Highlights / Stephanie Levitz

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, International, Society

Canada issues tight restrictions on its borders

Canada is closing its borders to people who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or Americans as part of the battle against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Exceptions will be made for diplomats and people with family in Canada. »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Following complaints, border agents step up screening protocols

Following complaints by workers and travellers–notably at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport–that screening questions for incoming travellers were not stringent enough, the Canada Border Services Agency says it is adding new ones. The CBSA says automated questionnaires will now ask whether »

Politics

Jean Charest opts out of Tory leadership race

Jean Charest, who was thought by many to have a legitimate shot at replacing Andrew Scheer as the leader of the official opposition Conservative Party, has announced that he will not join the leadership race. That leaves just two candidates »

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Premiers meet and agree on agenda to present Ottawa

The leaders of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories met in Toronto today for the first time since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won a minority government on Oct. 21. Aiming to paper over any differences they might have with one »