Mia Rabson

Canadian Press

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Pandemic increased direct aid to fossil fuel producers, new study shows

A new report suggests the economic impact of the pandemic led to a massive increase in federal aid to Canada's oil patch.

Canada's deliveries from COVAX join growing list of COVID-19 vaccine confusion

The global vaccine-sharing initiative known as COVAX told Canada last week it could expect to receive between 1.9 million and 3.2 million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine before the end of June.

Pfizer will ship COVID-19 vaccine in fewer vials if Canada agrees to label change

Pfizer and BioNTech will cut back on how many vials of COVID-19 vaccine they send Canada this year if the federal health regulator agrees to change the vaccine label to say every vial contains six doses instead of five.

Even with oil and gas decline, fossils fuels could make up two-thirds of Canada's energy use by 2050: report

The Canada Energy Regulator says reaching net-zero emissions over the next 30 years will require a much more aggressive transition away from oil and gas but that even in a scenario where oil and gas demand peaked in 2019, fossil fuels would still account for 64 per cent of all energy used.

Millions of rapid COVID-19 tests have arrived in Canada, but many jurisdictions are slow to roll them out

More than 3.8 million rapid tests for COVID-19 are now in the hands of provincial health authorities but many jurisdictions are still evaluating how the devices might help battle the pandemic.

Trudeau says the federal government wants fixes, not control, of long-term care system

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has no intention of trying to assert federal jurisdiction over long-term care facilities but still believes there is a role for Ottawa to play in fixing the country's troubled nursing hom

Byelections being held now because pandemic risks could get worse: Trudeau

The two federal byelections underway in Toronto will continue even as cases of COVID-19 soar in the city, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.

Liberals survive confidence vote as COVID-19 aid bill passes unanimously

The House of Commons has unanimously passed legislation authorizing new benefits for workers left jobless or underemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liberals seek to fast track new COVID-19 aid bill after CERB expires

The Liberal government is asking Parliament to fast-track its latest COVID-19 economic recovery package, prompting a torrent of opposition outrage that the government forced the issue by proroguing Parliament in August. 

Federal, provincial battle over carbon tax goes before Supreme Court this week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's carbon tax is going on trial Tuesday. The Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear appeals in three separate cases to determine if the federal carbon-tax legislation is constitutional or if it encroaches unacceptably on areas of provincial jurisdiction.