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,
Snap Inc. said it would no longer promote U.S. President Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his inflammatory comments last week made the account ineligible for the curated section where users explore new content. “We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them
Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus “immediately” and said its work and commitment to transparency were “very impressive, and beyond words.” But
Facebook employees critical of chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to act on U.S. President Donald Trump’s inflammatory comments about protests across the United States went public on Twitter, praising the rival social media firm for acting and rebuking their own employer. Some took part in a virtual walkout
Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects, died Sunday at his home in New York at age 84. The artist’s death was announced on Twitter and on his web page. No cause of death was given. Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude defined their careers with ambitious art projects that
Michel Gauthier, the one-time leader of the sovereigntist Bloc Québécois who later joined the Conservatives, has died of lung cancer. He was 70 years old. Gauthier led the Bloc Québécois from 1996 to 1997, before giving up the role to Gilles Duceppe. The two remained close friends. “I spoke to him last week. He
U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will postpone until the fall a meeting of Group of 7 nations he had planned to hold next month at the White House despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And he said the group’s membership should include Russia, Australia, South Korea and India.
Sport is one of the universal lenses used to understand the realities of COVID-19, but Canadian basketball player Kevin Pangos is experiencing first hand how foggy that lens has become. From Holland Landing, Ont., the 27-year-old guard was slated to participate in three competitions, and the coronavirus has affected each of them differently: one