Canada’s plans to deal with COVID-19 deficit, childcare spark questions

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland‘s Budget 2021 plan to deal with the historic deficits created by COVID-19 spending are raising concerns from Conservatives that the targets are not clear enough. At … Read More

Lawyers for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou ask judge for adjournment in final extradition hearings

VANCOUVER — Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou asked a B.C. Supreme Court judge Monday to delay the final leg of hearings in the Huawei executive’s extradition case one week before it … Read More

Liberals eye ‘lost generation’ risk with sweeping COVID-19 recovery plan

The federal Liberals are betting big that ambitious new spending programs like childcare and a potential economic reopening as early as July will be enough to prevent deep scarring on … Read More

Confusion mounts over AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Ontario amid delay reports

Confusion is mounting over possible delays to upcoming AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Ontario. Premier Doug Ford’s office released a statement Monday which said that, in addition to previously announced … Read More

Budget 2021: What’s missing as feds say no to new GST hike, universal basic income

The Liberal government has laid out billions in fresh spending after over two years without a federal budget — and while many of the government’s recent pledges graced its pages, others … Read More

Ontario told to prepare for delays to 2 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shipments, premier’s office says

The Ontario government has been told to prepare for delays to two upcoming AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shipments, Premier Doug Ford’s office said Monday. A statement from Ford’s office said that … Read More

Ontario police forces to focus on education rather than enforcement of new powers

TORONTO – Ontario police forces say they’ll focus their efforts on educating the public about the importance of following the COVID-19 measures. The public became outraged after Solicitor General Sylvia … Read More

Quebec adds almost 1,100 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths

Quebec is reporting 1,092 new cases and 15 additional deaths Monday linked to the third wave of COVID-19. This includes two deaths in the past 24 hours while the other … Read More

Ontario reports more than 4,400 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Ontario is reporting 4,447 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. The provincial total now stands at 421,442. Monday’s case count is higher than Sunday’s which saw 4,250 new infections. On Saturday, … Read More

COVID-19: Here’s a list of valid travel reasons amid Ontario’s border closures

Ontario closed its borders to Manitoba and Quebec on Monday morning as it looks to slow the spread of COVID-19 entering the province. As of 12:01 a.m., police in Ottawa … Read More

COVID-19: Fundraiser aims to support Ontario essential workers without paid sick leave

An online fundraiser launched over the weekend aims to provide support for essential workers in Ontario who need time off due to COVID-19 and don’t have paid sick leave. Organizers … Read More

India’s capital to go into lockdown as coronavirus cases soar

New Delhi was being put under a weeklong lockdown Monday night as an explosive surge in coronavirus cases pushed India’s capital’s health system to its limit. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal … Read More

Canada expecting 1M Pfizer vaccine doses this week after Moderna delays shipment

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 19, 2021 7:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada will have to wait … Read More

Is it time to ditch disinfecting? CDC updates data surrounding COVID-19 surface transmission

If you look back at the past year, how much of your time has been dedicated to disinfecting alone? Minutes? Hours? Days? Well some recent CDC data seems to suggest … Read More

COVID-19: Montreal protesters denounce 8 p.m. curfew as unscientific, harmful to vulnerable

A group of masked protesters marched through the streets of Montreal on Sunday evening to denounce Quebec’s COVID-19 curfew that many described as unscientific and harmful to society’s most vulnerable. … Read More

Doug Ford contacting consulates to try and get more COVID vaccines for Ontario, spokesperson says

A spokesperson for Premier Doug Ford says he has begun contacting consulates in a bid to get more COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario. Ivana Yelich said Sunday that Ford began reaching … Read More

Half of U.S. adults have now received at least 1 jab of COVID-19 vaccine

Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more … Read More

Feds to send personnel, rapid tests to Ontario as province struggles to contain COVID-19

The federal government is stepping in to provide more help to Ontario as COVID-19 cases soar, putting strain on the province’s healthcare system. In a video posted to Twitter on … Read More

Provinces release details of who can expect a COVID-19 vaccine shot in the coming weeks

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military … Read More

Atlantic premiers consider reallocating COVID-19 resources to hard-hit Ontario

Atlantic premiers say they are considering what resources can be shifted to Ontario as the province deals with a severe third wave of COVID-19. Three out of four provincial leaders … Read More

Anand doesn’t rule out using Canada Emergencies Act to help curb COVID-19 third wave

Procurement Minister Anita Anand isn’t ruling out any options that could help Canada curb its third wave of COVID-19, including invoking the Canada Emergencies Act. When asked about whether Canada … Read More

Ontario reports 4,250 new COVID-19 cases, 18 more deaths

Ontario reported 4,250 coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 416,995. Eighteen new deaths were also reported, bringing the provincial death toll to … Read More

Americans in D.C. not feeling celebratory or charitable despite COVID-19 vaccines

This might make Canadians jealous of their American cousins for the first time in a while: the lineup Friday outside a downtown Washington D.C. Apple Store was longer than at … Read More

Feds extend mobile health units in Ontario amid new COVID-19 restrictions, cases

The federal government says it will be extending two mobile health units it sent to Ontario in January as the province continues to grapple with “an alarming resurgence of COVID-19 … Read More

Experts find more evidence COVID-19 is airborne, that we need to rethink indoor spaces

The authors of a new paper that found increasingly concrete evidence that COVID-19 is “predominately” airborne say that we need to be focusing on preventing infections in indoor settings, and … Read More

Experts say more evidence COVID-19 is airborne, that we need to rethink indoor spaces

The authors of a new paper that found increasingly concrete evidence that COVID-19 is “predominately” airborne say that we need to be focusing on preventing infections in indoor settings, and … Read More

India records over 200K COVID-19 cases in a day amid festivals, election rallies

India reported a record daily increase of 234,692 COVID-19 infections over the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Saturday. It was the eighth record daily increase in the last … Read More

Ontario to ‘scope down’ new police COVID-19 powers, source says, as playgrounds allowed to reopen

TORONTO — Furious criticism of new anti-pandemic powers that allow police in Ontario to stop any motorist or pedestrian and ask where they live and why they’re not home prompted … Read More

Ontario government alters new, temporary COVID-19 police powers after widespread backlash

TORONTO — Ontario reversed course on sweeping new police powers Saturday, just one day after Premier Doug Ford announced the measures that triggered a swift and furious backlash. Officers will … Read More

Ontario to ‘scope down’ new police COVID-19 powers, source says

TORONTO — The Canadian Press has learned that the Ontario government is expected to backtrack on new police powers to enforce anti-pandemic measures. A source with knowledge of the discussions … Read More

Alberta reports first AstraZeneca-linked blood clot

Alberta Health says a man in his 60s has had a confirmed case of a blood clot connected to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The man’s identity is not being released … Read More

Quebec reports 1,537 cases of COVID-19 as hospitalizations and ICU cases highest since second wave

Quebec is reporting its highest number of hospitalizations and intensive care cases due to COVID-19 since the second wave. The province reported 1,537 new infections on Saturday as hospitalizations rose … Read More

COMMENTARY: Our overly-cautious approach to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine needs to change

While it was certainly welcome news yesterday to hear of increases in the amount of Pfizer vaccines arriving in Canada next month and in June, it was disappointing to hear … Read More

Ontario reports more than 4,300 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths

Ontario reported 4,362 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 412,745. “Locally, there are 1,162 new cases in Toronto, 936 in Peel, 430 in … Read More

Russia, China using their COVID-19 vaccines to gain political power: experts

China and Russia have been using their locally produced COVID-19 vaccines to grow their international soft power by giving doses to desperate countries in order to have more political influence … Read More

Over 3 million people have now died of COVID-19 worldwide

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, … Read More

COVID-19: Ontario’s temporary increased police powers raise concerns about random stops, carding

As the Ontario government moves to temporarily enact stronger powers for police officers to enforce emergency COVID-19 orders, community members, advocates and opposition politicians are raising concerns about the authority … Read More

Ontario’s new COVID-19 restrictions include increased police powers, restricting gatherings

The Ontario government has unveiled several new COVID-19 restrictions aimed at curbing record-high cases in the province, including increased police powers, provincial border checkpoints and restricting outdoor gatherings. Premier Doug … Read More

COVID-19: Peel police officer accuses Global News journalist of agitating protesters, hugs attendees

A Peel Regional Police spokesperson says the service is looking into the conduct of an officer who accused a Global News journalist of “agitating” protesters by filming those in attendance … Read More

As COVID-19 cases hit daily record, CMA calls for united national response

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is putting out an urgent call for “unprecedented measures” and a united national approach to tackle rising COVID-19 cases, as a third wave of the … Read More

Peel officer suspended after hugging COVID-19 protesters, accusing journalist of agitating attendees

The Peel Regional Police service has suspended an officer who accused a Global News journalist of “agitating” protesters by filming those in attendance who are pushing for a Mississauga gym … Read More

300K Johnson & Johnson vaccines to arrive in Canada last week of April

Canada is expecting 300,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine during the last week of April, Public Services and Procurement Canada Minister Anita Anand said during a … Read More

Ontario government asks other provinces, territories to send nurses as COVID-19 cases surge

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 16, 2021 12:50 pm     Updated April 16, 2021 12:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

300K Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in Canada last week of April

Canada is expecting 300,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine during the last week of April, Public Services and Procurement Canada Minister Anita Anand said during a … Read More

Ford says province does not need Red Cross help after Trudeau offers help with mobile vaccine teams

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has refused the offer of aid from the Canadian Red Cross, shortly after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced it was sending it to help the COVID-19 … Read More

Trudeau sending Red Cross to help Ontario amid an increase in COVID-19 cases

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says more doses of COVID-19 vaccines are coming soon from Pfizer-BioNTech, and the federal government will deploy the Canadian Red Cross to help Ontario with their … Read More

Quebec turns to new ways to get Montrealers to COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Quebec is reporting 1,527 new COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths Friday as vaccination gains ground in the province. Montreal accounts for 355 new infections while the hard-hit area of … Read More

Quebec sets vaccination record as province again adds more than 1,500 new COVID-19 cases

Quebec is reporting 1,527 new COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths Friday as vaccination gains ground in the province. Over the course of the health crisis, there have been 334,071 … Read More

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