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Health, Society

Many disappointed in how leaders have handled pandemic

As Canadians face a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic many Canadians have a poor opinion of how their provincial leaders have handled things. In Canada, the federal government funds health care and procures vaccines to protect against the coronavirus. »

Health, Society

Ontario reports 4,227 new cases of COVID-19, 2nd highest daily count

Ontario reported 4,227 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the second-highest on a single day at any point during the pandemic. Canada’s most populous province logged 4,249 new infections on January 8, but 450 of those were attributed to a delay »


Quebecers aged 55 and over eligible for AstraZeneca vaccine at walk-in clinics

Starting today, Quebecers aged 55 and over were able to receive the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine at walk-in clinics across the province and the population responded well to the new initiative. According to a report from CBC News, many Quebecers across »

Economy, Society

Calls for banks to help during and after pandemic

The government and all national political parties are urged to do more to help Canadians and small businesses and to pay “their fair share of taxes.” The call is launched by the advocacy group Democracy Watch and more than 100,000 »


Top doctors in Ontario call for province-wide stay-at-home order

The top medical health officers from Toronto, Peel and Ottawa asked the Ontario government on Monday to impose further restrictions to stop the surge of COVID-19 infections. In a letter, signed by Dr. Eileen de Villa, Dr. Vera Etches and »


Canadian faithful stream religious services, pray more, but donate less: poll

As many Canadians prepare to mark their second Easter amid growing restrictions due to the pandemic’s third wave, a new survey shows they have adapted remarkably well to the new reality of live streamed religious services even as they crave »


Most teleworking Canadians are as productive at home as at work: report

The overwhelming majority of Canadians who were forced to switch to teleworking because of the pandemic say they have been as productive working from home as they were in the office, according to a new report by Statistics Canada. In »

Health, Society

Fewer drug claims suggest more people with undiagnosed diseases

Data on prescription drug claims suggest that there could be more than 100,000 Canadians living with undiagnosed chronic diseases who did not begin treatment in 2020, possibly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Prescription Drug Trend Report flags what it »

Health, Politics, Society

Canada to receive 5M Pfizer doses ahead of schedule in June, Trudeau says

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer-BioNTech has agreed to move up delivery of five million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to Canada from late summer to June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday. The accelerated delivery schedule will bring Canada’s total expected doses »

Economy, Society

Campaign aims to empower women in the economic recovery

Statistics show that women’s careers have suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a not-for profit is launching a campaign to ensure “women are supported and empowered in Canada’s economic recovery.” The campaign is called It’s Not Complicated and uses »