Tag: Canada

Canada will not receive any of its promised COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer next week

OTTAWA—Vaccine deliveries will come to a screeching halt next week as pharmaceutical giant Pfizer slashes shipments to Canada to zero while it retools its Belgium plant to expand production. The announcement by Anita Anand, the federal minister in charge of vaccine procurement, and Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, in charge of federal vaccine logistics, upended national vaccine…

It’s cold, it’s dark, we’re tired. Canada, meet the COVID-19 wall

Friends pressed close together for a selfie. Groups out celebrating. People visiting each other’s homes. When scrolling through Instagram these days, Sukhmeet Singh Sachal sees what look like scenes from another era. “I think a lot of people have been feeling the COVID-19 fatigue, especially now; it’s almost been a year,” says Sachal, a medical…

Today’s coronavirus news: COVID-19 vaccine arrives in remote First Nations across Canada; Britain ramps up national vaccination program

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 9:00 a.m.: Thousands of people 80 and older have started receiving invitations to get the coronavirus vaccine in England, officials said Sunday, as Britain ramps up its national vaccination…

Canada to dramatically raise fees for deportees who return to Canada

The federal government is planning to drastically raise the removal fees levied against deportees in order to recover the full costs associated with sending inadmissible foreign nationals home. According to a proposed fee schedule, regardless of the destination, individuals who were removed without being escorted by border agents would be charged $ 3,250 and those…

Canada and United Kingdom make stopgap deal to avert tariffs after Brexit

OTTAWA – Canada and the United Kingdom have inked a temporary agreement that will head off an automatic increase in tariffs that was set to kick in when Britain leaves the European Union next week. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the last-minute deal on Tuesday, ensuring Canadian goods such as maple syrup , lobster,…