Politics

‘No basis in reality’: NDP decries Saskatchewan premier’s COVID-19 response

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The Opposition says Premier Scott Moe‘s response to Saskatchewan’s current spread of COVID-19 has “no basis in reality.” The NDP said national data shows that Saskatchewan has had the worst rate of deaths over the last seven days in the entire country as well as the highest rate of …

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Feds warn of more possible disruptions to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine deliveries in Feb – National

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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is warning the provinces and territories that the country could see further disruptions to its deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna this month, according to a document obtained by Global News. Last week, PHAC announced American pharmaceutical giant Moderna would only be shipping approximately 78 per cent of …

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Quebec won’t roll out COVID-19 checkpoints to curb travel between regions as reopening looms

Quebec won’t roll out COVID-19 checkpoints to curb travel between regions as reopening looms

Quebec will not be setting up police checkpoints to limit travel as some regions prepare for certain restrictions designed to stop the spread of COVID-19 to be lifted next week. Despite calls from the opposition, Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault said that public health authorities don’t recommend implementing roadblocks …

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Economy vs. health: Experts say COVID-19 has put Alberta in ‘disproportionate’ balance

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As Alberta sits days away from the first stage of its 2021 staggered reopening plan, some experts are exploring whether it could be creating a societal divide. Stage 1 of the plan launches on Feb. 8, and includes the return of gyms — but only for private training. “There’s …

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COMMENTARY: Could Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine supply be key to an early election call?

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Canada may be going through the darkest days of the pandemic, but in the backrooms of the federal Liberal Party, a sliver of light slices through the gloom. The latest opinion polls show resilient support for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his governing Liberals. Despite the country’s difficulties, the …

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Coronavirus: Air quality concerns among reasons for Quebec teachers’ strike votes – Montreal

Coronavirus: Air quality concerns among reasons for Quebec teachers’ strike votes - Montreal

Fifth grader Odessa Schulz from Montreal said her classmates and teacher were thrilled when she brought her homemade CO2 meter to school. “I explained to them if it’s over 1000 it’s not good because there’s not enough fresh air in the room,” she said. Odessa’s dad has a background …

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Winnipeg Regional Health Authority chair steps down after reported trip during pandemic – Winnipeg

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority chair steps down after reported trip during pandemic - Winnipeg

Manitoba’s premier says the appointed chair of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s board of directors is stepping down after he reportedly travelled to the southern United States during COVID-19. Last week, the Winnipeg Free Press first reported Wayne McWhirter left for Arizona last month, where he said he told …

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Premier McNeil’s departure leaves Nova Scotia Liberals with big shoes to fill – Halifax

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Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang have reached celebrity status in Nova Scotia. The pair have been the face of leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the province of Nova Scotia has fared well when compared with other provinces across the country. McNeil’s …

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Internal emails reveal tensions with PHAC, provinces as Trudeau’s office responds to COVID-19 – National

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In early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the prime minister’s office grappled with provincial disputes over personal protective equipment, grew frustrated with the Public Health Agency of Canada, and undertook careful diplomatic dances with China, newly released emails show. Read more: Coronavirus document disclosure motion passes with support from …

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Canada’s new travel restrictions ‘a death blow’ to airlines, UNIFOR president says – National

Canada’s new travel restrictions ‘a death blow’ to airlines, UNIFOR president says - National

The new coronavirus travel restrictions imposed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday are “a death blow” to the aviation sector, the national president of the country’s largest private union said. “Everybody understands that governments need to do everything they can to keep Canadians safe, but we also …

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