Senator aims to curb ‘violent’ porn, pitches mandatory age verification for online sites

Independent Quebec Sen. Julie Miville-Dechêne is calling for a crackdown on the consumption of online pornography by young people through new legislation that would force porn sites to verify the ages of... Read more »

Distribution, lack of national registry top hurdles for Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Vaccine distribution, the inability to pull off a mass campaign that could spark crowds and the absence of a national immunization registry are among the top hurdles facing Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout,... Read more »

Ex-health minister Philpott says federal government should back drug decriminalization in Vancouver

Former federal health minister Jane Philpott is urging the federal government to “be bold” and approve Vancouver’s pitch to decriminalize simple possession of illicit drugs to help stem a growing tide of overdose deaths.... Read more »

Canada could see 20,000 COVID-19 cases per day by end of year: PHAC

New infections of COVID-19 could reach 60,000 a day by the end of December if Canadians increase their current level of contact with other people, according to modelling charts prepared by the the... Read more »

Canada could see 60,000 COVID-19 cases a day by end of year if contact rates increase: PHAC

New infections of COVID-19 could reach 60,000 a day by the end of December if Canadians increase their current level of contact with other people, according to modelling charts prepared by the the... Read more »

Most Canadians could be vaccinated by end of 2021, says federal public health officer

Most Canadians could be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of next year, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer said today. In recent days, pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna have announced successful... Read more »

RCMP says members have responded to more than 88,000 mental health calls this year

As questions mount about how police officers handle mental health calls, a new RCMP report shows the number of interactions between Mounties and people experiencing mental health crises has increased in most provinces and territories.... Read more »

Trudeau says pandemic ‘sucks’ as COVID-19 compliance slips and cases spike

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he understands that Canadians are increasingly frustrated by “annoying” measures designed to curb the spread of COVID-19, but he’s urging people to stay the course as... Read more »

The Commons pandemic probe could answer key questions — or devolve into empty insults

There are serious questions to be asked about the federal government’s response to the global pandemic. At some point, we’ll need a comprehensive study of how Ottawa has handled the greatest public health crisis to face... Read more »

Health Minister Patty Hajdu says she went maskless at airport only while eating

Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu says she took off her face mask at the airport only to eat or drink, following a Twitterpost showing her without a face covering at Pearson airport in Toronto.... Read more »