OTTAWA – The federal government failed to spend $38 billion, last fiscal year, intended for promised programs and services, including broadband Internet, new military equipment, affordable housing, veterans support and services to the Natives. The “excuse” is that of delays and interruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the reality is that unspent funds have played an important role in lowering the deficit: in the year ending March 31, 2022, in fact, Canada ran a deficit of $90.2 billion, $23.6 billion less than budgeted for. (more…)
TORONTO – The board of trustees at the Toronto Catholic District School Board is one totally “screwed up“ organization or it is led by some incompetent, malicious staff. For three years, both have been pursuing one of their trustees with a vengeance characteristic of a bitter hatred that frankly we thought was absent from Canadian society. So, what happened?
TORONTO – Inflation rate skyrocketing. Or, better, never like this in almost forty years. To make the historic “picture” is Statistics Canada, which recorded – for the month of May – a percentage increase of 7.7% compared to the same month of 2021 it’s the largest increase since January 1983 when the inflation gained 8.2%. Not only that: the current + 7.7% represents a further increase compared to the + 6.8% of just a month earlier, i.e. April 2022. (more…)
Millionaire class action against the government: “There has never been a pandemic, now compensate us”
TORONTO – “There is no, and there has not been, a ‘Covid-19 pandemic’ beyond and/or exceeding the consequences of the fall-out of the pre-Covid annual flu”. It is one of the considerations contained in the Statement of Claim (SoC) filed in Federal Court on May 30, by 600 plaintiffs who ask, each, $ 650,000 (for a total of nearly $ 400 million) in “damages from anti-Covid measures “. The defendants are the federal government of Canada, Prime Minister Trudeau, the Ministries Freeland, Alghabra, Mendicino, the medical director Theresa Tam and other members of the federal government. (more…)
TORONTO – Positive signs from the coronavirus front: the number of Covid-19 infected patients admitted to the Ontario intensive care units dropped to 119 today, the lowest level recorded since last summer. The last time ICU hospitalizations had been this low was on August 16, 2021, when the same number of patients was registered. (more…)
TORONTO – Skyrocketing prices: from gasoline to chicken, a daily bloodletting. The cost of living continues to rise at the fastest pace in decades, with Canada’s official inflation rate in April rising at an annual pace of 6.8%, a new 31-year high.
TORONTO – If they weren’t weekend data, when not all hospitals provide Covid numbers, they were very positive: today the number of people being treated for Covid-19 in intensive care in Ontario reached the lowest point since December 10, 2021. (more…)
TORONTO – Record numbers for Covid-19 in Canada: both Ontario and Quebec today recorded the highest number of cases in a single day since the start of the pandemic: 5,790 for Ontario and 9,397 for Quebec. (more…)
TORONTO – Just take a few more swabs and immediately the number of new Covid-19 cases skyrockets: 928 registrations today in Ontario out of a total of 26,000 tests processed, with the positivity rate reaching 3.8% that is the highest percentage since the end of May (yesterday, with 25,981 tests and 887 cases, the rate was 3.5%). The seven-day moving average of new cases is now 975 (yesterday it was 940, a week ago it was 794). (more…)
This Sunday, most Canadians will roll back the clock one hour when Daylight Saving time (DST) ends. The ritual caps off the bi-annual clock change that started on March 14 when clocks sprang forward one hour. But, is DST still necessary?
TORONTO – It is necessary to go back until June 4th to find a bulletin of the daily cases of Covid-19 in Ontario that reports more than 850 infections: then the cases were 914. Today, in Ontario, we have not reached at that figure but we are close to it: 865 new infections in twenty-four hours, just now that the provincial health officials have been experiencing fewer than 700 infections for three days. (more…)