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Ontario labour minister announces expansion of province’s COVID-10 workplace inspections

Ontario labour minister announces expansion of province’s COVID-10 workplace inspections

January 20, 2021 6:27 am
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At a news conference at Queen’s Park, Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s minister of labour, training and skills development, provides an update on the province’s recent inspections of essential businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He announces that Ontario is expanding its inspection campaign and officers will be visiting a variety of workplaces that have been allowed to remain open during the provincial shutdown. The inspections target violations of public-health measures that are aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. The blitzes began this past weekend at of big-box retail stores in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton. Minister McNaughton says inspectors found 76 contraventions. The inspections are taking place amid the province-wide stay-at-home order, which has been in effect since January 14. (January 20, 2021)