Court of Appeal rejects challenge to Quebec's renewal of the state of emergency

A member of the Canadian Armed Forces hands out a face mask at a COVID-19 vaccination site in Montreal, Sunday, January 16, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes A member of the Canadian Armed Forces hands out a face mask at a COVID-19 vaccination site in Montreal, Sunday, January 16, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

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A new billionaire has been minted nearly every day during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the wallets of the wealthy. Some 573 people have joined the billionaire ranks since 2020, bringing the worldwide total to 2,668, according to an analysis released by Oxfam on Sunday. That means a new billionaire was minted about every 30 hours, on average, so far during the pandemic.