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New Experimental Treatment Offers Hope For Patients With Rare and Incurable Cancer
Eastern Canada

New Experimental Treatment Offers Hope For Patients With Rare and Incurable Cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Synovial Cancer is rare and mainly affects young adults MONTREAL, – The Institute of Hemato-Oncology and Cell Therapy (iHOTC) at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR), part of the Integrated University Health and Social Services Center de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, today announces a historic breakthrough in Quebec and Canada in the field of cancer treatment. Indeed, a new experimental cell therapy could potentially Read More…

Toronto Expands Outdoor Washrooms in Response to COVID-19
CoronaVirus Eastern Canada

Toronto Expands Outdoor Washrooms in Response to COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes City of Toronto to more than double its supply of winter park washrooms Most of the Toronto’s park washrooms are not winterized. Given the resurgence of COVID-19 in Toronto and the increased need for access to outdoor space through the winter months, staff have determined that an additional 28 park washrooms can be kept open. Read More…

$41,256 In Drugs and Contraband Seized At Quebec's Maximum Security Prison
Eastern Canada

$41,256 In Drugs and Contraband Seized At Quebec’s Maximum Security Prison

Reading Time: < 1 minute Daily seizures of illegal drugs and contraband in Canadian Prisons has now become standard practice On November 10, 2020, at approximately 9:30 a.m., correctional officers at Port-Cartier Institution, a maximum‑security federal institution, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband into the institution. This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers, detector-dog Read More…

Quebec Lower Flags To Half Mast Honouring Grand Chief Max Gros-Louis
Indigenous Eastern Canada

Quebec Lower Flags To Half Mast Honouring Grand Chief Max Gros-Louis

Reading Time: < 1 minute Grand Chief Max Gros-Louis served as Chief of the Huron nation for 33 years QUEBEC, In honour of Grand Chief Max Gros-Louis’ passing, the Quebec flag will be at half mast on the central tower of the Parliament Building, on the day of the funeral, Thursday, 19 November 2020, from dawn to dusk, at the Read More…

Toronto Coroner's Office Launches Probe In Deaths Of 4 Construction Workers
Eastern Canada

Toronto Coroner’s Office Launches Probe In Deaths Of 4 Construction Workers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fayzullo Fazilov, Alexsandrs Bondarevs, Vladimir Korostin and Aleksey Blumberg die when their scaffold collapsed Dr. Richard Wells, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto West Office, announced today that a new date has been scheduled for the inquest into the deaths of Fayzullo Fazilov, Alexsandrs Bondarevs, Vladimir Korostin, and Aleksey Blumberg. Mr. Fazilov, 31; Mr. Read More…

Heddle Shipyards Bring Ship Building Jobs Back To Hamilton
Eastern Canada

Heddle Shipyards Bring Ship Building Jobs Back To Hamilton

Reading Time: 3 minutes Province’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Supporting Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy HAMILTON ― Heddle Shipyards secures a new long-term agreement with Vancouver-based shipyard Seaspan to fabricate Ontario-made ship components under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. In the 2020 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover, the government has taken significant steps to make the province more attractive to Read More…

$7.5 million From Feds To Protect Quebec Farm Workers During COVID-19
Eastern Canada

$7.5 million From Feds To Protect Quebec Farm Workers During COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec’s agriculture has seen a huge dip in wake of COVID-19 Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of $7.5 million under the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund to help Quebec farmers better protect the health and safety of farm workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure will be administered by La Financiere Agricole du Quebec (FADQ). Eligible Read More…

Canadian Scientists Using Nanoparticles Treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
Eastern Canada

Canadian Scientists Using Nanoparticles To Treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ground breaking experiment lead by a Canadian team of scientists to deliver drugs to the brain using nanoparticles to treat neurodegenerative diseases MONTREAL and LAVAL, QC, Researchers from the National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS) have demonstrated that nanoparticles allow the delivery of drugs to the brain for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The barrier between the blood Read More…

Eastern Canada World News

Manufacturing Giant CAE Receives $30M Loan From Quebec Government

Reading Time: < 1 minute CAE is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of flight simulated technology QUÉBEC, The Government of Quebec has granted Canadian manufacturer giant CAE, a loan of $ 30 million repayable by royalties. This support will enable the company to continue its research and development activities in connection with the development of products and services for simulation and Read More…

Eastern Canada CoronaVirus

Ford Government Investing $15.2 Billion to Support COVID-19 Healthcare

Reading Time: 4 minutes Funding Will Improve Access to Care for People throughout the Ottawa Area and across Ontario OTTAWA ― The Ontario government is investing nearly $45 million to create up to 254 more beds in hospitals and alternative health facilities in Ottawa, including nearly $18 million to address ambulance offload times in Ottawa and the hiring of Read More…

Eastern Canada

Saskatchewan Leads Canada in Merchandise Export Growth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saskatchewan Ranks First Among The Provinces In Year-Over-Year Exports, Up 19.1 Per Cent Saskatchewan is seeing strong growth in merchandise exports, with a big jump in both year-over-year and month-to-month. Merchandise exports increased by 19.1 per cent year-over-year in September 2020 to $2.57 billion.  Saskatchewan ranked first in percentage change among the provinces on a Read More…

Ontario Makes Major Investment it Long Term Senior Care
Eastern Canada

Ontario Makes Major Investment it Long Term Senior Care

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ontario Increasing Direct Care for Long-Term Care Residents to Four Hours per Day MISSISSAUGA — The Ontario government is increasing the hours of direct care for each long-term care resident to an average of four hours per day. This commitment will make Ontario the leader among Canadian provinces in the provision of care for long-term Read More…

Ontario Launches Innovative Solution to Improve Long-Term Care
Eastern Canada

Ontario Launches Innovative Solution to Improve Long-Term Care

Reading Time: 3 minutes New community paramedicine program will support seniors on long-term care waitlists RENFREW — The Ontario government is investing up to $5 million to launch the Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program in five communities across the province. This program will help seniors on long-term care waitlists stay safe in the comfort of their own homes Read More…

4 Quebec Communities To Receive Funding for Green Infrastructure Projects
Eastern Canada

4 Quebec Communities To Receive Funding for Green Infrastructure Projects

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadians have been pushing for more infrastructure projects that reduce dependency on fossil fuels Coaticook, Quebec, – Canadians live in cleaner, healthier communities when municipalities develop innovative solutions to reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency, and find new uses for public infrastructure. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Read More…

Ford Government Commits 766 Hospital Beds For COVID-19
CoronaVirus Eastern Canada

Ford Government Commits 766 Hospital Beds For COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Ford Government has already committed $30 Billion to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic BRAMPTON ― The Ontario government is providing $116.5 million to create up to 766 more beds at 32 hospitals and alternate health facilities across the province. The funding is in addition to the $2.8 billion the province is providing in the government’s Read More…

Ford Government Injects Another $6.5M in Funding for Ontario Farmers
Eastern Canada

Ford Government Injects Another $6.5M in Funding for Ontario Farmers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Investing $6.5M to Advance Environmental, Economic Development and Plant Health Agri-Food Research Ontario is investing $6.52 million into more than 40 agri-food research projects that will support the production of safe, high-quality food, stimulate economic growth, and contribute to even more environmentally friendly agriculture practices. Through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration between the Read More…

Legault Government creates action group to fight racism
Eastern Canada Canada

Why Does Quebec Refer to Premier Legault as Prime Minister Legault?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada technically has 14 prime ministers In a number of provinces, premiers were previously known by the title prime minister, with premier being an informal term used to apply to all prime ministers, even the Prime Minister of Canada. This practice was eventually phased out to avoid confusing the provincial leaders with the federal prime minister, as well as to indicate Read More…

Microbrewing Industry on the verge of collapsing in Quebec
Eastern Canada

Microbrewing Industry on the verge of collapsing in Quebec

Reading Time: 3 minutes Call for government assistance to lifting red tape hurting the Microbrewing Industry have been ignored MONTREAL,  – While the reconfinement risks dealing a fatal blow to several microbreweries located in the red zone, the member for Rosemont and responsible for Québec solidaire in matters of economic and fiscal justice, Vincent Marissal , urges the CAQ government to relax the Read More…

Ontario Adding Over 200 More Transitional Care Beds Across the Province
Eastern Canada

Ontario Adding Over 200 More Transitional Care Beds Across the Province

Reading Time: 3 minutes Province Building More Capacity to Reduce Wait Times and End Hallway Health Care HAMILTON — The Ford government is expanding reactivation care models across the province by adding over 200 more transitional care beds. These new beds will help ease pressures on hospitals, reduce wait times for patients by getting those who no longer need Read More…

Ontario Hiring Hundreds More COVID-19 Contact Tracers and Case Managers
Eastern Canada CoronaVirus

Ontario Hiring Hundreds More COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Up to 600 More Contact Tracers will help Track and Isolate New Cases of COVID-19 Across Ontario TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking immediate action to expand case and contact management to help track, trace and isolate new cases of COVID-19. The province has hired 100 new contact tracers, many of whom are starting Read More…

Quebec kicks off its 11th edition of Solidarity Week
Eastern Canada

Quebec kicks off its 11th edition of Solidarity Week

Reading Time: 2 minutes Solidarity, more necessary than ever to get through the health crisis! Quebec Minister of Labour and Solidarity Jean Boulet, marks the 11th edition of the Semaine de solidarity, which will take place from October 12 to 17, 2020. This year, with the health crisis raging all over the world, Solidarity Week has a very special Read More…

2019 fatal floatplane crash underscores the importance of stall warning systems
Eastern Canada

2019 fatal floatplane crash underscores the importance of stall warning systems

Reading Time: 3 minutes Stall warning systems could be the key to preventing avoidable plane crashes Richmond Hill, Ontario — In its investigation report (A19O0089) released by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) identified that a loss of power and subsequent aerodynamic stall led to a collision with terrain near Hawk Lake, Ontario in 2019. On 11 July Read More…

Ford creates 5,400 high paying green jobs in Ontario
Eastern Canada

Ford creates 5,400 high paying green jobs in Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ford is one of Canada’s largest manufactures and the new deal will save a lot of Canadian Jobs. As we Canadians continue to address the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19, Governments across the country work towards a sustainable and greener economic recovery that will create new jobs and opportunities for workers and businesses Read More…

RCMP & CBSA seize 21 kilograms of Meth on Ambassador Bridge
Eastern Canada

RCMP & CBSA seize 21 kilograms of Meth on Ambassador Bridge

Reading Time: < 1 minute Another major drug bust by RCMP and CBSA Despite the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) remains committed to safeguarding the country and keeping contraband goods, such as narcotics, from reaching communities. The CBSA, Southern Ontario Region, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Windsor Detachment, announced today Read More…

Ontario Government injects $60 Million into small businesses struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic
Eastern Canada

Ontario Government injects $60 Million into small businesses struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes New measures will help businesses reopen safer, rehire faster and recover from COVID-19 TORONTO — The Ontario government is continuing to help businesses rebuild, reinvest, and create good jobs across the province. Today, Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, announced Ontario’s Main Street Recovery Plan and intends to introduce the Main Read More…

Quebec issues provincial wide stay-at-home order do to COVID-19
CoronaVirus Eastern Canada

Quebec issues provincial wide stay-at-home order due to COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec has now become the epicenter for COVID-19 infections Another day another record-setting amount of COVID-19 cases recorded in Quebec. The Eastern province has recorded it’s another consecutive day of COVID-19 cases surpassing a thousand cases. Quebec is now in a provincial wide stay at home lockdown order issued by the provinces Health Minister. In Read More…

Former Winnipeg Police Chief Clunis Appointed Ontario's Inspector General of Policing
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Former Winnipeg Police Chief Clunis Appointed Ontario’s Inspector General of Policing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chief Clunis brings a level of integrity and understanding that is needed as Ontario’s Inspector General of Policing Winnipeg’s former Top Cop, Chief Devon Clunis has been appointed Ontario’s first Inspector-General of Policing. “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Clunis as Ontario’s first Inspector General of Police,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “With his proven Read More…

OneClass Fined $100,000 For Spamming Students
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OneClass Fined $100,000 For Spamming Students

Reading Time: < 1 minute Online educational platform OneClass agrees to pay $100,000 for allegedly violating Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation The CRTC has reached an agreement with Notesolution Inc. (doing business as OneClass) to resolve alleged violations of Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL). As part of this agreement, OneClass agreed to make a payment of $100,000. An investigation launched by the CRTC’s Read More…

Ford Government Investing $52.5 Million to Recruit, Retain and Support Health Care Workers
Eastern Canada

Ford Government Investing $52.5 Million to Recruit, Retain and Support Health Care Workers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Health Care workers are at the front line of the pandemic and are considered to be national heroes TORONTO ― The Ford government is investing $52.5 million to recruit, retain and support over 3,700 more frontline health care workers and caregivers to ensure our health care system can meet any surge in demand, while continuing Read More…

Ford Investing $1.8 Billion Into Canadian Factory To Build Electric Vehicles
Eastern Canada

Ford Investing $1.8 Billion Into Canadian Factory To Build Electric Vehicles

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fords investment will secure long-term stable jobs for Canadians OAKVILLE, Ford Canada and Unifor have reached a new competitive national labour agreement establishing Ford as the first automotive manufacturer in Canada to build fully battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as part of a C$1.8-billion investment. Based on the collective agreement ratified by employees, Ford is committing Read More…

Prime Minister Trudeau to lead WWF virtual summit on Biodiversity
Eastern Canada

Prime Minister Trudeau to lead WWF virtual summit on Biodiversity

Reading Time: 2 minutes World leaders come together before UN Summit on Biodiversity to pledge ‘global response to our planetary emergency’ Ahead of the UN Summit on Biodiversity, this high-profile event co-hosted by WWF is bringing together world leaders from more than 20 countries, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. They will be making a pledge to step up global Read More…

Liberals avoid an early election with help from NDP
Eastern Canada

Liberals avoid an early election with help from NDP

Reading Time: 2 minutes NDP to support Liberal throne speech and avoid fall election An early election call in the middle of a pandemic would have been disastrous for Canadians but all averted with the help of Jagmeet Singh’s NDP. The Conservatives and Bloc indicated they will not support the Throne Speech which was expected. O’Toole said the Throne Read More…

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Approves of Throne Speech
Indigenous Eastern Canada

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Approves of Throne Speech

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bellegarde Says Speech from the Throne continues work toward reconciliation with Indigenous people National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations said the Speech from the Throne builds on the important steps initially announced in 2019, and adds new commitments to improving the lives of First Nations through better infrastructure, policing and other Read More…

Quebec invests $ 2.3 billion to support municipalities and transit
Eastern Canada

Quebec invests $ 2.3 billion to support municipalities and transit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec has seen significant investments into the economy brought on by COVID-19 MONTREAL – Quebec Government announces an investment of $ 2.3 billion that will be made available to municipalities and public transit organizations to compensate for the loss of revenue and the expenses incurred by COVID-19. Quebec’s public transit organizations will therefore share total Read More…

Canadian Speech from the Throne
Eastern Canada

Canadian Speech from the Throne

Reading Time: 23 minutes Governor General Payette’s Second Speech from the Throne within the a year Honourable Senators, Members of the House of Commons, Ladies and Gentlemen, Every day on our shared planet, millions face hardships that test the human spirit. Extreme weather, wildfires, poverty, conflicts, discrimination and inequalities. Rarely though, has all of humanity faced a single common Read More…

Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner Funeral date set for October 6, 2020
Eastern Canada

Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner Funeral date set for October 6, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Turner family opted not to have the late Prime Minister’s body lie in State The Government of Canada will hold a state funeral for the Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner, who passed away on September 19, 2020. A church service will be held on October 6, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Read More…

Canada signs its 5th agreement to secure COVID-19 vaccines for all Canadians
Eastern Canada

Canada signs its 5th agreement to secure COVID-19 vaccines for all Canadians

Reading Time: 2 minutes Currently there are no approved vaccines for COVID-19 At some point Canadians hope that a COVID-19 vaccine is eminent. In the mean time, the Canadian Government continues to take steps to ensure that Canadians can access future vaccines and treatments while ensuring the healthcare system has the tools required for effectively deployment them when that Read More…

Northern Ontario First Nations receives $13M to reduce fossil fuel dependency
Indigenous Eastern Canada

Northern Ontario First Nations receives $13M to reduce fossil fuel dependency

Reading Time: 3 minutes First Nations communities have been paving the way for reduction of fossil fuels throughout the country Canada’s forest sector plays a central role in combating climate change, driving innovation and creating economic opportunities for rural and Indigenous communities. The best solutions for combating climate change in these communities come from the people who live there. Read More…

Canadians still mourn the death of Former Prime Minister Turner
Eastern Canada

Canadians still mourn the death of Former Prime Minister Turner

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prime Minister Turner was a modest man that served his country with honour Canadians still mourn the death of Canada’s 17th Prime Minister Turner. The out pouring of support from Canadians and world leaders is just a testament to how much he was respected and loved. Turner was Canada’s first Prime Minister born in the United Read More…

The Chosen One! Broadcast Royalty Marci Len Joins Team Trudeau
Eastern Canada

The Chosen One! Broadcast Royalty Marci Len Joins Team Trudeau

Reading Time: 2 minutes Marci Len, broadcast personality to run for Trudeau Liberals in Morneau’s old riding of Toronto Centre With the resignation of Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, the Liberal party was left with a large task off filling a safe seat in Toronto Centre. A safe seat requires a high profile candidate with integrity and a solid Read More…

Transport Minister Marc Garneau announces $25M to upgrade rail safety
Eastern Canada

Transport Minister Marc Garneau announces $25M to upgrade rail safety

Reading Time: 2 minutes 165 new projects to receive a share of $25M rail safety fund Today, Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced funding of more than $25 million over three years for the Rail Safety Improvement Program. The investment will support 165 new projects and initiatives that will increase safety and Canadian’s confidence at grade crossings and along Read More…

Ontario Ramps Up Ventilator Production with another 10,000 units in production
Eastern Canada

Ontario Ramps Up Ventilator Production with another 10,000 units in production

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lifesaving ventilators will support front line health care, prepare province for future challenges GUELPH ― The Ontario government is investing $2.5 million through the Ontario Together Fund in Guelph-based Linamar Corp. to support the retooling of its assembly line to manufacture ventilator components to produce 10,000 Ontario-made e700 ventilators. O-Two Medical Technologies partnered with Linamar Read More…

FedNor investment created 1750 jobs for Rainy River youths
Eastern Canada

FedNor investment created 1750 jobs for Rainy River youths

Reading Time: 2 minutes FedNor has been investing in youths for more than three decades Thunder Bay, ON, Young Canadians have the talent and drive to succeed, and local employers are eager to benefit from their unique perspectives. Providing opportunities for young graduates to prove themselves and for organizations and businesses to access a skilled and enthusiastic workforce is Read More…

Anishnawbek first nation receives $1.1M to build new affordable housing
Indigenous Eastern Canada

Anishnawbek first nation receives $1.1M to build new affordable housing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous communities like Anishnawbek have seen a major increase in housing funding under the Trudeau Government A fundamental need for every individual is a safe and healthy home. The government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to develop innovative housing initiatives to reduce overcrowding and enhance the quality of life and well-being Read More…

IAMGOLD Mining to create 1,000 jobs in Ontario
Eastern Canada

IAMGOLD Mining to create 1,000 jobs in Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes The IAMGOLD Mine project has gold reserves of more than seven million ounces Prime Minister Trudeau and members of the Ontario government was on hand to break ground for the IAMGOLD’s ribbon cutting of the new Côté Gold Mine, a project that will drive long-term economic growth and support a strong recovery in Northern Ontario. Read More…

Indigenous Eastern Canada

25 year anniversary of the killing of Dudley George by Ontario Provincial Police

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dudley George was shot and killed by Ontario Provincial Police while protesting Today, Carolyn Bennett Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, together with Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ontario, and Chief Jason Henry, Chief of Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, announced the addition of lands to Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Read More…

Quebec's $5,000,000 to help victims of crime welcomed news
Eastern Canada

Quebec’s $5,000,000 to help victims of crime welcomed news

Reading Time: < 1 minute Quebec’s increasing need for victim protection spawned the new $5,000,000 funding On Saturday, Quebec’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General Simon Jolin-Barrette, announced the establishment of a $5,000,000 fund to support projects to intervene with people who are victims of crime. These sums will be used to finance various projects in favor of organizations that Read More…

$64,000 in Meth and contraband seized at Maximum security prison
Eastern Canada

$64,000 in Meth and contraband seized at Maximum security prison

Reading Time: 1 minute Another major drug bust at a Canadian penitentiary On September 2, 2020, as a result of routine searches by correction officials, two packages were seized on the perimeter of the Maximum security unit at Collins Bay Institution.  The contraband seized included 5 cell phones, an e-cigarette and oil, as well as various quantities of marijuana, Read More…

Quebec's Saint-Jérôme heading to a referendum amidst COVID-19
CoronaVirus Eastern Canada

Quebec’s Saint-Jérôme heading to a referendum amidst COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saint-Jérôme residence unhappy with city councils $30M sports complex proposal The municipal council of the city of Saint-Jérôme has ruled, in the last few days, that it will leave its citizens until September 9 to express their opposition to the construction of a sports complex exceeding $ 30 million through the opening of a register Read More…

Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents
CoronaVirus Eastern Canada

Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Directive Enables Day Trip and Overnight Absences to Resume for long-term care homes Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, effective immediately, residents can spend time away from their long-term care homes for day trips or overnight absences. For ‘short-stay’ absences — those that do not include an overnight stay — Read More…

WestJet mandatory face mask policy or face 1 year travel ban
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WestJet mandatory face mask policy or face 1 year travel ban

Reading Time: 3 minutes Westjet will implemens zero tolerance mask policy Today WestJet announced multiple safety updates including the potential for denied travel and a one-year travel ban for those who fail to comply with the airlines’ mask regulation. WestJet also announced the mandatory input of all guests’ contact information at online and kiosk check-in to help the Public Read More…

The Inconvenient Indian, World Premiere
Eastern Canada Indigenous

The Inconvenient Indian, World Premiere

Reading Time: 2 minutes World premiere for Michelle Latimer’s Inconvenient Indian at the Toronto International Film Festival Award-winning filmmaker, writer and activist Michelle Latimer’s feature documentary the Inconvenient Indian will have its world premiere as part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s for a week of September 10–19, 2020). Latimer’s is no stranger to award winning productions spanning the globe. Her 2017 eight-part Indigenous Read More…

Ontario brewery to produce 100,000 litres of hand sanitizer
CoronaVirus Eastern Canada

Ontario brewery to produce 100,000 litres of hand sanitizer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Breweries throughout the country are retooling to produce hand sanitizers and to help fight COVID-19 New Ontario Brewery will become the latest craft brewery will shift production from consumable alcohol to Hand Sanitizer for Province’s Front-line Heroes Ontario is providing New Ontario Brewing Co. with $294,000 from the Ontario Together Fund to invest in the Read More…

CT-114 Snowbirds all clear for take off
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CT-114 Snowbirds all clear for take off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian Snowbirds are Canada’s elite stunt flying aerial performing team The Commander of 2 Canadian Air Division, Brigadier-General Denis O’Reilly, has today lifted the operational pause on the CT-114 Tutor fleet. The operational pause was implemented following a Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor accidentin Kamloops, B.C. on May 17, which resulted in the death of Captain Jennifer Read More…

Canada congratulates "COVID Troop" Class of 2020
Eastern Canada CoronaVirus

Canada congratulates “COVID Troop” Class of 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Government of Canada congratulates fishery officer graduates who trained through pandemic Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada welcomed the 30 graduates of troop 119 to the ranks of more than 600 fishery officers across the country. Canada’s fishery officers perform a crucial role in conserving and protecting Canada’s marine and coastal areas, as well as fisheries Read More…

Government extends Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for four more weeks
Eastern Canada

Government extends Canada Emergency Wage (CEWS) Subsidy for four more weeks

Reading Time: 2 minutes CEWS furloughed employees to get four more weeks of wages Canadians have shown a significant amount of confidence in their government and the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the reason the government has received such a high approval can be linked back to the swift actions they took early to put money in Read More…

Canada announces new ambassador to Lebanon
Eastern Canada Middle East

Canada announces new ambassador to Lebanon

Reading Time: < 1 minute Career diplomat to take the helps as new ambassador to Lebanon Today Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne, announced the appointment of Chantal Chastenay Canada’s new ambassador to the Lebanese Republic. Chastenay replaces Emmanuelle Lamoureux who has been serving as the ambassador since August of 2017. Chastenay will be replacing a long term Gulf diplomat. Read More…

Deadpool and Beatles Star Nominated to be Ontario's next First Nation Chief
Eastern Canada Indigenous

Deadpool and Beatles Star Nominated to be Warpole’s next First Nation Chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indian Act Loophole could see Deadpool or McCartney assume the role of next Warpole Chief Due to a loop hole in the Indian Act either Non-First Nations people Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) or Sir Paul McCartney (Beatles) have been nominated as Chief for Walpole Island First Nation, a reservation nestled on an island bordering Michigan and Read More…

Quebec initiates 2020 back to school COVID-19 bubble
Eastern Canada CoronaVirus

Quebec initiates 2020 back to school COVID-19 learning bubble

Reading Time: 4 minutes If the bubble burst an emergency contingent plan is in place for learning Following new recommendations from public health authorities, the Quebec government is making adjustments to its game plan for the start of the school year in order to guarantee optimal learning conditions Quebec students in a safe environment for them and for school Read More…

Canada Developing Biodegradable COVID-19 Face Mask Filters
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Canada Developing Biodegradable COVID-19 Face Mask Filters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada has invested hundreds of millions into made in Canada COVID-19 PPE Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Seamus O’Regan, today announced a $1.3 million investment to FPInnovations for a COVID-19 response project to develop a biodegradable, sustainable filter for single-use face masks made from local, and eco-friendly solutions. Consistent with Natural Resources Canada’s work plan for personal Read More…

Toronto Urban Indigenous group receives $7M in funding
Indigenous Eastern Canada

Toronto Urban Indigenous group receives $7M in funding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Urban Indigenous groups are central to Toronto’s COVID-19 response Since the beginning of the pandemic, community-based organizations and community leadership have been on the front-lines to ensure the safety and well-being of Indigenous Peoples living in urban communities. Their work is paramount in protecting the health of this vulnerable population. They have been advocating and Read More…

Samuel De Champlain Bridge illuminated in colours of Lebanon
Eastern Canada

Samuel De Champlain Bridge illuminated in colours of Lebanon

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Samuel De Champlain Bridge Special Illumination in solidarity with the Lebanese People In a show of solidarity with the people of Lebanon, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up last night in the colours of the Lebanese flag from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The bridge will remain lit on Friday and Read More…

Canada sends $1.5 million in humanitarian to Beirut
Eastern Canada Middle East

Canada sends $1.5 million in humanitarian aid to Beirut

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada has committed $47 million in humanitarian aid for 2020 in the region François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Minister of International Development Karina Gould announced that Canada is providing up to $5 million in humanitarian assistance in response to the tragic explosion that occurred in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020. “Canada stands Read More…

Canada expands Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation agreement
Asia Eastern Canada

Canada expands Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada is a founding member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC As the world continues to address the health and economic challenges of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that Canada works with its international partners to find solutions and sustain economic growth. As a founding member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Canada needs to Read More…

The immigration challenges facing Canada amid the COVID-19
Eastern Canada Western Canada

The immigration challenges facing Canada amid the COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Federal Ministers sets immigration road map for provincial counterparts Immigration was a Canadian advantage before the COVID-19 pandemic, immigrants are helping Canadians through the pandemic right now and immigration will be critical to Canada’s economic recovery. The Canadian federal ministers and their provincial counterparts agreed to continue building a strong immigration system Canadians value and Read More…

Ontario Legislature Adjourns, focus remains COVID-19 restart
Eastern Canada

Ontario Legislature Adjourns, focus remains COVID-19 restart

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ontario Legislature passed 18 pieces COVID-19 Legislation The Ontario Legislature adjourned after an unprecedented session that saw cross-partisan collaboration in the fight against COVID-19. Since reconvening in February, the legislature passed 18 pieces of legislation, including emergency measures needed to protect public health and prepare for economic recovery. The legislature has now risen until September Read More…

Canada's national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%
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Dr. Theresa Tam – Canada’s COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada has flattened the curve of the Pandemic while countries struggle to combat its first wave “There have been 111,697 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,862 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 3,616,000 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 42,000 people Read More…

Montreal Chef Jérôme Ferrer to Join Air Canada's Mile High Club
Eastern Canada

Montreal Chef Jérôme Ferrer to Join Air Canada’s Mile High Club

Reading Time: 3 minutes Meals Developed by Air Canada’s Celebrated Culinary Panel Return to the Skies Air Canada announced a new partnership with prestigious Montreal-based Chef Jérôme Ferrer, who will design meals for the airline’s Premium Economy and Economy Class customers on all flights departing Canada for Europe and Asia, as well as Australia and South America once these flights resume. Chef Ferrer will join celebrated Canadian Chefs David Read More…

War of the Roads - Quebec and New Brunswick Feuding
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War of the Roads – Quebec and New Brunswick Feuding

Reading Time: < 1 minute Provincial government strongly considering twinning with Quebec regional county municipalities The provincial government is strongly considering twinning with Avignon Regional County Municipality and Témiscouata Regional County Municipality in Quebec to allow residents from these regions to travel to New Brunswick without needing to self-isolate. “There is such a sense of community between the Campbellton region Read More…

Ontario Introduces Measures to Cap Payday Loan Interest Fees
Eastern Canada

Ontario Introduces Measures to Cap Payday Loan Interest Fees

Reading Time: 2 minutes Legislation To Help Payday Loan Borrowers in Default and Protect Vulnerable Consumers The Ford government is proposing changes that would provide additional protection for payday loan borrowers by capping interest rates and fees on defaulted loans, ensuring that workers and families who use payday loan services can keep more of their hard-earned money. The changes Read More…

Canada's national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%
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Canada’s national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada acted fast to contain the COVID-19 pandemic “There have been 109,669 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,839 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 3,438,000 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 40,000 people were tested daily, with 1% testing positive. As more Canadians go Read More…

Trudeau gives $19B to Premiers to restart their economies
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Trudeau gives $19B to Premiers to restart their economies

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trudeau government doing everything possible to ensure the provincial economies do not fail Today Prime Ministers Trudeau announced a federal investment of more than $19 billion to help provinces and territories safely restart their economies and make our country more resilient to possible future waves of the virus. “With Canadians doing their part and following Read More…

Eastern Canada

Young Canadian Artists Take over Ottawa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Each year the Frankfurt Book Fair by exhibiting highlights top Canadian talent Canadian Heritage salutes the Frankfurt Book Fair by exhibiting two original artworks by three young Canadian artists on two prominent staircases in downtown Ottawa. The art installations represent the theme “Singular Plurality,” Canada’s slogan as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair Read More…

Federal Gov. Helps low income Canadians access fresh produce
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Federal Gov. Helps low income Canadians access fresh produce

Reading Time: 3 minutes $1.5 million in funding to support Community Food Centres Canada Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating, plays an important role in the well-being and quality of life of Canadians and helps prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Unfortunately, there are some Canadians who do not fully enjoy the benefits of continued Read More…

Canada enacts new measures to help international students
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Canada enacts new measures to help international students

Reading Time: 2 minutes International students can now work longer hours with penalty Canada has implemented a number of temporary policy changes intended to support international students, learning institutions and other stakeholders in Canada’s education sector in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. International students who had a valid study permit, or who were approved for a study permit Read More…

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30th Anniversary of the Oka Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute 30th Anniversary of the Oka Crisis. Indigenous Solidarity. The 78-day confrontation that took place throughout the summer of 1990 “Thirty years ago, on this day, an armed standoff began in Kanesatà:ke and resulted in the deployment of the Canadian Armed Forces to Kanesatà:ke and Kahnawà:ke. This conflict was rooted in a centuries old land dispute Read More…

Ontario Taking Bold Action to Address Racism in Schools
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Ontario Taking Bold Action to Address Racism in Schools

Reading Time: 3 minutes Black, Indigenous and racialized students should see a change to curriculum New Changes to Advance Equal Opportunity for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Students Bold new changes to the Ontario education system that will help break down barriers for Black, Indigenous and racialized students and provide all students with an equal opportunity to succeed. As part Read More…

Prime Minister appoints Bob Rae as Ambassador to the United Nations
Eastern Canada

Trudeau appoints Bob Rae as Ambassador to the United Nations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blanchard as he leaves his post as Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations Today, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the appointment of the Honourable Bob Rae as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations (UN) in New York. Rae brings a wealth of experience to the role, most recently serving as Canada’s Read More…

65% of Canada's Covid19 Cases have recovered
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65% of Canada’s Covid19 Cases have recovered

Reading Time: 2 minutes 65% of Canada’s Covid19 Cases have recovered. Face masks and social distancing are still in effect In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “There have been 105,091 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,663 deaths. 65% of people have now Read More…

Ontario commits $150M for Indigenous and homeless shelters
Eastern Canada

Ontario commits $150M for Indigenous and homeless shelters

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Investment Will Be Used to Develop Long-Term, Innovative Housing Solutions The Ontario government is providing municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners with an additional $150 million to continue to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19 by improving homeless shelters and creating opportunities for longer-term housing. This investment more than doubles the funding currently flowing to Read More…

Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada
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Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada. COVID-19 has wiped out a billion off the company’s balance sheet Today Air Canada announced the indefinite suspension of service to 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports in Canada.  These structural changes to Air Canada’s domestic regional network are being made as a Read More…

Toronto makes masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces
Eastern Canada

Toronto makes masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces

Reading Time: 3 minutes Toronto makes masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces. The new bi-law goes into effect July 7, 20, 12:01 am With an abundant of COVID-19 cases spreading throughout Ontario, today, Toronto City Council voted unanimously in favour of requiring masks or face coverings in all enclosed public places as of July 7 to help stop the Read More…

Toronto City Council ratifies collective agreement with CUPE
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Toronto City Council ratifies collective agreement with CUPE

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto City Council ratifies collective agreement with CUPE. Agreement includes A cap on erectile dysfunction drugs Toronto City Council unanimously ratified the four (4) five-year agreements with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, the union representing the City’s 24,000 inside workers. This follows the ratification by CUPE Local 79 members on June Read More…

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Eastern Canada

Quebec fines company $1,500 for having an English website

Reading Time: < 1 minute Quebec fines company $1,500 for having an English website. Quebec’s Language is offensive to Anglophones The Office québécois de la langue française announces that, on January 13, 2020, the company Exeter Construction inc. was found guilty of an offense under section 52 of the Charter of the French language. The company was fined $ 1,500. The company, located Read More…

Chief Coroner for Quebec investigating CHLSD COVID-19 Deaths
Eastern Canada

Chief Coroner for Quebec investigating CHLSD COVID-19 Deaths

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chief Coroner for Quebec investigating CHLSD COVID-19 Deaths. Over 31 seniors died at the CHLSD senior’s home The Chief Coroner for Quebec, Pascale Descary, has ordered a large public inquiry into certain deaths that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic in CHLSDs, private residences for seniors and other accommodation for vulnerable or loss of autonomy people. This entirely Read More…

Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies
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Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies. Covid-19 has temporarily halted celebrations Ontario is easing the restriction on the number of attendees permitted at indoor and outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies, in recognition of the importance of being with loved ones during the moments that matter most. Based on positive public health trends the Read More…

Toronto becomes the fastest growing city in Canada and U.S
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Toronto becomes the fastest growing city in Canada and U.S

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto becomes the fastest growing city in Canada and U.S. Cultural diversity makes Toronto appealing The city of Toronto is the fastest growing city and the Toronto CMA is the fastest growing metropolitan area in all of Canada and U.S. in terms of population growth, according to the latest research  from the Centre for Urban Research and Read More…

Quebec Minister Blais introduces historic caregiver bill
Eastern Canada

Quebec Minister Blais introduces historic caregiver bill

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Minister Blais introduces historic caregiver bill. The province has seen high numbers of seniors death Quebec’s Minister for Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, tabled today in the National Assembly a bill to recognize and support caregivers. This historic legislative change for Quebec aims to bring to the fore the issue of caregivers in government actions, regardless Read More…

Federal Government invests $57M into Ontario small businesses
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Federal Government invests $57M into Ontario small businesses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal Government invests $57M into Ontario small businesses. Small businesses going digital with Google Today, the federal and provincial governments announced a $57 million investment to help small businesses across Ontario go digital by building on Toronto’s investments into Digital Main Street and, most recently, ShopHERE powered by Google. This announcement represents an investment of Read More…

Disconnected! Quebec tables Bill 492, aimed at employers
Eastern Canada

Disconnected! Quebec tables Bill 492, aimed at employers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Disconnected! Quebec tables Bill 492, aimed at employers. Working at home has blurred the lines of work-life balance At a time when a record number of Quebecers have to work from home, it is time more than ever to regulate the right to disconnect, insists the manager for Québec solidaire in matters working, Alexandre Leduc . The member Read More…

Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes
Eastern Canada

Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes. Seniors remain the most vulnerable to catching COVID-19 Province Makes Regulatory Amendments in Response to Pandemic Today, the Ontario government made amendments to the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 regulation, enabling the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) to better support seniors living in retirement homes during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Read More…

Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors
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Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors. Over 31 Deaths At Quebec’s CHSLD Seniors Home Quebec Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret has announced an impartial and independent investigation into the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and certain public health institutions. With CHSLDs seniors home being hammered by COVID-19, the Québec Ombudsman expressed her concerns Read More…

Quebec launches COVID-19 Confidential workers initiative
Eastern Canada

Quebec launches COVID-19 Confidential workers initiative

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec launches COVID-19 Confidential workers initiative. Workers can now anonymously voice their concerns Today Health and Social Services Minister Danielle McCann launched the We Listen to You initiative, which will allow all workers in the health and social services network to express themselves with complete confidentiality. The establishment of the onvousecoute@msss.gouv.qc.ca mailbox will create a new communication channel to share what Read More…

A Sence Of Urgency To Protect Ontario's Children With COVID-19
Eastern Canada

A Sence Of Urgency To Protect Ontario’s Children With COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Sence Of Urgency To Protect Ontario’s Children With COVID-19. Kawasaki Syndrome In Kids Similar To COVID-19 Recent reports in Canada and internationally indicate that there may be an increase in multisystem inflammatory vasculitis, a rare but serious multisystem inflammatory illness which appears to be similar to Kawasaki Syndrome that impacts children who have been Read More…

Ontario Extends Electricity Rate Relief During COVID-19
Eastern Canada

Ontario Extends Electricity Rate Relief During COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Extends Electricity Rate Relief During COVID-19. Families, Farms and Small Businesses To Benefits Residential, farm and small business customers continue to benefit from temporary relief measure. Ontario is extending the emergency electricity rate relief to families, farms and small businesses until May 31, 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak. Customers who pay time-of-use electricity rates Read More…

Ontario Increases Daily Testing And COVID-19 Contact Tracing
Eastern Canada

Ontario Increases Daily Testing And COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Increases Daily Testing And COVID-19 Contact Tracing. Ontario Increases Testing To 16,000 Per Day Ontario has significantly increased testing and contact tracing capacity, allowing health experts to identify cases of COVID-19 and support efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the community, long-term care homes, and other congregate settings. In partnership with Read More…

Arcand Sounds The Alarm On Quebec's COVID-19 Mismanagement
Eastern Canada

Arcand Sounds The Alarm On Quebec’s COVID-19 Mismanagement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arcand Sounds The Alarm On Quebec’s COVID-19 Mismanagement. Legault Is Not Meeting WHO Recommendations Pierre Arcand, the Leader of the Official Opposition sounds the alarm about the worrying situation that affects Montreal in the fight for Covid-19. Hospital emergencies are overflowing, the situation in CHSLDs nursing homes is still not under control and community transmission continues. These Read More…

Ontario Unveils COVID-19 Guidelines To Reopen The Province
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Ontario Unveils COVID-19 Guidelines To Reopen The Province

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ontario Unveils COVID-19 Guidelines To Reopen The Province. This Will Be Done In Safely In Three Phases Premier and Ministers Commit to New Phased Approach for a Safe Restart and Recovery The Ontario government released A Framework for Reopening our Province, which outlines the criteria Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and health experts will use to Read More…