Minister Duclos to discuss measures for housing in federal Budget 2021 during an event with stakeholders in Québec City region

The President of the Treasury Board, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, will meet with community stakeholders to discuss investments in housing announced in Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.

Brandon McBride ready to erase world championship-sized regrets at Tokyo Olympics

Nineteen months have passed since Brandon McBride failed to qualify for the men’s 800-metre final at the world track and field championships, a disappointing outcome he now uses as motivation in his Olympic medal pursuit.

Government of Canada signs new agreement for COVID-19 testing of temporary foreign workers entering Quebec

The Government of Canada continues to take unprecedented action to protect the health and safety of Canadians by introducing measures to prevent further introduction and transmission of COVID-19 and new variants of the virus into Canada.

Proposed new Toronto-area highway comes at a high cost to environment and personal health, say critics

Supporters of a proposed new highway near Toronto say it will relieve the gridlock experienced by long-suffering commuters in Ontario — but for how long? What on Earth takes a close look at the debate, and what it tells us about urban sprawl, green spaces and human health.

When asked about emission targets, Freeland says carbon capture plans will ‘turbocharge’ industry

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says measures proposed as part of last week’s federal budget will help “turbocharge” work being done on carbon capture — and a law professor says that could be telling about the weeks and months to come.

Teed-off golf courses lobby to get Ontario to reverse closures amid pandemic

People hoping to hit the greens this spring were surprised Ontario’s enhanced stay-at-home-order amid the pandemic has shut golf courses, among other outdoor amenities. Enthusiasts of the sport say safety protocols were already well put in place, and they’re lobbying the province to reopen sites that were closed April 16. The no-contact outdoor sport was played throughout 2020, after clubs initiated health and… Continue reading Teed-off golf courses lobby to get Ontario to reverse closures amid pandemic

Teed-off golf courses lobby to get Ontario to reverse closures amid pandemic

People hoping to hit the greens this spring were surprised Ontario’s enhanced stay-at-home-order amid the pandemic has shut golf courses, among other outdoor amenities. Enthusiasts of the sport say safety protocols were already well put in place, and they’re lobbying the province to reopen sites that were closed April 16. The no-contact outdoor sport was played throughout 2020, after clubs initiated health and… Continue reading Teed-off golf courses lobby to get Ontario to reverse closures amid pandemic

‘Absolutely harrowing’: India’s calamitous second wave

In India, COVID-19 has reached catastrophic levels. The health-care system is so overwhelmed that the sick are lying on the ground outside hospitals, and doctors are begging online for oxygen. Amy Kazmin, the New Delhi-based South Asia bureau chief for the Financial Times, joins us for a view from the ground, and explains how things… Continue reading ‘Absolutely harrowing’: India’s calamitous second wave

Video game giant EA steering players into loot-box option in popular soccer game, insider says

A gaming insider says an internal company document proves video game giant Electronic Arts is trying to drive players into a type of game play that encourages them to spend more money and which has come under fire for possible links to gambling. 

National medical licences could help speed redeployment of doctors, nurses to where they’re needed most

Though doctors and nurses are all similarly trained, practicing in a province or territory takes reams of paperwork, reference letters, professional documents — and the approval is not portable, write James Maskalyk and Kirsten Johnson.

Deaths, hospitalizations dropping among oldest Canadians as COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up

After a sluggish start, Canada’s vaccination efforts are starting to pay off, with COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths among the oldest Canadians now dropping at a faster rate than in younger adults who are less likely to be vaccinated yet, according to a CBC News analysis.

COVID-19 the ‘perfect storm’ for people battling hoarding disorder

Canadians who hoard are finding it difficult to control their disorder due to COVID-19 restrictions. They are “already among our most isolated clients … and the pandemic just made that all so much harder,” says Lucie Hager, who helps hoarders get their lives back on track.

Canadian striker Jonathan David helps vault Lille back atop Ligue 1 standings

Canadian international Jonathan David scored to help Lille rally from 2-0 down and win 3-2 at rival Lyon on Sunday, reclaiming first place from Paris Saint-Germain by one point with four games left in a thrilling French league race.

Statement from Health Canada on AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines produced at Emergent BioSolutions

Health Canada is aware of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent inspection of the Emergent BioSolutions facility in Baltimore, Maryland, which noted multiple areas of concern. Health Canada would like to reassure Canadians that all AstraZeneca vaccines imported into Canada from this facility are safe and of high quality. Janssen vaccines produced at… Continue reading Statement from Health Canada on AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines produced at Emergent BioSolutions

Ottawa ‘constantly’ looking at further COVID-19 border measures, Freeland says

​​​​​​​Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa is “constantly” reviewing its border measures to guard against the spread of COVID-19 and more transmissible variants of the novel coronavirus.