National Newswatch

Coronavirus fallout: Handwashing jumps in Canada, new poll indicates

Mar 11 2020 — Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Growing concern about contracting or spreading the new coronavirus has so far prompted Canadians to make relatively modest changes to protect themselves and others, a poll released on Wednesday indicates. The most dramatic impact, according to the Angus Reid Institute survey, is a noticeable increase in hand washing. Of those surveyed, 57 per […]

Coronavirus fallout: Handwashing jumps in Canada, new poll indicates

Mar 11 2020 — Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Growing concern about contracting or spreading the new coronavirus has so far prompted Canadians to make relatively modest changes to protect themselves and others, a poll released on Wednesday indicates. The most dramatic impact, according to the Angus Reid Institute survey, is a noticeable increase in hand washing. Of those surveyed, 57 per […]

Clean needles in prisons called ‘essential health care’ in court challenge

Mar 6 2020 — Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Denying drug-addicted prisoners access to clean syringes deprives them of essential health care, which is a violation of their constitutional rights, an Ontario court heard on Friday. Additionally, activists argued in their application, a new needle-exchange program being rolled out in penitentiaries across the country fails to address the violation. A former inmate, along with the Canadian […]