When senators resume sitting later today, they will begin final debate on the government’s controversial proposal to change the rules for accessing medical assistance in dying (MAiD), Bill C-7.
To date, more than 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, spanning 67 countries across the world.
In Canada, a total of about 1.07 million doses have been administered as of Sunday night. Despite multiple delays, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated last week that every Canadian seeking inoculation would be vaccinated by September.
On September 19, 2019, the category five storm Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas with gusts of 354 kilometres per hour and storm surges of over six metres. Instead of sweeping up what it could before steadily moving on, Dorian was patient, pummelling the islands for over forty hours straight. More than 70,000 people were displaced and 13,000 homes destroyed. On land, as the morgues filled up, bodies were piled high in refrigerated containers. Search-and-rescue dogs sniffed out corpses from under the debris; many were buried too deep for anyone to reach. Though the official death toll was seventy-four, some—including the Bahamas health minister at the time—believe the real number is much, much higher.
Marla Zapach tells guests at the backcountry cabins she runs with her partner that if you sit around the campfire and howl just right — but only if it’s just right — the local wolf pack will howl back.
Sunday will be bittersweet for many Haitians. February 7 is usually a day to commemorate the fall of Jean-Claude Duvalier’s dictatorship, whose government was overthrown by a popular uprising in 1986, but this year the date portends the revival of Duvalierism—the fascist ideology that ruled over the Caribbean nation for several decades, and shows few signs of disappearing.
On January 28, the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) of Manitoba announced that the Winnipeg Police officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Eishia Hudson in April 2020 would not be charged.
The IIU, headed up by former Crown prosecutor Zane Tessler and staffed by mostly former police officers, had forwarded the investigation to the Manitoba Prosecution Service (MPS), which had concluded “there is no factual or legal basis to lay any charges.”
Canada’s job recovery took a major step backwards in January, with the country losing 213,000 jobs as renewed pandemic restrictions took a bite out of economic activity.
Part-time work in Central Canada accounted for much of the job loss. Ontario and Quebec together lost 251,000 jobs, which was partly offset by small job gains in all other provinces, except Newfoundland, where job levels were statistically unchanged in January.
For Indigo workers at Missisauga’s Square One mall, it was “The Bathroom Issue” that started their path to unionization.
“All of a sudden we were given extra duties in the store without any extra PPE,” Jennifer, a worker at the Canadian bookstore chain tells me, explaining what happened when the first wave of workers returned to work in April after the initial COVID-19 shutdown. (The workers who agreed to be interviewed asked that I use only their first name.)
It was the aftermath of a public row with former Conservative politician Maxime Bernier that crystallized a feeling for Celina Caesar-Chavannes that she didn’t belong on Parliament Hill.
“I quote Nina Simone, ‘You’ve got to learn to leave the table/ When love’s no longer being served.’ There was no love,” said Caesar-Chavannes, a former Liberal member of parliament (MP) representing Whitby, Ontario, and a former parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “They don’t want me there.”
The threshold every buyer has to meet to own a home ― the minimum down payment ― has reached Canada’s highest level on record, a new report says.
With house prices rising at their fastest pace in 11 years, it would take a median-earning household 60 months to save up a minimum down payment on a house today, according to National Bank of Canada’s latest housing affordability monitor.