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Economy, Politics, Society

Federal government to send $600 to some Canadians with disabilities

To help Canadians with disabilities pay for unexpected expenses due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the federal government will be sending them a one-time tax-free payment of up to $600, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday. The payment will »


Survey: Young Canadians feeling impact from COVID-19 lockdown

Young Canadians are feeling most impacted compared to older Canadians due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, according to a study commissioned by World Vision Canada, published on Wednesday. The study found that younger Canadians aged 18 to 29 said that »

Health, International, Politics

Trudeau urges shared COVID-19 vaccine at global summit amid UN run

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a COVID-19 vaccine must be shared by the world in order to eradicate the disease. Trudeau delivered that message today at the virtual Global Vaccine Summit, which raised more than $11.8 billion ($8.8 billion US) »

Health, Society

New COVID-19 projections show virus on decline in Canada, says Trudeau

While new federal projection figures show that COVID-19 is in decline in Canada, the pandemic is still active, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today. Speaking at his daily pandemic briefing in Ottawa, Trudeau said the data shows that Canada continues »

Economy, Society

Canadians feeling more optimistic about personal finances despite pandemic

Despite the economic fallout of the COVID-19 shutdown, Canadians are feeling more optimistic about their personal finances in the coming year, according to the latest study by the Angus Reid Institute. While nearly a third of Canadians (32 per cent) »

Health, International, Politics, Society

Majority of Canadians and Americans still trust UN health body: poll

Despite questions about the World Health Organization’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly two-thirds of Canadians and over half of Americans still trust the UN health body, according to a new survey. The survey conducted by the Association for Canadian »

Health, International, Politics

Trudeau says he has ‘many questions’ for UN health body over COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “there are many questions that need to be asked” about reports that officials at the World Health Organization had to resort to publicly praising China to coax crucial information about the novel coronavirus at the »

International, Politics

Canada pledges $40M ‘to avert catastrophe’ in Yemen

Canada is pledging $40 million in humanitarian aid for Yemen as the war-ravaged country deals with a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in addition to a resurgence of cholera, dengue fever, malaria and diphtheria, International Development Minister Karina Gould announced Tuesday. »

Economy, Politics, Society

Ottawa to fast-track $2.2B to help municipalities hit hard by pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed Monday to accelerate the delivery of $2.2 billion in federal cash transfers to municipalities through the federal Gas Tax Fund to help cash-strapped communities deal with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Canada announces $650M in new COVID-19 funding for Indigenous communities

The federal government is investing an additional $650 million to support Canada’s Indigenous communities on healthcare, income support, and new shelters for women, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. The new money is aimed at preparing these communities for a »