An eruption of ‘vaccine nationalism’ in Ottawa this week put the Trudeau government on the defensive over its COVID-19 vaccine rollout plans. The truth about which countries get first crack at a working vaccine is a little more complicated than it looks.
The federal government’s prescription for the COVID-19 pandemic — spending is the best medicine — hasn’t varied much since the spring. The finance minister is signalling that approach will continue (if in much smaller doses) in next week’s economic statement.
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos will today release the federal government’s plans to drive down greenhouse gas emissions within the federal bureaucracy itself, with the goal of achieving “net zero” by 2050 through a radical restructuring of the government’s property and vehicle portfolio.
The decision by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to write of her miscarriage in the New York Times — winning praise for offering support to others who have experienced the deeply personal trauma — stands in marked contrast to the way in which other senior members of the Royal Family have approached matters of their own health.
The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state’s latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots.