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Health, Society

The coronavirus refuses to let up in Quebec and Ontario

COVID-19 showed no signs of loosening its ever-tightening grip in central Canada on Friday as Ontario and Quebec–the country’s two most populous provinces–announced new–and higher–case counts. Quebec reported its highest daily number of cases since early May: 1,052, including seven »

Economy, Health, Society

Quebec will hand out stiff fines for people who break anti-COVID-19 rules

People across wide swaths of Quebec woke up to a new government mandate this morning: obey restrictions and measures put in place to combat COVID-19 or face some very stiff fines. The restrictions and measures apply to the province’s red-zone »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Poll suggests over half of Canadians confident in Liberals’ recovery plan

A new poll suggests that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has about half the country onside with the Liberals’ economic recovery plan outlined in last week’s speech from the throne.  Painting in large brush strokes, the Liberals pledged to create over »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

COVID-19 cases continue to spike dramatically in Ontario and Quebec

Canada’s two most populous provinces–Ontario and Quebec–continue to be pummeled by COVID-19. Figures released last Friday showed the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the two provinces had jumped 44 per cent over the previous seven days, putting renewed »

Health, Society

Health officials say Canada has reached a ‘crossroads’ in COVID-19 fight

Canada’s Public Health Agency says the country has arrived at crucial turning point in its battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. “Canada is at a crossroads and individual action to reduce contact rates will decide our path,” said a federal »

International, Society

Poll finds COVID fears growing and waning support for anti-mask protests

As COVID-19 cases mount across the country, a new poll suggests that a vast majority of Canadians don’t support anti-mask demonstrations calling on governments to back off on mandating public health measures. It also suggests that Canadians are far less »

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Ottawa announces $1billion package to address housing shortage for vulnerable

The federal government has announced plans to spend $1 billion over the next six months on what it is calling a Rapid Housing Initiative to help address urgent housing needs of vulnerable Canadians. Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen says the »

Health, Politics, Society

Tam delivers another warning about Canada’s COVID spike

Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, says the recent spike in COVID-19 cases that has seen the number of daily cases rise by nearly 50 per cent in the past two weeks could lead to the country not »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Over half of Canadians letting up on COVID safety measures: poll

Despite recent stepped-up warnings from the prime minister and the country’s chief medical officer about not letting up in the fight to contain COVID-19, a new public opinion poll suggests that almost a quarter of Canadians believe warnings from public »

Economy, Health, Politics

Cabinet gathers for retreat ahead of next week’s speech from the throne

Repeating a warning he delivered last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday the country is not out of the COVID-19 woods and warned that failure to heed anti-pandemic measures could mean a return to extreme lockdowns like those put »