Day: November 24, 2021

Trudeau says he brought up P.E.I. potato trade to Biden during U.S. visit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he raised the P.E.I. potato export suspension with U.S. President Joe Biden during his trip to Washington last week. The prime minister said during question period Wednesday that the Canadian government is working closely with the U.S. to resume the fresh potato trade after John Barlow, Conservative MP for Foothills and shadow agriculture minister, asked whether […]

Studies that shaped Canada’s breast cancer screening guidelines ‘flawed,’ researchers say

A group of Canadian and American researchers say they’ve found “significant flaws” in the studies that shaped Canada’s modern breast cancer screening guidelines. In a new commentary, they suggest lives have been lost because of methodology errors in two Canadian trials, which found mammograms for women in their 40s did not reduce death rates from […]

How Quebec vaccination centres are putting kids first

Puppies, princesses and superheroes have been dispatched to Quebec’s vaccination centres to help the province’s youngest citizens get vaccinated. Children age five to 11 are now eligible to get vaccinated in the province, and officials have been busy making preparations to put youngsters — and their parents — at ease. Jean Nicolas Aubé, a spokesperson for the CIUSSS […]

Jackie Schleifer Taylor named president and CEO of London Health Sciences Centre – London

The London Health Sciences Centre has officially named a new president and CEO, with Dr. Jackie Schleifer Taylor making her interim position a permanent one. “Dr. Schleifer Taylor brings a wealth of hospital and health system experience and a proven track record of leadership to this position. She is an inspiring and transformative leader with […]

In a fiery speech, O’Toole says Canada is ‘drowning in debt and division’ on Trudeau’s watch

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole painted a bleak picture of Canada’s future in a fiery speech to his caucus colleagues this morning, accusing the re-elected Liberal government of fuelling inflation and regional divisions at a delicate time. During a 12-minute address to kick off the new Parliament, O’Toole said the Opposition Conservatives “won’t stay silent” while […]

TVDSB delays boundary review decision to await response to new school requests – London

Thames Valley District School Board trustees decided Tuesday evening to wait before deciding whether to launch a major attendance area review to address capacity issues until the board hears back about existing requests for new schools and additions. An initial attendance area review report from Watson and Associates Economists suggested numerous boundary and holding zone […]

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