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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...

Prime Minister announces additional funding for COVID-19 vaccination in lower-income countries
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Prime Minister announces additional funding for COVID-19 vaccination in lower-income countries

OTTAWA, Ontario–The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced $220 million in additional funding to support COVID-19 vaccination needs in lower income countries. This additional support builds on the more than $2.7 billion Canada has provided for international assistance in response to COVID-19. It will address barriers to access to COVID-19 vaccines and improve the capacity...

Quebec wildlife authorities say first cases of avian flu identified among wild birds
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Quebec wildlife authorities say first cases of avian flu identified among wild birds

Quebec wildlife authorities say the first three cases of bird flu in the province have been identified among wild birds. The province’s Wildlife Department said today that the H5N1 strain of avian influenza was confirmed during a surveillance operation in southwestern Quebec. The strain was detected in a Canada goose in Granby, Que., east of...