April 17, 2021 08:30 (IST)
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Moderna slashes its COVID-19 vaccine supply to Canada by half in April end

Ottawa/IBNS: Anita Anand Canada's Procurement Minister said that Moderna's supply of incoming vaccines to Canada would be half of the expected supply through the rest of Apri.  

Canada’s manufacturing sector dips in February amid semiconductor shortage

Toronto/Sputnik: Canada’s manufacturing sector saw its largest decline since the August 2020 in February, the state statistics agency said in its monthly manufacturing report.

Ontario reports new record high Covid cases with 4,736 fresh infections, 29 more deaths

Ontario/IBNS: A new record high of 4,736 cases of COVID-19 and 29 more deaths were reported in Ontario on Thursday.

Canada will not ‘hesitate’ to change AstraZeneca vaccine licensing if more issues emerge

Toronto/Sputnik: Canadian health regulators will not hesitate to change the terms of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine license if additional safety issues emerge, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said.

Canada: Ontario sees second-highest Covid single-day spike with 4,401 new infections

Ontario/IBNS: Ontario has been hit hard by 4,401 fresh cases of Covid-19, the second-highest single-day spike in the province despite public health units having logged a 9.5 per cent test positivity rate, one of the highest in the Canadian district.

Canada: Hit hard by 3rd wave of Covid-19, Ontario to impose lockdown restrictions across province

Ontario/IBNS: Plans for imposing lockdown on the whole province beginning Saturday would be announced due to record-breaking COVID-19 patients in its intensive care units (ICU) on Wednesday and the highest number of new infections in schools since the start of the pandemic, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has said during a news conference.

Canada commits $34.5mln for anti-islamic state coalition efforts: Statement

Toronto/Sputnik: Canada is committing $34.5 million to projects aimed at defeating the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia), Global Affairs Canada said.

Canada advisory committee recommends pausing AstraZeneca vaccine shots: Statement

Toronto/Sputnik: Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) is recommending a pause in inoculating Canadians under the age of 55 with the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine citing safety concerns.

US condemns China’s response sanctions over Xinjiang: Secretary of State

Washington/Sputnik: The United States condemns China’s response sanctions introduced against persons and legal entities in the United States and Canada over these countries' unilateral restrictions linked to the Chinese region of Xinjiang, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

Canada's Supreme Court rules Ottawa's carbon tax against climate change as constitutional

Ottawa/IBNS: The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that federal Liberal government's carbon pricing regime is constitutional in a 6-3 decision,  that allows Ottawa to go ahead with its plan to ensure every province and territory has a price on carbon to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Government announces extension of Canada Emergency Business Account to help small businesses

Ottawa: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng, announced that the deadline for new Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) applications is being extended from Mar 31 to June 30, 2021.

International Monetary Fund report validates Canada's economic response to COVID-19

Ottawa: The Department of Finance Canada welcomed the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s Staff Report for the 2021 Article IV Consultation to conclude its annual Article IV mission to Canada.

Canada: Minister Ng speaks with WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ottawa: Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met virtually with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization recently.

Poll shows Canadians refuse improved relations with China until detained compatriots are freed

Ottawa: Amid news from Chinese state-affiliated media that the trials of detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor will begin “soon”, their fellow citizens say Sino-Canadian relations cannot improve until the men are released, says an Angus Reid Institute poll.

Ontario's Medical experts' grow consensus about its entering third wave of COVID-19

Ontario/IBNS: There has been a growing consensus among medical experts across Ontario, that the province has entered the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.