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Canada set to receive 35M Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccines for 2022

Apr 23 2021 — — As Canada continues its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that the government has secured 35 million Pfizer booster shots for 2022. Another 30 million Pfizer vaccines have been secured for 2023, he told reporters at a press conference. “Pfizer has been a solid partner for Canada in this fight against COVID-19, […]

Trudeau to receive 1st dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Friday

Apr 23 2021 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will receive their first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, according to the prime minister’s office. The prime minister’s itinerary for Friday says the couple will receive their shots at 12:45 p.m. in Ottawa. Trudeau, 49, told reporters Tuesday that his office was […]

Ottawa consulting on stricter border measures, won’t stop flights from India

Apr 22 2021 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is indicating the federal government is looking at additional COVID-19 measures to protect international borders but won’t stop flights into Canada from India. In an interview with Global News Wednesday, Trudeau said community spread continues to be the main concern and not international travel. “We are looking at a range of […]

IN HER WORDS: The woman behind 2018 Vance allegation tells her story

Apr 21 2021 — — The woman who shared an allegation of inappropriate behaviour by Gen. Jonathan Vance with the military ombudsman in 2018 says she did so hoping the matter would be handled discreetly. And she says she brought it forward hoping Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan would be made aware and weigh the allegation as he considered both the […]

Biden says U.S. plans to offer Canada extra COVID-19 vaccines in future

Apr 21 2021 — — U.S. President Joe Biden says he’s planning to give surplus COVID-19 vaccines to other countries, including Canada, in the future as his country’s vaccination rollout hits another milestone. Biden said he spoke to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday about providing additional vaccine assistance to Canada, but also suggested some of the extra vaccines could go […]

‘Practically impossible’ to keep COVID-19 variants out, officials say, as flights from hotspots continue

Apr 21 2021 — Rachel Gilmore — It’s almost “impossible” to keep concerning mutations of COVID-19 out of the country, Canada’s top doctors warned on Wednesday. Since April 6, more than 100 international flights landing in Canada have carried at least one positive COVID-19 case on board, according to the federal government. “We know that, with viruses, it’s practically impossible to prevent […]

‘Hospitals are buckling’: Ontario’s science table makes urgent push for stronger COVID-19 measures

Apr 20 2021 — — The Ontario government’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table is calling for urgent and stronger action to reign in the spread of cases, noting the province’s hospitals are “buckling.” “Ontario is now facing the most challenging health crisis of our time. Our case counts are at an all-time high. Our hospitals are buckling. Younger people are getting […]