Wealth, not annual income, is driving purchases of costly homes by some of the lowest-paid workers in B.C., a new study suggests. The gap is stark in the province, where houses have been selling for well above $1-million in the Vancouver region for years.
Federal public servants who aren’t fully vaccinated against #COVID19 and don't have medical exemptions will be forced to take unpaid leave under a new vaccine mandate Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau will unveil Wednesday, sources say.
The vaccine mandate will allow exemptions for medical and religious reasons, according to one source, who said the government had to grant the latter exemption to keep the vaccine requirements in line with the Charter.
Highlighting the fall session at the Supreme Court of Canada are criminal-justice cases that touch on broad themes including how to improve the treatment of sexual-assault complainants while still ensuring a fair trial for an accused.
Background: When former CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted on sexual-assault charges in 2016, it was partly based on the strength of e-mails from complainants that were in his possession and used in cross-examination.
A Canada prepares for the largest and most urgent childhood mass vaccination campaign since polio, experts say child-friendly #Covid_19 outreach strategies are urgently needed to avoid the logistical headaches that plagued the vaccine rollout for adults.
The Canadian government is invoking a 1977 treaty with the United States to formally commence negotiations over the fate of Line 5, a vital petroleum pipeline that faces a threat of shutdown from the State of Michigan.
The move follows a breakdown in court-ordered mediation talks last month between Enbridge and Michigan, where Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered Line 5 to cease shipping petroleum across the state’s Straits of Mackinac waterway.
Ottawa is facing calls from business and labour leaders to extend emergency COVID-19 benefits before they expire on Oct. 23 – a move that was not explicitly promised in the Liberal Party’s election platform.
A suite of programs for individuals who lost work because of COVID-19 – including the Canada Recovery Benefit, the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit – will also come to an end.
In 2018, The Globe’s telecom industry reporter @alexposadzki was hacked via a cell phone scam known as SIM swapping. This allowed the hacker to assume her identity and correspond with her friends and family.
The Catholic Church aggressively pursued a release from the millions of dollars it owed to residential school survivors, while claiming that government efforts to collect the money would be fruitless because there was none left.
The details are revealed in newly released court records. The documents include e-mails between lawyers for the Church and the federal government in which they discuss the status of the church’s unpaid obligations to survivors under the settlement.
Is it nostalgia – a desire to return to a simpler, less distracted time? Or is there something we’ve been missing about that clack and clatter, that slide and bell, something more tactile in this digital age?
For people on Campobello, where fishing and tourism are the biggest drivers of employment, the Canada-U.S. border closure has led to economic pain and renewed calls to finally get a permanent transportation link to the rest of Canada.
During the first wave of #COVID19, one of the biggest news stories was the carnage inside long-term care homes. Seniors were among the most vulnerable groups to COVID-19, and pre-vaccine, thousands died as outbreaks occurred in facilities across Canada.
The situation was made more devastating by the horrific details about how these residents were treated. Over the last several months, a coroner's inquest has looked into 7 LTC homes in Quebec, where things got so bad that the military was called in.
Merck & Co. said Friday that its experimental #COVID19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.
Merck and its partner said early results showed patients who received the drug, called molnupiravir, within 5 days of COVID-19 symptoms had about half the rate of hospitalization and death as patients who received a dummy pill.