Canadians are ready for genuine health care liberalization

04-Dec-2021 08:00 AM

While the Canadian health care system's capacity to treat more patients during the pandemic remains particularly low, a clear majority of Canadians (58%) want their governments to allow increased access to health care services provided by entrepreneurs, versus just 27% who are opposed to this. Moreover, according to the Ipsos poll commissioned by ...
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COVID-19 Excess deaths, increased mental health disorders and substance use

01-Dec-2021 04:10 PM

- New CMA report highlights pandemic's broader impact. - A new report commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) provides a stark overview of the broader impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Canadians. From delayed or missed treatments to a significant increase in the incidence of mental health and substance use disorders, the ...
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Canadians to benefit from new caller ID technology to combat spoofed calls

01-Dec-2021 12:00 PM

Many Canadians are now able to determine which calls can be trusted thanks to a new technology aimed at combating spoofed calls named STIR/SHAKEN*. Caller ID spoofing is frequently used in nuisance and fraudulent calls to mask the identity of the caller. As of today, telecommunications service providers will certify whether a caller's identity can ...
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Survey: Millennials and Working Parents Among the Most Impacted by COVID-19

01-Dec-2021 08:00 AM

- This Giving Tuesday, charitable gifts to the YMCA of Greater Toronto will be matched thanks to the Nesbitt-Lawlor Family Matching Grant. - A survey commissioned by the YMCA of Greater Toronto confirmed that COVID-19 has continued to affect the well-being of Greater Toronto Area residents even after restrictions loosened and before the new ...
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Ontario's five largest electricity utilities unite to warn of scams this holiday season

30-Nov-2021 06:33 PM

The busy holiday season is prime time for scammers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting victims — especially leading into weekends. In response to increased fraudulent activity across Ontario, Alectra Utilities, Elexicon Energy, Hydro One, Hydro Ottawa and Toronto Hydro are joining forces to increase awareness about ongoing sophisticated scams ...
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Cadillac Fairview brings PORTL technology to Canada with live holographic fashion show

30-Nov-2021 04:42 PM

- Exclusive experience gives shopping inspiration to visitors at CF Toronto Eaton Centre by beaming in top holiday trends and gift ideas starting on December 3. - With the holiday season in full swing, Cadillac Fairview (CF) is offering shoppers an innovative and immersive way to discover the hottest looks of the season and gift ideas by ...
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Human Trafficking Continues To Tear Lives Apart, and Canadians Are Shockingly Unaware of the Realities

30-Nov-2021 02:21 PM

- Concern Is Not Enough: While Human Trafficking Continues To Tear Lives Apart, New Research Reveals Canadians Are Shockingly Unaware of the Realities or How To Make a Difference. - The Time to Act is Now: Human Trafficking is a Pandemic-Proof Business that is Poised to Increase as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease. - Human trafficking is not what you've ...
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COVID-19 Vaccination campaign for 5- to 11-year-olds with DREAM solution Virtual Reality

30-Nov-2021 12:00 PM

- Virtual reality used for the vaccination campaign for 5- to 11-year-olds. - Paperplane Therapeutics, a Quebec-based start-up that develops therapeutic virtual reality games, will be involved in the vaccination campaign for 5- to 11-year-olds with its DREAM solution. This innovation, which aims to help better manage pain and reduce the anxiety of ...
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SHINGRIX approved in Canada for adults at increased risk of shingles due to immunodeficiency or immunosuppression

30-Nov-2021 10:19 AM

GlaxoSmithKline Inc. today announced that SHINGRIX (Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted) has been approved in Canada for the prevention of shingles (herpes zoster) in adults aged 18 years and older who are or who will be at increased risk of shingles due to immunodeficiency or immunosuppression caused by known disease or therapy. ...
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Tax Tip - Avoid last minute delays at tax time by setting up My Account

30-Nov-2021 08:00 AM

If you're looking to avoid last-minute delays and waiting on the phone at tax time, then try our easy-to-use digital services! Through our digital services, you will be able to view your tax and benefit information, and update your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) information ahead of time. By planning ahead, you will save time during tax season. ...
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COVID-19 JOYSBIO's SARS-COV-2 Antigen Rapid test detects OMICRON variant

30-Nov-2021 06:15 AM

OYSBIO, one of the world's leading manufacturers of lateral flow rapid tests, is proud to announce that their tests are available around the world. Furthermore, they've been able to show that their test can detect the new Omicron (B.1.1.529). This variant was the subject of a recent emergency WHO meeting and is the cause of many countries ...
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Government introduces legislation to ban conversion therapy practices in Canada

29-Nov-2021 06:49 PM

Diversity and inclusion are among Canada's greatest strengths. Everyone should be able to live a true and authentic life, free from violence and discrimination, no matter who they are or who they love. Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and ...
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Accenture Survey: In-Store and Last-Minute Holiday Shopping in Canada Making a Comeback,

29-Nov-2021 04:26 PM

Canadians are ready to get back to the hustle and bustle of the holidays, with many planning to do their holiday shopping in-store and well into December, according to the 2021 Holiday Shopping Report from Accenture. The 10th annual survey of Canadian consumers reveals that more than half (57 per cent) are planning to do the majority of their ...
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New CIBC Costco Mastercard to feature upgrades to reward categories and enhanced cash back on everyday purchases

29-Nov-2021 12:00 PM

- Costco member feedback reflected in many of the new benefits. - CIBC announced product details and timing updates for the new CIBC Costco Mastercard®, following on the announcement earlier this year that CIBC will become the exclusive credit card issuer for Costco in Canada. Launching in March 2022, the card will offer strong new features and ...
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Canada Post makes mail and parcel delivery more accessible to all customers

28-Nov-2021 06:16 PM

- Delivery accommodation program offers solutions for people with functional limitations and health conditions. - As temperatures drop and weather conditions make retrieving items from mailboxes more difficult for some customers, Canada Post wants to ensure everyone continues to have safe and timely access to their mail and parcels. The ...
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Window Wonderland Opens This Weekend

28-Nov-2021 02:28 PM

- The Junction to transform into an interactive, outdoor gallery featuring 20 unique AR installations. - Group of holiday carolers Les moutons (the sheep) to perform at each installation on Saturday, November 27 from 1-3 PM. - Toronto's magical Window Wonderland, a free immersive urban art walk, is returning to the Junction for its second ...
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With its new generation LiDAR, Valeo makes autonomous mobility a reality

27-Nov-2021 04:16 PM

Valeo, the global leader in driving assistance systems (ADAS), today presented its third generation scanning LiDAR, set to make its market debut in 2024. This new technology, which offers significantly enhanced performance, makes autonomous mobility a reality and provides previously unseen levels of road safety. Geoffrey Bouquot, Valeo's Senior ...
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Exhibition Place, Canada's largest venue, reopens to the public for the first time since the start of the pandemic

27-Nov-2021 12:00 PM

Exhibition Place reopens for the first time, since the start of the pandemic, for the public to celebrate and support local entrepreneurs at the One of a Kind Show and the Polar Winter Festival, which debuts for the first time at Exhibition Place. "Exhibition Place is set to safely welcome back events that help drive tourism and economic impact ...
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AV-Comparatives Tested Consumer and Enterprise Internet Security Solutions for Protection against Advanced and Targeted Attac

27-Nov-2021 10:23 AM

AV-Comparatives has released the results of its 2021 Advanced Threat Protection Tests. Eight consumer-antivirus products and eight enterprise endpoint-security programs for Windows were put through their paces. https://www.av-comparativ.../ AV-Comparatives' Advanced Threat Protection Test uses a variety of different attack scenarios, which the ...
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Conflicting views on cryptocurrencies can confuse retail investors, notes Kalkine Media

27-Nov-2021 08:00 AM

Extreme price volatility alone isn't the most defining aspect of blockchain-based digital currencies, which we usually refer to as cryptocurrencies. One aspect often overlooked by retail investors is the conflicting views of governments, regulatory bodies and private players on cryptocurrencies. No two countries or regulators seem to have an ...
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Government of Canada launches Call for Proposals for community projects to support seniors

27-Nov-2021 12:00 AM

- Organizations are invited to apply for funding through simplified application process. - As Canada recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to continue to support community service organizations that help seniors stay active and engaged. On Tuesday, Canada's Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, launched the 2021–22 Call for Proposals for ...
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Indexing of the parameters of the personal income tax system, social assistance benefits and certain government fees

26-Nov-2021 06:10 PM

The Ministère des Finances du Québec announced today that the indexing rate, which will apply as of January 1, 2022, with regard to parameters of the personal income tax system, social assistance benefits and certain government rates, will be 2.64%. $917 million to protect the purchasing power of Quebecers The indexing rate of 2.64% protects the ...
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Black Friday and a dark decade: child labour, risky goods

26-Nov-2021 04:37 PM

- Black Friday and a dark decade: child labour numbers and risky goods imported to Canada continue to increase. - World Vision to the Government of Canada: "the time for strong action is now", enact supply chain legislation requiring companies to report and take action on human rights abuses - Canadian imports of everyday products that are at risk ...
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BlackBerry, L-SPARK Launch Third Cohort of Accelerator Program to Advance Canadian Connected Vehicle Technology Innovation

26-Nov-2021 12:00 PM

- Chosen companies will have access to BlackBerry IVY to deliver high-impact transportation use cases leveraging in-vehicle data/ - BlackBerry Limited and L-SPARK, Canada's largest software-as-a-service accelerator, today announced a third phase of their joint accelerator program, which aims to grow Canadian technology companies focused on ...
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