Highlights / Patty Hajdu

Health, International

COVID-19: Returning travellers ordered to self-isolate

A new front has been opened in the battle against COVID-19 in Canada, where–as of Thursday afternoon–36 people have now died and just under 3,400 cases remain active. After closing its borders to most people from other countries, including asylum »

Health, Society

Federal officials detail COVID-19 battle

Over 50,000 Canadians have now been tested for COVID-19, according to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam. Tam presented the figure when she and Health Minister Patty Hajdu met reporters to deliver an update on the federal government’s fight »

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A fifth person is dead from COVID-19 in Canada

Health officials in Ontario on Monday reported the first death from the coronavirus outside of British Columbia, where four people have now died as a result of COVID-19. They said the person who died was a 77-year-old man from the »

Economy, Health, International, Society

Number of COVID-19 cases in Canada continues to grow

Efforts to deal with COVID-19 continue in Canada as the number of cases continues to rise. The latest cases in Ontario are a woman who returned to Kitchener from Italy and a man who returned to Toronto from Iran. Meanwhile. »

Economy, Health, International, Society

New cabinet committee will deal with COVID-19 outbreak

As governments and health officials around the world continue to deal with COVID-19, Canada’s federal government has struck a new cabinet committee to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak. The announcement comes a day after the number of COVID-19 cases »

Health, Society

Liberals introduce legislation to expand assisted dying access

Canada’s federal government has introduced legislation aimed at making it easier for Canadians seeking medical help to end their lives. The bill amends a four-year-old law introduced by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government that followed a landmark 2015 Supreme Court ruling »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

As leaders make plays for workers’ votes, new Labour rules sow confusion

As Canadians celebrated Labour Day on Monday, Canada’s political leaders headed to Hamilton, Ontario, one of the birthplaces of Canada’s union movement and long the centre of the country’s steel industry. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Rift grows between Ontario and federal government

The federal government has introduced legislation to protect about 900,000 vulnerable workers grappling with in the new economy. The changes would be contained in updates to the Canadian Labour Code and would affect  workers in telecommunications, airlines, trucking and banks, »