ArriveCan modified to allow one-time exemption for vaccinated travellers, app remains mandatory

ArriveCan modified to allow one-time exemption for vaccinated travellers, app remains mandatory

A person holds a smartphone set to the opening screen of the ArriveCan app on Jun. 29, 2022.Giordano Ciampini/The Canadian Press The Canadian government is allowing COVID-19-vaccinated travelers entering the country by land border a one-time exemption from quarantine, testing and fines if they fail to enter their information on the ArriveCan app. But the … Read more

Canada’s dentists say new national system should not sharply reduce fees for visits

Canada’s dentists say new national system should not sharply reduce fees for visits

The Liberal government promised in its spring budget to fund a program that would ultimately see dental coverage guaranteed for children under 18, seniors and people with disabilities.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail The Canadian dental industry is urging the federal government to make sure its dental-care expansion doesn’t affect coverage under workplace plans or sharply … Read more

Trudeau, Scholz to sign agreement exploring hydrogen fuel production in Canada for export to Germany

Trudeau, Scholz to sign agreement exploring hydrogen fuel production in Canada for export to Germany

Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talking to the media as they take a stroll at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on June 27, 2022.Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will sign an agreement to jointly explore the production of hydrogen fuel in … Read more

Trudeau government invoked Emergencies Act despite ‘potential for a breakthrough’ with convoy protesters, documents show

Trudeau government invoked Emergencies Act despite ‘potential for a breakthrough’ with convoy protesters, documents show

Vehicles block a road during a protest by truck drivers over pandemic health rules and the Trudeau government, outside Parliament in Ottawa on Feb. 15.ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images On the night before the federal government imposed the federal Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history, the Prime Minister’s national security and intelligence adviser, Jody … Read more

Ontario Health Minister doesn’t rule out some privatization of health care services

Ontario Health Minister doesn’t rule out some privatization of health care services

Paramedics prepare to transfer COVID-19 patient John Wylie, 76, from Brampton Civic Hospital, to Halton Health Care, on May 25.Fred Lum/the Globe and Mail Ontario’s Health Minister Sylvia Jones wouldn’t rule out privatization of health care services as an option to tackle the hospital staffing shortage that has shuttered emergency rooms in recent weeks. Asked … Read more

Tesla steps up lobbying effort with Ontario, Ottawa to set up a ‘manufacturing facility’

Tesla steps up lobbying effort with Ontario, Ottawa to set up a ‘manufacturing facility’

An electric vehicle is charged at a Tesla charging station in Ottawa on July 13.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Canada’s ambitions of becoming an electric-vehicle powerhouse are being newly fueled by interest from Tesla Inc. TSLA-Q in locating a major manufacturing facility in Ontario. While rumors of such an investment by the pioneering EV maker were … Read more

Ford government pledges $225-million for parents to help students ‘catch up’

Ford government pledges 5-million for parents to help students ‘catch up’

Doug Ford claps during Ted Arnott’s acceptance speech for his re-election to the position of Speaker of the Ontario Legislative Assembly at Queen’s Park, in Toronto on Monday, August 8, 2022.Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press The Ontario government is proposing to hand out $225-million over the next two years to parents across the province to help … Read more

Ottawa to use regulations to ban handgun imports until legislation passes

Ottawa to use regulations to ban handgun imports until legislation passes

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino speaks alongside minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, left, and MP Yvan Baker, during a press conference announcing new gun control laws, in Toronto, on Aug. 5.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press The federal government is banning the import of most handguns into Canada through a regulatory mechanism that will come … Read more

Montreal police kill man suspected in three random fatal shootings

Montreal police kill man suspected in three random fatal shootings

A 26-year-old man is dead after being shot by police in the parking lot of a motel in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough early on Aug. 4.Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press Two days of fear and bloodshed in Montreal ended with an early-morning police shooting on Thursday, after officers stormed into a suburban motel room and killed the … Read more

German chancellor reveals Canadian-repaired turbine in bid to end standoff with Russia

German chancellor reveals Canadian-repaired turbine in bid to end standoff with Russia

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz walks towards a turbine of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline at the Siemens Energy plant in Muelheim an der Ruhr, western Germany, on Aug. 3. The turbine is one of many the pipeline uses to compress natural gas as it flows from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany.SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP/Getty Images … Read more