Advocacy groups call for COVID-19 vaccine plan for migrants, undocumented workers

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout needs to guarantee equal access for migrants and undocumented workers, advocates for migrant rights say. The Migrant Rights Network says it worries that countless migrant and undocumented workers won’t... Read more »

‘Too early’ to say when Johnson & Johnson shots will arrive, minister says

Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand said today that Canada is ready to deploy a new COVID vaccine from Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical division, Janssen, once it receives regulatory approval from Health... Read more »

COVID-19 hit federal prisons twice as hard in 2nd wave of pandemic, report says

COVID-19 has hit federal prisons twice as hard in the second wave of the pandemic compared to the first, according to a new report from Canada’s Correctional Investigator that recommends an inmate... Read more »

Government agrees mentally ill should have access to assisted dying — in 2 years

The Trudeau government has agreed with the Senate that Canadians suffering solely from grievous and incurable mental illnesses should be entitled to medical assistance in dying — but not for another two years.... Read more »

AstraZeneca vaccine review is in the ‘final stages,’ Health Canada says

Health Canada’s chief medical adviser said today the department is poised to make a decision on whether to authorize a promising COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca in the coming days. Dr. Supriya Sharma told... Read more »

When will it be my turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine? And how will I know?

Vaccine deliveries are starting to ramp up again and Canadians everywhere are asking themselves the same questions: When will it be my turn? And how will I know? Each province has a... Read more »

Who’s next? Provincial, territorial vaccination plans begin to take shape

Vaccine deliveries are starting to ramp up again and Canadians everywhere are asking themselves the same questions: When will it be my turn? And how will I know? Each province has a... Read more »

Federal government seeks fourth extension to update assisted-dying law

The Trudeau government is seeking a fourth extension to a court-imposed deadline for expanding access to medical assistance in dying. Justice Minister David Lametti is asking the court to give the government... Read more »

Trudeau says vaccine ‘big lift’ is coming as Tam warns of threat posed by COVID variants

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 shots are set to arrive each week for the foreseeable future — but Canada’s chief public health officer warned that... Read more »

Mandatory hotel quarantine rates far lower than $2,000 figure offered by government

The cost of the mandatory three-day hotel quarantine that goes into effect on Monday appears to be well below the $2,000-per-person price tag cited by officials when they announced the new program.... Read more »