Trudeau suggests phased Canada-U.S. border re-opening

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 09:00:18 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking at a phased-in approach to reopening the Canadian border, starting with fully vaccinated travellers. “We are looking at how we’re going to start welcoming up tourists in a phased way as the numbers come down in Canada, as the numbers start to come down in the United States and […]

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Vaccine Passports: A New Era in Travelling?

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2021 09:00:55 +0000

The ramping up of vaccination around the world makes it possible to envision a world in which the average person again has the possibility to travel again, whether within their own district, country, or beyond. Given the trauma of COVID-19, however, there is still considerable apprehension among many individuals — and the governments who lead […]

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Canada’s hotel quarantine should end, says COVID-19 panel

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:00:32 +0000

The scientific panel that advises the Canadian federal government on COVID-19-related issues is now recommending ending the mandatory hotel quarantine.  Since February 22, air travellers to Canada have been required by law to check in to a government-approved hotel for three days upon arrival. They are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and stay at a hotel until […]

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Canadians not in a rush to reopen border

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 31 May 2021 09:00:54 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government started planning for the Canada-U.S. border to reopen, but Canadians are in no hurry. Over three quarters of Canadians also agree that whenever the border reopens, travellers to Canada should show proof of vaccination. This is according to a poll conducted by Angus Reid Institute. The poll also […]

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Canada planning to reopen U.S. border

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 09:00:19 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government have begun working towards reopening the Canada-U.S. border, according to Bloomberg. However, discussions are just getting started, and a reopening of the border may not be imminent just yet. One approach would be to adopt a new system that allows vaccinated people to travel between the two countries without the need for COVID-19 […]

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One year later: How the pandemic is affecting Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 09:00:51 +0000

Days after Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced plans to increase immigration in 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the world that the Canadian border would be closed on March 18— one year ago today— as a public safety measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Initially, the border was just supposed to be closed until […]

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COVID-19 causing more long-term unemployment than 2008 recession

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 09:00:36 +0000

The number of residents in Canada who are facing long-term unemployment saw a steep rise towards the end of 2020. Being unemployed for 27 weeks is considered “long-term unemployment.” Canada saw an uptick in these numbers in September and October, 2020, following massive job losses in March and April when businesses closed to curb the […]

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Coronavirus vaccines will be available to immigrants in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:00:01 +0000

Immigration status will not be a factor in COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Canada’s public health agency says. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) told CIC News: “COVID-19 vaccines will be made available to everyone in Canada for whom it is approved and recommended for use… This applies to all persons in Canada whether or not they […]

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Profit taking halts PH shares’ advance

Credit to Author: Faye Almazan| Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:33:26 +0000

Another round of profit taking snapped the stock market’s three-day rally on Friday, but not enough to bump it out of the 7,100 territory. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) fell by 0.83 percent or 59.57 points to close at 7,134.56 while the broader All Shares shed 0.53 percent or 22.88 points to finish […]

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White House nixes tougher FDA guidelines on vaccine approval

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 05:01:00 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The White House has blocked new Food and Drug Administration guidelines on bringing potential vaccines for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to market that would almost certainly have prevented their approval before the Nov. 3 election. At issue was the FDA’s planned requirement that participants in the ongoing mass clinical trials for nearly a half-dozen […]

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