Category Archives: National

Federal government to send health-care workers to Ontario, Trudeau says

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says federal departments and some Canadian provinces are working to send health-care workers and equipment to help Ontario as it battles record-breaking COVID-19 numbers. Trudeau said in a video update today tha...

Stage set for historic federal budget as COVID-19 continues to rage

OTTAWA — The stage is set for arguably the most important federal budget in recent memory, as the Liberal government prepares to unveil its plan for Canada’s post-pandemic recovery even as a third wave of COVID-19 rages across the country. Finance

Despite COVID-19 vaccines, Americans in D.C. not feeling celebratory — or charitable

WASHINGTON — This might make Canadians jealous of their American cousins for the first time in a while: the lineup Friday outside a downtown Washington D.C. Apple Store was longer than at one of the city's largest COVID-19 mass-vaccination sites.  Gett...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Apr. 18, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday April 18, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 249,535 new vaccinations administered for a total of 9,775,267 doses given. Nationwide, 908,060 people or 2.4 per...

Memorial service in Nova Scotia marks one year since mass shooting started

TRURO, N.S. — Mourners walked, ran and raised money in central Nova Scotia on Sunday as part of a series of tributes organized to honour the 22 people killed by a lone gunman one year ago. The events in Truro, N.S.,

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on April 17, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday April 17, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 249,535 new vaccinations administered for a total of 9,775,267 doses given. Nationwide, 908,060 people or 2.4 ...

Prince Philip remembered as ‘a man of great service’ during Canada’s memorial service

Canada's commemorative ceremony in honour of the late Prince Philip offered a scaled back pandemic-era tribute to a man remembered for his public service, commitment to youth and enduring support of his wife the Queen.  The service at Christ Church Cat...

Ontario walks back new pandemic police powers following widespread backlash

TORONTO — Ontario reversed course on sweeping new police powers Saturday, just one day after Premier Doug Ford announced the measures that triggered a swift and furious backlash.  Officers will no longer have the right to stop any pedestrian or driver

China, Russia using their COVID-19 vaccines to gain political influence

OTTAWA — China and Russia have been using their locally produced COVID-19 vaccines to grow their international soft power by giving doses to desperate countries in order to have more political influence over them, experts say.  Benjamin Gedan, deputy d...

China, Russia using their COVID-19 vaccines to gain political influence

OTTAWA — China and Russia have been using their locally produced COVID-19 vaccines to grow their international soft power by giving doses to desperate countries in order to have more political influence over them, experts say.  Benjamin Gedan, deputy d...