#ICYMI: Vaccinations for 30+, daycare spots, cemetery protest, more (Reports)

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In brief: A selection of today’s reports on montrealgazette.com

Canada News

Quebec has recorded 960 new cases of COVID-19, the provincial government announced Sunday. In addition, six new deaths were reported, including one in the past 24 hours. There were five deaths between May 2 and May 7. That brings the death toll from the pandemic to 10,987. Read the full report here.

In Quebec news

30+ age group can book vaccine appointments

The mass vaccination program has reached its next step with the opening of appointments to everyone 30 and older. By Wednesday, vaccine appointments will be available to those 25 and above, and by Friday, all adults 18 and above will be able to book appointments. Read the full report.

Call for more subsidized daycare spots

Exhausted educators and parents struggling to find subsidized daycare spots protested side-by-side in several Quebec cities on Sunday. Groups calling themselves “Ma place au travail” and “Valorisons ma profession” are demanding emergency measures to fix the shortage, help families in financial difficulty and encourage workers to stay in the network. Read the full report.

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Canada News

In Montreal news

Cemetery workers protest

Workers at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery protested Sunday against the administration, which they accuse of compromising services for grieving families. They handed out white roses to visitors on Mother’s Day. Read the full report.

In National news

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam at a news conference on March 23, 2020.
Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam at a news conference on March 23, 2020. Photo by Blair Gable / Reuters

Full vaccination doesn’t equal full protection: Tam

Canada’s chief public health officer reminded Canadians on Saturday that even those who are fully vaccinated remain susceptible to COVID-19. Read the full report.

Universities say no to vaccine proof

A COVID-19 vaccine probably won’t be a requirement to return to the physical classroom at some universities in September, with several large schools, including McGill Univerity, saying they have no intention of mandating proof of immunization for students. Read the full report.

In Business news

Ford recalls Explorer vehicles

Ford Motor Co is recalling 661,000 Explorer sport utility vehicles in North America at the request of U.S. regulators because retention pins could loosen and allow roof rail covers to detach from the vehicle. Read the full report.