Canada

Canada – Questions About Canada’s Response To COVID-19

Woodward’s Trump revelations raise questions about Canada’s response to COVID-19 The revelations in journalist Bob Woodward’s new book about what U.S. President Donald Trump knew about the threat posed by COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic have prompted new questions about the Canadian government’s response to the virus, given how much intelligence is shared between […]

Canada – Not Surprised That Hajdu Was Not Surprised

Hajdu not surprised to see provinces hit COVID pause buttons British Columbia has ordered all night clubs and banquet halls to close. In Ontario, Premier Doug Ford on Tuesday said the province will pause any new reopening plans by four weeks, as COVID-19 case numbers start to spike again. Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said […]

Canada – Why Won’t Our Fight To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19 Not Also Stop The Seasonal Flu?

Getting a flu shot during the COVID-19 era: Here’s what you need to know Canadians are about to face yet another challenge in the COVID-19 pandemic: the arrival of flu season. Hoping to avoid what some have termed a “twindemic” — an influx of people becoming ill as influenza and the new coronavirus circulate at the […]

Canada – Physical Distancing And Mask Wearing For 2-3 Years, Even With Social Distancing And Masks for Two To Three Years, Even With Vaccine

Physical distancing, mask-wearing could be in place for 2-3 years even with vaccine, Tam warns Canadians shouldn’t expect a COVID-19 vaccine to be a “silver bullet” that will bring a swift end to the coronavirus pandemic and a return to normal, according to the country’s chief public health officer. Dr. Theresa Tam used her briefing on Tuesday in […]

Canada – Health Canada Approves Drug That Is Very Expensive And Does Not Work

Health Canada approves remdesivir to treat severe COVID-19 symptoms Health Canada has approved the use of remdesivir to treat patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19. The federal agency says the antiviral drug may be used to treat patients who have pneumonia and require extra oxygen to help them breathe. It’s the first drug that Health […]

Canada- Student Loan Debt

This applies to the Canadian post-secondary education industrial complex as well. Yes, college and university education is a racket. Related previous posts here, here, here

Canada – One Rule For Thee But Not For Me

Liberal ministers Hajdu, Duclos travelled often during pandemic even while warning public to stay home Even as they warned the public to stay home and avoid all travel during the pandemic’s height, two senior Liberal Cabinet ministers were moving between Ottawa and their ridings regularly using a government plane and a ministerial driver. Health Minister […]

Canada – Masks Bad Then, Now Masks Good

What he said.  People need to hold governments accountable for this. Tens of thousands of people died in Canada because of this lie. Three points: by down playing to the people about importance of wearing PPE, the government and its health care experts knowingly endangered the lives  of the people because they did not want […]

Canada – Trillion With A ‘T’

Ottawa to post $343B deficit as spending hits levels not seen since Second World War Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled a fiscal snapshot today that shows the federal government’s deficit is expected to hit $343 billion this year — an eye-popping figure largely attributed to pandemic-related support programs that have pushed federal spending to a […]

Canada – Soldiers May Have Been Asymptomatic Coronavirus Carriers While Serving In Long-Term Homes

Soldiers may have been asymptomatic coronavirus carriers while serving in long-term care homes, Vance says A handful of Canadian troops infected with the novel coronavirus may have been carrying the virus symptom-free when they were deployed to long-term care homes — and may even have contracted it in the hotels where they were billeted — the country’s top military […]