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Which COVID-19 treatments are approved for use in Canada?

Several different types of therapies for COVID-19 have been approved for use in Canada, including a number of therapeutics being experimented with as part of clinical trials across the country. CTVNews.ca looks at some of the treatments available.

Timeline of the COVID-19 variants of concern

Over the course of time, SARS COV-2 has mutated, raising global concerns and pushing for travel restrictions. CTVNews.ca has put together a timeline of the emergence and spread of these five variants of concern.

OPINION

OPINION | Tom Mulcair: Intolerant policies now haunting Legault

Quebec Premier Francois Legault’s populist policies have recently turned against him, as employers in all regions of the province complain bitterly about a labour shortage that is crippling many businesses, former NDP leader Tom Mulcair writes in his latest column for CTVNews.ca.

House of Commons unanimously agrees to pass bill to ban conversion therapy

The House of Commons unanimously agreed to pass Bill C-4, the legislation to ban LGBTQ2S+ conversion therapy, through all stages without study or amendment after a Conservative motion, making it the first bill to pass the House in the 44th Parliament and head to the Senate. This rapid fast-tracking came just two days after the Liberals tabled the expanded legislation.

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Climate and Environment

Canada's ban on single-use plastic items delayed until 2022

While the government announced in the fall of 2020 that its ban on several single-use plastic items would take effect by the end of this year, Environment and Climate Change Canada now says final regulations will be published some time next year instead.

Opinion

OPINION

OPINION | Tom Mulcair: Intolerant policies now haunting Legault

Quebec Premier Francois Legault’s populist policies have recently turned against him, as employers in all regions of the province complain bitterly about a labour shortage that is crippling many businesses, former NDP leader Tom Mulcair writes in his latest column for CTVNews.ca.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault responds to reporters' questions in Quebec City, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

OPINION

OPINION | Don Martin: Ready. Fire. Aim. How the feds are targeting Omicron

In Florida, to enter a hardware store wearing a mask means you will be immediately identified as a staffer and asked for directions to the plumbing department. To wear one indoors in a restaurant means you’re a Biden-loving Democrat or a Canadian, writes Don Martin in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.

OPINION

OPINION | Tom Mulcair: Trudeau steps up on climate at COP26

There’s been a lot of debate as to whether the UN climate summit in Glasgow was a success or failure. In his latest column for CTVNews.ca, former NDP leader Tom Mulcair calls it a ‘turning point’ for Canada on the world stage, and that we’ve finally taken a leadership role in sustainable development.

W5 HIGHLIGHTS

W5 INVESTIGATES

W5 INVESTIGATES | Is a drug overdose murder?

W5’s documentary ‘Death Penalty' compiles the first-ever research on a growing trend to treat overdose deaths as potential homicides.

Fentanyl pills are shown in an undated police handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

Counting murders by overdose deaths in Canada

Homicide charges following investigations into overdose deaths in Canada can be described as falling into two categories: pre- and post- fentanyl. W5 found that starting in 2016, there was a significant uptick: 135 manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death charges being laid by police and prosecutors across Canada.

W5 Investigates

W5 Investigates | British Columbia awaits results of comprehensive inquiry into money laundering

A W5 investigation helped convince B.C.'s government to launch a commission to investigate the scope of money laundering in the province's economy. Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West is among those eagerly waiting for its recommendations. Watch W5's 'The Laundromat: Inquiry' Saturday at 7 p.m. on CTV.

Since its inception in May of 2019, the Cullen Commission has attempted to understand how transnational criminal gangs created a way for that money to be washed through Lower Mainland casinos, real estate, and luxury cars.