Poll workers say COVID-19 safety measures missing during federal election

A polling station officer was scared of contracting COVID-19 on Monday because Elections Canada didn’t require workers to be fully vaccinated or allow them to request proof of a medical … Read More

Bloc leader calls on Justin Trudeau to hold summit on health transfers with premiers

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 22, 2021 2:29 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet … Read More

As Canada went to polls, here are 5 non-election stories you may have missed

Canadians went to the polls Sept. 20 to choose their next government in the 44th federal election. Polls in many provinces have closed and preliminary results are trickling in. Read … Read More

B.C. man in COVID-19 isolation frustrated he won’t be able to vote in federal election

What’s more important: The fundamental right to vote, or the quarantine rules amid a global pandemic that’s so far killed more than 4.5 million people? It’s a question that one … Read More

Canada election: How parties vow to prevent the next pandemic

Canada wasn’t ready for the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the conclusion of experts, health-care workers and even the Auditor General. And during the 2021 federal election, parties have pledged to make … Read More

Shoal First Nation lifts 24-year boil water advisory, but there’s more to do: experts

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has ended its boil water advisory, signifying the beginning of a new era for one Indigenous community after nearly 25 years of limited access to … Read More

Shoal Lake First Nation lifts 24-year boil water advisory, but there’s more to do: experts

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has ended its boil water advisory, signifying the beginning of a new era for one Indigenous community after nearly 25 years of limited access to … Read More

Tory candidate says she ‘misspoke’ in opposing vaccine passports

Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk says she misspoke when she told an interviewer that her party does not support vaccine passports for entry into or departure from Canada. She made the … Read More

Tory candidate says she ‘misspoke’ in opposing vaccine passports — twice

Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk says she misspoke when she told an interviewer that her party does not support vaccine passports for entry into or departure from Canada — despite making … Read More

Trudeau defends retort to heckler who targeted wife: ‘He went after my family’

WARNING: This story contains language that may be offensive to some readers. Discretion is advised. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is standing behind comments he made to a protestor who directed … Read More

Trudeau stands by conditional health transfers, says he wants results

By Mia Rabson The Canadian Press Posted September 10, 2021 2:21 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau … Read More

‘No. Absolutely not’: Trudeau says he doesn’t regret calling election during 4th wave

After weeks of being hammered by opposition leaders for plunging the country into a federal election during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is standing … Read More

Abortion is already legal in Canada. Here’s what Liberals are actually proposing

Each new federal election cycle in Canada seems to bring with it the perennial question of what parties say they would do to protect or improve abortion access, and the … Read More

Liberals pledge $4.5B for mental health; will create transfer for provinces, territories

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 31, 2021 11:23 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Justin Trudeau says a re-elected … Read More

COMMENTARY: Hey voters, do not fear the Saskatchewan MRI

Saskatchewan was thrust into the national spotlight this week as Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau threatened to reduce funding to the Prairie province over its private MRI policy. What’s the … Read More

Hey voters: Do not fear the Saskatchewan MRI

Saskatchewan was thrust into the national spotlight this week as Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau threatened to reduce funding to the Prairie province over its private MRI policy. What’s the … Read More

Federal COVID-19 briefings stopped during election, sources say. Experts concerned

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) hasn’t held a single COVID-19 briefing since the announcement of the federal election on Aug. 15 and doesn’t plan to provide any more … Read More

Politicizing COVID-19 vaccine mandates could backfire, experts warn

Standing in front of a crowd of reporters on Friday, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau once again shared his position on a vaccine mandate — and slammed the Conservatives for theirs. … Read More

O’Toole to allow safe injection sites, fund opioid recovery centres

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 22, 2021 2:04 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole … Read More

O’Toole reverses campaign pledge on conscience rights, says doctors must refer patients

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says he believes doctors must refer patients seeking services like abortion or medical assistance in dying to another provider if they object to performing these procedures … Read More

What is ‘conscientious objection’? Here’s why major parties are talking about it

As the campaign for the 2021 federal election continues, one controversial topic looks to be coming right to the forefront — whether health-care professionals are obligated to provide care for … Read More

Notice offering options for federal workers who refuse vaccines was ‘erroneous’: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is campaigning for re-election, says a notice posted online advising of “alternative” options for federal workers who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine was taken down because … Read More

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines a hot-button issue as election race kicks off

Not even 24 hours had passed on the federal election trail before it became obvious what the first wedge issue of the race would be: mandatory vaccinations. Liberal Leader Justin … Read More

Liberals in process of verifying COVID-19 vaccines for election candidates: official

The federal Liberals now say the party is in the process of verifying whether their candidates for a hotly anticipated election are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The update comes after … Read More

Liberals, Conservatives won’t say if election candidates have COVID-19 vaccine

Canada’s Liberal and Conservative parties won’t say if they’ve mandated COVID-19 vaccination among their candidates — or even whether they’re asking them about their vaccination status — as rumours swirl … Read More

COVID-19: Bloc Québécois leader says next federal election campaign could begin in mid-August 

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 14, 2021 2:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet … Read More

Peter MacKay says fall election not ‘the priority’ for the country amid coronavirus

Peter MacKay, one of four candidates left fighting to be the next leader of the Conservative Party, says he doesn’t believe that Canadians want a federal election this fall as … Read More

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