‘Mind-boggling’: Covid victims’ families react to talk of Johnson comeback

For Jackie Green, whose mother died alone with Covid in hospital on the same day that No 10 held a boozy Christmas party, the thought of a Boris Johnson comeback is horrifying. “It’s absolutely mind-boggling to me that anybody could even be considering the fact that he should run again,” she said. Green is one … Read more

‘Freedom Convoy’ forced kids’ chemo delays, rescheduling for 13 families: CHEO – National | Globalnews.ca

Thirteen families with children fighting cancer had their chemotherapy appointments either delayed or rescheduled as a direct result of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” protests in Ottawa, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has confirmed to Global News. The demonstrations clogged the streets of downtown Ottawa for three weeks in late January and February of … Read more

Bereaved families to ask Covid contract PR firms not to bid for inquiry work

Families bereaved by Covid will write to eight PR companies that received hefty government contracts during the pandemic asking them to withdraw from a tender process to manage part of the inquiry. The tender process is to run the Listening Project, announced earlier this year as a formal part of the Covid-19 inquiry, which is … Read more

Thailand: Families mourn nursery victims ahead of king’s visit | The Citizen

Weeping, grief-stricken families gathered on Friday outside a Thai nursery where an ex-policeman murdered nearly two dozen children in one of the kingdom’s worst mass killings. Thai King to visit grieving families Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha will later visit survivors of the attack that left at least 37 people dead, … Read more

Indigenous families, former patients ask for Canada’s ‘Indian hospital’ records – National | Globalnews.ca

Georgina Martin says she is still searching for answers about the treatment of her mother. Martin was born at the Coqualeetza Indian Hospital in British Columbia after her mother was confined there with tuberculosis. Martin grew up with her grandparents in Williams Lake First Nation, or T’Exelc, in that province, while her mother remained hospitalized. … Read more

21 deaths a day: Families hit by opioid crisis want Parliament Hill flag lowered – National | Globalnews.ca

Opioid toxicity deaths have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting calls for the flag at Parliament Hill to be lowered to half-mast in honour of those who have died. That call is coming from Sen. Vernon White, a former Ottawa police chief, as well as family members who have lost loved ones to the ongoing … Read more