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Two-thirds of Canadians satisfied with federal government’s handling of COVID-19: poll

The COVID-19 outbreak has modified the way Canadians are connected to their governments and the world. We are now accustomed to daily briefings from the prime minister and provincial heath...

Poll raises alarm over what Canadians see as “reasonable” responses to COVID-19

As Canadians try to carry on with life under the COVID-19 outbreak, a nationwide Research Co. survey outlines disquieting discrepancies in how we feel about the current state of affairs and how we...

Tough COVID-19 questions: how long will, how long can this go on?

I hear a lot of people asking: how long will this go on? What I wonder is: how long can this go on? First, the “will” question. The first bout of COVID-19 social distancing and self-isolation...

Political fault lines divide opinion on breastfeeding in Canada, U.S.

Even in the 21st century, Canadians and Americans continue to be exposed to news stories featuring women who were asked to “abandon the premises” or “cover up” when they were breastfeeding a baby....

Looming storm demands decisive action from Canadian leaders

For economic prognosticators, it’s been an eventful few weeks. The new year began with a modicum of optimism that the world economy would gain some traction after a sluggish 2019. A similar view was...

We must lace our sneakers to prepare for marathon run through COVID-19 pandemic

Better late than. . . Really late. Too late. Never. The federal government’s economic measures Wednesday were the most decisive moves in the war against the personal and financial perils the...

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Health-care resources can’t cope with COVID-19 without everyone’s help to prevent spread of virus

Businesses are thankfully, if latently, taking COVID-19 quite seriously. Very few face better times in the weeks and months ahead, and the suffering will come least to the early movers. Offices are...

Three in five British Columbians support Coastal GasLink project: poll

For most of the month of February, Canadians were exposed to a series of civil disobedience actions and road blockades that had not been seen in years. The protests flared up in support of the...

Editorial: Serious economic ailments on the horizon

Canada's economic immunity system has been compromised at a critical time in world affairs, and there is little sign that the federal government will be doing anything meaningful in its upcoming...