Liberal payments for dental care and rental housing will only add to inflation, without providing relief from the rising cost of living, Conservative MPs argued in the House of Commons on Monday, October 3, 2022.
The final vestiges of COVID-19 restrictions at Canada's borders will be lifted on Saturday, October 1, 2022, as federal ministers announced on Monday, September 26, 2022, the end of mandatory vaccination, random tests, quarantine, use of the ArriveCan app and masks on planes and trains.
The last of Canada's COVID-19 border restrictions will disappear at the end of this month with the expiry of a cabinet order affecting mandatory vaccinations, testing and quarantine of international travellers.
The government was motivated to reconsider COVID-19 restrictions at Canada's border because of the growing popularity of new Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre, MPs from his caucus said on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos tabled new dental-care legislation in the House of Commons Tuesday to allow the government to send cheques to low- and middle-income families to help them pay for their kids' oral health services.
Canada has already purchased 12 million doses of Moderna's version of the Omicron vaccine,which includes converting some existing orders for the original Moderna vaccine so that the newly adapted version will be delivered instead.
International students facing visa delays because of Canadian immigration backlogs are unsure if they'll make it in time for the fall semester as Ottawa works out whether it can prioritize applications for September.
The federal health minister appointed a new chief nursing officer on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, as the government works to overcome a critical nurse shortage that has left many hospitals across the country struggling to maintain care.
An Ottawa-based group with suspected ties to the "Freedom Convoy" says it was threatened with eviction on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, and is ready to take its cause to court in an attempt to set up headquarters in the country's capital.