Most Canadians say type of COVID-19 vaccine instrumental in whether or not they get it: poll

With COVID-19 vaccinations ramping up across provinces and territories, a new poll suggests that despite Canadians’ overall confidence in the rollout, many are expressing concern over the type of vaccine … Read More

Trudeau government backpedals on investigating human rights complaints against mining companies

WARNING: This story contains elements that may be disturbing to some audiences. Claudiana dos Santos has a nebulizer at her home in Itapicuru, a community in Bahia, Brazil, that sits … Read More

No plans for ‘divisive’ vaccine passports for Canadians, Trudeau says

As shots of the novel coronavirus vaccine continue to roll out across Canada and other parts of the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has no plans to … Read More

Premiers prepare for prolonged battle over increased federal health-care funding

Premiers aren’t expecting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to agree immediately to their demand for at least $28 billion more each year for health care. First ministers are scheduled to meet … Read More

Trudeau sets December date for long-sought premiers’ meeting on health care funding

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has set Dec. 10 as the date for a long-sought first ministers’ meeting on federal funding for health care, which will also focus on the coronavirus pandemic. … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau, premiers to meet in December to address health care funding

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers have agreed to meet next month to address requests to increase long-term funding for provincial health care systems, sources tell Global News. News … Read More

First COVID-19 vaccines will face distribution challenges in new year, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says some COVID-19 vaccine candidates expected in the new year will pose significant logistical and distribution challenges. Trudeau says he hopes a viable vaccine will be … Read More

Long-term care homes remain vulnerable to second COVID-19 wave, insiders say

Fear and anxiety have taken over in Canada’s long-term care homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and industry insiders say it will take more than a federal band-aid solution to fix … Read More

Despite record drug deaths amid coronavirus, Trudeau still won’t support decriminalization

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is continuing to distance himself from growing calls to decriminalize personal possession of hard drugs, despite a recent spike of overdose deaths across multiple provinces amid … Read More

Liberals to unveil ‘ambitious green agenda’ in throne speech, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will unveil an “ambitious green agenda” in the throne speech scheduled to be delivered later this month. “We know the world is going … Read More

Potential COVID-19 vaccine still not in Canada, three months after approval for trials

Shipments of a Chinese and Canadian-developed COVID-19 candidate vaccine remain delayed from getting to Canada, more than three months after Health Canada approved them for Phase 1 trials here. The … Read More

WE charity to stop handling coronavirus student volunteer program after backlash

OTTAWA — Youth Minister Bardish Chagger says the WE organization won’t manage the federal government’s $900-million program to pay students and fresh graduates for volunteer work this summer. In a … Read More

Feds urged to work together on aid for disabled Canadians as emergency bill in limbo

Federal politicians are being urged to work together to help Canadians with disabilities weather the COVID-19 crisis. This after opposition parties refused Wednesday to give the unanimous consent needed to … Read More

Trudeau says ‘encouraging’ new coronavirus modelling data to be released

Posted June 4, 2020 11:30 am Updated June 4, 2020 11:32 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau … Read More

Up to 9,400 coronavirus deaths in Canada by June 15, new modelling suggests

Canada is slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, though health officials are anticipating the number of cases and deaths to rise. Health Canada’s latest short-term modelling shows that COVID-19 … Read More

Canadian Red Cross to get $100M in federal funding amid coronavirus, Trudeau says

Posted May 16, 2020 7:38 am Updated May 16, 2020 11:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Canadian Red Cross … Read More

Coronavirus: ‘Stronger measures’ coming to Canada-U.S. border screening, Trudeau says

The federal government is planning stronger measures to deal with a looming influx of people arriving from the United States, a clear sign Canada is bracing for the realities of … Read More

Trudeau vows Canada’s PPE stockpile policies will be overhauled to prevent waste

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 20, 2020 5:24 pm Updated April 20, 2020 5:27 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadians should expect weeks or months of social distancing, Trudeau says

“To stay at home, to continue this period of isolation and distance is the best way to get out as quickly as possible, but certainly it will be a case of several weeks, perhaps several months,” the prime minister said in his daily update from Ottawa.

Coronavirus: Trudeau says he’s ‘proud’ of Canada’s COVID-19 response as U.S. cases soar

As U.S. President Donald Trump slowly comes to grips with his country’s grim prognosis for the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau conceded Monday he’s taking a measure of comfort … Read More

Coronavirus: Mandatory quarantine in Philippines leaves Canadians trapped abroad

Torontonian Melissa Woolfson and her boyfriend, Devin, are trapped halfway across the world after the Filipino city of Bacolod, where they currently reside, released an executive order, quarantining everyone in … Read More

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