Canada's chief public health officer warned on Friday, April 1, 2022, that a COVID-19 resurgence is likely underway and encouraged Canadians to be vigilant to help curb the spread of the latest variant.
Quebec has already entered a sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic driven by the BA.2 subvariant, two experts said on Monday, March 28, 2022, although it's unclear how severe it will be and whether the rest of the country will follow.
Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says Canada is in crisis when it comes to COVID-19 PCR testing capacity, as Ottawa struggles to make good on its promise to deliver 140 million rapid tests to provinces by the end of the month.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, he needs more information before he can say whether he supports Quebec’s anti-vaccination tax, as Ottawa struggled to make good on its promise to deliver COVID-19 rapid tests.
The rampant spread of the Omicron variant has stoked alarm across the border, where the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a fresh Level 4 "avoid travel" advisory for Canada, citing a "very high" level of COVID-19 in the country and urging anyone who must go to be fully vaccinated.
Videos shared online of the raucous party on a Dec. 30 Montreal-Cancun charter flight sparked anger from politicians and an investigation by Transport Canada in conjunction with the federal health and public safety departments.
Through most of the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlantic Canada won international praise for the region's largely successful efforts to keep infection rates low — but the arrival of Omicron has upended its vaunted COVID-Zero strategy.