Ottawa/IBNS: After learning from Pfizer on Thursday that delays to COVID-19 vaccines' shipments are going to be even worse than previously thought, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, spoke to the biopharmaceutical's CEO-Albert Bourla by phone on Thursday.
Canada/IBNS: Canada's Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and her secretary, Assunta di Lorenzo on Thursday resigned following the revelation of a devastating 'toxic' workplace environment at Rideau Hall by the review of the completed report done by an independent consulting firm, which the Privy Council Office hired.
Toronto/Sputnik: A sixth of Canadian small businesses impacted by the COVID-19-related restrictions are contemplating closing for good, potentially putting 2.4 million jobs in jeopardy, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) said in a report.
Canada/IBNS: Canada Basketball President and CEO Glen Grunwald was fined up to $227,138 for the sport by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and also threatened by it for docking Canada's national team a point in the standings for having chosen not to attend a FIBA AmeriCup qualifier in November on the advice of medical experts amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada/IBNS: Canadian federal officials are alarmed by the rising curve of COVID-19 outbreaks in people of First Nations in Western Canada, making up half the number of hospitalizations in some provinces.
Islamabad: Baloch and Sindhi human rights and political organisations have demanded an international investigation into the death of activist Karima Baloch in Canada last month.
Canada/IBNS: Pfizer-BioNTech cancelled its delivery of Covid 19 doses to Canada for the next week, said Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander leading vaccine logistics for the federal government.
Quebec/IBNS: Canada's Quebec will make changes to its vaccination plan, the province's health minister Christian Dubé has announced.
Saskatchewan/IBNS: Saskatchewan ranked fifth among provinces, behind Alberta, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec in its rate of testing, Health Canada said, with its testing rate per one million people being 274,535 on Monday, compared to the national average of 441,939.
Ottawa/Sputnik: The Canadian government will lobby the "highest levels" of the incoming Biden administration in a bid to salvage the Keystone XL oil pipeline extension, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters on Tuesday.
Canada/IBNS: U.S. president-elect Joe Biden's plan to cancel Keystone XL, after he officially becomes the U.S. President, was reacted differently by the different political parties of Canada, media reports said.
Ontario/IBNS: In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is extending most orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA) for additional 30 days, with the exception of drinking water systems and sewage works.
Canada/IBNS: An investigation by CBC's 'Marketplace' of the factories of Malaysia producing some of the life-saving equipment including Personal Protective Equipments (PPE)s Canadian health-care workers are using revealed appalling, unhealthy, and inhuman conditions of workers.
Montreal/IBNS: An anti-government website promoting armed protests in the United States ahead of the presidential inauguration was shut down on Jan 13 morning by the company after CBC News revealed its cloud servers were located in Montreal, media reports said.
British Columbia/IBNS: After seeing a surge in the number of Covid patients from Ontario and Quebec after the holidays, Dr. Annie Gareau, an emergency physician at Whistler Health Care Centre told Radio-Canada about her concern and called on the B.C. government to contain travel from other provinces.