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Allison Martell

Even as Canada reopens, children in foster care endure long separations

26 May 2020

TORONTO Children in Canada's foster care homes have gone weeks without being able to see their parents in person and plans for safe reunions are still uncertain, according to child protection lawyers, even as stores, hair salons and some day care centers begin to reopen.

Even as Canada reopens, children in foster care endure long separations

26 May 2020

TORONTO, May 26 Children in Canada's foster care homes have gone weeks without being able to see their parents in person and plans for safe reunions are still uncertain, according to child protection lawyers, even as stores, hair salons and some day care centers begin to reopen.

Canada's coronavirus outbreak slows as cases top 50,000, but long fight looms

29 Apr 2020

TORONTO Canadian hospitals had beds to spare as the country hit 50,373 confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, and several provinces were relaxing public health measures, but health experts were already worrying about a future wave of infections.

Countries, companies risk billions in race for coronavirus vaccine

28 Apr 2020

By Julie Steenhuysen, Peter Eisler, Allison Martell and Stephanie Nebehay

Canada's Ontario province, despite pressure, will not start reopening economy for weeks

28 Apr 2020

TORONTO/OTTAWA The government of Ontario, Canada's most-populous province and industrial powerhouse, said on Monday it would not begin lifting restrictions to fight the coronavirus for weeks to come despite pressure from businesses to restart the economy.

SPECIAL REPORT- Countries, companies risk billions in race for coronavirus vaccine

27 Apr 2020

By Julie Steenhuysen, Peter Eisler, Allison Martell and Stephanie Nebehay In the race to develop a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, charities and Big Pharma firms are sinking billions of dollars into bets with extraordinarily low odds of success.

Exclusive: Canada gets Biomerieux formula for free to produce virus-testing chemicals

24 Apr 2020

TORONTO A key supplier of the chemicals needed to test for the coronavirus, France's Biomérieux, has given its proprietary formula to the Canadian government for free so its national lab can try to manufacture badly needed diagnostic test kits on its own, according to federal officials and a note to customers seen by Reuters. The unusual deal shows Ottawa's determination to scale up testing, a key step toward relaxing strict public health measures that have disrupted daily life and tanked economies around the world.

EXCLUSIVE-Canada gets Biomerieux formula for free to produce virus-testing chemicals

24 Apr 2020

TORONTO, April 23 A key supplier of the chemicals needed to test for the coronavirus, France's Biomérieux, has given its proprietary formula to the Canadian government for free so its national lab can try to manufacture badly needed diagnostic test kits on its own, according to federal officials and a note to customers seen by Reuters.

Exclusive: Canada gets Biomerieux formula for free to produce virus testing chemicals

24 Apr 2020

TORONTO A key supplier of the chemicals needed to test for coronavirus, France's Biomérieux , has given its proprietary formula to the Canadian government for free so its national lab can try to manufacture badly-needed test kits on its own, according to federal officials and a note to customers obtained by Reuters.

Canadian province of Ontario sees 'light at the end of the tunnel' on coronavirus

21 Apr 2020

TORONTO Canada's province of Ontario on Monday forecast 20,000 cases of the novel coronavirus by the end of the month, a quarter of the number it had projected just three weeks ago, as the country's chief medical officer warned that it is not yet time to ease up on quarantine measures.

World News

Trump pushes military solution to unrest in U.S. cities

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said U.S. troops should take to the streets of New York City, while elsewhere five officers were shot and wounded, as police clashed with crowds nationwide protesting the killing of an unarmed black man.