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Ramp up Canadian vaccine manufacturing, says COVID-19 task force health adviser

Ramp up Canadian vaccine manufacturing, says COVID-19 task force health adviser

OTTAWA — A leading Canadian health expert on the federal government's COVID-19 Task Force says the pandemic should be viewed as a wake-up call for Canada to create its own domestic vaccine manufacturing capacity. Dr.
Moderna cutting vaccine shipment to Canada next week by more than 50,000 doses

Moderna cutting vaccine shipment to Canada next week by more than 50,000 doses

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada's other vaccine supplier has to cut back on its deliveries next week. Moderna will ship only about three-quarters of the expected supply, cutting Canada's next shipment by more than 50,000 doses.
Trudeau announces suspended sun flights, mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers

Trudeau announces suspended sun flights, mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers

OTTAWA — Canada's main airlines are suspending service to popular sun destinations while travellers returning from abroad will quarantine in a designated hotel as they await results of a COVID-19 test administered at the airport, Prime Minister Justi
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine allocations to Canada already assuming six doses per vial

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine allocations to Canada already assuming six doses per vial

OTTAWA — Pfizer and BioNTech are already assuming Canada will agree their COVID-19 vaccine vials contain six doses instead of five and are using that to project how many vials they will send Canada in the coming weeks.
Easing rules for parental benefits created inequities among parents, documents say

Easing rules for parental benefits created inequities among parents, documents say

OTTAWA — Newly released documents show federal officials have been aware since the fall that some new parents might be receiving a smaller amount of money than they would have if not for a change in the way COVID-19 pandemic benefits are delivered to
Canadian military dealing with surge in new COVID-19 infections since December

Canadian military dealing with surge in new COVID-19 infections since December

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is grappling with a surge in the number of troops who have been infected with COVID-19 over the past month, even as a growing number of service members have started receiving vaccinations from the illness.
Cancel travel plans, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urges Canadians

Cancel travel plans, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urges Canadians

OTTAWA — Ongoing tensions between the provinces and the federal government over the management of the COVID-19 pandemic pivoted back Tuesday to the question of whether and how border controls can be tightened to slow the spread of the virus.
Canada seeking reassurance as Europe mulls export controls on COVID-19 vaccines

Canada seeking reassurance as Europe mulls export controls on COVID-19 vaccines

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he remains confident in Canada's vaccine supplies despite threats from Europe that it might impose export controls on vaccines produced on that continent.
The end of hugs: How COVID-19 has changed daily life a year after Canada's first case

The end of hugs: How COVID-19 has changed daily life a year after Canada's first case

MONTREAL — On January 25th, 2020, Canadians were still living their lives like they always had: commuting to the office, visiting friends, dining out, hugging loved ones, vacationing.
Vaccine delays top agenda as Parliament set to resume after less-than-restful break

Vaccine delays top agenda as Parliament set to resume after less-than-restful break

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament return to the House of Commons on Monday following a month-long break that was anything but restful to again face the ramification of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the threat of a possible election.