Health law update

Bills

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until September 14, 2020.

Regulations

No new and approved regulations of interest.

Government News

Ontario Appoints Members of the Premier’s Council on Equality of Opportunity

Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents

Operational guidance: COVID-19 management in schools

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

LTC residents now permitted short absences as Ontario confirms 122 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario’s Stage 3 reopening brings no surge in COVID-19 cases after 4 weeks

Ontario reveals COVID-19 school outbreak plan, including rules for student dismissals and closures

Sunnybrook hospital declares COVID-19 outbreak as Ontario sees 105 new cases

Privacy and AI

Government privacy breach leaks info on 9,000 Children’s Disability Services clients

Things to Do this Weekend

What’s happening in Toronto, Aug. 28-30, 2020

Toronto has started moving events online to encourage social distancing

Fifty-one stylish face masks from Toronto designers

Health law update

Bills

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until September 14, 2020.

Regulations

No new and approved regulations of interest.

Government News

Ontario Extends Orders Under the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020

Ontario Partners with Federal Government and 3M Canada on New N95 Respirator Manufacturing Facility

Ontario Invests in Made-in-Ontario Physician Scheduling Technology in the Fight Against COVID-19

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

Government has spent $37M so far on hotels for returning Canadians who can’t self-isolate at home

Scared of going back to the office? Companies hope these apps will help

Coronavirus: 3M to make N95 masks in Brockville after agreement with federal, Ontario governments

Will We Ever Touch (Professionally) Again?

3 New Scientific Studies Say, ‘Mask Up!’ COVID-19 Can Spread In Surprising Ways We Didn’t Realize

As We Return To Work And School During The Pandemic, Can The Air Inside Be Kept Safe?

Ontario government extends COVID-19 emergency orders

Privacy and AI

London Police access to health data rife for potential abuse, says oversight body

Help Reinforce Privacy Through the Lens of GDPR

Oracle And Salesforce Hit With $10 Billion GDPR Class-Action Lawsuit

Things to Do this Weekend

What’s happening in Toronto, Aug. 21-23, 2020

Health law update

Bills

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until September 14, 2020.

Regulations

No new and approved regulations of interest.

Public Consultation

To continue the mandate of digital innovation, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) is seeking to address the gaps in the Ontario’s legislative privacy framework, and to establish comprehensive, up-to-date rules that will protect privacy rights and increase confidence in digital services.

The public can submit their feedback through the online surveyhttps://www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-strengthening-privacy-protections-ontario

Closing date: October 1, 2020

More Informationhttps://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=33967&language=en

Government News

Ontario Launches Consultations to Strengthen Privacy Protections of Personal Data

Ontario Takes Additional Steps to Better Protect Students and Staff

Ontario Fast-Tracks Long-Term Care Home in Toronto

Ontario Supports Health Sciences Sector in Thunder Bay

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

Collateral damage’: Doctors worry patients diagnosed with more advanced cancers because of delays

Details emerge of Vaccine Choice Canada lawsuit over coronavirus response

Ontario education minister ‘unlocks’ $500M to improve distancing, ventilation for back-to-school

School starts in a month, but Canada’s most populous province still doesn’t know what that will look like

Health Care

Premier Doug Ford blasts optometrists for protest that costs health-care system $250,000 a day

Privacy and AI

Hearings on Quebec contact tracing app raise privacy concerns

Does Covid-19 Change How We Look At Digital Privacy?

Canada’s COVID Alert app is a case of tech-driven bad policy design

Misconceptions persist about effectiveness and privacy of Canada’s COVID Alert app

Ontario Regiment Museum in Oshawa to reopen with COVID-19 screening — performed by AI

Things to Do this Weekend

Our favourite shops to safely visit in the recently reopened Distillery District

Sort-of Secret: This Toronto-made ice cream is so popular, it sells out in minutes every single week

What notable Torontonians are watching, reading and listening to this summer

What’s happening in Toronto, August 14-16