covid-19 cases

Political intervention over rapid test demands would be ‘dangerous’: Freeland – National

Political intervention over rapid test demands would be ‘dangerous’: Freeland - National

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she understands the swelling attention being focused on rapid coronavirus tests as a way to reduce long wait times at many testing centres across the country. But she warned that any intervention by the federal government to help speed the approval process could …

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Trudeau dangles national childcare system in throne speech with few hints of fiscal restraint – National

Trudeau dangles national childcare system in throne speech with few hints of fiscal restraint - National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a national childcare and early education system as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter gender equality gains by forcing Canadian women out of the workforce. But just how such an unprecedented national system could work is unclear and there were few concrete signs …

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As coronavirus cases spike, Trudeau must strike throne speech balance: strategists – National

As coronavirus cases spike, Trudeau must strike throne speech balance: strategists - National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to unveil his government’s vision for the way forward as the country continues to grapple with an increase in coronavirus cases and a massive federal deficit. But because of the pandemic, things will not be playing out as per usual. “Circumstance dictates that …

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Liberals, Tories in dead heat ahead of throne speech but neither in majority territory: Ipsos – National

Liberals, Tories in dead heat ahead of throne speech but neither in majority territory: Ipsos - National

The Liberals and Conservatives are in a virtual dead heat nationally among decided voters just as the government prepares to unveil what it has vowed will be an “ambitious” throne speech on Wednesday. Neither, however, appear to be in majority territory. A poll done by Ipsos exclusively for Global …

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Canadians can now see conflicts of interest declared by COVID-19 vaccine task force – National

Canadians can now see conflicts of interest declared by COVID-19 vaccine task force - National

The conflict of interest disclosures made by members of the government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force are now available for the Canadian public as the country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. The move follows reporting by Global News into the fact that although the government acknowledged it was deliberately …

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More than half of Canadians think coronavirus deficit too big but split on election need – National

More than half of Canadians think coronavirus deficit too big but split on election need - National

More than half of Canadians now say they believe the federal deficit is too big. And even a majority of Liberal supporters say they want to see a plan for getting back towards balanced budgets when they weigh their options before the next federal election — whenever it may …

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Coronavirus: Outbreak declared at Fairhaven long-term care home in Peterborough – Peterborough

Coronavirus: Outbreak declared at Fairhaven long-term care home in Peterborough - Peterborough

An outbreak has been declared after an employee at the Fairhaven long-term care facility in Peterborough tested positive for COVID-19, the facility announced Tuesday. According to Fairhaven executive director Lionel Towns, Peterborough Public Health confirmed the test result and declared an outbreak at the municipally owned facility on Dutton …

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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service employee tests positive for COVID-19 – Winnipeg

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service employee tests positive for COVID-19 - Winnipeg

In an internal memo sent to staff, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) said a staff member received a positive COVID-19 test result Tuesday night. The WFPS indicated the case is considered travel-related and said the employee was not in a front-line position. The individual is said to have …

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Obesity may up risks of COVID-19 complications, but doctors still searching for why – National

Obesity may up risks of COVID-19 complications, but doctors still searching for why - National

In the early days of the pandemic, doctors noticed something about the people severely ill from COVID-19: many were obese. The link became more apparent as coronavirus swept across the globe and data mounted, and researchers are still trying to figure out why. Excess weight increases the chances of …

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Manitoba sees net total of 12 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday – Winnipeg

Manitoba sees net total of 12 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday - Winnipeg

Thirteen new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba Wednesday, but public health officials said one previously identified case was determined to be from out-of-province, bringing the net total of new cases to 12. This brings the province’s overall total of lab-confirmed coronavirus cases to 1,244. Manitoba currently has 454 …

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