Mia Rabson

Canadian Press

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Canada paid a premium to get COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer earlier than planned

Heavily redacted vaccine contract documents released Friday by the federal government show Canada paid a premium to speed its first Pfizer deliveries to December 2020, and that some vaccine doses could be donated or resold.

COVID vaccine made by Canada's Medicago shows promising results in Phase 2 clinical trial

Canada's first homegrown vaccine for COVID-19 is showing promising antibody results in hundreds of participants in a Phase 2 trial and could be ready for a final authorization request this summer, the drugmaker says.

Hundreds of travellers to Canada test positive for COVID-19 variants

More than 2,000 people who returned to Canada since the federal government brought in mandatory hotel quarantines have tested positive for COVID-19, and more than a quarter of them were infected with a variant of concern.

Trudeau to speak at virtual celebrity concert pushing vaccine equality

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on the speakers list for a celebrity-laden global concert promoting vaccine equality next month, but his appearance isn't sitting well with his political critics at home.

Trudeau says J&J vaccine faces production challenges

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has been warned of manufacturing problems plaguing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Health Canada moves to fast-track COVID-19 vaccine booster shots that target variants

Health Canada says it won't require new clinical trial data from vaccine makers on booster shots being developed to target new variants of COVID-19.

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.