Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce long-awaited supports for Canadians with disabilities who are feeling the financial pinch from the pandemic. Trudeau will make the announcement today at his daily news conference outside his residence at Rideau Cottage. The government has announced emergency aid for unemployed Canadians, students,Read More →

One of the largest operators of seniors’ residences and long-term care homes in Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP), a federal Crown corporation charged with investing funds for the pension plans of the federal public service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal CanadianRead More →

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he won’t be renouncing his U.S. citizenship now that he no longer has a chance of becoming prime minister. During the fall election, the Globe and Mail revealed that Scheer’s father is an American by birth and passed along his citizenship to Scheer and his siblings. Scheer neverRead More →

The Liberal chair of the Commons finance committee says the federal government hasn’t been clear enough with Canadians about the sanctions they could face for improperly receiving the COVID-19 emergency response benefit — and Ottawa should do more to actively discourage bogus applicants. CBC News has documented cases of Canadians, notably prisoners, claiming theRead More →

Millions of dollars in U.S. pandemic stimulus payments could find their way into Canada in the coming weeks and months. Canadians with U.S. citizenship, who may not have paid taxes in the U.S. for decades, still qualify for the Trump administration’s one-time pandemic support payment. In order to get the payment, Canadians with dual U.S. citizenshipRead More →

Canada’s House of Commons will reconvene today for virtual session on Zoom, a videoconferencing platform described by security researchers as a “privacy disaster.” Zoom’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent weeks as Canadians took to online platforms to connect with friends and family while practising physical distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19.Read More →

As the number of successful pandemic-related scams continues to grow online, Canada’s cyber spy agency is helping to launch a new — and free — threat-blocking tool for all Canadians to use. This first-of-its-kind initiative is getting tentative applause in cyber security circles, but experts caution the initiative needs toRead More →

The high number of COVID-19 deaths among residents of long-term care homes points to the urgent need to reform Canada’s seniors’ care system, says an advocate for the human rights of seniors. Margaret Gillis, president of the International Longevity Centre-Canada, said the lack of uniform standards for seniors’ care at the federalRead More →