Highlights / Francois Legault

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Swimming against the COVID current, Canadian officials seek responses that work

Canada continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic–by various and varying ways and means–as the coronavirus continues its merciless attacks across the country. Calling the situation ‘grim,” Canada’s chief public health official, Dr. Theresa Tam, on Tuesday said that 7,500 »

Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: ‘Please stay home,’ Quebec tells citizens

With the number of hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec steadily growing each day, provincial authorities once again pleaded with Quebecers on Wednesday to reduce their social interactions and limit their outings to work and shopping for daily »

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 »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Death of Indigenous woman in Quebec hospital being investigated

The circumstances of the death of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman, at a hospital in Joliette, Qc., on Monday night will be investigated, according to an announcement from Quebec’s coroner’s office Tuesday.  Echaquan, a mother of seven, died shortly »

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 »

Economy, Politics, Society

Premiers seek $28B in additional health transfers from Ottawa

Four of Canada’s conservative-leaning premiers are calling on the federal government to increase health funding to the provinces by $28 billion as provincial budgets are getting a double whammy hit of rising healthcare costs and dwindling revenues due to the »

Health, Society

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and family being tested for COVID-19

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and his family are being tested for COVID-19 after a staff member that had been travelling with O’Toole tested positive for the virus. A statement from the Conservative Party said that while O’Toole has not shown »

Society

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said he will respect Quebec’s secularism law

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole says he is going to respect the legislatures of all the provinces, including the laws in Québec protecting secularism and the French language, after meeting with Québec Premier Fraçois Legault on Monday.  I had a frank, »

Health, Politics, Society

Trudeau says country still in ‘crisis mode’ as it faces COVID-19

As children return to school and Canadians keep their collective fingers crossed that there will be no COVID-19 second wave, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning that the country remains in the middle of the COVID-19 health crisis. “Let’s make »