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Experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work spurred by coronavirus pandemic

Experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work spurred by coronavirus pandemic

Despite years of discussions between politicians and doctors, the Quebec government couldn’t find a way to pay its general practitioners for phone and video consultations with patients. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Premier Legault called a public health emergency March 14, sweeping aside legislative hurdles as well as the bureaucratic …

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Coronavirus: Quebec’s nurses union strikes workplace safety agreement for duration of pandemic – Montreal

Coronavirus: Quebec’s nurses union strikes workplace safety agreement for duration of pandemic - Montreal

The Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) announced late Monday night that it has reached a six-month agreement with the Quebec government to ensure workplace safety during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. In a statement on its website, the union explained the agreement “recognizes the exceptional contribution of …

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Coronavirus: Peel, Toronto school boards looking at teacher-led online education for April 6

Coronavirus: Peel, Toronto school boards looking at teacher-led online education for April 6

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and Peel District School Board (PDSB) say they are planning for teacher-led online education and resources in anticipation that schools will be closed beyond April 6 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Premier Doug Ford said last week that students will most likely not be …

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Most Canadians support punishing those not following coronavirus rules: poll – National

Rise in new coronavirus cases in China solely due to infections from overseas - National

Most Canadians are doing what they’re told to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and would support harsher measures to punish those who aren’t, a new poll suggests. Of the 1,590 adults surveyed between March 27 and 29, the vast majority said they were practising social distancing (97 per cent), keeping …

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Alberta MLAs to debate COVID-19 legislation

Alberta MLAs to debate COVID-19 legislation

Posted March 31, 2020 7:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s government house leader is schedule to hold a media availability Tuesday morning to discuss legislation needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the downturn …

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Feds must be as transparent as possible on COVID-19 response, former minister says – National

Feds must be as transparent as possible on COVID-19 response, former minister says - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 31, 2020 6:49 am Updated March 31, 2020 6:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Former Liberal public safety minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government must be as …

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Canadians asked to disinfect mailboxes to keep mail carriers safe amid COVID-19 – National

Canadians asked to disinfect mailboxes to keep mail carriers safe amid COVID-19 - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 31, 2020 6:31 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The union representing Canada Post employees is asking Canadians to disinfect their mail boxes to help prevent the spread of …

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New York seeks 1 million health care workers to help fight coronavirus – National

New York seeks 1 million health care workers to help fight coronavirus - National

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo begged for health care reinforcements, saying up to 1 million more workers were needed to fight the coronavirus, while the World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the pandemic was far from over in Asia. Spain and Italy were still struggling to avoid the collapse of …

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Premier Doug Ford warns medical supply shortage may loom with surge in COVID-19 cases

Premier Doug Ford warns medical supply shortage may loom with surge in COVID-19 cases

TORONTO – Ontario reported 351 new COVID-19 cases Monday, the province’s largest single-day increase by far, as Premier Doug Ford warned that a shortage of critical medical supplies may be perilously close. Officials are “working every contact we have” to secure more equipment such as masks and gloves for front-line workers, …

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Coronavirus: Feds to offer more details of emergency COVID-19 wage subsidy – National

Coronavirus: Feds to offer more details of emergency COVID-19 wage subsidy - National

Canadians will get more details today of the massive emergency wage subsidy program launched by the federal government — including the price tag. Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Small Business Minister Mary Ng are to hold a news conference to provide details of how the program will work and how …

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