Trudeau adviser contradicts Brenda Lucki at ‘Freedom Convoy’ inquiry

Trudeau adviser contradicts Brenda Lucki at ‘Freedom Convoy’ inquiry

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security and intelligence adviser says the head of the RCMP failed to inform the federal cabinet when it was on the cusp of invoking the Emergencies Act of her view that police had not exhausted all legal tools to deal with last winter’s so-called “Freedom Convoy” protests, an … Read more

SickKids CEO pleads with Ontarians to ‘do the right thing’ and mask up

SickKids CEO pleads with Ontarians to ‘do the right thing’ and mask up

The president and CEO of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children is making a plea to Ontarians to “do the right thing” by wearing masks in indoor spaces. The emotional call from Dr. Ronald Cohn comes two days after SickKids announced it was canceling surgeries to preserve space in its ICUs overflowing with kids ill with … Read more

Portable generators recalled in Canada after US finger amputations

Portable generators recalled in Canada after US finger amputations

Health Canada is recalling Generac and DR brand portable generators following dozens of reports of finger amputations in the US The agency says there have been 37 reports of injuries, including 24 reports of finger amputation and five of crush injuries by American users of the affected portable generators. There are no reports of injuries … Read more

Pearson airport head earned $2 million in 2021 — making her one of the highest-paid airport CEOs in North America

Pearson airport head earned  million in 2021 — making her one of the highest-paid airport CEOs in North America

In 2021, the board overseeing Toronto’s Pearson airport made its new CEO one of the highest-paid airport heads in North America, paying Deborah Flint just over $2 million, in part for meeting performance targets. The compensation, detailed in the Greater Toronto Airports Authority’s annual information form, provides a window into the board’s confidence in Flint’s … Read more

Eli Lilly stock dives after Twitter Blue troll promises free insulin

Eli Lilly stock dives after Twitter Blue troll promises free insulin

Billionaire Elon Musk’s changes to social media giant Twitter are already costing some companies billions in total stock value. Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (LLY) dipped 4.37 per cent Friday to US $352.30 — erasing over US $15 billion in market cap — after a Twitter Blue verified account impersonating the brand promised free insulin. The … Read more

Ontario will urge indoor masking as ‘three-headed monster’ strains hospital resources

Ontario will urge indoor masking as ‘three-headed monster’ strains hospital resources

Mandatory masking is not coming back at this point, but Ontario’s chief medical officer will appeal Monday for people to mask voluntarily with flu cases surging and intensive pediatric care units under severe strain. The advice from Dr. Kieran Moore comes with “tough weeks ahead” in the health-care system because of the flu, respiratory syncytial … Read more

Amber Alert canceled after toddler found safe

Amber Alert canceled after toddler found safe

An Ontario Amber Alert issued for a two-year-old girl Wednesday evening was canceled after the toddler was safely located. The alert was put in effect around 7:40 pm by the Ontario Provincial authorities after Toronto Police Services requested. Police said the girl was seen at a residence on Keele St. Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm … Read more

As Ontario health system faces its ‘perfect storm,’ doctors want to see these three things

As Ontario health system faces its ‘perfect storm,’ doctors want to see these three things

The cracks in Ontario’s health-care system have become chasms — and there are three things the government can do right now to reduce the strain hospitals are facing, says the Ontario Medical Association. Hospitals are facing the “perfect storm” of COVID-19, influenza season and a surge in RSV cases among children, along with supply-chain issues … Read more

Lawyer collapses at Emergencies Act inquiry

Lawyer collapses at Emergencies Act inquiry

OTTAWA—A lawyer for the Emergencies Act inquiry collapsed while he was questioning a witness on Wednesday. Gabriel Poliquin, lawyer for the Public Order Emergency Commission, was leading an Ontario bureaucrat through his evidence when he suddenly fell down from the podium where he stood. Several people attending the inquiry rushed to attend to him while … Read more

University of Waterloo tells students mask mandates are back

University of Waterloo tells students mask mandates are back

With signs of increasing COVID-19 in the community and a desire to minimize disruptions to upcoming exams, the University of Waterloo has ordered students and staff to be masked for all indoor academic activities beginning Wednesday. The policy applies in such settings as lectures, seminars, labs, tests and exams, and will last until the end … Read more