As we wait to learn whether the NDP will support the Liberal government on its Throne Speech and economic statement, Leader Jagmeet Singh is in a stronger position than many assume.
What determines a government's actions? As the late British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan is famously quoted, "Events, dear boy, events."
The fresh spike in new COVID-19 cases in Ontario is not yet bringing an equivalent spike in hospital patients or deaths from the coronavirus, but experts say it's too early to draw conclusions.
Britain will face an exponentially growing death rate from COVID-19 within weeks unless Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government moves urgently to halt a rapidly spreading second wave of the outbreak, the country's senior medics said on Monday.
As revenue-hungry Canadian provinces line up cap in hand for federal dollars, a new tax on wealthy residents of New Jersey that was approved last week offers food for thought.
Before the pandemic, Fernanda Yanchapaxi already knew how difficult life could be without child care. The 39-year-old University of Toronto graduate student spent nearly three years on daycare waiting lists for each of her daughters, who are now seven and three. She schlepped them to her classes, tried to soothe them during lectures and pushed her studies late into the night. She managed as best she could, but it never felt sustainable.
Something is seriously out of whack with the global economy when hundreds of millions of people are thrown into unemployment and yet the billionaires who dominate the world of business are getting richer than ever.
B.C. puts in place spit and gargle COVID-19 tests for children as a convenient alternative to the nasal swab.
The speech from the throne is only weeks away. Moments like these — pandemics, depressions, wars — are historical turning points, often marking a time period when fundamental change toward social and economic equality become possible.
Quebec's Francois Legault, Ontario's Doug Ford, Alberta's Jason Kenney and Manitoba's Brian Pallister plan to hold a news conference in Ottawa to spell out what they hope to see in the speech.
Billions more for health care is likely to top their list.
Canada’s pursuit of a free-trade agreement with China had already suffered a series of setbacks, with Beijing refusing to agree to Ottawa’s demands for gender, labour and environment clauses in such a deal. Exploratory talks have not taken place for several years.
Singh said he expects the speech to echo NDP priorities on helping people, just as last year’s throne speech promised moves on pharmacare and dental care — two NDP policy planks, but no significant steps were ever taken, Singh added.