Four years ago, at the peak of the COVID - 19 pandemic, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a significant investment in a Montreal - based vaccine manufacturing facility, promising rapid production of Canadian - made COVID - 19 vaccines. Yet, years later, the Biologics Manufacturing Centre (BMC), despite being fully constructed and operational, has not produced a single vial of usable vaccine.

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Crisis in healthcare access - Canada

Around six million Canadians currently do not have a family doctor, reflecting a significant issue in the country's healthcare access. Despite various provinces implementing centralized waiting lists to match patients with available physicians, many remain unattended for extended periods. Dr. Mike Green, President of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and a practitioner in Kingston, Ontario, highlights the disparity in wait times across different regions, noting that some patients have been on the waiting list for years.

The global plastic waste crisis

Plastic waste has become one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. With the widespread use of plastic products across various industries, the accumulation of plastic waste has reached alarming levels globally. The improper disposal and inefficient management of plastic waste pose significant threats to ecosystems, wildlife, and human health.

In a groundbreaking legal move, four Ontario school boards have initiated lawsuits against major social media companies, Meta Platforms Inc., Snap Inc., and ByteDance Ltd., the parents of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok, respectively. These legal actions seek a combined total of $4.5 billion in damages, accusing the firms of causing significant harm to the mental health of students and disrupting the educational environment.

In the past five years since the legalization of cannabis in Canada, expectations were high for improved access for medical marijuana users. However, challenges persist, particularly in the realm of medical usage, where evidence and acceptance among healthcare professionals are lacking. This discrepancy has left many patients in a state of frustration and disappointment.

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