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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.

Ontario to ban undercover investigations at food processing plants amid COVID-19 outbreaks

Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government is going ahead with a controversial bill banning undercover investigations of health and safety violations at food processing plants in Ontario as the province struggles to contain at least three COVID-19 outbreaks at meat plants

Government extends CERB to international students and foreign workers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government quietly extended Canada Emergency Response Benefit to international students and temporary foreign workers – a move that could cost taxpayers up to an additional $8 billion. While not making an official announcement, the Government of

Government subsidizing food processors to buy PPE for workers raises questions over Canada’s COVID-19 support for billionaire tax avoiders

The Government of Canada’s decision to provide $77.5 million funding for food processors to buy personal protective equipment(PPE) for their workers is raising questions about the propriety of subsidizing billionaire tax avoiders. “Genuinely puzzled,” former Toronto Mayor David Miller tweeted[1]https://twitter.com/iamdavidmiller/status/1257692706907869186.

Petition calling for Derek Sloan to resign gathers momentum

An online petition calling for the resignation of the embattled federal Tory MP Derek Sloan has collected nearly 14,000 signatures as of Monday. The petition accuses the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington of “dangerous dog-whistling” fanning the

Canada donated masks to China. Chinese mask makers now price-gouging Canada.

In early February, Canada donated 16 tonnes of personal protective equipment, such as clothing, face shields, masks, goggles and gloves to China to help the Chinese doctors and nurses battling the original Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan. But now as Canada

WHO forced to retract “false, irresponsible” statement after expert outcry

The World Health Organization has been forced to retract a statement claiming that there’s no evidence that recovered COVID-19 patients cannot be reinfected. “Earlier today we tweeted about a new WHO scientific brief on “immunity passports”. The thread caused some

Million people sign petition calling on WHO boss to step down

A petition demanding the resignation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director-general accusing Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of kowtowing to China and mishandling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response has crossed the million signature mark. Toronto hair stylist Osuka Yip started

New sensor detects COVID-19 virus in the air within minutes

Swiss scientists have demonstrated a sensor that can detect SARS-CoV-2 in the air within minutes, which could help halt the COVID-19 pandemic in its tracks. Fast and reliable tests for the new coronavirus are urgently needed to bring the pandemic

Canada liable to compensate Chinese companies for COVID-19 losses under Harper govt trade agreement

Canada is liable to compensate Chinese companies for losses incurred due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, under the terms of a trade agreement the Harper government signed with China. Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government signed the Agreement