Day: January 24, 2022

Former head of national vaccine task force pleads not guilty to sexual assault charge

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander who was dismissed from his job as head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual assault. The alleged incident dates to 1988, when Fortin was a student at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean. Military police referred the investigation to the Quebec prosecution […]

College says it has been asking Ontario government for help since 2019 to address doctor complaints

The regulatory body for Ontario’s doctors says it has been asking for legislative changes since 2019 to address complaints, as the authority and province clash over the spread of disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. The accusation comes as pressure mounts on regulatory Colleges to properly investigate physicians sharing unproven medical information about vaccine side effects and […]

Florida man charged in Canada-U.S. human-smuggling scheme at Manitoba border to appear in court

A Florida man is set to appear in U.S. court today, charged with sneaking migrants across the Canada-U.S. border in a perilous human-smuggling scheme that cost the lives of four people, including an infant. Steve Shand, 47, will appear by video before a Minnesota judge for a detention and preliminary hearing. Shand, of Deltona, Fla., […]

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