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Canadians urged to fight misinformation

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Teresa Tam is urging Canadians to acknowledge the problem of misinformation and disinformation and to not spread it. Correct information is key to stemming the spread of COVID-19 and “is key to saving lives,” she »

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Projects launched to promote healthy aging in Canada

The number of Canadians over the age of 65 now outnumbers those under 15. Population data collected in 2019 found that 17 per cent of the population was over the age of 65 and the number is increasing at a »

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Canada sets tougher quarantine measures for travellers

As the more easily transmitted variants of COVID-19 emerge in Canada, the government is enhancing quarantine measures for travellers arriving in the country by air and by land. Those who arrive at airports are already required to provide proof of »

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Everyone who wants a vaccine will get one by end of September, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday reiterated his pledge that every Canadian who wants to get a COVID-19 vaccine will get one by the end September, just as a new poll shows growing dissatisfaction with his government’s handling of the »

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Doctors urge permanent implementation of virtual care

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s publicly-funded healthcare care system did not usually pay doctors for other than in-person consultations with patients. With a view to changing that, three associations representing Canada’s doctors had set up a task force to study »

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India ‘will do its best’ to help Canada with vaccines, PM Modi promises Trudeau

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured his Canadian counterpart on Wednesday that India “will do its best” to help Canada with its lagging COVID-19 vaccination efforts “just as it had done for many other countries already.” Modi tweeted that he »

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Feds give $2M for Indigenous program fighting racism in healthcare

The federal government is allocating $2 million to two Indigenous organizations in Quebec to help them in their fight against systemic racism faced by First Nation communities in the provincial health system, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller announced Wednesday. The »

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Ontario doctors, nurses, hospitals alarmed at loosening restrictions

Case counts of COVID-19 infection are dropping in much of Canada and some provinces including Ontario are relaxing restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the virus. That has Ontario health professionals, hospitals and Canada’s Chief Public Health »

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Negative COVID-19 test will soon be required at Canada’s land border: Trudeau

Starting next week, non-essential travellers entering Canada through the land border with the United States will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before being allowed into the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday. “As of Feb.15, »

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Dads get online tool to help parenting

A new survey suggests that 89 per cent of Canadian fathers feel more engaged with their children during the COVID-19 pandemic, but almost half feel there is a lack of online resources specifically to help them. To meet that need, »