Emails show close communication between transport regulator, feds on flight refunds

Advocates, experts and opposition MPs say correspondence showing close communication between the federal Transport Department and the Canadian Transportation Agency around passenger refunds throws into question the independence of the … Read More

Military head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout steps aside amid investigation

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is stepping aside from his role as the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout amid a military investigation into him. Details are unclear at this time but … Read More

Military head of Canada’s vaccine rollout steps aside amid investigation

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is stepping aside from his role as the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout amid a military investigation into him. Details are unclear at this time 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

How effective is the 1st COVID-19 jab? What we know as deleted Tory tweet slams ‘one dose summer’

The Conservatives deleted a tweet on Thursday that leader Erin O’Toole has said was “detracting” from important conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Canada. “A ‘one dose summer’ is … Read More

No time for drug decriminalization plan redo, Vancouver mayor says

Vancouver’s mayor says he understands that some drug users aren’t happy with the city’s proposed model for decriminalization but time is of the essence and the details can be worked … Read More

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines appears safe — but no data on whether it works, U.K. study says

New preliminary data suggests that mixing Pfizer-BioNtech and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines is safe, but it’s still too soon to tell whether combining doses will provide protection against the virus. The … Read More

Alberta justice minister apologizes after accusing feds, provincial NDP, media of wanting COVID-19 disaster

Alberta’s justice minister issued an apology through social media on Tuesday afternoon days after he accused the federal government, the province’s Official Opposition and the media of wanting the health-care … 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

Bolivia signs deal to import J&J vaccine from Canadian company, pending patent issues

A Canadian company hoping to contribute to the world’s vaccination efforts says it has reached a deal to provide 15 million doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine … Read More

Canada sees lowest daily COVID-19 cases since April 5 despite surges in some provinces

Canada’s chief public health officer is warning that the decline in COVID-19 case counts is slowing as several provinces battle surging waves of the virus. Canada reported its lowest number … Read More

COVID-19 caseloads still high in some provinces despite vaccine rollout expansion

There were signs of hope that Ontario and Quebec are making progress in the fight against COVID-19 on Monday, even as provinces to the east and west continued to struggle. … Read More

India to recruit ex-army medics as COVID-19 overwhelms healthcare system, officials say

India will recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths … Read More

‘Unfair and unjust’: experts explain why some countries still don’t have COVID-19 jabs

At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad’s capital, there are no debates over which COVID-19 vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. … Read More

‘Unfair and unjust’: why some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all

At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad’s capital, there are no debates over which COVID-19 vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. … 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

EU hasn’t ordered more AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines past June, official says

By Sybille de La Hamaide Reuters Posted May 9, 2021 9:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The European Union has … Read More

Canada slaps 2 with thousands in fines for faked COVID-19 pre-flight tests

Thinking of faking your COVID-19 pre-flight test? Think again, warns Transport Canada. Officials there said on Thursday they have fined two individuals thousands of dollars each for presenting fraudulent pre-departure … Read More

Trudeau’s promise to improve First Nations drinking water years behind schedule: federal government

Long-term drinking water advisories affecting First Nations will take several years longer to fix than what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised, according to a new action plan presented in Parliament. … Read More

Canada sends medical supplies to India as COVID-19 overwhelms country’s health care

Canada is sending medical supplies in an effort to support India’s COVID-19 response as the country faces a devastating second wave that has overwhelmed its health-care system. The federal government … Read More

Canada sending medical supplies to India as COVID-19 overwhelms country’s health care

Canada is sending medical supplies in an effort to support India’s COVID-19 response as the country faces a devastating second wave that has overwhelmed its health-care system. The federal government … Read More

Canada’s military deployed to Lac Seul First Nation amid growing COVID-19 outbreak

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) says six rangers have been deployed to help a First Nation community in Dryden, Ont., several days after the community declared a state of emergency … Read More

Canada’s military deployed to Lac Seul First Nation amid growing COVID-19 outbreak: Blair

Rangers from the Canadian Armed Forces have been deployed to help a First Nation community in Dryden, Ont., several days after the community declared a state of emergency over rapidly … Read More

Biden sets new COVID-19 vaccine goal, aims to have 70% U.S. adults inoculated by July 4

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday set a new COVID-19 vaccination goal to deliver at least one shot to 70 per cent of adult Americans by July Fourth as he … Read More

Canada will have received 6.4M AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses by June’s end, official says

Canada will have received 6.4 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June, a government official says. The government official told Global News said there is some uncertainty that … Read More

U.S. can, should do more to help Canada through COVID-19: vaccine expert

The United States can and should do more to help Canadians get vaccinated against COVID-19, says a prominent Texas doctor, adding to the pressure on the White House to do … 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

Garneau to quarantine at COVID-19 hotel after G7 ministers’ meeting in U.K.

Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau will stay in a quarantine hotel for three days starting Wednesday after returning from the United Kingdom where he’s attending the first in-person meeting of … Read More

NACI recommends Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot for adults 30 and up, says mRNA preferred

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is recommending Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine to adults 30-years and older. The advice came with a notable caveat. Barring any pre-determined health risks, … Read More

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recommended for adults 30 and up in Canada, NACI says

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is increasing its age recommendation for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine to adults 30-years and older. “At this time and based on current evidence, … 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

Canadian officials not disclosing ‘at least 3’ new Havana syndrome cases: letter

Global Affairs Canada is “withholding information” on more than two dozen recent cases of Canadian diplomats reportedly being assessed for or reporting symptoms of what’s become known as “Havana syndrome,” … Read More

U.S. to share 60M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses with world

The U.S. will begin sharing its entire pipeline of vaccines from AstraZeneca once the COVID-19 vaccine clear federal safety reviews, the White House told The Associated Press on Monday, with … Read More

‘Please’: India doctors panic, plead for oxygen as COVID-19 breaks health system

Dr. Gautam Singh dreads the daily advent of the ventilator beeps, signalling that oxygen levels are critically low, and hearing his critically ill COVID-19 patients start gasping for air in … Read More

Toronto-area startup Switch Health accused of fumbling Canada’s COVID-19 border testing

When Greg Skinner returned to his Invermere, B.C., home after visiting his 10-year-old daughter in the United States, he says he tried for 10 consecutive days to set up an … Read More

U.S. mulls sending COVID-19 aid to India as country sees record-breaking cases

The Biden administration’s top medical adviser on the COVID-19 pandemic says the U.S. is actively looking at ways to boost aid to India as it grapples with surging coronavirus cases. … Read More

U.S., France to send COVID-19 aid to India as country sees record-breaking cases

The Biden administration’s top medical adviser on the COVID-19 pandemic says the U.S. is actively looking at ways to boost aid to India as it grapples with surging coronavirus cases. … Read More

U.S. to send COVID-19 aid to India as country sees record-breaking cases

The Biden administration’s top medical adviser on the COVID-19 pandemic says the U.S. is actively looking at ways to boost aid to India as it grapples with surging coronavirus cases. … Read More

Half of U.K. population has had first COVID-19 vaccine dose, official says

The United Kingdom has reached another COVID-19 vaccination milestone with over half of the population having had at least one injection, health secretary Matt Hancock said on Saturday. Official data … Read More

Half of U.K. population has had first COVID-19 vaccine dose, officials says

The United Kingdom has reached another COVID-19 vaccination milestone with over half of the population having had at least one injection, health secretary Matt Hancock said on Saturday. Official data … Read More

As COVID-19 cases explode in India, Canada ready to help with medical supplies: Anand

Canada is ready to supply India with medical equipment as the country struggles to contain record surges in COVID-19 cases and deaths. “The answer to the question is yes, we … Read More

Tory MP sorry after calling lockdowns greatest civil liberties breach since WWII internment camps

Conservative MP David Sweet has apologized after issuing a tweet on Friday claiming there is “no evidence” that COVID-19 lockdowns work, stating they are the “the single greatest breach” of … Read More

Lockdowns ‘greatest breach’ of civil liberties since WWII internment camps: Tory MP

Conservative MP David Sweet issued a tweet on Friday claiming there is “no evidence” that COVID-19 lockdowns work, stating they are the “the single greatest breach” of civil liberties “since … Read More

Talc poses health risk in forms like baby powder, bath bombs: Health Canada

While some forms of talc do not pose a health risk, other popular uses like in bubble baths, baby powder and bath bombs carry a risk of causing ovarian cancer, … 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

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

Emergency House of Commons debate on COVID-19 devolves into finger-pointing

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 21, 2021 10:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An emergency parliamentary debate that … Read More

Post-COVID-19 Canada: What the federal budget tells us about the end of the pandemic

As the Liberal government unveiled its proposals for the coming years of federal spending in its first budget in over two years Monday, it also started to paint a rough … Read More

Operation Honour left ‘sour taste’ for women reporting military misconduct: witness

Women who have tried to report sexual misconduct allegations in the Canadian military say the contrast between their experiences and the stated goals of Operation Honour left then with a … Read More

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