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Health, Society

Canadians in no rush to ease social distancing rules: poll

At the best of times, Canadians tend to try to keep their distance from one another (except, of course, when hockey is involved), so a poll released Tuesday–at the worst of times–could well be taken as a case of business »

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, Society

Doctors say more access to PPE tracking would ease their front-line stress

As the federal government continues to scramble to secure personal protective equipment–surgical-grade masks, gloves, gowns and face shields–for the country’s front-line health workers, Canada’s doctors want Ottawa to provide better tracking about where those supplies are at any point in »

Health, Society

RCMP issues warning following coughing threats against officers

Authorities in Nova Scotia are reporting a handful of incidents across the province in which people who claim to have COVID-19 have threatened to deliberately cough on RCMP police officers. No charges have yet been laid, but the RCMP says »

Economy, Health, Society

Coming week ‘crucial’ in Canadian COVID-19 battle

Canada’s chief medical officer says the coming week will be “crucial” in the country’s fight against COVID-19 because public health officials will begin to see whether or not aggressive distancing measures taken to mitigate the spread of the virus are »