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Tomislav Mesić with his kids Anka, 8, Kata, 6, and Mate, 22 months.(Photograph by Carmen Cheung)

Reopening schools safely is now Canada’s most urgent task

The high-wire act of opening schools up without triggering another shutdown is a make-or-break situation. Just ask parents who quit work to care for their kids.
A scene from a protest against a lock down due to the coronavirus in Vancouver on May 10, 2020 (Jen Osborne)

How anti-vaxxers could disrupt the cure for the COVID-19 pandemic

A COVID-19 vaccine will become the most valued resource on the planet, as governments try to get enough for their citizens. But it would all be for naught if they’re unable to convince people to take it when the time comes.
A hairdresser wearing a face mask cuts a man's hair at a hair salon in Toronto, Canada, on Jun. 24, 2020. (CP/ZUMA Wire/Zou Zheng/Xinhua)

There won’t be a seasonal second wave of coronavirus, there will be a behavioural one

Tim Sly: To anyone enthusiastically lugging a two-four of lager toward a beach party, the message is probably being missed—this is not the ’end’ of anything
A couple picnics in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. (Afton Almaraz/Getty)

A guide to pandemic picnic etiquette

Corey Mintz: If we all agree that socially distanced outdoor gatherings, like picnics, are the safest way to see friends, here’s how to do it right
A man wears a protective face mask as he walks past a portrait of Dr. Theresa Tam on a boarded up shop in downtown Vancouver, B.C. on Apr. 1, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

Why Theresa Tam changed her stance on masks

Inderveer Mahal: The goal with a pandemic isn’t to remain consistent; it’s to respond to new information. We Canadians need to allow our experts to be fluid with their recommendations.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau closes the front door behind him as he steps out of Rideau Cottage for a daily news conference on the COVID-19 situation in the country, in Ottawa, Thursday, May 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau’s daily coronavirus update: Health Canada approves first Canadian clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine [Full transcript]

In his May 16 briefing, the Prime Minister announced Health Canada approval for a vaccine trial at Dalhousie University
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks to the podium for a daily briefing outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Thursday, May 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau’s daily coronavirus update: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy extended to August [Full transcript]

In his May 15 briefing to Canadians, the Prime Minister announced $450 million for researchers and research institutions, as well as an extension to the wage subsidy and a promise to fine-tune the program
A health-care worker opens a window to a room at a long-term care home as family members of the resident look on in Montreal, on Apr. 25, 2020 (Graham Hughes/CP)

Quebec’s coronavirus outbreak in long-term care homes could have been prevented

Tom Mulcair: For over a month, the Quebec government had been aware that long-term care workers were working between different residences. There is no excuse for inaction.
Peter MacKay speaks to a crowd of supporters during an event to officially launch his campaign for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada in Stellarton, N.S. on Jan. 25, 2020. (Darren Calabrese/CP)

Canada and its allies must hold the Chinese government to account

Peter MacKay: Rather than rely on China for critical goods, Canada’s strategic interests require us to shift towards partners that align with our rules-based system
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a press conference at Rideau Cottage during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau’s daily coronavirus update: Some National Parks reopening in June (Full transcript)

In his May 14 briefing to Canadians, the PM announced the new Fish Harvesters Benefit, interest-free loans for Indigenous businesses, regulations on boating, and news that some National Parks will be opening in June