CTV Ottawa: Regional Contact for April 24, 2010, part one
How it affects me
Experts are divided on whether travel is advisable in light of the Omicron variant spurring restrictions at the border and new travel bans leading into the holiday season.
Experts say there are several reasons a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is necessary, including to protect against severe illness and death as immunity from the initial vaccine series wanes over time.
U.S. President Joe Biden set out to turn the tables on the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday with a 10-point winter offensive against the Omicron variant that further complicates flying from Canada to the United States on the eve of the holiday travel season.
Data from an area in South Africa hard-hit by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has shown a high number of hospital admissions of infants under 2 years old, raising concerns that the variant may pose risks to young children.
Your finances during the crisis
Extending both the sickness and caregiving benefits into next spring – as proposed in Bill C-2 – will cost the government approximately $873 million, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) estimates.
CTV's chief financial commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid discusses the global market sell-off over fears of a new COVID-19 variant. Read her analysis on CTVNews.ca.
Some Canadians who received a pandemic jobless benefit are set to receive notices that they have to repay some of the aid they received last year.
The Liberal government introduced a new pandemic aid bill Wednesday afternoon that would maintain some financial supports for businesses and workers until at least the spring of 2022.