What started with Laura’s son staying at their Grandmothers led to her family being forced to isolate for 24 days. After the visit, Laura’s mom became sick (fatigue) and went to get tested (strongly suggested by work) and found out she had a positive PCR test. This led Laura to get her son tested…
According to Stats Canada’s fourth-quarter financial report, the income from the retail sector, manufacturing sector, petroleum and coal manufacturing, the food and beverage stores industry, exports of motor vehicles and parts and the motor vehicle and trailer manufacturing all showed income losses in the fourth quarter.
In 2018, the Government of Canada committed to reducing poverty through what they called the “Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy.” The first report on “Canada’s progress” was tabled in parliament yesterday by Ahmed Hussen the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development – but what did Canada commit to in their poverty reduction strategy?
The Liberal member of parliament from Davenport Toronto – Julie Dzerowicz has tabled a private members bill (C-273) that aims to “establish a national strategy for a guaranteed basic income.”
A researcher at the Ontario Civil Liberties Association, Denis Randcourt has released a working paper reviewing scientific reports of harms caused by face masks. Denis Randcourt is also a member scientist of PANDA which says that they consider explanations that allow them to count the human costs of COVID-19 globally.
A Pew Research Center study titled “News Use Across Social Media Platforms in 2020” shines a light on where Americans were getting their news from on social media in 2020. The report also breaks gives some interesting insights into what social media platforms were most popular among Democrats and Republicans.
Unifor, who represents more than 300,000 members is calling for “the federal government to prioritize improvements to income security, pandemic supports, industrial strategy, critical infrastructure, and public services in the union’s federal budget recommendations, with the goal to #BuildBackBetter from COVID-19.”
The Canadian Tire Corporation which includes Marks Work Warehouse, SportsCheck and Canadian Tire has seen an explosion in retail sales and online e-commerce sales. Retails sales when excluding petroleum were up 11% for the CTC – mainly driven by the retail sales of Canadian Tire growing by 17.6%.
Removed from Premier Ford’s PC party, for speaking out against lockdowns, now independent MPP Roman Baber has once again found himself at the centre of attention. This time he’s introducing a bill that would cut Ontario MPP’s wages to the same rate as the CERB benefit….
The trial, run by The Montreal Heart Institute says “The main aim of this study is to determine the effects of short-term treatment with hesperidin on COVID-19 symptoms in comparison with a placebo.” The release says the “treatment effects will be observed through a symptoms diary that will be completed by participants throughout the study and by taking the oral temperature daily.”