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Ottawa exploring criminal reform as Liberal MP tables bill on long-term care neglect
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Ottawa exploring criminal reform as Liberal MP tables bill on long-term care neglect

Cathy Legere saw firsthand the conditions that elder residents of long-term care were enduring, and the intense pressure that personal care staff were under, in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The retired infection control nurse volunteered her services at the Orchard Villa home where her father-in-law, Nick, was a resident, in April 2020...

Canada expected to finish review of first COVID-19 shot for youngest kids in weeks
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Canada expected to finish review of first COVID-19 shot for youngest kids in weeks

Regulators should reach a decision about whether to approve Canada’s first COVID-19 vaccine for infants and preschoolers in coming weeks, federal officials said Friday as the United States prepared to roll out tot-sized shots. Deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo said that Health Canada continues to review Moderna’s application for a vaccine to...

Quebec lost almost $1 billion on COVID-19 protective equipment: auditor general
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Quebec lost almost $1 billion on COVID-19 protective equipment: auditor general

Quebec’s unpreparedness and its delayed reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the province losing almost $1 billion in its procurement of personal protective equipment, the auditor general said Wednesday. The government waited too long and then rushed into purchasing items such as masks and gloves at high prices, Guylaine Leclerc said in her report...