Parliamentary hearings over Zoom an ongoing headache for interpreters

Each day, interpreter Nicole Gagnon wakes up and heads to work worried she'll experience further loss of hearing — a sense even more vital to her livelihood than for many workers.Gagnon says she and other federally employed interpreters are suffering from...

Trudeau insists vaccination effort is on track despite Pfizer-BioNTech supply disruption

Despite a significant short-term gap in deliveries of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he's still confident the country is on track to vaccinate every Canadian who wants a shot by September."This situation with the Pfizer delay...

Mental health access for families of veterans still lacking, says new ombudsman

Veterans Affairs Canada hasn't gone far enough in reversing restrictions on mental health counselling for the families of former soldiers, sailors and aircrew, the county's new veterans ombudsman says in a hard-hitting report.The federal government imposed constraints on access to...

2,000 more Canadians could die from COVID-19 in the next 10 days: PHAC

New modelling released by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) suggests the number of daily COVID-19 cases could more than triple to 30,000 if people increase their contacts during a time of widespread community transmission.The report also projects that...

Trudeau ‘open to strengthening’ international travel measures as new COVID-19 variants emerge

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today the federal government is open to strengthening pandemic restrictions on international travel as concerns mount about Canadians travelling abroad — but suggested the government's pre-existing measures are still effective."Our measures have been very strong, but...

Pfizer to temporarily reduce vaccine deliveries to Canada, minister says

Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand said today that global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will temporarily reduce shipments of its vaccine to Canada, further complicating the slow rollout of inoculations. Anand said she was told last night that Pfizer will...

Canada is on a ‘rapid growth trajectory,’ 2,000 more people could die from COVID-19 in the next 10 days: PHAC

New modelling released by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) suggests the number of daily COVID-19 cases could more than triple to 30,000 if people increase their contacts at a time when there's widespread community transmission. The report also...

Canada to receive 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses a week starting in April: general

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander leading Canada's COVID-19 vaccine logistics, said today that manufacturers are expected to deliver up to one million doses a week starting in April.In the spring, Fortin said, the country will shift from phase one...

Federal sickness benefit falls short of paid sick leave protections, advocates say

The federal sick leave program that was created to make sure people wouldn't face financial hardship if they have to miss work due to COVID-19 is facing criticism for not protecting enough people who need it. The Canada recovery sickness benefit (CRSB)...

Canada to receive one million COVID-19 vaccine doses a week starting in April: general

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander leading Canada's COVID-19 vaccine logistics, said today that manufacturers are expected to deliver up to one million doses a week starting in April.In the spring, Fortin said, the country will shift from phase one...
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