An international polling firm recently asked citizens of each of the G7 countries to identify their most reliable source of information about the novel coronavirus outbreak. In France, Germany, Italy and Japan, the top choice was “TV news,” while the largest number of Americans chose their doctors and health care providers. InRead More →

Canada’s top doctor told CBC News the federal government could have made earlier efforts to keep the COVID-19 pandemic from sweeping across the country — but moves to close borders and screen travellers for the illness sooner might not have made much of a difference. In a wide-ranging interview, Canada’s Chief Public Health OfficerRead More →

CBC News Network’s Sunday Scrum panel is your destination for frank discussion and analysis of the week’s big Canadian political stories. This week, we ask our panellists about the government’s efforts to convene Parliament during the COVID-19 pandemic and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s concerns about the World Health Organization’s relationship with China. Plus,Read More →

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced more measures to help Canadian businesses get through the COVID-19 crisis, including expanded loan eligibility and assistance with commercial rent. The previously announced loan program, which offers businesses up to $40,000 in a government-backed loan, will now be available to businesses with payrolls worth between $20,000Read More →

Canadian officials are working day and night to buy, ship and encourage the domestic manufacturing of much-needed personal protective equipment, according to a senior government official, as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues.  “It is no secret that we are operating in a highly competitive global environment, and thisRead More →

After downplaying the effectiveness of non-medical face masks, both the chief public health officer and federal health minister now say they would wear them in cases where physical distancing isn’t possible in public. Theresa Tam, the country’s top doctor, said Tuesday that while the scientific research “is not quite there” yet onRead More →

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau updated Canadians on Sunday about applying for the federal government’s soon-to-launch COVID-19 emergency benefits program  — while adding that the government is still working on solutions for part-time employees, temporary foreign workers and students. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) offers income support for up to 16 weeks for thoseRead More →