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Global National: Sept. 27, 2020 | Hundreds attend car rally in Ontario, ignoring restrictions

CA, 28 Sep 2020
Canada's chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam is urging everyone to reduce our contacts and take every measure possible to slow the spread of the coronavirus before it gets out of control. But some people aren't getting the message. In Ontario, for the second weekend in a row, police were called in after hundreds of people ignored warnings and gathered for a car rally. Global's Katherine Ward has tonight's top story.

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