Ottawa welcomes president elect Joe Biden as ally in climate fight
McKenna notes Biden’s promise to have the US rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement after it left the treaty last week.
Pfizer says early data signals COVID-19 vaccine is effective
The shots made with German partner BioNTech are among 10 possible vaccine candidates in late-stage testing.
Ontario government presents $187B pandemic era budget
Will spend $45 billion over the next three years to respond to the global health crisis.
Bombardier faces UK fraud investigation over plane contracts for Garuda
British inquiry follows other investigations have targeted the aerospace manufacturer in countries such as Sweden and Spain.
Freeland grilled over cost of pandemic aid, House fast-tracks rent relief bill
Finance minister refused to provide any new numbers about the size of this year’s deficit.
Alberta auditor general flags $1.6B in government accounting blunders
Says the errors have been or are being corrected by the United Conservative government.
Ford government to present first pandemic budget, next steps for recovery
Will include a new standard for long-term care: nursing home residents receive an average of four hours of direct care daily.
Canada’s three-layer face mask recommendations make sense: experts
Two-layer cotton mask is about 60% effective in trapping coronavirus particles coming from the wearer’s mouth.
Biden needs one more battleground state to win the White House
Handful of states still up for grabs, Trump presses his case in court in some key swing states.
Ottawa’s silence necessary during US election uncertainty: experts
Any premature declaration could create a damaging economic backlash if Trump were to eventually prevail.
Feds invest $100M to spur job creation in Alberta and fight climate change
Programs will support industry, farmers, Indigenous people, researchers, small businesses and families to reduce emissions.
COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths may rise in coming weeks: Tam
They tend to lag new cases by one or more weeks, raising concerns Canada has yet to see the full extent of impacts of transmission.
Quebec threatens COVID fines, researchers question detterent effect
Provincial governments are increasingly using fines as a tool to ensure compliance.
How Canadian businesses are navigating US election uncertainty
Political and regulatory risk is now front and centre for many company boards.
Combatting COVID fatigue: clear messaging, safe social options needed
Experts aren’t surprised to see attitudes ranging from apathetic to angry as people respond to restrictions.
Uncertain US election result: Canada faces political, economic instability
Too early to know what Canada would be facing for the next four years.
No winner in the US presidential race, Trump grumps about late counting
Threatens to go to the Supreme Court, Biden team standing by with their own legal team.
Canada’s drifting fiscal ship needs an anchor
The bottom line is clear: there has to be some limit to borrowing
China tightens restrictions on Australian exports of timber, barley
Authorities also are delaying clearance for a $1.4 million shipment of live lobsters.
Canada approves first HIV self test in move to reduce screening barriers
One-minute, finger-prick blood test is manufactured by Richmond, BC-based bioLytical Laboratories.
Canadians await US election in fear, poll reveals anxieties about aftermath
We’re worried the US will suffer a breakdown of its system marked by social chaos if no clear winner emerges.
$150M for shovel-ready projects in Alberta that cut emissions
Federal and provincial joint funding targets rapid job creation, economic opportunities.
Doctors worry over Manitoba’s COVID-19 surge, premier considers curfew
Health officials said 75 of 80 intensive care beds in Manitoba were filled with patients Nov. 2.
Tom Barber appointed Fair Practices Commissioner for WSIB
Independent, neutral and confidential, it hears complaints about the service they receive at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.
Cyber attack targets Montreal health agency, forcing it to go off line
Internet connectivity as well as external and remote access to our networks have been suspended.
China’s leaders vow to become self reliant technology power
Trump administration’s curbs on technology sales to China part of a fight over security and spying.
Cost for cancer drugs triples in Canada, still no national drug plan
Data shows cancer medications account for about 15% of all spending on pharmaceuticals.
US charges 8 in alleged Chinese surveillance effort
Accused of participating in a Chinese operation that in practice has been used to go after dissidents and political opponents abroad.
COVID-19 death rates higher in visible minorities neighbourhoods
Statistics Canada report’s authors say it’s more evidence the pandemic is disproportionately affecting this group.
Biden presidency good news for Canadian environment policy?
Gerald Butts calls it big opportunity to grow the Canadian clean energy and clean-tech footprint in the United States.
Taiwan marks 200 days without domestic COVID-19 infection
553 cases and just seven deaths recorded, but island continues to record new cases as people arrive from abroad.
Trudeau, EU leaders meet to reinforce support of world order
Pre-US election meeting is their first formal discussion since the changeover of Europe’s top political leadership late last year.