Police get tough on French holidaymakers trying to break virus lockdown

PARIS — French police ramped up checks at train stations and motorways on Friday to stop people breaking a national lockdown ahead of school holidays this weekend, as doctors said they hoped to see a plateau in coronavirus cases in the coming days. The pandemic has claimed the lives of 5,307 in France. Almost 60,000 […]

Coronavirus crash takes big chunk out of B.C. woman’s investments, but retirement goals still in reach

A woman we’ll call Terri, 56, makes her home in B.C. with her disabled son — we’ll call him Fred — age 17. Terri has a job in IT consulting that provides her with $5,200 per month after many benefits including disability tax credits for Fred and Canada Child Benefit payments. She has four main […]

Terence Corcoran: We are at the mercy of two data problems with COVID-19 response

Coming soon from a Canadian government near you: more data. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, having balked at the idea of releasing data and projections on the COVID-19 disaster, now plans to provide at least some essential facts as early as Friday. In Ontario, Premier Doug Ford — who earlier implied that releasing the […]