Day: December 6, 2020

As passengers pushed for refunds, Air Canada got more than $400 million from wage subsidy

This story is part of The Big Spend, a CBC News investigation examining the unprecedented $240 billion the federal government handed out during the first eight months of the pandemic. Air Canada has received the largest amount of government pandemic aid of all publicly traded companies in Canada that have disclosed their finances to shareholders to date, a CBC News investigation […]

Dementia patients take up Ontario psychiatric beds ill-suited to their care, experts say

Mental health researchers are sounding the alarm over a growing body of data suggesting that dementia patients in Ontario are increasingly being assigned to scarce health-care beds ostensibly reserved for psychiatric patients. Medical experts describe the trend as troubling, noting such moves threaten to overtax a mental health system that struggles to deliver adequate psychiatric […]

‘O Canada’ singer addresses firing by Vancouver Canucks at anti-mask rally

The popular singer of ‘O Canada’ at Vancouver Canucks hockey games says he knew he might lose his job for standing up against what he describes as the “tyranny” of COVID-19 restrictions. Mark Donnelly sang the national anthem at an event called the Christmas Freedom Rally in Vancouver on Saturday, where hundreds of people protested restrictions imposed by British Columbia’s […]

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Sunday

The latest: Ontario reports record high of 1,924 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday. Chief public health officer warns of ‘long road ahead,’ despite upcoming vaccine rollout. Manitoba sees 19 more deaths, most reported in a single day. Court rules Winnipeg church can’t hold drive-in service amid restrictions. Hospitals in U.K. set to launch vaccine program this week. Have a coronavirus […]

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