Bills

No new bills of interest.

The House will resume on February 16, 2021.

Regulations

No new and approved regulations of interest.

Government News

Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives

Ontario Supports Management Agreement Between Markham Stouffville Hospital and Faith Manor Nursing Home

Safer at Home Programs Provide Relief to Ontario Families

Federal government funds Canadian Red Cross Supporting up to 20 Additional Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

Canada extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until Jan. 6

New COVID-19 variant not yet identified in Canada: Tam

Canada halts flights from U.K. in response to new coronavirus strain

Trucks moving in U.K. but gridlock caused by travel ban continues on Christmas Eve

These front-line health workers will spend Christmas fighting COVID-19

Ottawa launches $850,000 ad campaign advising Canadians to stay home during COVID-19

What’s known, unknown about the coronavirus variant in Britain

COVID-19 Vaccine

Health Canada approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines have been approved in Canada. Here’s what you need to know about them

Health

Paramedics took Yosif Al-Hasnawi to the wrong Hamilton hospital, physician tells trial

Health Canada warns against company selling unlicensed PPE online

When feeling lonely and unhappy veers into depression: challenges of these pandemic holidays

Indigenous Communities

First Nations housing must be a priority for all governments in 2021, says FSIN chief

‘You are not forgotten’: Outpouring of support for Neskantaga First Nation

Data, Privacy and AI

European Regulators Approve Sales of First Artificial Heart

10 Artificial Intelligence Predictions in 2021

International Developments

U.K. and EU reach post-Brexit trade agreement

Holiday Cheer

Santa flies in by bucket to see kids in Fredericton hospital

Holidays Events

Top Things to Do in Toronto for the Holidays