Canada's chief public health officer urged residents to continue making a “collective effort” to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday as parts of the country braced for new rounds of restrictions meant to curb the spread of the virus.
The minority Liberal government is attempting to pre-empt opposition efforts to create a special committee to investigate alleged corruption by proposing its own special committee to examine billions of dollars of COVID-19 pandemic-related spending.
The Royal Canadian Legion is taking the unprecedented step of discouraging Canadians from attending Remembrance Day ceremonies this year as COVID-19 upends the traditional ways of honouring those who sacrificed their lives for Canada.
Canadians headed into a long weekend with COVID-19 infections surging to new highs across the country, spreading to regions outside well-established hotspots and pushing weekly deaths to highs unseen since mid-June.
Mayor John Tory says the city is exploring the idea of winter patios, publicity campaigns promoting take-out food and other ideas to help bolster Toronto’s flailing restaurant industry amid a resurgence of COVID-19.
The province is closing gyms, movie theatres, and indoor dining rooms in restaurants in Toronto, Ottawa, and Peel Region as the province moves to put the COVID-19 hotspots into a modified version of Stage 2.
Health Canada is in talks with all of the vaccine developers that signed supply deals with the federal government to kick-start the approval process and get COVID-19 vaccines to Canadians as soon as possible.