Manitoba’s lax public health policies to blame for 3rd COVID-19 wave: Winnipeg mayor

Winnipeg’s mayor blamed the provincial government’s “reactionary” public health policies for Manitoba’s devastating third wave of COVID-19 on Saturday. “The provincial government has been taking measures to protect us, but … Read More

Canada to face COVID-19 like yearly endemic flu due to variants, expert says

A Canadian health expert on the federal government’s COVID-19 Task Force says that Canada and the rest of the world will most likely see the novel coronavirus become a part … Read More

Establishing national standards for long-term care homes a ‘huge priority’: LeBlanc

Establishing national standards for long-term care homes across the country remains a “huge priority,” for the federal government, Canada’s Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs says. In an interview with The West … Read More

Hajdu ‘laser focused’ on community COVID-19 spread amid calls for tougher borders

Health Minister Patty Hajdu says she remains “laser focused” on stopping community transmission of COVID-19, despite calls for tougher border measures that could slow the entry of more transmissible variants. … 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

‘They keep moving the goalposts,’ Rempel-Garner says in criticism of COVID-19 vaccine delays

The federal conservative health critic warned of the impact of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine delays on Saturday, saying there could be huge implications to the country’s public health system because of … Read More

New business rent relief program will address gap in promised funds, minister says

As case numbers surge across Canada, many small businesses are seeing the effects of fewer customers, and some are once again being asked to close up shop to help beat … Read More

Newfoundland needs help as coronavirus cuts off tourism, fishing work: premier

Newfoundland is facing troubling economic times because of the coronavirus pandemic and without help from the federal government, things will likely only get worse, says the premier. In an interview … Read More

1 in 10 Canadian businesses may never recover from coronavirus, industry group says

Many provincial governments are slowly relaxing novel coronavirus restrictions and reopening, but some Canadian business groups are concerned that many enterprises won’t be able to bounce back. “We’re hearing from … 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

Liberals won’t commit to boosting old age security in July despite campaign pledge

Days after announcing additional financial relief for seniors struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal minister responsible for seniors wouldn’t confirm Ottawa will move ahead with a planned increase to … Read More

Consent for coronavirus tracing apps must be ‘meaningful’, Canada’s privacy watchdog says

The federal government must obtain “meaningful consent” from Canadians if it wants them to use any future smartphone app to digitally track coronavirus cases, the country’s privacy commissioner says. In … Read More

Boosting PPE supply ‘not a top priority’ in years before outbreak: minister

Increasing Canada’s strategic stock of personal protective equipment (PPE) was “not a top priority,” in the years before the novel coronavirus outbreak, the country’s minister of employment, workforce development and … Read More

Canada to allow seasonal foreign workers but they must self-isolate, minister says

Seasonal farm workers coming from foreign countries will be permitted to return to Canada, but they will have to self-isolate for 14 days in order to prevent the spread of … Read More

Canada moving at an ‘unprecedented rate’ to make supplies amid coronavirus pandemic: minister

Canada’s innovation minister says that the country is moving quickly to increase production of personal protective equipment (PPE) in its fight against the novel coronavirus. “We are mobilizing industry at … Read More