In Brampton, Ont., Mayor Patrick Brown provides an update on the city’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). He is joined by Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel Region’s medical officer of health, and Paul Morrison, Brampton’s director of bylaw enforcement. In their remarks and esponding to questions from reporters, they comment on the Ontario government’s implementation of … Read more
In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Dr. David Williams (Ontario’s chief medical officer of health), Dr. Dirk Huyer (Ontario’s chief coroner and executive lead, COVID-19 Testing Approach), and Adalsteinn Brown (the dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto), discuss new restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of … Read more
At a news conference on Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provides an update on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He announces that Canada has signed an agreement with AstraZeneca to procure up to 20 million doses of its vaccine candidate. This new agreement is in addition to a number … Read more
At a news conference on Parliament Hill, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough discuss the federal government’s plan for the migration of recipients of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to Employment Insurance (EI). The CERB, which pays $2,000 every four weeks to eligible Canadians who are out of work due to … Read more
In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Finance Minister Rod Phillips provide an update on their government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. In his remarks, the premier announces that the province will provide an initial $1.6 billion to municipalities as part of the federal–provincial Safe Restart Agreement. … Read more
In Regina, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Dr. Saqib Shahab, the province’s chief medical officer of health, provide an update on the provincial response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Saskatchewan Health Authority representative Scott Livingstone also takes part in the briefing via teleconference.