Opposition parties lay out demands, priorities ahead of upcoming federal budget – National

The four opposition parties in Ottawa are making demands of the minority Liberal government ahead of next week’s federal budget, but their leverage is limited. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has pledged not to trigger an election regardless of what the budget has in store on April 19, a move that potentially weakens New Democrats’ […]

Liberals set for deep dive into child care in upcoming federal budget – National

The federal Liberals are set to dive into child care in next week’s budget, with stakeholders being told to expect strings attached to federal cash for provinces who want the money. Sources with knowledge of the government’s plans say the Liberals want to spend enough to prove their political seriousness on child care, and […]

India’s soaring COVID-19 numbers affecting world vaccine supply — including Canada – National

The Indian city of Pune is running out of ventilators as gasping coronavirus patients crowd its hospitals. Social media is full of people searching for beds, while relatives throng pharmacies looking for antiviral medicines that hospitals ran out of long ago. The surge, which can be seen across India, is particularly alarming because the […]

Dangerous dining? Concerns raised over safety of some B.C. temporary patios

The pivot to temporary patios is giving struggling B.C. restaurants room to survive during the COVID-19 crisis, but concerns are being raised about the safety of diners parked behind a fence on the street in high-traffic areas. 1:50 Vancouver approves temporary patios for breweries and distilleries Vancouver approves temporary patios for breweries and distilleries […]

Feds’ multi-billion dollar aid package for Air Canada to have consumer focus: source – National

A multi-billion dollar relief package set to be announced for Air Canada on Monday will have a focus on customers and consumers, Global News has learned. According to a source familiar with the package’s details, the agreement will not be a straight bail-out for the airline. News of the package’s finalization was first reported […]

Canada cancels export permits for drone technology to Turkey – National

Canada on Monday scrapped export permits for drone technology to Turkey after concluding the equipment had been used by Azeri forces fighting Armenia in the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, said Foreign Minister Marc Garneau. “This use was not consistent with Canadian foreign policy, nor end-use assurances given by Turkey,” Garneau said in a statement, adding […]

Police fire tear gas at protesters angry over officer’s killing of Black Minnesota man – National

Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse angry protesters after an officer fatally shot a Black man about 16 km from where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis last May, a Reuters witness said. About 100 people, some visibly upset and one carrying a sign demanding “Justice for George Floyd,” confronted police in […]

Canadian journalist and war correspondent Matthew Fisher dead at 66 – National

Prolific Canadian journalist and war correspondent Matthew Fisher has died at age 66. According to his brother, Tobias Fisher, the reporter had died Saturday shortly after falling ill to liver disease. Fisher, who first started out as a sports journalist, later became known as one of Canada’s most well-travelled foreign correspondents — having visited […]

‘Our staff are being compromised’: Vancouver fire chief joins calls for first responder vaccinations – BC

Days after Surrey’s fire chief warned that public safety could be in jeopardy if COVID-19 cases continue to rise among his members, Vancouver’s fire chief is joining the call to reprioritize first responder vaccines in B.C. Read more: Two Vancouver firefighters test positive for coronavirus, others potentially exposed “Our staff are being compromised,” Vancouver […]

Pfizer to seek Health Canada approval for COVID-19 vaccine use in kids 12-15 within weeks – National

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is planning to submit the necessary documents to Health Canada “in the next couple of weeks” to seek approval for its COVID-19 vaccine to be used in children between the ages of 12 and 15, a company spokesperson has confirmed. In an email to Global News on Sunday, Pfizer spokesperson Christina […]