. 30)
An heir to the Seagram’s liquor fortune was sentenced Wednesday to an 81-month prison term and immediately thrown behind bars for her role as an unwavering benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced self-improvement guru convicted of turning women into sex slaves who were branded with his initials. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis gave Clare Bronfman the harsh sentence at a hearing lasting more than three hours and featuring emotional statements from several victims gathered in a courtroom under strict coronavirus safety protocols. The judge repeatedly scolded Clare Bronfman for standing by Raniere and his upstate New York organization, even after the evidence made clear she eventually became aware of his sex-trafficking scheme.
An international team of researchers found that in some people with severe COVID-19, the body goes rogue and attacks one of its own key immune defences instead of fighting the coronavirus. There are two main arms of the immune system.
The Yalcin brothers had only opened their west Toronto bistro for about six months before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now, with sales down between 70 and 85 per cent from before COVID-19, co-owners Ali and Tolga Yalcin said they've been trying to adjust financially, while also working tirelessly to install safety measures and keep the number of patrons low to allow for physical distancing. "We quit trying to plan months ahead — it's days and weeks now," said Ali Yalcin. "Since April, we've had to rethink this whole idea of what a restaurant is, and how we can operate safely." But as of Wednesday, protocols around restaurants and bars across Toronto are changing once again.City council voted unanimously to approve a number of additional measures aimed at curbing a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Under these new rules, restaurants and bars will now have to reduce the number of patrons from 100 to 75, reduce the number of people at a table from 10 to six, collect contact information from each patron at a table, and lower background music to the level of conversation.The proposal was introduced earlier this week by the city's Medical Officer of Health,Dr. Eileen de Villa, and quickly drew support from Mayor John Tory and Board of Health Chair Joe Cressy. "We know that if you reduce the total number of people [in a restaurant], you reduce the likelihood of potential slips in personal protective measures and therefore reduce the likelihood of the transmission of the virus," de Villa said during the council meeting Wednesday. Additionally, on Sept. 25, the Ontario government also introduced a new set of rules, including moving the last call at bars and restaurants, including nightclubs, to 11 p.m. Owners say they're constantly adjusting With the changing rules and regulations, the Yalcin brothers said they are constantly trying to adjust. "We've gone through so many transitions that I feel like we're just always trying to get ahead of the game," said co-owner Tolga Yalcin. Now they're bracing for another hit."All these new rules, they're welcome, but at the same time, we're thinking of the business side," said Ali Yalcin. Tory calls for year-round outdoor dining But there's a glimmer of hope for business owners like the Yalcins.Knowing the newly-approved measures will affect businesses — especially those already struggling — Tory called for enhanced support for restaurants, a motion that was also passed unanimously by council."I realize that these public health measures ... will have a negative impact on businesses that were struggling before, trying to keep the lights on and trying to keep people employed," Tory told reporters Wednesday. Despite the impact, Tory said it's crucial to put health and safety protocols first. "A healthy economy requires healthy people," Tory said. Under the umbrella of Toronto's CaféTO program, the mayor says city staff will work with businesses to introduce and support year-round outdoor dining. Other recommendations will require city council to: * Support the province in any actions it takes with the insurance industry to support small and medium-sized business by preventing astronomical increases in their insurance policies and premiums. * Advise the Ontario government to extend the regulation that allows those with liquor licences to continue selling beer, wine and spirits as part of a food order for takeout or delivery.Toronto COVID-19 bylaws extended The city's COVID-19 bylaws will also be extended until its first meeting in 2021.That includes the bylaws mandating physical distancing in public spaces, mandatory masks, public health measures for bars and restaurants and temporary COVID-19 amendments that cover apartment buildings. All of the these bylaws were set to expire on Thursday.The new rules come after Toronto Public Health identified COVID-19 clusters and outbreaks at several restaurants and bars in the downtown core. City officials also shuttered a handful of restaurants along King Street West for failing to protect the public and their staff.De Villa said it's now up to everyone to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. "This is not the time to panic. It is the time to act," she said at a city hall news briefing on Monday. Ontario could see 1,000 new cases per day Meanwhile, Ontario health authorities forecasted Wednesday that the province could see 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 a day by mid-October. Despite predictions that Ontario's trajectory will mimic that of Melbourne, Australia, which is currently under strict lockdown measures, health officials say they will continue to monitor the effectiveness of measures introduced across Ontario earlier this month. Asked if the province is taking a pause on introducing enhanced measures, Dr. David Williams, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, said public health officials are "continuing to assess the situation," since much of the province isn't seeing dramatically increasing numbers of cases. "If you do things too aggressively province-wide … there's a whole area outside of Toronto that is saying, 'Why is this impacting us?'"
Country star Mac Davis, who launched his career crafting the Elvis hits “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto,” and whose own hits include “Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me,” has died. Davis had a long and varied career in music for decades as a writer, singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. “Thank you, dear Lord Jesus, for letting us know the man to whom you gave the most incredible talent,” said Reba McEntire in a statement.
Lorna and Donald Burns are remaining optimistic they will get to their Arizona home in the new year.The retired couple are snowbirds — spending half of the year at their home in North Bedeque, P.E.I., and the other half in Mesa, Ariz. Despite land borders between Canada and the U.S. being closed to non-essential traffic until at least Oct. 21, they hope to travel to Arizona by air in January."We have been going there for five or six years in our RV, and then last November, we actually bought a mobile home in that park," said Lorna Burns."We're planning to go down and fly in and not do that long drive. Things are changing, or have changed, for us."The couple usually leave for their age 55+ active living community in October and return in the spring. They have pushed their departure date to early January due to the pandemic, but also said they'll change their plans if needed.Air travel OKDespite the land border restrictions, Canadians have still been able to fly to the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, though P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Office does not recommend it. "Non-essential travel outside of the Atlantic Bubble is still not recommended," said the office in an email to CBC News. "Islanders should give very careful consideration before travelling to areas outside Canada where case counts are high with widespread community transmission."According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States is still the hotspot for COVID-19 across the world with over seven million reported cases and over 200,000 deaths. The Burns said they are following the events south of the border as they prepare to potentially travel."We're watching for border restrictions at the moment. California, Arizona and Florida have no requirements for self isolation, but that could change, and those states have had high incidences of COVID, so we watch for those things," Lorna said."If we had to self isolate, it wouldn't be a big deal"No more repatriation flightsCanada's federal government is also not recommending non-essential travel at this time, but said the advice is not binding. "If Canadians deem their travel essential and choose to travel despite these advisories, they should be aware that there may be other safety and security considerations that may impact them at their destination," said Global Affairs Canada in an email to CBC."The Government of Canada may have limited capacity to offer consular services."> Hopefully the figures, the numbers in Arizona ... will be better than they have been. — Lorna BurnsA spokesperson for Global Affairs said Canadians may have a hard time obtaining essential products and services — including medications — while abroad and may suddenly be subject to curfews, lockdowns and quarantines under their government at their destination.Airlines may also suspend or reduce the number of flights without notice, making it difficult to return to Canada," the email said, adding that the Government of Canada is not planning additional repatriation flights, as it did in the spring when the pandemic first struck.Global Affairs also recommends Canadians travellers contact their travel insurance provider and verify the terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and requirements of their insurance policy before they leave the country.Though they have yet to book a flight to Arizona, the Burns have already purchased their travel insurance through the Canadian Snowbird Association. The association — which has more than 110,000 members — has said it's hard to gauge at this point what percentage of its members will actually head south this winter and that many are stuck in a holding pattern.The Burns, and many of their Canadian and American friends who also travel to Arizona, consider themselves in this group."If we have to cancel for any reason, they will give us most of our money back, so we'll just wait and see how things go in January," Lorna said. "A lot can change."'Might not be the same thing tomorrow'Overall, Lorna said she believes the information provided by the governments to be clear if one knows where to look and takes the time to search it out."You have to kind of take responsibility yourself and search out the answers and realize that what happens today and what you hear today might not be the same thing tomorrow, so it's up to the individuals," she said."Hopefully the figures, the numbers in Arizona, in the greater Phoenix area, will be better than they have been, but again, it's something that we will assess."In the meantime, Lorna and Donald intend to enjoy the Atlantic Bubble, travelling to Nova Scotia in a few weeks."We're hoping things will level off and settle down by January, if not, we'll have to make other plans," said Donald Burns. "Staying home, shoveling snow, putting up with winter, not near as much fun."More from CBC P.E.I.
A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday rejected an effort by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and Republican Party groups to block Montana counties from holding the general election mostly by mail, saying claims that such a system could be marred by widespread voter fraud is “a fiction.” “When pressed during the hearing in this matter, the plaintiffs were compelled to concede that they cannot point to a single instance of voter fraud in Montana in any election during the last 20 years,” U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen wrote.
For Guillermo Nieto, a Mexican businessman who grew up smoking pot, the cannabis greenhouse on his family's vast farmlands in Guanajuato state is part of a bigger dream. One that involves deep-pocketed pharmaceutical companies. Nieto and several Mexican businessmen have spent years positioning themselves for a time when the country opens up what would be the world's biggest legal cannabis market in terms of population, where the drug can be lawfully cultivated and sold.
Quebec Premier François Legault says police in the province's red zones — regions where COVID-19 cases are surging — will be issuing $1,000 fines to those who violate newly strengthened public health rules.With fees, those fines will top $1,500 and can be issued for gathering in private residences or protesting without a face covering. Speaking during a late-afternoon news conference on Wednesday just hours before the new rules went into effect, Legault said the negligence of a few has led to the crackdown. "Lives are at stake. We want to keep our children in schools," Legault said. "We also want to protect our health network"Quebec reported 838 new cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths Wednesday. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 74,288 confirmed cases and 5,834 people have died in the province. Home gatherings can lead to finesBeyond the few exceptions, such as for caregivers or romantic relations, house guests are not allowed, Legault said.Police are authorized to demand proof of residency and if residents refuse entry, officers will be able to obtain warrants faster through a new, virtual system that was established in collaboration with the Crown, the premier said."We had to give the police the means to intervene," said Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault.Normally the process for obtaining a warrant can take a day or two, but that won't work when police want to break up parties that very same evening, Legault said.He said people who shrug off the rules and host parties are "putting the lives of other people in danger."Protestors to be fined for refusing to wear masksQuebec made masks mandatory inside public spaces, like bars and shops, on July 18, but there have been several protests since.Now, anti-maskers will have to cover up if they want to march or police will be issuing fines.Guilbault said protesting without masks cannot be tolerated and she is not ruling out using force to disperse protests if needed."Eventually, we will cross that bridge when we get there," she said.All gatherings prohibited, travel discouragedLegault said all gatherings will be banned, even outside in public parks — an activity that has grown more popular in places like Montreal during the pandemic. "Police officers will start by trying to disperse the gatherings, but if people don't co-operate, fines can be given," he said.Legault said people from red zones cannot travel to orange zones to eat in a restaurant or gather in a home. They will face fines if they do. He said restaurants will not be required to verify residency, but police can issue a ticket if they catch people violating the rules.People should not travel between regions to pick up groceries or run similar errands, Legault said. People can go to their cottage, for example, as long as they bring their provisions with them. Legault made no mention of roadblocks, something that occurred last spring. However, Guilbault said signs will be posted, warning people they are entering or leaving a red zone.Guilbault said the idea is not to issue as many fines as possible, but to ensure people are staying in their zones and decreasing the spread of COVID-19.She said police will try to educate and inform before resorting to tickets.Back in the spring, hundreds of fines were issued to people who ignored the two-metre rule or threw parties at home.WATCH | Quebec steps up enforcement for new COVID-19 restrictions:Restrictions to take effect at midnightThe new restrictions take effect 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday and are set to last for 28 days, until Oct. 28, in the red zones. The restrictions are: * A ban on home gatherings, with some exceptions, such as a single caregiver, babysitter, tradesperson or technician, allowed per visit. * All bars and casinos are closed. Restaurants can offer only takeout. * Museums, cinemas and theatres are closed. * Being less than two metres apart will be prohibited. Masks will be mandatory during demonstrations. * Houses of worship and venues for events, such as funerals and weddings, will have a 25-person limit. * Hair salons, hotels and other such businesses will stay open. * Schools will remain open.Libraries were on the list of buildings to close, but Legault clarified on Wednesday that libraries will remain open to borrow books only.
Last week's death of a 22-year-old St. Thomas University student from India has been ruled a drowning.RCMP Const. Hans Ouellette said the cause of death was determined after an autopsy. He said police do not suspect "criminality" in the case. Aranyam Bora was cliff jumping at the Mactaquac Headpond on Wednesday when he slipped below the surface of the water and disappeared. His body was found by RCMP divers on Thursday morning. Bora was a fourth-year St. Thomas University student, majoring in political science and international relations. He was from India and came to New Brunswick to study. He was a competitive bodybuilder and martial artist and was in incredible physical condition, said his girlfriend, Milly Squires, a McAdam native and third-year St. Thomas University student. Squires is still baffled by the details. She said her athletic boyfriend knew how to swim. In August, the pair visited a waterfall near Welsford, where they spent some time in the pool of water. She said she never would have dreamed he could have drowned. "He was adventurous and he was, at times, a little reckless, yes, but he wasn't stupid," Squires said Wednesday afternoon. "I don't think he would have gone if he didn't believe he could swim."Another friend, Sayan Chatterjee, also believes Bora could swim.Chatterjee, who was designated by Bora's family members to speak for them, said he saw a picture of Bora. swimming but had never witnessed it in person. Chatterjee said his former dorm mate was also an avid fitness buff, "always at the gym lifting weights." He said Bora will be missed by a lot of people. Neither Chatterjee nor Squires knew whether Bora jumped feet first or dove head first from the cliffs at the headpond. Squires said the thought that Bora, who often went by Ary, was conscious for a time before slipping under the water "keeps me up at night.""Knowing that it was drowning and knowing that he did surface and he was flailing, it haunts me every night thinking that he could have been terrified or he would have been scared. Because Ary didn't get scared of anything. "
There's lots to know before getting your nostrils swabbed for COVID-19 at a Windsor pharmacy, so make sure you check these boxes before heading out. Last week the province announced that it has expanded testing to pharmacies, with three Shoppers Drug Marts authorized in Windsor and two others in Sarnia.Across Ontario, strict guidelines have been put in place for those looking to get a test done at a pharmacy.The main rule is that only those who are asymptomatic and have not been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 can receive a test. The person must also fall under one of five categories: * Living or working in a long-term care facility. * Residing or volunteering at a shelter. * Have been given a clearance for international travel. * An international student travelling into the country to start school after the14-day isolation period ends. * An Indigenous person.In Windsor, locations started testing on Tuesday.CBC News spoke with the Devonshire Mall Shopper's Drug Mart pharmacist Matthew Thibert about how testing has gone so far. "It's been busy," Thibert said. "I wasn't really sure whether or not we would see such a demand for it, but I will say that we have definitely seen a lot of demand." He said they've been taking calls since Friday evening and have completed 20 tests so far, but have done 50 phone assessments. The pharmacy is not taking any walk-ins, Thibert said, adding that people must complete a phone assessment before coming in to the store. The assessment will determine whether the person falls under the outlined criteria. WATCH | Local pharmacist Matthew Thibert explains what people need to know before getting testedLocations approved for testing in Sarnia and Windsor include: * Devonshire Mall in Windsor at 3100 Howard Ave. * Tecumseh Mall in Windsor at 7720 Tecumseh Rd. E. * Huron Church in Windsor at 1760 Huron Church Rd. * 2600 Lakeshore Rd in Sarnia. * Michigan & Murphy in Sarnia at 1206 Michigan Ave.
Fighting a rise in Ontario COVID-19 cases requires concentrated measures, says Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, who appealed for people to take a 'what else can we do?' attitude.
Police forces across Ontario engaged in broad, illegal searches of a now-defunct COVID-19 database, two civil rights groups alleged Wednesday, claiming the use of the portal violated individual privacy rights for months. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Constitution Foundation said in separate reports that many services used the database to look at COVID-19 test results for wide geographic areas and sometimes pulled up personal information unrelated to active calls. "People weren't told that when they went for COVID tests that this information was being shared with police and they certainly weren't asked for their consent," said Abby Deshman, the criminal justice program director for the CCLA.
Air Canada has ordered 25,000 testing kits that can detect COVID-19 in someone in as little as five minutes, a key hurdle for an industry that's desperately trying to make it safe and possible for travellers to fly again.The first batch of tests will be for employee volunteers, now that the devices by Abbott Laboratories have been approved for use in Canada by federal health and safety authorities, the airline said Thursday.Current tests have to be administered at testing centres, which have been plagued by long lineups, and results can take days.The new test is faster and requires a nasal or throat specimen to be collected from a patient on a swab and inserted into an analyzer to detect the presence of the virus. Positive results come back in as little as five minutes. Negative results can take about 13 minutes to verify.The airline is moving ahead with the plan after a testing phase when it partnered with McMaster University and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to test arriving international travellers at Toronto's Pearson airport."Preliminary results from the study indicate testing can help protect customers and facilitate the safe relaxation of government travel restrictions," Air Canada said.More than 13,000 testsSince the experiment began on Sept. 3, more than 13,000 travellers have been tested.More than 99 per cent of the tests came back negative. Of the less than one per cent that came back positive, more than 80 per cent were identified on the initial test, while the rest were detected with a followup test seven days later."We believe testing will be key to protecting employees and customers until such time as a COVID-19 vaccine is available," said Air Canada's chief medical officer, Dr. Jim Chung. "Rapid testing is also a means to enable governments to relax current blanket travel restrictions and quarantines in a measured way while still safeguarding the health and safety of the public."Airlines have been hit harder than many other industries, as fears of the virus have walloped demand for travel, and border restrictions have limited the number of flights that airlines are even allowed to offer.Unions demand help for sectorThe airline hopes that the testing kits will help convince Transport Canada to relax current rules that stipulate all international travellers must self-isolate for 14 days upon landing, an onerous stipulation that the industry says makes people not want to fly.The testing news also comes as unions representing more than 300,000 aviation workers say more government help is needed for the hard-hit sector.At a press conference in a Toronto hotel on Thursday, Unifor president Jerry Dias said the industry needs a $7 billion injection from the government and access to low-interest loans urgently, "or there won't be Canadian airlines, and that will cost us all much more."
It appears that an election worker’s decision to throw out nine military ballots in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, amounted to a mistake and not “intentional fraud,” the state’s top elections official said Wednesday. Workers in the elections office in Luzerne County are getting training on handling mailed-in military and overseas ballots, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said during an online news conference.
A Saint John arts collective is going to present the play Taking Liberties in a unique way by taking the audience scene to scene through the uptown. Stumble Upon A Story will perform the series of five monologues that looks at issues of civil liberties and freedoms going back in time, starting in the 1990s and ending up in the 1950s, said director Jo Dixon. Dixon said the play was written for a small to mid-sized Canadian city. "I just thought there's so many wonderful settings in the city that it would almost be cheesy to put it on the stage in some ways when we could just do it outside in the actual environment." The audience will leave from the Saint John Theatre Company and BMO Studio on Princess Street and walk down Germain Street. "The first scene takes place at Mahogany Manor," said Dixon. "The actors will come out of the house and do the scene there, and then we'll kind of go around the corner to Queens Square and the next scene will be there." Dixon said then the audience will walk to St. Malachy's Memorial High School for another scene and then to a couple of other local businesses in the uptown area. The show is about 90 minutes long. Promenade theatreThe director describes this as promenade theatre, which takes the audience from scene to scene. Dixon said it was created in the Middle Ages when the Church tried to take control of the theatre. To avoid that, audiences were taken from scene to scene instead. Dixon added it was also done during the Black Plague, when people couldn't go inside other's homes. . "I was like, 'Well… we're in a pandemic and we can't gather audiences inside necessarily. So let's go outside.' And, you know, people can feel safe and socially distance and we can keep doing theatre." The tour can accommodate 20 to 25 people and it will be performed from Thursday to Saturday at 7 p.m. and will go ahead even if there is light rain."I would say bring an umbrella and dress for the weather."If there's a downpour, Dixon said Sunday will be used as a rain date. Tickets for the show are available at the Saint John Theatre Company.
A statue of Harry Potter, flying a Nimbus 2000 broom over the Hogwarts Quidditch pitch, was unveiled on Wednesday in London's Leicester Square. The bronze statue, which shows Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe, is just a few steps from where the film "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" had its world film premiere in November 2001. "Harry Potter is hugely important to literature, theatre and, of course, to film," said Ros Morgan, chief executive at Heart of London Business Alliance.
Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting one case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and the provincial government is looking into whether or not the woman who has tested positive self-isolated while not on work hours. The province's Department of Health said in a media release the confirmed case is a woman, between the ages of 20 and 39, in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region. The woman is not a resident of the province, and was granted a travel exemption. According to the media release issued Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m., she is an essential health-care worker in Happy Valley-Goose Bay who travelled to the province from Saskatchewan. Health Minister John Haggie later told CBC News the province's health department is looking into whether or not the woman self-isolated while not working after the government's media release listed several reasons for other people to seek testing. "It would appear that there is some uncertainty about whether or not the off hours were truly spent isolating. We are certainly looking into that," he said.The health department asked people to call 811 to arrange for testing if they visited: * Terrington Co-op in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Sept. 22 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. * Bargain Shop in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Sept. 23 between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.The Department of Health is also asking anyone who stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Deer Lake on Sept. 21 to call 811 to arrange for COVID-19 testing.Among those was Finance Minister Siobhan Coady, who is going to have a COVID test completed but doesn't have to isolate, just monitor for symptoms, said Haggie."I reached out to the public health line, spoke to the public health officials, made sure that everything I was doing, of course, was proper," Coady said. "I just have to monitor, and I have no symptoms thankfully, and that was nine days ago."Further, anyone who travelled on Air Canada flights 7950 and 7484 departing Regina and Toronto for Deer Lake on Sept. 21, and anyone who travelled on PAL flight 901 on Sept. 22 should call 811 to arrange for COVID-19 testing, said the public health department.This is recommended out of an "abundance of caution," said the public health department. Contact tracing by public health officials is underway.1st case in Labrador-Grenfell since AprilIt is not clear if the woman was symptomatic while travelling. The public health department has identified that information with previous cases related to travel, but did not do so in this one.It is also not clear if the woman was required to self-isolate. CBC asked the public health department for clarity on both of these points, but a direct response to the questions was not provided. Instead, Kathy Dicks-Peyton, a spokesperson for the health department, referred CBC to the self-isolation exemption order, which states, "Asymptomatic health-care workers essential to the provision of critical health care, including organ retrieval teams, in the province are exempted from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days only while these workers are travelling to and from their home and place of work in the province. When not working, these workers must otherwise self-isolate while in the province." It's the first new case of COVID-19 since April in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region, which has now had seven cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The health authority has tested 2,084 people in total.A previous case of COVID-19 has now recovered, so with the new instance there are two active cases of COVID-19 in the province. In total, 269 people have recovered from the virus and 42,007 people have been tested, including 536 people in the last 24 hours.Read more from CBC Newfoundland and Labrador
Luke Porter was in Canmore or climbing trips in the Bow Valley twice already this summer and he plans to sneak in one more trip in October, hopefully before the snow flies. It's a long drive for the Edmonton millwright, which means he stays overnight, either in a tent or a hotel. "I spend money when I am there," Porter said.
Broadway director Schele Williams is working on a book for young people about the history of enslavement. Abrams Children’s Books announced Wednesday that Williams' “Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History” will come out in October 2021. Williams said in a statement that the book, which will include illustrations by Tonya Engel, was inspired in part by her childhood education.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Wednesday said he was being "polite" with the term "yahoos" when asked about groups such as "Hugs over Masks" that discourage people not to follow public health measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.