Human rights groups ask Ottawa for plan to deal with white supremacy in Canada

Human rights groups ask Ottawa for plan to deal with white supremacy in Canada

The open call to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comes in wake of the death of a 58-year-old man who was fatally stabbed outside the International Muslim Organization mosque in Toronto last month.

The mosque has asked police to investigate the death of Mohamed-Aslim Zafis as a hate crime. The head of the Toronto police homicide squad said last month that while investigators had no immediate evidence the stabbing was motivated by hate, it was a possibility.

Health-care workers face COVID-19 risk because Canada failed to learn lessons from SARS: report

Health-care workers face COVID-19 risk because Canada failed to learn lessons from SARS: report

"A significant systemic problem during COVID-19, as it was during SARS, is that health-care workers and unions were not seen by governments and public health agencies as collaborative partners in setting safety guidelines and procedures," Possamai says, adding that is still the case as parts of Canada enter a second wave of the disease.

Ontario is sending COVID-19 pharmacy swabs to California lab for processing

Ontario is sending COVID-19 pharmacy swabs to California lab for processing

Swabs from COVID-19 tests being done at Ontario pharmacies are being sent to a lab in California for analysis before being shipped back to Canada, CBC News has learned.

Dozens of Ontario pharmacies have been doing testing since Sept. 25, and the specimens collected are shipped to Quest Diagnostics' infectious disease lab in southern California, said Isaac Gould, the CEO of In Common Labs (ICL).

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