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Canada secures millions of vaccine doses, but it likely won’t be federally mandated, officials say

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 4,800 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 125,000 diagnoses so far) and 9,000 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

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Cases of coronavirus in Canada

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4,780 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 122,872 diagnoses, 9,032 deaths and 109,060 recoveries (as of Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,132 active cases (12,412 total cases, including 224 deaths, 11,056 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 743 active cases (4,594 total cases, 198 deaths, 3,653 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 232 active cases (731 total cases, 9 deaths, 490 resolved)

  • New Brunswick -15 active cases (186 cases, 2 deaths, 169 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 2 active cases (268 total cases, 3 deaths, 263 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories –

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Canada Goose Makes Inroads in Footwear With New GM Hire, D&I Shake-Up at Nike + More

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July 28, 2020: Kellie Leonard, Nike Inc.’s chief diversity and inclusion officer for the past two years, has stepped down. Felicia Mayo, who joined Nike a year ago from Tesla, will lead a newly formed team as chief talent, diversity and culture officer, CEO John Donahoe announced in an internal memo Monday. In addition, noted Donahoe, Julie Fuller, VP of talent and org effectiveness, has accepted an opportunity outside the company. The two departures, suggested Nike’s chief, have precipitated an opportunity for the brand to create a cultural shift, specifically combining its Talent and D&I functions.

July 28, 2020: Canada Goose acquired Baffin in November 2018 to make inroads in footwear, and today the Toronto-based company made more strides in the category. Adam Meek has been tapped as its GM of footwear and accessories, a new role at Canada Goose.

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LA County has more coronavirus cases than Canada, mayor says

Los Angeles County now has more confirmed cases of the coronavirus than “all of Canada,” LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said during a Monday press conference about the virus. He also emphasized that if LA County was an “independent country” it would “have the 20th most cases in the world.”

When Garcetti made the statement on Monday, the county’s public health department was reporting over 136,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the county. There were more than 2,500 new cases reported on Monday and 13 deaths, according to the county’s data at that time.

In Canada, there have been 110,234 confirmed cases of the disease, resulting in 8,843 deaths as of Tuesday, according to numbers from Johns Hopkins University. 

“We have never had as many people infected or infectious. We have never had as many recorded positive cases each day. And we’ve never had as many people in the hospital

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Telefilm Canada Launches Investigation Into Top Film Executive Following Misconduct Claims

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Canadian government funding org Telefilm has launched an investigation into one of its top film executives following allegations of misconduct.

Telefilm has faced extensive backlash in the last week after Canadian independent filmmaker Pavan Moondi, who is now based in Los Angeles, raised questions about the org’s selection criteria for funding and demanded clarity around its diversity standards.

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Moondi — a former “Schitt’s Creek” story editor and writer-director of feature films such as 2017’s “Sundowners” — took to Twitter on July 3 to share his experiences with Dan Lyon, Telefilm’s feature film executive for Ontario and Nunavut, whom Moondi named in an extensive thread that used screenshots of a recent email exchange between the two.

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B.C.’s new virus models renew hope for Canadian travel, Atlantic Canada considers travel bubble

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 101,900 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,400 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

June 24

6:15 p.m. COVID-19 questions of the day

5:45 p.m.: B.C. moving into Phase 3 with the resumption of

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