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<b>CANADA:</b> Provinces should act fast to avert a teacher shortage now and after COVID-19, researchers say

CANADA: Provinces should act fast to avert a teacher shortage now and after COVID-19, researchers say

Teachers have faced immense pressure from politicians, health-care professionals, parents and even the general public since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic
<b>ONTARIO:</b> The tough reality of digital health data in the age of COVID-19

ONTARIO: The tough reality of digital health data in the age of COVID-19

Digital health technology, such as electronic health records, is believed to enhance patient-centred care, improve integrated care and ensure financially sustainable health care
<b>COVID-19:</b> Pandemic exposes how little we know about prison conditions globally

COVID-19: Pandemic exposes how little we know about prison conditions globally

It’s time to let people in to determine whether human rights are being violated behind bars, criminology profs say
<b>CANADA:</b> Has COVID-19 illuminated the urgent need for paid sick days?

CANADA: Has COVID-19 illuminated the urgent need for paid sick days?

Since March 2020, more than 7,900 workplace COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ensuring equitable access to vaccination

COVID-19: Ensuring equitable access to vaccination

Scientists explore what success for mass vaccinations would look like
COVID-19: Pandemic's impact on migrant workers adds urgency to calls for permanent status

COVID-19: Pandemic's impact on migrant workers adds urgency to calls for permanent status

Temporary migrant workers in Canada are facing COVID-19 while dealing with an immigration system that leaves them vulnerable
<b>COVID-19:</b> Canada-U.S. border closure extended until April 21

COVID-19: Canada-U.S. border closure extended until April 21

Bill Blair confirmed the extension of the closure in a tweet this afternoon
<b>COVID-19:</b> Doug Ford praises U.S. for promising to send vaccines to Canada

COVID-19: Doug Ford praises U.S. for promising to send vaccines to Canada

"God Bless America!" Ford said at a news conference shortly after the White House announced plans to lend 1.5 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada
<b>COVID-19:</b> U.S. working on plan to lend doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada, Mexico

COVID-19: U.S. working on plan to lend doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada, Mexico

Press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the effort Thursday, but emphasized that the details have not been fully worked out
<b>CANADA:</b> Even as child-care fees rise, report says many daycares may close due to pandemic

CANADA: Even as child-care fees rise, report says many daycares may close due to pandemic

The Liberals have promised the upcoming federal budget will lay out a plan to create a national child-care system, arguing it is necessary to help more parents get back in, and remain in the workforce