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Manitoba health minister on COVID-19, new EMS station for Selkirk – September 16, 2020

Manitoba health minister on COVID-19, new EMS station for Selkirk – September 16, 2020

At a news conference in Selkirk, Cameron Friesen, Manitoba’s minister of health, announces a new $4.2 million emergency medical services (EMS) facility will be constructed in the city. The minister also responds to questions about the province’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He is joined by Alan Lagimodiere, the MLA for Selkirk; Ron … Read more

PM Trudeau on throne speech, election speculation, COVID-19 aid for provinces – September 16, 2020

PM Trudeau on throne speech, election speculation, COVID-19 aid for provinces – September 16, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters in Ottawa at the conclusion of three days of meetings of the federal cabinet. He announces that the provinces and territories will start receiving the $19 billion in promised federal funding for the safe restart of their economies amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The federal government has … Read more

Ont. Premier Ford announces new COVID-19 screening tool for students and teachers – Sept. 16, 2020

Ont. Premier Ford announces new COVID-19 screening tool for students and teachers – Sept. 16, 2020

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces the launch of the province’s new screening tool for COVID-19. The online tool will help parents decide if they should send their kids to school. The premier is also asked about long wait times at testing centres and about new COVID-19 restrictions, which … Read more

Ministers comment ahead of cabinet meeting in Ottawa – September 16, 2020

Ministers comment ahead of cabinet meeting in Ottawa – September 16, 2020

Ministers Diane Lebouthillier (national revenue), Filomena Tassi (labour), Mélanie Joly (economic development and official languages), Marie-Claude Bibeau (agriculture and agri-food), Jean-Yves Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), Marc Miller (Indigenous services), Navdeep Bains (innovation, science and industry), and Steven Guilbeault (Canadian heritage) speak with reporters in Ottawa as the federal cabinet holds a third day … Read more

Ministers comment ahead of cabinet retreat – September 15, 2020

Ministers comment ahead of cabinet retreat – September 15, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Government House leader Pablo Rodriguez and ministers Ahmed Hussen (social development), Steven Guilbeault (Canadian heritage), Patty Hajdu (health), Dominic LeBlanc (intergovernmental affairs), and David Lametti (justice) speak with reporters as the federal cabinet meets in Ottawa. The prime minister and his cabinet are gathering to discuss the federal response to the … Read more

Manitoba unveils shelters for outdoor personal care home visits – September 15, 2020

Manitoba unveils shelters for outdoor personal care home visits – September 15, 2020

In Winnipeg, Cameron Friesen, Manitoba’s minister of health, seniors, and active living, unveils the outdoor all-season shelters that will be built in the province to allow families to safely visit with personal care home residents during the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He is joined by Reg Helwer, the province’s minister of central services; Charles … Read more

Federal government reacts to U.S. decision to drop aluminum tariffs – September 15, 2020

Federal government reacts to U.S. decision to drop aluminum tariffs – September 15, 2020

At a news conference in Ottawa, Chrystia Freeland, the deputy prime minister and minister of finance, and Mary Ng, the minister of small business, export promotion and international trade, respond to the announcement from the Office of the United States Trade Representative that American tariffs on Canadian aluminum will be withdrawn, retroactive to September 1. … Read more

COVID-19 au Québec : 4 nouvelles régions désormais au niveau de « pré-alerte » – 15 septembre 2020

COVID-19 au Québec : 4 nouvelles régions désormais au niveau de « pré-alerte » – 15 septembre 2020

À Québec, le premier ministre du Québec François Legault fait le point sur la réponse de sa province à la pandémie de COVID-19 (maladie à coronavirus). Il annonce que les régions de Montréal, de la Montérégie, de Chaudières-Appalaches et du Bas St-Laurent passent du palier vert au jaune dans le nouveau système d’alerte de la … Read more

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19, local ventilators production – September 15, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19, local ventilators production – September 15, 2020

In Guelph, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces a $2.5-million investment to Guelph-based Linamar Corp. to produce 10,000 ventilators in Ontario. He also responds to questions about his government’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The premier is joined by provincial ministers Christine Elliott (health) and Vic Fedeli (economic development), as well as Linda Hasenfratz, … Read more