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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> Ontarians' mental health has continued to deteriorate throughout pandemic

COVID-19: Ontarians' mental health has continued to deteriorate throughout pandemic

The poll suggests only 35 per cent of Ontarians consider their mental health to be "very good" or "excellent," compared to 52 per cent in the first round of polling in May
<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