7 in 10 Canadians blame China for COVID-19 pandemic but reject the term “Chinese virus” – poll

More than seven-in-ten Canadians blame China for the COVID-19 outbreak, but a similar number oppose referring to the novel coronavirus as the “Chinese virus”, a new Research Co. survey has found. The tracking poll found that 72% think the Government

British youth worried for their future prospects in COVID-19 ‘new normal’

Britain’s young people are worried for their future prospects in COVID-19 ‘new normal’ and youth are also turning to traditional media outlets – many for the first time – and rejecting fake news on social media, the latest ‘Youth Covid-19’

Canada looking to increase minimum mortgage down payments from 5% to 10%

Canada is looking to stop its historic household debt soaring even higher due to the novel coronavirus crisis by requiring higher mortgage down payments, the country’s national housing agency said. Evan Siddall, president and CEO of the Canada Mortgage and

Deep sea nodule mining threatens Pacific Ocean environment and island nations

Deep sea nodule mining would cause extensive and severe damage lasting generations leading to irreversible species loss, a new report analyzing over 250 peer reviewed scientific articles finds. The report notes that there is little to no social licence to

Frontline doctor calls Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine deal with China “dangerous”

By Lisa Tanh A frontline physician based in the Greater Toronto Area is warning the public that Canada’s new deal with China to develop a COVID-19 vaccine is “counterproductive” and “dangerous” because of the Chinese government’s longstanding history of secrecy.

Canadian mining company in Peru tried to cover up COVID-19 outbreak endangering workers, community – report

A Canadian mining company stands accused of trying to cover up a COVID-19 outbreak at one of its mines in Peru jeopardizing the health of workers and the nearby communities, according to a report by a human rights organization. A

China threatening, harassing, intimidating human rights advocates in Canada – Amnesty International

The Chinese government is threatening, harassing and intimidating human rights advocates across Canada for sounding the alarm on serious human rights concerns in China, according to a new report by Amnesty International. Amnesty International Canada and Canadian Coalition on Human

4 in 5 Canadians dislike and distrust China, poll finds

Four in five people in Canada view China unfavourably, while even more agree that the Chinese government has not been transparent or honest about the COVID-19 situation in that country, the latest study from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds.

Vancouver Mayor wants to remove renter protections amid COVID-19 pandemic

Update: 10:50AM PDT. Mayor Stewart has withdrawn the motion. Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart will introduce a motion today to remove protections for renters facing evictions, even as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the city’s housing crisis. Vancouver City Council is scheduled

Canada demands corporations protect workers’ rights, limit dividends, share buy-backs, exec pay in exchange for COVID-19 support

Canada is demanding the nation’s largest corporations hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic protect workers’ rights while imposing strict limits on dividends, share buy-backs, and executive pay in exchange for government support to ride out the crisis. The corporations seeking