Highlights / Quebec

Health, Society

Canada passes a grim COVID-19 milestone

The figures are harsh and the heartache–both collective and personal–is likely worse than most Canadians ever imagined. The coronavirus is relentless. So are the repercussions and the crises the monster brings, and Canada has now passed a grim milestone. Canada »

Health, Society

COVID-19: Quebec reopens some elementary schools and daycares

Tens of thousands of elementary school students in Quebec are going back to their schools today as the French-speaking Canadian province begins to gradually reopen its economy after a two-months lockdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Quebec, which accounts for »

Health, Politics, Society

Military arrives to help contain COVID-19 in Quebec retirement/care homes

As of Monday there have been over 1,600 coronavirus-related deaths across the country with well over 800 in Quebec the highest rate in the country. A majority, 60 per cent, of the deaths have occurred in the province’s retirement residences »

Health

Quebec requests military reinforcements to fight COVID-19 in nursing homes

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday the federal government is carefully studying “an unprecedented request” by the provincial government of Quebec to deploy Canadian military medics to help health authorities fight the pandemic in hard-hit nursing homes and long-term care »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Senior’s residences under investigation in Quebec

High death rates prompt investigations The conditions in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec at long-term health care centres and privately run retirement homes is being called into question over the high death rates from COVID-19. At a press conference »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

The Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to Quebec secularism law

Hopes of  Supreme Court ruling to grant an injunction against a controversial Quebec law were dashed today when Canada’s highest court said it will not hear the case. The Supreme Court does not give reasons for decisions not to hear »

Economy, Health

Quebec Solidaire asks for 30 day grace period on rent and mortgages

With the first of April looming, Quebec Solidaire, a political party in Quebec, has suggested giving people a 30 day grace period to pay their rent or mortgages this month, according to a press release from the party on Tuesday. »

Health

Quebec releases online learning service while schools remain closed

Quebec’s Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge announced earlier today the launch of a bilingual online learning service for parents and children to use from home while schools remain closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. The service, called Open School, or L’École »

Health

Quebec’s health institute warns against use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

Quebec’s health institute has warned against using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for patients who are suffering from a COVID-19, according to a statement released on Sunday.  The Institut National d’excellence en santé et en service sociaux, or INESSS, said that despite »

Society

Ontario and Quebec order closure of all non-essential businesses

Canada’s two largest provinces are ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses as the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada surpassed 2,000 on Monday despite efforts to slow down the outbreak of the potentially deadly disease. The closures in Ontario »