PM, health officials warn Canadians against believing COVID-19 ‘internment camps’ disinformation

Canadians will not be forced into COVID-19 internment or containment camps, a spokesperson for Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday — taking aim at a disinformation campaign that has been circulating on social media for weeks.The claim that the federal government...

Trudeau says the federal government wants fixes, not control, of long-term care system

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has no intention of trying to assert federal jurisdiction over long-term care facilities but still believes there is a role for Ottawa to play in fixing the country's troubled nursing homes. Trudeau is pushing the...

Health care system was designed to subject Indigenous people to systemic racism: Hajdu

The systemic racism endured by Indigenous people in Canada's health care system exists because the system was designed that way, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said today after a meeting with representatives from the provinces, Indigenous groups and the health care sector."Sadly this is not shocking to...

Feds meet Indigenous leaders to discuss racism in health system

The federal government is ready to use its financial leverage over the health system to fight anti-Indigenous racism in health care, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says.He says that includes promoting Indigenous health workers and calling out racism wherever it's...

COVID-19 is changing the way men and women split the risk in the workplace

In Canada, the most dangerous occupations — from logging and fishing to farming and construction — have always been, and remain, male-dominated.Female roofers, truck drivers, ironworkers and miners exist, of course, but they're still rare. Women are over-represented in indoor jobs that tend to be considerably safer. In 2018...

As parts of Canada tighten COVID restrictions, experts say rapid testing offers a way forward

With some regions now in the grips of a second pandemic shutdown, some scientists are saying the deployment of rapid tests is the best way to support sectors of the economy that have been crushed by public health measures meant to slow the...

As parts of Canada return to lockdown, experts say rapid testing offers a way forward

With some regions now in the grips of a second pandemic shutdown, some scientists are saying the deployment of rapid tests is the best way to support sectors of the economy that have been crushed by public health measures meant to slow the...

Federal ministers, Indigenous leaders plan to discuss systemic racism in health system

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he plans to hold a high-level meeting of federal ministers and Indigenous leaders to address racism in the health system following Joyce Echaquan's death in a Quebec hospital last month.The meeting, said Miller, will include Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, Health Minister...

COVID-19 pandemic reveals major gaps in privacy law, says watchdog

As it pushes more and more Canadians online to work and shop, the COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating the need for better laws on data use and privacy, the country's privacy watchdog warned MPs today. "This year, the COVID-19 pandemic makes the significant gaps...

Assisted dying legislation reintroduced today as court deadline looms

The Liberal government has reintroduced legislation today to change Canada's medical assistance in dying legislation legislation in time to meet a court-ordered Dec. 18 deadline to revise the law. A Quebec court ruling last year found that one of the provisions of...
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