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Afternoon News: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

COVID-19 Ottawa:

There are no new COVID-19 cases, and no new deaths related to the virus in Ottawa Tuesday.

The total number of cases remains at 2118, with 85 per cent of patients recovered. 263 people have died from the virus in the Capital, a number that has remained unchanged for 11 days.

COVID-19 Ontario:

There are 112 new cases, and two new deaths across Ontario Tuesday.

The total number of cases now stands at 36,060, which includes 31,603 marked as resolved and 2,691 deaths.

Ontario To Extend Some Emergency Orders:

Ontario is set to extend some pandemic emergency orders until next year.

The proposed law being introduced Tuesday would allow the government to extend or amend some emergency orders one month at a time. Currently, the province can only issue emergency orders while a state of emergency is in place.

That legislation is set to expire July 15.

AFN, Federal Government Reach Agreement:

An agreement signed Tuesday morning is seen as a step forward in giving Indigenous communities control over child welfare services.

Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde says the biggest obstacle to that happening are provincial governments that want to cling to their jurisdiction over child welfare. This agreement is a guide for talks between the federal and Indigenous governments as each community moves to assert control over its children, recognizing each band’s laws and customs.

Quebec is challenging the constitutionality of the bill in court.

2020 Comic-Con Canceled:

Another major annual event in the city is being postponed because of the pandemic.

Ottawa Comic-Con, which was set for September 11-13 at the EY Centre, has been moved to September of next year.

Tickets for this year’s event will be honored at the make up date.

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