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Legault hints at opening the front door to asylum seekers

The premier of Quebec appears to be walking back comments he made last week that seemed to slam the door on allowing asylum seekers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis to stay in the province by applying »

Economy, Health, Politics

Federal government to push for 10 days of paid sick leave for workers: Trudeau

With the fall flu season in mind, the federal government is discussing with the provinces the idea of bringing in 10 days of paid sick leave for workers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. Speaking at his daily press conference »

Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19 deaths: Calls for government to take control of long term care homes

The latest figures show there have been just under 6,500 deaths in Canada attributed to the SARS-CoV2 virus. The vast majority of them however have been primarily among the elderly and others needing constant attention in long term care homes »

Health, Politics, Society

Union ramps up pressure for universal long-term health-care coverage

The union that represents workers at long-term health-care facilities across the country says it is launching a nationwide effort to make long-term care universal and publicly funded. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) represents about 65,000 long-term care nurses, »

Health, Politics, Society

Toronto mayor apologizes after crowds flood downtown park

Toronto Mayor John Tory has issued an apology for failing to properly wear a mask after thousands of people gathered in a popular downtown park, violating the city’s physical distancing bylaw on Saturday. Tory condemned the crowds Saturday night, but »

Economy, Health, Internet, Science & Technology

2 Canadian companies join forces to produce medical masks

What do you get if you combine the talents of two Quebec companies – one specializing in pharmaceutical research into cannabinoide-derived drugs and the other in producing acoustic panels for interior decoration? The answer might surprise you: Quebec’s first producer »

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Open the Canada-U.S border? Most Canadians say, not yet

This week the Canadian government says restrictions on travel between the U.S and Canada will remain in place for another month in light of the coronavirus situation RCI: May 15/20: Canada-U.S border to remain closed for another month Non essential »

Health, Sports

Many Canadians looking forward to hearing that starting whistle

One of the many casualties of COVID-19, of course, has been sports–professional and amateur. Much has been made of the fact that there are no pro teams to get worked up about these days, leaving many of us to turn »

Health, Politics, Society

28 Canadian soldiers contract COVID-19 in long-term homes

Twenty-eight Canadian soldiers deployed to long-term homes in Ontario and Quebec have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Department of National Defence announced Wednesday. Twelve of the cases were reported in Ontario and 16 in Quebec, according to the »

Health, International

COVID-19: After recovery a positive test may not mean one is still infectious

People who have recovered from the SARS-CoV2 virus but who test positive weeks later are not infectious according to a study from S. Korea. The information comes from the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which studied 285 Covid-19 survivors. »