Ontario entering Step 2 of reopening, MLHU set to expand 2nd-doses of vaccine & Residential School Survivor reacts to unmarked graves found in Saskatchewan

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The Bill Kelly Show Podcast:

Ontario will enter Step 2 of the province’s three-step COVID-19 reopening plan at 12:01 a.m. on June 30, the province confirmed on Thursday.

“Because of the tireless work of our health care heroes, and the record setting success of our vaccine rollout, we are able to move into Step Two ahead of schedule on June 30 with the support of our public health experts” Premier Doug Ford said in a statement.

“We are proceeding safely with the re-opening of our province and will continue to work around the clock until the job is done.”

The move means barbers and salons will be able to open two days earlier than expected. Capacity limits for retail stores and patios have also expanded. Outdoor gathering capacity will increase to 25 people while indoor gatherings will be allowed with up to five people.

GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Queens Park Observer.

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This isn't the first time that the Ford government has announced a reopening or move to a next stage ahead of schedule. It hasn't been easy on businesses that are trying to adapt to a rapidly changing situation. Dan Kelly of the CFIB weighs in on the pros and cons of reopening to step 2.

GUEST: Dan Kelly, President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

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We get an update from London's Chief Medical Officer of Health, to find out about vaccine eligibility expanding in their region to combat COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

GUEST: Dr. Christopher Mackie, Medical Officer of Health for London, Ontario

Hundreds of bodies found on grounds of Saskatchewan residential school site. Shirley is a local residential school survivor and she joins Bill Kelly with her reaction.

GUEST: Shirley Williams, Professor Emeritus with the Chaney Wenjack School of Indigenous Studies at Trent University

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