Canada’s Omicron infections top double digits as more cases reported

Canada’s Omicron infections top double digits as more cases reported

Infections from the new variant of Covid on Friday crossed double digits in Canada, which includes cases reported in the country’s largest city Toronto, public health officials said.Canada’s chief public health officer Dr Theresa Tam said the country had so far detected 11 infections of the new variant dubbed Omicron, all involving people who had recently travelled abroad, and voiced concerns over its spread.“The emergence and spread of the Omicron variant of concern, including 11 recent detections in travellers coming into Canada and/or their close contacts, is yet another reminder…

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Canada health body recommends Covid booster shots for all adults

Canada health body recommends Covid booster shots for all adults

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) on Friday recommended booster shots of the Covid for all adults as the new Omicron variant is identified in more countries. Ontario will lower the eligibility age for COVID-19 booster shots to 50 and up by mid-December, adding to a shifting map of booster shot eligibility in Canada. There are calls for provinces and territories to be more cohesive with each other on who gets a booster shot. The Canadian health body, that provides the government with medical and scientific on immunisations, said…

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Due to shortage of staff,Canadian employers accommodate unvaccinated employees.

Due to shortage of staff,Canadian employers accommodate unvaccinated employees.

Canada’s tight labor market is forcing many companies to offer regular COVID-19 testing over vaccine mandates, while others are reversing previously announced inoculation requirements even as Omicron variant cases rise. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government adopted one of the strictest inoculation policies in the world for civil servants and has already put more than 1,000 workers on unpaid leave, with thousands more at risk. Airlines, police forces, school boards and even Canada’s Big Five banks have also pledged strict mandatory vaccine policies. But following through has proven less straightforward,…

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Canada exceeds expectations in Job Growth in November

Canada exceeds expectations in Job Growth in November

With employment soaring beyond predictions and unemployment dropping to near pre-pandemic levels, new labour force data suggest that Canada is on its way to a full economic recovery. This past November, Canadian employers added 154,000 jobs to the economy. Last month’s growth exceeded analysts’ predictions of 38,000, which was closer to October levels. The gains pushed employment a full percentage point higher than pre-pandemic levels. Also, unemployment dropped to 6%, which is within 0.3 percentage points of what it was in February 2020. Data from Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey…

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Western Canada: Thousands remain stranded by massive floods in British Columbia.

Western Canada: Thousands remain stranded by massive floods in British Columbia.

About 18,000 people remain stranded by flood waters in Canada’s westernmost province, after mudslides destroyed roads, houses, bridges and other key infrastructure in what may be the country’s costliest natural disaster. Receding floodwaters on Thursday were helping rescue efforts, but the downpour blocked off entire towns in the province of British Columbia (BC) and cut access to the largest Canadian port in Vancouver, disrupting already strained global supply chains. The flooding comes just months after massive wildfires ravaged several BC communities after a “heat dome” brought record temperatures to the…

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Justin Trudeau launches vaccination certificate for jabbed Canadians

Justin Trudeau launches vaccination certificate for jabbed Canadians

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has launched a standardised proof of vaccination certificate that will be available to jabbed citizens as a vaccine passport for international travel. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has launched a standardised proof of vaccination certificate that will be available to jabbed Canadians as a vaccine passport for international travel. The certificate is being backed by the national government but will be issued by Canadian provinces and territories using a standardised format which includes a QR code to access the individuals’ vaccination status. Some provinces and territories, like…

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Canada signs deal with Pfizer for millions of pediatric COVID-19 vaccine doses- PM Trudeau

Canada signs deal with Pfizer for millions of pediatric COVID-19 vaccine doses- PM Trudeau

Canada has signed a deal with Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) to receive 2.9 million doses of their pediatric COVID-19 vaccine shortly after it is approved for use by Health Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. “We will be receiving enough doses in Canada to ensure that all children in Canada, aged five to 11, can receive the vaccine,” said Trudeau. The vaccine is currently being reviewed by Health Canada.

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Canada Scraps Covid Travel Advisory, Ontario To End Mask Rules By March

Canada Scraps Covid Travel Advisory, Ontario To End Mask Rules By March

Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, issued a timeline to lift all remaining Covid curbs, with the aim of removing all proof of vaccination and mask requirements by March 2022. Canada has scrapped an official advisory urging its citizens to shun non-essential foreign travel, given its successful campaign to inoculate people against COVID-19, the country’s top medical officer said on Friday. Hours later, Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, issued a timeline to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions, with the aim of removing all proof of vaccination and mask requirements by March…

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Canada’s inflation rate hits a fresh 18-year high

Canada’s inflation rate hits a fresh 18-year high

Consumer prices in Canada rose at their fastest rate in 18 years in September, as the country continued to grapple with global supply chain issues. The annual inflation rate hit 4.4%, up from 4.1% in August, its highest level since February 2003. The costs of transport, housing and food all jumped, the country’s official statistics agency said. Canada’s central bank, which meets next week to decide whether to raise interest rates, is watching the trend. Like many countries, Canada has seen inflation – the rate at which consumer prices rise…

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s New Ministry will be unveiled very soon

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s New Ministry will be unveiled very soon

Canada’s cabinet will be unveiled on October 26, over a month since snap polls. Justin Trudeau’s new team may include four Indo-Canadian ministers after that number fell to three earlier this year Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday he will swear in his new cabinet next month, with Chrystia Freeland returning as his finance minister and deputy, after his Liberals were re-elected for the third time. Trudeau, speaking with reporters in Ottawa at his first full news conference since the Sept. 20 election, also said lawmakers would be…

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