Brandon Pham

Federal Sickness Benefit Falls Short of Paid Sick Leave Protections, Says Advocates

The federal sick leave program that was created to make sure people wouldn't face financial hardship if they have to miss work due to COVID-19 is facing criticism for not protecting enough people...

Ontario Declares Second State-of-Emergency, Issuing Stay-at-Home Order Amid COVID-19 Crisis

On Tuesday afternoon, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that the province will be entering a second state of emergency effective immediately and expected to remain in place for at least 28 days.

Province-Wide Lockdown Announced as Health Officials Warn of “Precarious” Ability to Control COVID-19 Cases

With the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths increasing and evidence of public weariness with health restrictions growing, Premier Doug Ford announced stricter measures for the entire province starting December 26.

Health Canada Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine from Pfizer

Following the news of the United Kingdom approving its first COVID-19 vaccine, the Federal Government of Canada has given the green light to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is based...

Canada’s Inflation Rate Increased by 0.7 Percent in October, Due to Rising Food Prices

Statistics Canada said the consumer price index in October rose 0.7% from a year ago due to the annual inflation rate increased because of higher food prices. The increase compared with the annual...

Remembrance Day: A Day to Give Thanks and Honour Those Who Have Fallen

From July 28, 1914, to November 11, 1918, the world faced a global war that originated from Europe and was named the “Great War” or the “war to end all wars”.

Trick-or-Treating Could Be Very Different This Halloween Amid Concerns of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Each year on Halloween, children dress up in spooky costumes and travel from house to house asking for treats with the phrase “Trick-or-treat!” before they are greeted by homeowners who hand out sweets...

Ontario Government Giving $35M To School Boards in Pandemic Hotspots as Province Reports 615 New COVID-19 Cases

One month after Ontario schools have reopened for the new school year, the provincial government has announced it will be providing school boards in COVID-19 hotspots with an additional $35 million in funding...

Applications for New Federal Government Recovery Benefits Opens October 5 After CERB Expires

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hits some parts of the country, Canadians continue to struggle with the aftermath of the pandemic and can now begin applying for three new benefits...

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