Ontario pediatricians warn of flu shot ‘crisis’ to meet anticipated demand

Ontario pediatricians warn of flu shot ‘crisis’ to meet anticipated demand

A group representing more than 1,400 Ontario pediatricians is warning of “an imminent crisis” in rolling out the flu shot this season. An online petition by members of the Ontario Medical Association says there’s already “unprecedented strong interest amongst parents for the influenza vaccine.” At the same time, they say it will be impossible for […]

Prince Harry says social media stoking ‘crisis of hate’

Prince Harry says social media stoking ‘crisis of hate’

LOS ANGELES — Britain’s Prince Harry on Thursday said social media was stoking a “crisis of hate,” and he appealed to companies to rethink their roles in advertising on digital platforms. In an opinion piece for U.S. business magazine Fast Company headlined “Social media is dividing us. Together, we can redesign it,” Harry said that […]

The key metric that will tell us if Canada is headed for a U.S.-style COVID-19 crisis

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. A recurring fear looms over newly reopened bars and restaurants, lurking over crowded aisles, clinking glasses and face-to-face banter enlivened by alcohol. Are we sleepwalking toward […]

France's Rodin Museum sells bronzes to weather coronavirus crisis

France's Rodin Museum sells bronzes to weather coronavirus crisis

Unlike other museums thumped by the coronavirus pandemic, Paris’ Rodin Museum might have an ace up its sleeve to help see it through the crisis: it can sell limited-edition versions of the French sculptor’s masterpieces. The self-financed museum dedicated to the works of Auguste Rodin is facing a mountain of challenges. Tourists were scarce as […]

Supporting markets during the crisis

Supporting markets during the crisis

Ensuring that credit can flow The financial system works best when people, companies, governments and financial institutions such as banks have cash to operate on a daily basis—what’s known as liquidity. In normal times, there is plenty of liquidity to go around. But in a crisis, everyone wants cash, and few want to trade assets. […]

Pandemic or not, Canada still faces a climate crisis — and the clock is ticking

Pandemic or not, Canada still faces a climate crisis — and the clock is ticking

Had things worked out differently, the Liberal government’s post-election agenda might have started to take shape this spring with a budget focused on addressing climate change. That might seem like a missed opportunity now. But responding to an economic crisis brought on by a global pandemic is presenting the government with new opportunities to combat climate […]

Why are credit card rates not coming down in the COVID-19 crisis?

Why are credit card rates not coming down in the COVID-19 crisis?

As governments rush to offer financial relief packages to homeowners, renters, small businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19, some Canadians are wondering why credit card bills aren’t included in those measures. Most Canadians pay an interest rate that’s far higher on their credit cards than they do for other forms of debt, which can make […]

This 31-year-old Toronto marketing manager is debt-free, makes $90,000 and lives downtown. But she’s going through a ‘mid-life crisis’ — she doesn’t know what to save for

This 31-year-old Toronto marketing manager is debt-free, makes $90,000 and lives downtown. But she’s going through a ‘mid-life crisis’ — she doesn’t know what to save for

Making $ 90,000 a year as a marketing manager, living in the downtown core and finally debt-free, Marwa finally has the life she’s always dreamed of. But at 31, she’s going through a “mid-life crisis,” and unsure of what she should be saving for. “I am at a bit of a standstill when it comes […]