Canada should ‘join forces’ with U.S. to support waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents: expert – National

The United States’ support of waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines is a “major first step” to aiding global efforts to end the pandmeic, one health expert says, but now it’s time for Canada to follow suit. Ananya Tina Banerjee, assistant professor in global health at McGill University, said she was “pleasantly surprised” by […]

‘We support it’: B.C. health officials say stopping India flights will help curb our third-wave

B.C. health officials say they are in support of Canada banning passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases and a new virus mutation. Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, said Wednesday 40 cases B.C. confirmed 39 cases of the variant, called B.1.617. Read more: Canada banning flights […]

Former Bank of Canada governor pledges support for Liberals, won’t say if he’ll run – National

Former central banker Mark Carney came out of the political closet Friday, pledging his support for the federal Liberal party. But the former governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England left Liberals guessing whether he’ll actually run for the governing party in the next election. “To me, humility means recognizing […]

G20 to boost IMF reserves, COVID support for vulnerable countries – National

World finance chiefs will agree on Wednesday to boost reserves at the International Monetary Fund by US$650 billion and extend a freeze on developing countries’ debt servicing to help them deal with the coronavirus pandemic, a draft statement said. The draft, seen by Reuters, also showed finance ministers and central bank governors of the […]

Ukraine President Zelenskiy asks Trudeau for support in path towards NATO membership – National

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a phone call on Tuesday to support Kyiv’s aspirations to join the NATO military alliance, the president’s office said. Zelenskiy earlier urged NATO to lay out a path for Ukraine to join, after days in which Russia has massed troops near the conflict-hit Donbass […]

Hundreds gather in Atlanta in support of Asian American community after fatal shootings – National

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on Saturday in support of the Asian American community after a shooting at three local day spas this week left eight people dead, six of them Asian women. The killings followed a year of mounting anti-Asian violence in the United States, which community […]

Farmers in India thankful for Canadian support amid protest against bills

For the past three months, Upkaran Deep Singh has woken up inside his small tent perched on Singhu Border, one of India’s busiest highways just north of Delhi, and almost immediately picks up his phone. The 23-year-old farmer scrolls through social media looking for the latest updates, as well as any misinformation, on the […]

McConnell says he would ‘absolutely’ support Trump if he wins 2021 nomination – National

Less than a month after excoriating Donald Trump in a blistering floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would “absolutely” support the former president again if he secured the Republican nomination in 2024. The Kentucky Republican told Fox News that there’s still “a lot to happen between now” and the […]

Conservatives urge Liberals to support vote calling China’s treatment of Uighurs genocide – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 22, 2021 1:43 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Conservatives are calling on Liberal MPs to support the party’s motion to have Parliament declare a genocide against ethnic […]

Navalny allies show support on Valentine’s Day with candle-lit vigils in Russia – National

Supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny held candle-lit gatherings in residential courtyards across Russia on Sunday despite warnings that they could be arrested. Navalny’s allies have declared a moratorium on street rallies until the spring after police detained thousands of people in the past few weeks at protests against the opposition politician’s arrest and […]