Global National: Oct. 4, 2020 | Canada’s largest city changing contact tracing rules due to backlog

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Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam has a stark warning: we’re running out of time to prevent a major resurgence of COVID-19. New numbers out of Quebec show how dire the situation is, with 1,079 new cases recorded on Sunday – the third day in a row with more than 1,000 cases. Ontario recorded 566 cases. Despite the spike in cases, Toronto Public Health is changing the rules around contact tracing. If you get infected in Canada’s largest city, you may have to break the news to your friends and family. Abigail Bimman reports. Canada is at a very crucial juncture in the pandemic. Cases are on the rise and we’re entering influenza season. Experts are worried the health care system could be overburdened by that double threat and that’s why they’re encouraging Canadians to get their flu shot. As Julia Wong explains, provinces have been stocking up. The doctors treating U.S. President Donald Trump for COVID-19 say initially he was very ill, but his health is improving. Wearing a mask, Trump took a short drive outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland to wave to supporters who gathered outside. His doctors now say he could be released as early as Monday, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be back on the campaign trail right away. As Jennifer Johnson explains, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is widening his lead. A major infrastructure project has cleared a significant hurdle and it could lead to more exports from Canada’s oil patch. The Alaska to Alberta railway would start in the heart of the oilsands and serve as a transportation corridor to Anchorage, Alaska and then on to Asia. But as Mike Le Couteur reports, a number of steps remain before the project becomes a reality. A worrying picture is emerging on the impact of the pandemic on our mental health. New research shows levels of anxiety and depression are on the rise. Ross Lord dives into the statistics and looks at how people in Nova Scotia have taken a particularly hard hit in this stressful year. After a year-long race, the Green Party has a new leader. Lawyer Annamie Paul has made history by becoming the first elected Black leader of a major federal party in Canada. She replaces Elizabeth May, who was the leader for 14 years. Robin Gill spoke with Annamie Paul about how she plans to lead the party. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7376562/toronto-public-health-coronavirus-contact-tracing-suspension/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #COVID19 #coronavirus #donaldTrump #Toronto #COVID19Ontario #COVID19Quebec #cdnpoli

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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.

Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

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