U.S. President Donald Trump faced a fresh backlash on Tuesday for removing his mask when he returned to the White House and urging Americans not to fear the COVID-19 disease that has killed more than 209,000 people in the country and put him in hospital.
The virus was believed to have been eradicated in late May after a strict national lockdown led to New Zealanders enjoying 102 days without community transmission.
But a new cluster emerged in Auckland in August, forcing the city of 1.5 million into lockdown for almost three weeks.
Ottawa has signed agreements with Alberta, Ontario and Quebec to supply federal bureaucrats to help those provinces with their contact tracing, which can be undermined by delays in contacting those at-risk people.
Sources have confirmed to CBC News that a deal to sell the Come By Chance oil refinery in Placentia Bay to Irving Oil has collapsed, and that the idled facility will close permanently.
CTV News was able to pay $254 at an executive health care clinic and walked out with a COVID-19 saliva test kit, with results arriving in a few days after the test is couriered to a lab in Toronto. The test is not covered by provincial health plans, and is not approved by Health 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.
After the last version died on the order paper when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prorogued Parliament this summer, Lametti said the revived bill will pick up on conversations already underway as the text has not changed.
Now, the federal government has until Dec. 18 to pass the bill.
"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.
Citing what's known as a "leaders' courtesy" – a historic but now rarely applied parliamentary convention that parties opt not to run candidates in byelections where another party’s leader is running — both Paul and Green Party parliamentary leader Elizabeth May said they are neither surprised nor happy.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is exploring whether domestic farmers are being hurt by imports of blueberries and raspberries from Canada and Mexico.
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).
"In line with Canada’s robust export control regime and due to the ongoing hostilities, I have suspended the relevant export permits to Turkey, so as to allow time to further assess the situation," said Champagne.