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Quebec Superior Court Upholds Bill 21 & Rules In Favour Of Religious Symbols Ban

Reading Time: < 1 minute Quebec Superior Court Rules In Favour Of Secular Bill 21 Bill 21 has been seen as racist and out of touch with Canada’s multicultural society. It is also seen by many ethnic minorities as a violation of their Charter of Rights and Freedom. Bill 21 has a direct impact on Muslim women and prevents them Read More…

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Ontario Closes Borders To Neighouring Provinces

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ontario’s strict lockdown has borders closed to Provincial Neighbours Manitoba and Quebec. At the height of the global pandemic, Canada, just like the rest of the world, put in place measures to prevent travel from coming in and going out of the country. Although there has been some uproar in sealing of our borders from Read More…

Liberals Announce $235,000 In Pre-Election Funding To Switch Energy
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Federal Government Announce $235,000 In Funding To Switch Energy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Switch Energy will plans to power up electric vehicles across Ontario and Quebec by installing 61 charging stations As the pending 2021 fall of the federal government, a huge emphasis has been placed on climate change as the Liberals plan to build on their last campaign promise to make the environment a priority. Fresh of Read More…

Emergency Child Care For Ontario Critical Frontline Workers
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Emergency Child Care For Ontario Critical Frontline Workers

Reading Time: < 1 minute From grocery store clerks to hospital workers, provision of free child care services will support key workers As Ontario schools move to remote learning due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission across communities and the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, frontline workers will have access to emergency child care for Read More…

Quebec Government Steps In To Help Victims Of Parish Of Saint-Siméon
Eastern Canada

Quebec Government Steps In To Help Victims Of Parish Of Saint-Siméon

Reading Time: 1 minute Heavy rains and strong winds from November 30 to December 2, 2020 cause massive damage to the region Saint-Siméon Due to the abundant rains and strong winds that occurred from November 30 to December 2, 2020, the Quebec government announced that the Parish of Saint-Siméon, located in the administrative region of Gaspésie -Îles-de-la-Madeleine, as well Read More…

Major Tobacco Smuggling Ring Busted In Quebec
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Major Tobacco Smuggling Ring Busted In Quebec

Reading Time: < 1 minute Quebec Tobacco smuggling – Fines over $ 1.3 million for ten offenders and two jail sentences Revenu Québec announces that the ten people mentioned below have been convicted of offenses related to contraband tobacco. They were ordered by the Court of Quebec to pay fines totaling $ 1,341,342.26. Two offenders were also sentenced to prison terms. These Read More…

Toronto Mayor John Tory Launches 2021 City-Wide Spring Cleanup
Eastern Canada

Toronto Mayor John Tory Launches 2021 City-Wide Spring Cleanup

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayor John Tory officially launched Toronto’s annual city-wide spring cleanup campaign Despite the ongoing pandemic, work at the City continues to move forward to ensure that residents have access to City services and amenities. This includes the work of essential workers from multiple City divisions who will take on the necessary work of making public Read More…

Quebec Employment Rate Increased In March 0.6%
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Quebec Employment Rate Increased In March 0.6%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Employment growth and unemployment rate stability in March 2021 In March 2021, in Quebec, employment increased (+ 25,900; + 0.6% compared to the previous month). The unemployment rate remains stable at 6.4%. This is reflected in the results of Statistics Canada’s Labor Force Survey released today. Employment has grown by 713,200 since May 2020, which is just over 86% of Read More…

Proceeds Of Crimes In Quebec Becoming Lucrative Business In Need Of Cash
Eastern Canada

Proceeds Of Crimes In Quebec Becoming Lucrative Business In Need Of Cash

Reading Time: < 1 minute $2 million to support 49 crime prevention projects The Deputy Premier, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, Ms.  Geneviève Guilbault, announces that a sum of $2 million will be used for continue to support 49 projects, led by 41 community organizations, to prevent delinquency and crime among young people aged 12 to Read More…

Toronto administers more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines
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Toronto administers more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines

Reading Time: < 1 minute Toronto is the first health region in Ontario to achieve this vaccine milestone. The City of Toronto and its healthcare partners have now administered more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines. While working with all healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 612,284 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto. Read More…

2,300 Job Seekers In Quebec To Benefit From New Funding
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2,300 Job Seekers In Quebec To Benefit From New Funding

Reading Time: 2 minutes $19 million for training Quebec’s unemployed announced by Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour Quebec’s Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region, Jean Boulet, announces an investment of $ 18.8 million to support workforce training in the Montreal, Laval and Montérégie regions. Concretely, this investment will allow the government of Quebec Read More…

Big Investment For The Y.M.C.A Other Ontario Rec. Facilities
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Big Investment For The Y.M.C.A Other Ontario Rec. Facilities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada and Ontario Invest in Improved Community and Recreation Infrastructure in Elora and Guelph Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, His Worship Kelly Linton, Mayor of the Township of Centre Wellington; Jaya James, Executive Director of HOPE House; and Peter Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Three Rivers, announced joint funding Read More…

Major Global Tech Company HCL Expanding To Ontario
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Major Global Tech Company HCL Expanding To Ontario

Reading Time: 3 minutes Strengthened relationship with India leads to a significant investment from HCL Technologies that will bring hundreds of good jobs to Mississauga TDS News – The Ford government welcomed the decision by HCL Technologies to expand its Canadian operations with a new global delivery centre in Mississauga. The company is making a significant  investment to build Read More…

CBSA Convicts GTA Jewels Smuggler
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CBSA Convicts GTA Jewels Smuggler

Reading Time: 2 minutes CBSA investigation leads to conviction of jewellery smuggler TDS News – Today the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the results of a two-year long investigation leading to the conviction of a Toronto area man, and corporation, for smuggling gold jewellery into Canada.  In early 2018, border services officers working at Toronto Pearson International Airport Read More…

Ford Government Taking Innovative Approach To Fighting Homelessness
Eastern Canada

Ford Government Taking Innovative Approach To Fighting Homelessness

Reading Time: 2 minutes By-name lists will collect detailed information and help match people with supports they need TDS News – The Ontario government is directing municipal service managers to begin collecting detailed, up-to-date information from individuals experiencing homelessness and use a strategy called by-name lists. This innovative approach is being launched across Ontario following significant consultation, and will Read More…

CampTO First Signs Of Return To Normalcy
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CampTO First Signs Of Return To Normalcy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayor Tory announces spring break CampTO programs TDS News – Today, Mayor John Tory announced that registration will be opening for spring break CampTO programs on Tuesday, March 23. The City of Toronto will offer spring break camps from April 12 through to April 16. In February, the provincial government announced March break would be Read More…

Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Stricter Gun Legislation Introduce By Trudeau Government
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$200 Million Electric Vehicle Factory Investment Coming To Quebec

Reading Time: < 1 minute Major investments by Canada and Quebec in electric vehicle battery assembly TDS News – Today Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, announced on Monday an equal investment totalling nearly $100 million to Lion Electric, for the establishment of a highly automated battery-pack assembly plant in Saint‑Jérôme, in the Laurentians. This Read More…

Ontario Hiring Hundreds More COVID-19 Contact Tracers and Case Managers
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Ontario Launches Online COVID-19 Booking System

Reading Time: 3 minutes Individuals 80 Years of Age and Older Will Be Able to Schedule Appointments Online or By Phone TDS News – Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine booking portal launches Monday, March 15, just as a large spike in cases over the weekend. The portal will be live at 8:00 a.m. and will be accepting appointment bookings at mass Read More…

Quebec Health Minister Charest, Says Playball
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Quebec Health Minister Charest, Says Playball

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 pandemic – Minister Isabelle Charest announces the return of organized sport TDS News – Today the government of Quebec confirms a gradual resumption of leisure and sports activities for all regions of Quebec as of March 26. The Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Isabelle Charest, made the announcement today.  The Read More…

Ontario's $2.5M Investment Hits The Right Key For Musician
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Ontario’s $2.5M Investment Hits The Right Key For Musician

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding will support recovery and sustainability for the province’s music industry TDS News – Today the Ontario government announced an is investment of $2.5 million through the Unison Benevolent Fund’s COVID-19 Relief Program and the Canadian Live Music Association. This funding will help ensure Ontario’s music industry is strong, vibrant and remains a source of Read More…

Ontario Turns To Digital Age To Accelerate Access To The Justice System
Eastern Canada

Ontario Turns To Digital Age To Accelerate Access To The Justice System

Reading Time: 3 minutes New strategy builds on recent changes to deliver more services remotely and online TDS News – Today the Ontario government took a significant step towards a new multi-year plan to speed up access to the justice system. Justice Accelerated is a groundbreaking strategy that will build a more accessible, responsive and resilient justice system. The Read More…

François Legault Accused Of Stonewalling Election Reform Bill
Eastern Canada Canada

François Legault Accused Of Stonewalling Election Reform Bill

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reform of the voting system – Detailed study of Bill 39 must begin now! TDS News – MP for Matane-Matapédia, parliamentary leader and Parti Québécois spokesperson for the reform of democratic institutions, Pascal Bérubé, is impatient to see the start of the detailed study of the draft law n o  39, an Act to establish a new voting Read More…

Mohawk College Leading The Way To Ontario Job Creation
Eastern Canada

Mohawk College Leading The Way To Ontario Job Creation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Paid training and new college partnership to create more job opportunities TDS News – Today the Ford government highlighted the early successes of its program that offers compensation to new correctional officer recruits while they are undergoing training. The province is also partnering with Mohawk College to offer the virtual delivery of the corrections foundational Read More…

50 New Locations On Toronto Streets To Get Photo Radar
Eastern Canada

50 New Locations On Toronto Streets To Get Photo Radar

Reading Time: 2 minutes The photo radar devices will begin installation in locations for the City of Toronto’s in May TDS News – The City of Toronto’s 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) A.K.A photo radar devices will begin rotating to the third round of locations in May to reduce speeding at more areas with safety concerns, encourage a wide-ranging Read More…

Ford Government confirms 190 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario
Eastern Canada

Ontario Premier Ford Announces $27 Million Boost To Tourism Industry

Reading Time: 2 minutes Six of Ontario’s most popular tourist destinations to receive funding boost TDS News – The Ford government is providing a one-time investment of up to $27 million to support the continued operation, maintenance and capital needs of six major tourism and cultural institutions in the Greater Toronto Area. This funding will protect jobs while ensuring Read More…

$1 Million More Reasons Why Quebec Is Going To Smell More Fishy
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$1 Million More Reasons Why Quebec Is Going To Smell More Fishy

Reading Time: < 1 minute $1 Million More Reasons Why Quebec Is Going To Smell More Fishy TDS News – The Canadian and the Quebec Government are announcing funding of more than $1 million to improve the efficiency, quality and sustainability of Quebec’s fish and seafood sector. The Government of Canada’s contribution to these thirteen projects amounts to $855,806, and the Read More…

The Town of Petawawa is Turns Food Waste Into Clean Energy
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The Town of Petawawa is Turns Food Waste Into Clean Energy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal Government invest $2.7 Million in Petawawa clean energy project Canadians want cleaner air and cleaner water for their children and grandchildren. The of Government of Canada signaled their priority to make climate change a core part of their policies to help Canadians cut pollution in their communities, while saving on energy costs and creating Read More…

Ford Government Set To Modernize Ontario Municipal Services
Eastern Canada

Ford Government Set To Modernize Ontario Municipal Services

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding helps large municipalities find better and more efficient ways to operate TDS News – The Ford government is providing almost $10 million to help large municipalities find better and more efficient ways to operate and save taxpayers’ dollars. This investment is being delivered through the province’s Audit and Accountability Fund and will support initiatives Read More…

4 Ontario Men Receive 15-Year Hunting Licence Suspension
Eastern Canada

4 Ontario Men Receive 15-Year Hunting Licence Suspension

Reading Time: 2 minutes Illegal Moose Hunt Results in $3,200 in Fines and a 15-year Hunting Licence Suspension TDS News – Four Ontario men have been fined a total of $3,200 for moose hunting-related offences. Conservation officers launched an investigation after contacting the men in possession of a cow moose, in addition to locating a cow moose shot and Read More…

Ontario Investing $1 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing
Eastern Canada

Ford Government Invests $1.2M Into Black Tech Startups

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding to help Black-owned tech start-ups succeed in Ontario’s changing economy TDS News – The Ford government is investing $1.2 million over three years to help young Black entrepreneurs and Black-owned tech start-ups access the resources and tools they need to succeed in the province’s changing economy. The funding will be provided through Ryerson University Read More…

Pandemic Relief Coming To Toronto Taxicab Drivers
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Pandemic Relief Coming To Toronto Taxicab Drivers

Reading Time: 2 minutes $2.47 million in support over 8,670 Toronto Taxi Drivers As part of the 2021 budget approval process, Toronto City Council voted to provide a temporary reduction in the renewal fees and regulatory charges for Taxicab and Limousine Vehicle-for-Hire licensing categories. This initiative will assist up to 8,670 drivers in the city. In light of the Read More…

Ford Government Commits Another $2M to Combat Racism and Hate Crimes
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Ford Government Commits Another $2M to Combat Racism and Hate Crimes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding to help community partners lead local public safety initiatives TDS News – The Ontario government is investing up to $2.6 million over two years through the Safer and Vital Communities (SVC) grant to help communities combat hate-motivated crime. The funding will help 26 community-based, not-for-profit organizations and First Nations Chiefs and Band Councils, in collaboration with Read More…

Quebec's Bill n ° 698 - To Cap High Online Delivery Charges To Restaurants
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Quebec’s Bill n ° 698 – To Cap High Online Delivery Charges To Restaurants

Reading Time: 2 minutes Restaurants have been decimated by the Pandemic TDS News – The member for Nelligan and official opposition critic for SMEs and innovation, Monsef Derraji, today presented Bill n ° 698 to the National Assembly, An Act to temporarily limit the fees for online ordering services and meal delivery that may be required of restaurant owners. Read More…

Wearable COVID-19 Tech Coming To Ontario
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TraceSCAN’s Wearable COVID-19 Tech Coming To Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes TraceSCAN’s Innovative Made-In-Ontario technology will help stop the spread of COVID-19 while creating skilled jobs TDS News — The Ontario government is providing Facedrive Inc. with $2.5 million through the Ontario Together Fund to accelerate the deployment of its wearable contact tracing technology, TraceSCAN, which alerts users within a workplace who have been in close contact with Read More…

Special Court On The Horizon For Victims Of Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence
Eastern Canada

Special Court On The Horizon For Victims Of Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec report on Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence made 190 recommendations prompting the need for a more specialized judicial structure for these issues. TDS News – The Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Quebec, Simon Jolin-Barrette, announced the establishment of a working group following the tabling of the report of the Committee of Experts Read More…

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Eastern Canada

Ontario’s $115 Investment Into works sectors reaping rewards

Reading Time: 2 minutes Investment will lead to innovative solutions to get job seekers back to work Applications are now open for the Ontario government’s new two-year $115 million Skills Development Fund. The fund, which will support workers and apprentices, is specifically designed to address the challenges brought on by COVID-19 and help reduce obstacles to hiring, training and Read More…

Ontario Expands Support For Families of Children With Autism
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Ontario Expands Support For Families of Children With Autism

Reading Time: 3 minutes New core services and additional funding will offer greater choice based on need TDS News – Starting in March, the Ford Government will begin offering core clinical services based on a child’s individual needs, a key element of the new Ontario Autism Program. These services include applied behaviour analysis, speech language pathology, occupational therapy and Read More…

Ontario Justice System Gets A Mental Health Makeover
Eastern Canada

Ontario Justice System Gets A Mental Health Makeover

Reading Time: 2 minutes Additional funding will support victims, Indigenous families and youth TDS News – The Ontario government is investing $6.48 million to strengthen mental health and addiction supports for victims, front-line workers, Indigenous families and youth involved in the justice system. The funding will allow victim assistance organizations to hire more staff, and provide safe housing and Read More…

Government of Canada Invests $349,000 To Indigenous Solar Energy Project
Eastern Canada

Government of Canada Invests $349,000 To Indigenous Solar Energy Project

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation’s solar-energy project will install solar panels on the community Bingo Hall. Today, the Member of Parliament for Oakville North–Burlington and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, Pam Damoff, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, joined the Chief Read More…

Quebec Launches $100 Venture Capital Fund To Help Entrepreneurs
Eastern Canada

Quebec Launches $100 Venture Capital Fund To Help Entrepreneurs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Quebec venture capital industry will provide seed funding to current and aspiring entrepreneurs. QUEBEC, The government of Quebec, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Teralys Capital in collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Fondaction are today launching the Seed Fund Competition of Quebec. This venture capital investment initiative totals $ 100 Read More…

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Inspections to Farming Operations
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Ontario Expands COVID-19 Inspections to Farming Operations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Inspections will help protect temporary foreign workers ahead of the growing and harvesting season TORONTO – The Ontario government is taking additional measures to protect farmworkers during the pandemic by expanding provincewide inspections to farms, greenhouses and other agricultural operations to ensure health and safety measures are being followed. “Our government is taking action to Read More…

Today Marks The 73rd Anniversary Of The Flag Of Quebec
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Today Marks The 73rd Anniversary Of The Flag Of Quebec

Reading Time: 2 minutes The fleur de lis, symbol identifies Quebec’s rich identity. QUEBEC, Today Premier François Legault, and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General Simon Jolin-Barrette highlight the 73rd  anniversary of the fleur de lis, symbol of our rich Quebec identity. On January 21, 1948, the Quebec flag was hoisted, for the very first time, at the top Read More…

Ontario Investing $1 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 Eastern Canada

8.5 Million Ontarians To Be Vaccinated In Phase Two

Reading Time: 4 minutes Province to Expand COVID-19 Immunization Program to Seniors, Frontline Essential Workers in Next Phase of Rollout Plan TORONTO — The Ontario government is preparing to immunize up to 8.5 million people before the end of Phase Two of the government’s vaccine implementation plan, which aims to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines to Ontarians as Read More…

Ontario Invest $5.3 Million Into Forest Sector Employment
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Ontario Invest $5.3 Million Into Forest Sector Employment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding will help forest sector businesses offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures Toronto — The Ontario government is investing $5.3 million, provided through the federal Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund, to help small and medium sized forest sector businesses offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures. The funding will be used for initiatives such as setting Read More…

B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes
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Ontario Accelerates Vaccinations for Long-Term Care Homes

Reading Time: 4 minutes All residents and workers to be vaccinated by third week of January TORONTO — The Ontario government is continuing the rollout of Phase One of its vaccine implementation plan by ensuring that all residents, health care workers and essential caregivers at long-term care homes in the priority regions of Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor-Essex receive Read More…

Québec Solidaire Calls For a Rent Freeze For 2021
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Québec Solidaire Calls For a Rent Freeze For 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Provinces across Canada has frozen rent increases due to the pandemic MONTREAL, The member for Laurier – Dorion and responsible for Québec solidaire in housing matters, Andrés Fontecilla, urges the CAQ government to adopt a special law as soon as Parliament returns to suspend rent increases for the year 2021 and thus offer a breath of fresh air to the thousands Read More…

Ontario Releases Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
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Ontario Releases Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Reading Time: 3 minutes Framework will guide vaccine prioritization in future phases of the province’s implementation plan TORONTO — The Ontario government has released an Ethical Framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution which was developed in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force to guide further vaccine prioritization and distribution across the province. The province continues to vaccinate vulnerable populations and those Read More…

Changes To Quebec's 71st Youth Parliament In Wake of Pandemic
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Changes To Quebec’s 71st Youth Parliament In Wake of Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec’s 71st youth parliament will go virtual and be delivered in podcast format in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic MONTREAL, – The Youth Parliament of Quebec (PJQ) is 71 years of resilience in the face of many challenges encountered over the years. The year 2020 will not have been different. The health situation and the Read More…

First Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant Confirmed In Ontario
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First Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant Confirmed In Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientist are uncertain how the news strain of the virus will be affected by the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced the first two confirmed cases in Ontario of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK. This variant has now been detected in multiple countries beyond the Read More…

New Support For 800 Windsor Auto Workers Laid Off 800 By Fiat
Eastern Canada

New Support For 800 Windsor Auto Workers Laid Off 800 By Fiat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Action centre provides employment services and training to those who lost their jobs WINDSOR – The Ontario government is investing more than $210,000 in a new action centre that is helping up to 800 workers who were impacted by the Fiat Chrysler layoffs in Windsor. A wide range of services and supports are offered to Read More…

Quebec's Economy Sees Another of Export Decline
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Quebec’s Economy Sees Another of Export Decline

Reading Time: 2 minutes 0.2% decrease in Québec’s international merchandise exports in October 2020 Québec’s seasonally adjusted international merchandise exports, in constant dollars, fell 0.2% in October 2020 compared to the previous month (+ 4.7% in September). With this decline, the level of exports in October was 7.6% below that of February.  The decline in October was mainly due to Read More…

COVID-19 Eastern Canada

City of Toronto’s Empathy For the Homeless is “Warming”

Reading Time: 2 minutes City to open Warming Centres tonight to help those experiencing homelessness At 7 p.m., Tuesday night, the City of Toronto opened its four Warming Centres to give those who are vulnerable and may be experiencing homelessness an additional place to rest and access snacks, washroom facilities and referrals to emergency shelter. Warming Centres are traditionally Read More…

Eastern Canada

Toronto Opens New Transitional Home For Homelessness LGBTQI2S Youths

Reading Time: 2 minutes 33 safe space will open for youths of the LGBTQI2S community Today, the City of Toronto is announcing the opening of a new transitional housing facility that will provide units for 33 youth between the ages of 16 and 29, who identify as LGBTQI2S and are currently experiencing homelessness. The first group of youth move Read More…

The Government of Canada's $430,000 - 1600°C Trial By Fire
Eastern Canada

The Government of Canada’s $430,000 – 1600°C Trial By Fire

Reading Time: 2 minutes First innovation in 2021 at the Forges du Saint‑Maurice National Historic Site Starting 2021, visitors to Parks Canada’s Forges du Saint‑Maurice National Historic Site is will be offered a new immersive experience in the blast furnace building at in 2021: 1600°C trial by fire. The project, the result of a joint effort between Thinkwell Studio Montréal and Read More…

Why Is Canada Injecting $5 Million Into Tenaris Algoma Tubes and What Do They Do?
Eastern Canada

Why Is Canada Injecting $5 Million Into Tenaris Algoma Tubes and What Do They Do?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tenaris Algoma Tubes, The Sault Ste. Marie steel pipe manufacturer’s facility to create 75 full-time jobs   Advanced manufacturing is a cornerstone of Canada’s economy, producing important goods for the domestic and international markets while supporting well paying jobs for Canadians across the country. As technology transforms manufacturing, Canadian companies are innovating and modernizing their processes Read More…

Ford Government Commits $30 Million To Protect Ontario Wetlands
Eastern Canada

Ford Government Commits $30 Million To Protect Ontario Wetlands

Reading Time: 2 minutes New partnerships will help protect Great Lakes and support municipalities with stormwater management Toronto — The Ford government is providing $30 million to help conservation organizations create and restore wetlands in priority areas across the province. The new Wetlands Conservation Partner Program will focus on restoration projects in the Great Lakes watersheds and support municipalities Read More…

31st Anniversary Of Montreal’s Polytechnique Massacre
Eastern Canada

31st Anniversary Of Montreal’s Polytechnique Massacre

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian honour the students of that died 31 years ago in the Polytechnique Massacre The École Polytechnique massacre (French: tuerie de l’École polytechnique), also known as the Montreal massacre, was a mass shooting in Montreal at an engineering school affiliated with the Université de Montréal. Fourteen women were murdered and a further fourteen people were injured: ten women and four men. On December 6, Read More…

Another Big Drug Bust At Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines Prison In Quebec
Eastern Canada

Another Big Drug Bust At Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines Prison In Quebec

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at the Regional Reception Centre On November 30, 2020, around 6:30 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included six cell phones Read More…

Quebec COVID-19 Cases Up 12%
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Quebec COVID-19 Cases Up 12%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic is now crucial in the second wave QUEBEC, Telbec / – The National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS) Today maid available the most recent update of the two reports it produces on a weekly basis in support of decision-makers and managers the health and Read More…

Toronto City Council Recommending a New Tax on Vacant Dwellings
Eastern Canada

Toronto City Council Recommending a New Tax on Vacant Dwellings

Reading Time: 2 minutes Revenues from the new tax will go towards housing initiatives Today, Mayor John Tory announced a City of Toronto staff report will be going to Executive Committee next week recommending a tax levy on vacant Toronto homes starting in 2022. A vacant home tax increases the housing supply by encouraging homeowners to sell or rent Read More…

Ford Government Providing Additional Financial Support for Young Learners
Eastern Canada

Ford Government Providing Additional Financial Support for Young Learners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario families to get a little extra just in time for the holidays VAUGHAN — The Ontario government is providing financial relief for families facing new education-related expenses in the COVID-19 era with support totaling $380 million. Parents or guardians residing in Ontario can complete a simple online application through the Support for Learners web page. Applications Read More…

Ontario Expanding Existing Community Paramedicine Programs to Long-Term Care
Eastern Canada

Ontario Expanding Existing Community Paramedicine Programs to Long-Term Care

Reading Time: 2 minutes Investment will help more seniors stay in their own homes longer The Ontario government is investing up to $15 million to expand the Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program. This initiative will help more seniors on long-term care waitlists stay safe while living in the comfort of their own homes for a longer period of Read More…

Quebec Government Has Invested Close to $800M In The Tourism Industry
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Quebec Government Has Invested Close to $800M In The Tourism Industry

Reading Time: 3 minutes The additional investments are to support and stimulate tourism in the Montreal region QUEBEC, – On the occasion of the Strategic Forum on Tourism, organized as part of the Relançons MTL movement, the Minister of Tourism, Caroline Proulx, announced additional support $ 4.5 million to support the industry and promote tourism revival in the Montreal region. This investment Read More…

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
COVID-19 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 COVID-19

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
COVID-19 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 COVID-19

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
COVID-19 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
Eastern Canada Western Canada

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…