Healthcare spending projected to reach $331 billion in 2022 as COVID costs fall

Canada is projected to spend $331 billion in healthcare spending in 2022, according to new estimates, but the surge in spending caused by the pandemic appears to be leveling off — despite COVID-19 hospitalization rates exceeding those of 2021. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released its annual National Health Expenditure Trends Report on … Read more

High school graduations surged in 2019-2020 despite COVID

High school graduation rates rose in the 2019-2020 school year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, new data from Statistics Canada shows. When the pandemic disrupted life in March 2020, it had a major impact on students who turned to online learning. Some school boards have switched from online to face-to-face classes in the past two years, … Read more

calls for an end to COVID travel restrictions amid delays

As delays and long queues continue to frustrate air travelers flying through Canada’s busiest airport, the travel and tourism industry has urged the federal government to ease remaining COVID-19 travel measures to speed up service and address staffing shortages. While many of the provincial and territorial levels of COVID-19 restrictions have largely been lifted, many … Read more