Government messaging about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic may stymie uptake of fourth vaccine doses, some experts said, as provinces laid out plans to expand eligibility for the shots to millions more Canadians.
Two Ontario police forces have notified their professional standards units of allegations that some of their officers donated to the so−called "Freedom Convoy" protests against COVID−19 measures and Justin Trudeau’s government.
The planned legal action detailed by Drew Dilkens came as flag-bearing protesters opposed to COVID-19 measures made themselves comfortable on the Canadian side of the bridge, with some saying they hoped the blockade would cause economic stress.
"I am sickened to see protesters dance on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and desecrate the National War Memorial. Generations of Canadians have fought and died for our rights, including free speech, but not this. Those involved should hang their heads in shame," said Gen. Wayne Eyre, chief of the defence staff.
Both cases of the variant were found in the Ottawa area in people who had recently been in Nigeria, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a joint statement with the province's top public health official, Dr. Kieran Moore.
The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines for children landed in Canada on Sunday, November 21, 2021, clearing the way for provinces and territories to gear up in earnest for the next phase of the national mass immunization campaign.