Military confirms 40 per cent of COVID-positive troops deployed to long-term care homes were asymptomatic

Up to 40 per cent of Canadian troops infected with the novel coronavirus may have been carrying the virus symptom-free while they were deployed to long-term care homes — and may even have contracted it in... Read more »

Provinces ‘failed to support seniors,’ Trudeau says following release of troubling new pandemic study

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today floated the idea of bringing in national standards and reopening the Canada Health Act to address some of the vulnerabilities the pandemic has exposed in long-term care homes... Read more »

Number of mental health calls Mounties respond to growing exponentially, Lucki says

The head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said today the number of mental health calls her officers respond to is growing exponentially, as she defended Mounties’ record against growing calls to... Read more »

COVID-19 taught Canada a costly lesson — that early border closures can work

This is the first in a series looking at some of the lessons learned from the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic and how Canada moves forward. This year has given new... Read more »

Watchdog urges prisons to ease COVID-19 restrictions as caseload drops to 1

With only one active case of COVID-19 in federal corrections facilities, Canada’s prison watchdog says it’s time to ease lockdown measures that are causing frustration and tensions behind bars. In a new report,... Read more »

NATO nations agree to stockpile medical equipment to prepare for second pandemic wave

Defence ministers from NATO nations agreed today to stockpile medical equipment — and to ask member nations to contribute to an emergency fund to buy even more supplies — as the alliance braces for... Read more »

Rise in opioid deaths serves as reminder COVID-19 isn’t Canada’s only health crisis

This article is part of CBC News’ Minority Report newsletter, which is your weekly tip-sheet to help you navigate the parliamentary waters of a minority government. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to... Read more »

Rise in opioid deaths serve as reminder COVID-19 isn’t Canada’s only health crisis

This article is part of CBC News’ Minority Report newsletter, which is your weekly tip-sheet to help you navigate the parliamentary waters of a minority government. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to... Read more »

One country, two pandemics: what COVID-19 reveals about inequality in Canada

We are still all in this together. But after three months, it’s getting easier to draw differences and point fingers. A new analysis conducted by CBC News of cases in Montreal, for instance, found... Read more »

Federal government asks for another 5 months to revamp assisted dying law

The federal government is asking for another five months to comply with a court ruling ordering changes to Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAID) law, arguing the global pandemic’s disruption of parliamentary proceedings... Read more »