Liberals introduce bill to provide sick pay, ban intimidation of patients and health-care workers

The Liberal government has introduced legislation to provide workers in federally regulated sectors with 10 days of sick pay — while also making it an offence to intimidate or prevent patients from seeking... Read more »

COVID-19 vaccine for babies and toddlers could be approved early 2022, chief public health officer says

Canada’s chief public health officer says COVID-19 vaccines for babies and toddlers could be approved early in the new year, depending on how clinical trials play out. In an interview with CBC... Read more »

Liberal government launching third term with a throne speech focused on lingering COVID-19 crisis

The Liberal government starts its third term in office today with a speech from the throne delivered by Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon — and a plan to pass a flurry of legislation... Read more »

Liberals to introduce tougher version of bill to ban conversion therapy

The Liberal government is set to introduce a tougher version of its earlier bill to ban conversion therapy, which failed to pass before Parliament was dissolved for the election. Nicholas Schiavo of... Read more »

Health Canada expected to announce approval of Pfizer vaccine for kids on Friday: source

Health Canada will announce the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages five to 11 on Friday, CBC News has confirmed. The news was first reported by the Toronto Star. Officials... Read more »

Health Canada expected to approve Pfizer vaccine for kids on Friday: source

In a major move for families across the country, Health Canada will announce the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages five to 11 on Friday, CBC News has confirmed. The... Read more »

Ottawa nixing molecular COVID test requirement for Canadians taking short trips abroad: sources

Fully vaccinated Canadians taking short trips abroad will soon no longer need proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test to return home, say sources. The sources — who spoke on the condition they not... Read more »

Canadian Blood Services to recommend end to ban on donations from men who have sex with men

An end to the ban on gay and bisexual men from donating blood — promised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2015 — is set to be recommended within weeks in favour... Read more »

Canadian Blood Services to recommend end to ban on men who have sex with men donating blood

An end to the ban on gay and bisexual men from donating blood — promised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2015 — is set to be recommended within weeks in favour... Read more »

Kamal Khera, Trudeau’s youngest minister, says she’ll draw on her pandemic experiences in cabinet

It’s been a difficult time for everyone — but consider Kamal Khera’s last 19 months. In the uncertain days of March, 2020, the Liberal MP for Brampton West was one of the first Canadian... Read more »