Quebec schools see spike in cases as Ontario eyes regional reopening: The latest

The latest:As efforts continue to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Canada, where the number of reported cases has surpassed 89,000, a cluster of cases in Quebec's elementary schools is shining a light on the cost of reopening the hardest hit provinces....

Can a store make me wear a mask to shop? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We're breaking down what you need to know about the pandemic. Send us your questions via email at COVID@cbc.ca and we'll answer as many as we can. We'll publish a selection of answers every weekday on our website, and we're...

MacKay, O’Toole pitch pandemic recovery plans heavy on tax incentive, fiscal prudence

Peter MacKay and Erin O'Toole, the two leading contenders to replace Andrew Scheer as leader of the Conservative Party, have released economic plans they say would jump-start an economy crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic.The plans include a mix of fiscal...

The long-term care crisis: How B.C. controlled COVID-19 while Ontario, Quebec face disaster

As COVID-19 continues to sweep through long-term care facilities, Ontario and Quebec are struggling hard to contain outbreaks — while British Columbia and other provinces have managed to keep infections under control.Experts say that's because B.C. took swift, coordinated and decisive...

Canada’s COVID-19 cases climb to more than 88,000

The latest:As Canada's total number of COVID-19 cases climbed to more than 88,000 on Thursday, New Brunswick began ramping up testing in a region of the province where it's feared a new cluster of three cases could grow. At least 150...

Trudeau, allies call for global unity at UN summit on pandemic recovery

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led a call for global co-operation today at a major United Nations meeting aimed at mitigating the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.The conference is taking place as Canada competes with Norway and Ireland for...

Trudeau cohosts UN summit to develop global pandemic recovery plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will cohost a major United Nations conference Thusday aimed at developing a co-ordinated global response to mitigate the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.Unless countries come together now to co-ordinate a recovery plan,...

Ontario needs to be more transparent with COVID-19 data, critics say

If information is power, Ontario seems to be experiencing a brownout.Three months into the COVID-19 crisis, one of Canada's hardest-hit provinces is still unable to share some basic details about the spread of the disease, including the number of tests being performed...

Why the military was the right tool to rip the lid off Canada’s long-term care crisis

Ursula Drehlich was, by all accounts, a true force of nature. Stubborn. Determined. Disciplined."I remember her as being one of the most driven, fiercely independent people I've ever met, one of the most focused people I've ever met," said Sylvia Lyon,...

Coronavirus: Ontario takes over 5 more long-term care homes

The latest:Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday the province will immediately take over management of five long-term care homes, including four that were the subject of a scathing military report into horrific conditions in the residences.  The Canadian Armed Forces...
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