Complaints form access to Information users more than doubled last year: info czar

By The Canadian PressSep 29 2020, 11:45:36 OTTAWA — A federal watchdog says dissatisfied users of the Access to Information Act lodged over 6,000 new complaints last year — more than double the number in the previous year. In her annual report for 2019-20 tabled today, information commissioner Caroline Maynard urges the government to improve […]

Unbridled chaos amid lockdown down under

Rampant police brutality, belligerent arrests and citizen pushback amid Australia’s Stage 4 lockdown   Melbourne has been under one of the hardest lockdowns in the world since July 9[1]. On Aug. 2, the city entered Stage 4 lockdown, its residents knowing neither how long it would last nor how desolate their lives would be for […]

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 1:05 p.m. The federal government has reached an agreement with American company Abbott to buy 7.9 million rapid-test devices once they are approved by Health Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, meanwhile, is pushing back against calls for Ottawa to quickly approve rapid tests for […]