National Newswatch

Queen to address Commonwealth amid coronavirus pandemic

Apr 5 2020 — — The Queen will present a rare broadcast to the Commonwealth on Sunday as coronavirus cases surge past 1.2 million globally. Buckingham Palace confirmed the address on Friday through its social media accounts, adding that viewers can tune in on television, radio or online at 3 p.m. EDT. Tune in to watch the Queen’s public address […]

Ottawa looks to Kushner, other U.S. trade officials to resolve medical equipment dispute

Apr 4 2020 — Katie Simpson — The Trudeau government is looking to the relationships it established during NAFTA negotiations to resolve the urgent dispute over personal protective equipment with the United States. According to senior sources with direct knowledge of the situation, Canadian politicians at different levels, and of different political stripes, will and have been reaching out to contacts in […]

Families of Flight 752 victims report threats, acts of intimidation — and blame Tehran

Apr 5 2020 — — Family members in Canada who have criticized Iran’s government after losing their loved ones in the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 say they’re being targeted with threats and intimidation — and they blame Tehran. Global Affairs is aware of “reports” of victims’ families “being approached in Canada in situations which have caused them […]

Trump’s decree stopped 3M from filling Ontario’s mask order: Ford

Apr 4 2020 — — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his efforts to secure new respirator masks for frontline healthcare workers are being stifled both inside and outside the country, blaming U.S. President Donald Trump and federal regulators who are holding up plans to produce them in the province. Ford said that speaking with 3M Canada on Saturday; it appears […]

Tam says there are situations where wearing a homemade mask outside is ‘a good idea’

Apr 4 2020 — — In the wake of the U.S. Centre for Disease Control recommending that all Americans start wearing homemade cloth face masks outside due to COVID-19, many Canadian doctors and officials are saying cloth masks are recommended in certain situations, though Canada’s top doctor has stopped short of officially calling for facial coverings. Chief public health officer […]

Sherry Gambin-Walsh removed from NL cabinet after RCMP executes search warrant

Apr 4 2020 — — “Yesterday, Ms. Sherry Gambin-Walsh contacted me and informed me that she was served with a General Warrant,” Ball said in a statement. “It was at that point that I immediately took the necessary steps to remove her from Cabinet and her Cabinet responsibilities.” Gambin-Walsh will continue in her role as MHA for Placentia – St. […]

Ontario confirms 27 more COVID-19 deaths, provincial case total climbs to 3,630

Apr 4 2020 — — Ontario public health has confirmed 27 more deaths related to COVID-19, as 375 new cases of the virus were announced by the province on Saturday morning. There are currently 3,630 confirmed cases in Ontario, including 1,219 patients who have recovered, up 196 from the 1,023 recovered patients reported on Friday. According to the province, at […]