Ottawa ready to help Saskatchewan fight COVID-19, Trudeau reiterates

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 30, 2021 2:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has … 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

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

Trudeau, Singh want to criminalize protests that block hospitals. But can they?

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s pledge on Monday to criminalize protests that block hospitals and other health-care facilities would be entirely within the government’s legal rights, expert say, with any challenges … Read More

Trudeau to protesters: ‘Isn’t there a hospital you should be going to bother right now?’

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on Monday appeared to taunt angry protesters who attempted to drown out a planned interview in British Columbia, by asking them if there was “a hospital … Read More

Toronto health workers voice COVID-19 concerns during Trudeau’s election stop

Health-care workers shared concerns over staff shortages and burnout with the federal Liberal leader during a Sunday campaign stop at a Toronto hospital that was surrounded by anti-vaccine protests earlier … Read More

After resisting COVID-19 vaccine passports, Doug Ford says feds should have created national system

After months of personally resisting the creation of an Ontariowide COVID-19 vaccine passport system, Premier Doug Ford took aim at Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and his government for not imposing … Read More

Trudeau expected to release Liberal election platform on Wednesday: sources

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is expected to release the party’s election platform at a campaign event on Wednesday morning, according to campaign sources. Trudeau is scheduled to make an announcement … 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

Liberals pledge billions for Indigenous mental health, housing in new plan

The Liberals promised Monday to pour billions of dollars into housing and mental health for Indigenous communities if re-elected, a move they said would help address long-standing gaps in supports … Read More

PHAC to hold next in-person COVID-19 briefing on Sept. 3, before election date

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is set to hold its first in-person briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic since the federal election was called on Aug. 15, according to … 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

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Alberta, set to meet with Jason Kenney

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 7, 2021 7:26 am     Updated July 7, 2021 8:04 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

‘Figure of hope’ praised for role in COVID-19 fight after her death

A Quebec woman who was the first person in Canada to receive a COVID-19 vaccine has died. Gisèle Lévesque, 89, died peacefully of natural causes last Monday, surrounded by family, … Read More

Trudeau receives Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for 2nd dose

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for his second dose on Friday. Trudeau received the vaccine at a Rexall pharmacy in Ottawa and told the pharmacist that … Read More

Trudeau, Canadian delegation check in to COVID-19 hotel after overseas G7 trip

By Stephanie Taylor The Canadian Press Posted June 15, 2021 9:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s prime minister has … Read More

Canada to donate 100M COVID-19 vaccines to world, Trudeau says

Canada is set to share 100 million COVID-19 vaccines with the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. Speaking at a press conference at the end of the G7 leader’s summit … Read More

Trudeau to share Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine sharing plan after G7 summit

Canada is set to unveil details on how it will offer the world up to 100 million vaccine doses to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau … Read More

The U.S. border to Canada could reopen on June 22: reports

The Canada U.S. border has been shut down for more than a year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but according to a well-known immigration lawyer, that might be about to … Read More

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

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

Premier Doug Ford renews calls for tighter border controls to rein in COVID-19 variants

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is renewing his calls for tighter controls on domestic travellers and those who arrive through land crossings, saying Ottawa has yet to respond to … Read More

Trudeau says family, friend BBQs can happen this summer — with a caveat

Canadians will be able to invite over friends and family for a BBQ this summer if COVID-19 infection rates are down and a vast majority of the population is vaccinated … Read More

Moderna COVID-19 doses set to reach Canada next week will arrive tomorrow: Trudeau

By Alan Fram The Associated Press Posted May 4, 2021 12:11 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A shipment of one … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine certificates ‘to be expected’ as part of pandemic, Trudeau says

While there is no definitive answer on whether Canada will mandate COVID-19 vaccination certificates, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says they are “naturally to be expected” as the pandemic rages on. … Read More

Trudeau to receive 1st dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Friday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will receive their first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, according to the prime minister’s office. The prime … Read More

COVID-19: Montreal newspaper blasted for front page photo of Trudeau in India

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 22, 2021 2:10 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Journal de Montreal newspaper … Read More

Quebec premier wants Trudeau to tighten travel, land border restrictions to limit COVID-19 variants

Quebec is once again calling for tightened restrictions for international travel and land borders amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19 variants. Premier François Legault told reporters Thursday that he … Read More

Provinces want tightened travel, land border restrictions to limit COVID-19 variants: Legault

Quebec is once again calling for tightened restrictions for international travel and land borders amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19 variants. Premier François Legault told reporters Thursday that he … Read More

Ottawa consulting on stricter border measures, won’t stop flights from India

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is indicating the federal government is looking at additional COVID-19 measures to protect international borders but won’t stop flights into Canada from India. In an interview … 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

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

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

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

Trudeau pushes back on Ford’s criticism of federal COVID-19 vaccine procurement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing back against Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s accusation that the federal government’s procurement of COVID-19 vaccines is “a joke.” Trudeau took a poke at Ford during a virtual … Read More

Does AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine cause blood clots? Here’s what we know so far

Early Monday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vouched for the safety of Oxford University’s AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as reports of blood clots prompted several other countries to temporarily ban the … Read More

Canada adds 2,820 new coronavirus cases as global deaths top 2.6 million

Canada added 2,820 more cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, pushing the total number of infections in the country to 893,523.  Twenty-eight more fatalities associated with COVID-19 means to … 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

Canada’s coronavirus death toll hits grim milestone of 20K

Canada marked a grim milestone as the country’s coronavirus death toll pushed past 20,000 on Sunday. Following Quebec’s announcement of 31 deaths on Sunday, a total of 20,016 people have … Read More

Travellers to pay ‘more than $2K’ for new mandatory COVID-19 hotel quarantine, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is cracking down on non-essential travel, announcing a slew of measures including the suspension of all flights to sunny destinations amid the coronavirus pandemic. “With the … Read More

Justin Trudeau mulls mandatory hotel quarantine for returning travellers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus — possibly … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine rollout: How Canada compares with other countries

Canada has ordered the world’s largest number of coronavirus vaccine doses per capita – among which only two candidates have been approved so far. However, when it comes to the … Read More

Trudeau ‘pleased’ to see O’Toole attempt to oust Sloan from caucus over donation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is “pleased” to see Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole attempting to remove a frequently condemned member of his caucus over campaign contributions from a man … Read More

The world needs a ‘re-engaged’ America amid global power shift: Trudeau

Canada and other U.S. allies are looking to President-elect Joe Biden to re-engage with the world amid shifting global power struggles and pressing challenges facing the environment and free trade … Read More

Canada secures 20M more Pfizer doses as vaccine makers monitor 2nd dose controversy

Whether Canada complies with the recommendations laid out by coronavirus vaccine drugmakers will play a role in negotiations for earlier doses, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said Tuesday. The announcement came … Read More

Threats to coronavirus vaccines among reasons military leading rollout: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the possibility of threats to the country’s precious supply of coronavirus vaccines is among the reasons why the military is leading distribution. In a year-end … Read More

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