November kicked off with the discouraging news that Nunavut lost its status as the last place in Canada to be free of Covid.
Other measures Dr. Dhalla suggests include providing proper housing for homeless people and paid sick days to eliminate workplace transmission.
British Columbia’s recently re-elected New Democratic government imposed new restrictions this week and Premier John Horgan urged an end to travel among all provinces. Manitoba, where 14 percent of people tested for the coronavirus have a positive result, ratcheted up already-tight restrictions. And on Friday Doug Ford, Ontario’s premier, introduced measures, including limiting retail sales to curbside pickup or home delivery, for Toronto and the neighboring region that includes the cities of Brampton and Mississauga.
But this week, François Legault, the premier of Quebec, went somewhat in the other direction. He said that people in that province would be allowed to gather in groups of up to 10 before and during the Christmas holidays.