Biden to virtually meet Trudeau on Tuesday in his first meeting with a foreign leader

US President Joe Biden’s first official meeting with a foreign head of government will be a virtual meeting Tuesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “During the meeting, Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden will advance shared priorities and work together to end the global COVID-19 pandemic,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said on Saturday. “They will discuss their […]

Ottawa proposes to extend the right to work in French in federally regulated businesses

Ottawa says it intends to guarantee the right to work in French in all federally regulated private companies with more than 50 employees in Quebec and in the majority French-speaking communities of Canada. This measure is one of the 56 proposals for amending the Official Languages ​​Act presented on Friday by the federal government in a document entitled “English and […]

Trudeau pledges an additional $ 75 million to COVAX as G7 leaders discuss wider distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

The federal government has agreed to supplement its funding for vaccine deployment in low-income countries, pledging an additional $ 75 million to the international vaccine exchange program COVAX as other rich countries step up their commitment. The new commitment brings Canada’s total contribution to $ 940 million. The announcement comes as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes Prime Minister Justin […]

The only way to control tech giants like Facebook could be for governments to gang up

In the past, Canada’s most influential media companies had to keep at least one eye on the Canadian public interest, whether they like it or not. Broadcasters are regulated by the Broadcasting Act, and although newspapers are under less scrutiny, a restriction on foreign ownership means there is always the possibility that a determined Canadian government could do something, like […]

Airline passengers fined for submitting ‘false or misleading’ COVID tests after travel to Mexico

Two travelers were fined for presenting “false or misleading” COVID-19 tests upon their return from Mexico last month, Transport Canada said today. According to a press release, Transport Canada conducted a “full investigation” of the two travelers and determined that they had made “a false statement about their state of health.” They were fined $ 10,000 and $ 7,000 respectively. […]

COVID-19 vaccine deliveries on track after weeks of delay, Public Health Agency says

Delivery of COVID-19 vaccine doses by two approved vaccine manufacturers, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, is back on track after weeks of reduced shipments, Agency officials said today. public health of Canada. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander responsible for vaccine logistics in Canada, said 403,650 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Canada this week – the largest shipment since shipments […]