Janet Yellen nominated for treasury secretary as Arizona certifies for Biden

U.S. president-elect Joe Biden named several women to his top economic policy team on Monday, including former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen as treasury secretary nominee, setting the stage for diversity and a focus on recovery from the pandemic.

Government of Canada Releases Supporting Canadians and Fighting COVID-19: Fall Economic Statement 2020

Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, released Supporting Canadians and Fighting COVID-19: Fall Economic Statement 2020. This plan will continue to protect Canadians’ health, jobs and the economy.

Veteran Canadian soccer player David Edgar to retire at end of year

Veteran soccer defender David Edgar from Kitchener, Ont. – who became a Newcastle United favourite with a highlight-reel goal as a teenager and went on to captain Canada’s team internationally – has announced his retirement effective the end of December.

Nunavut mother tests positive for COVID-19 days after giving birth in Winnipeg hospital

A new mother from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, was put in intensive care in a Winnipeg hospital last week when she tested positive for COVID-19 just days after delivering a baby by caesarean section. She and her family are asking people to take the pandemic seriously.

Ice dance star Tessa Virtue expanding her mind in Queen’s EMBA program

Tessa Virtue, who was named to the Order of Canada with ice dance partner Scott Moir on Friday is swamped with school work these days as part of Queen’s University’s Executive MBA program, one of the new pursuits pushing her out of her comfort zone.

CBC News journalists deported from Uganda, despite having press credentials

A CBC News crew was deported from Uganda this weekend, despite following protocols laid out for foreign journalists entering the country. The deportation happened about a month before the country’s elections, which critics say won’t be free or fair.

Senators ponder how far to go to protect charter rights in assisted-dying bill

Some senators are pondering how far they should go to protect the rights of Canadians seeking access to medically assisted death, as they consider a bill introduced to bring the Liberal government’s law on the matter into compliance with a Quebec Superior Court ruling from last fall.

Minister Fortier to discuss the Fall Economic Statement 2020 with members of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce 

The Honourable Mona Fortier, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, will take part in a virtual event hosted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The Minister will discuss the Fall Economic Statement 2020 and the Government’s plan to support businesses and individuals through the COVID-19 pandemic.

A vaccine is coming to Canada, but when?

As Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccine candidates get closer to being approved in countries around the world, many Canadians are wondering when they might be able to get a shot here. Prime Minister Trudeau has said most Canadians could be vaccinated by next September, but the details on when those vaccines may arrive in the country… Continue reading A vaccine is coming to Canada, but when?

Unusable masks, catered meals, redone renos: B.C health minister orders review of PHSA spending

B.C.’s health minister has ordered an immediate review of alleged misspending by the Provincial Health Services Authority during the COVID-19 crisis, after multiple sources claimed millions have been wasted on unusable face masks, catered meals and unneeded office renos.

Families say valued possessions still missing years after bank emptied their safety deposit boxes

Two families say they are still missing their most valued possessions years after TD Canada Trust drilled open and emptied their safety deposit boxes. Experts say banks operate the boxes “as a side business” with no rules except those they set for themselves.