In a scathing farewell speech, Nunavut NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq blasted the federal government for inaction on Indigenous issues and accused parliamentary security of racial profiling. During a series of speeches by MPs not seeking re-election, Qaqqaq said federal security frequently stopped her to the point where she did not...
B.C. health officials announced 113 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths on Wednesday. In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said there are currently 1,454 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C. Wednesday's update includes zero...
Newfoundland and Labrador expects to be way ahead of schedule on vaccinations this summer, but there won’t be a corresponding rush to open up the province any sooner. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said Wednesday there are too many variables at play to make any predictions about...
If you asked Justin Trudeau who worries him more – Erin O’Toole or Jagmeet Singh – the odds are high he would say the NDP leader, rather than the Conservative. With the march to a fall election apparently inexorable, O’Toole has focused on the prime minister’s competence, or lack of,...
Saskatchewan reported two COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the province’s total up to 562 since the pandemic began. One of the recently deceased was reported in the 80-plus age group from the north west zone and the other was in their 70s from central east, according to the daily update. Health...
The province will enter Phase 2 on the path toward the Green level of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective as of midnight tonight, two weeks ahead of the original target date. As of today, 75.4 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have been vaccinated with at least one dose of...
Albertans who get fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine will have the chance to win one of several travel-related prizes, as part of the government’s Open for Summer Lottery. Earlier this week, Premier Jason Kenney announced the details of the lottery, which encourages eligible Albertans to get vaccinated....
Manitoba's seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases dropped below 200 for the first time since April on Wednesday as the province reported 144 new cases. Those infections brought Manitoba's rolling average down to just over 192 — the lowest it's been since April 23. Seven more Manitobans have died after getting...
Health officials in Manitoba are aiming to have second dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments open to everyone eligible for the shot by the end of next week. The move comes as officials from the province’s vaccine implementation task force said Wednesday slightly more than 300,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine are...
With more than 300,000 doses of Moderna expected to arrive in the province over the next two weeks, options are wide open for people who received their first dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca to get a second shot of Moderna. Dr. Joss Reimer, medical lead of the vaccine implementation task...