Good Friday morning,
Recent figures from federal public well being officers confirmed that Quebec and Ontario account for more than 90 per cent of the country’s COVID-19 caseload. The newest projections, launched yesterday, recommended that Canada might see between 97,990 to 107,454 instances by June 15.
Chief public well being officer Dr. Theresa Tam stated whereas Canada has made progress in curbing the an infection price and controlling the unfold of the epidemic, the menace hasn’t absolutely abated, as there’s nonetheless no vaccine for the virus.
Former Liberal cupboard minister Jane Philpott has been tapped by Ontario to advise it in its efforts to gather racial and socioeconomic information through the pandemic. In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Ms. Philpott stated her job shall be to convey collectively “big quantities of knowledge” which have been siloed. Such information, she stated, shall be helpful in enhancing the federal government’s research efforts and response to medical care. Her place is unpaid.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau opted to not touch upon the discharge of a video that exhibits an RCMP officer hitting an Inuit man with his truck in Kinngait. The chief superintendent of the Nunavut RCMP has referred to as for an investigation into the incident. In response to the Globe, the sufferer was arrested for public intoxication, however was not charged. Mr. Trudeau reiterated feedback he made earlier this week, acknowledging the existence of systemic racism amid the continuing protests in opposition to police violence, triggered within the wake of George Floyd‘s demise.
As anti-racism and police brutality protests present no indicators of waning, one activist and a few Parliamentarians stated that there’s rising recognition that it’s time to go beyond long-overdue “piecemeal reforms.”
Impartial Senator Rosemary Moodie noticed the protests, that are colliding with a lethal pandemic that’s disproportionately affecting racialized communities, are drawing out extra allies. “Each race is on the market on the streets, supporting the considerations of what’s occurring,” Sen. Moodie stated.
Social Improvement Minister Ahmed Hussen, who immigrated to Canada as a refugee from Somalia, instructed Toronto Star that the process for addressing systemic racism in Canada begins with amplifying the “voices of those that really feel that sting of discrimination of racism as a part of their lived actuality,” who can outline the dimensions of the problem. He stated there’s additionally work to be accomplished on the neighborhood degree, by empowering teams who’re front-line responders when incidents happen.
Seniors Minister Deb Schulte stated the federal government delayed the rollout of COVID funding for seniors to forestall fraud, which has been a problem flagged public servants within the processing of cheques by the Canada Emergency Response Profit program. The highest-up in monetary help to weak seniors will arrive the week of July 6. Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough sought to guarantee MPs the federal government intends to pore over instances the place fraud may need occurred.
In scheduled occasions, the Home Indigenous Affairs Committee is scheduled to listen to from First Nations Tax Fee and the Inuit Enterprise Council, amongst others, at 11 a.m. Occurring concurrently is the Authorities Operations Committee assembly, the place business officers and Coalition of Involved Producers and Companies of Canada are slated to testify. The Business Committee, in the meantime, is holding a listening to at 2 p.m. Witnesses embody the Montreal Port Authority and Spartan Bioscience Inc.
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