Sunday, February 28, 2021

Chaos at Canada’s COVID-19 quarantine hotels

Global News shows that there are growing reports of chaos and confusion at certain designated hotels where travelers arriving in Canada are required to quarantine for some time. It seems that there are long line-ups, expensive bills and guests leaving their hotel rooms. Food could be being delivered too late. Residents complain about food delivery.

A quarantine is the restriction on the movement of people, which is intended to prevent the spread of dangerous disease. It is often used in connection to disease and illness, preventing the movement of those who may have been exposed to a communicable disease, but do not have a confirmed medical diagnosis. It is distinct from medical isolation, in which those confirmed to be infected with a communicable disease are isolated from the healthy population. Quarantine considerations are often an important aspect of strict country border control.

It seems that the so-called practice of quarantine, as we know it, began during the 14th century in an effort to protect coastal cities from plague epidemics. Ships arriving in Venice from infected ports were required to certainly sit at anchor for 40 days before landing.

The concept of quarantine has been known for a long time in history. It has been done in various places. Notable quarantines in modern history include that of the village of Eyam in 1665 during the bubonic plague outbreak in England; East Samoa during the 1918 flu pandemic; the Diphtheria outbreak during the 1925 serum run to Nome, the 1972 Yugoslav smallpox outbreak, and the quarantines for the COVID-19 pandemic (these days). Ethical and practical considerations are considered when applying quarantine to people.

The Worldwide Global Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is also known as the coronavirus pandemic. This is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in January 2020 and a pandemic in March 2020. As of 28 February 2021, more than 113 million cases have been confirmed, with more than 2.52 million deaths attributed to COVID-19, making it one of the most dangerous deadliest pandemics in history.

Symptoms of COVID-19 range from none to life-threatening illness. The dangerous virus spreads mainly through the air when people are near each other. It leaves an infected person as they breathe, cough, sneeze, or speak and enters another person via their mouth, nose, or eyes. It may also spread via contaminated surfaces. People remain infectious for up to 2 weeks, and can spread the virus even if they do not show symptoms. 

You might have thought about the difference between people who have asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic COVID-19. Both terms refer to people who do not have symptoms. The difference is that ‘asymptomatic’ refers to people who are infected but never develop any symptoms, while ‘pre-symptomatic’ refers to infected people who have not yet developed symptoms but go on to develop symptoms later.

Important recommended preventive measures include social distancing, wearing face masks in public, ventilation and air-filtering, hand washing, covering one's mouth when sneezing or coughing, disinfecting surfaces, and monitoring and self-isolation for people exposed or symptomatic. Several vaccines are being developed and distributed.

The pandemic has created the largest global recession since the Great Depression. It has led to the postponement or cancellation of events, widespread supply shortages with intense panic buying and agricultural disruption and food shortages.

However, lockdowns are clearing the air to create less pollution. This decreases emissions of pollutants. Many educational institutions and public areas have been partially or fully closed for some time.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Canada: Quebec plans for COVID-19 'immunity passports'

CBC News shows that Quebec (Canada) plans to introduce 'immunity passports' at some point in time, which will allow people to prove they've been vaccinated and make it simpler to travel and perhaps even open some sectors of the struggling economy. However, the new concept is controversial. Some leaders call it divisive and discriminatory.

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 may soon be a requirement for airline or cruise ship passengers for traveling. Some companies (such as in the USA) have come forward saying they will require such proof (so called "immunity passports"). Some employers could perhaps require vaccinations, as well, in the future.

Health Canada approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

CBC News shows that Health Canada has approved use of the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, certainly clearing the way for millions of more inoculations in Canada. The country has secured access to 20 million doses of the useful vaccine.

After a months-long review, Health Canada regulators certainly today approved the COVID-19 vaccine from Oxford University-AstraZeneca for use in Canada. The department's regulators concluded the shot has an efficacy rate of 62 per cent and have authorized it for use in all adults 18 and older. "Overall, there are no important safety concerns, and the vaccine was well tolerated by participants," the decision reads.

AstraZeneca plc is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company with its headquarters in Cambridge, England. AstraZeneca has a portfolio of important products for major diseases including oncology, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation areas. The company was founded in 1999 through the merger of the Swedish Astra AB and the British Zeneca Group (itself formed by the demerger of the pharmaceutical operations of Imperial Chemical Industries in 1993). AstraZeneca has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has secondary listings on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, Nasdaq New York, the Bombay Stock Exchange and on the National Stock Exchange of India.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

COVID-19 in Canada: 'Vaccination passports' a near certainty says bio-ethicist

CTV News shows that Bio-ethicist Kerry Bowman says the important discussion and tension over 'vaccine passports' is imminent as vaccinations increase.

It is possible that COVID-19 so-called vaccine passports will be no different to the normal documents you must show to travel to certain countries in the world.

Some people have no problems with this idea, but some people don't like this passport information idea. Nobody is arguing for making vaccines mandatory (it seems the decision to have a vaccine should always come down to an individual’s informed choice). It seems, also, that some people cannot have it for medical reasons, and these people should really not be discriminated against. As always, some people out there want to have more privacy of their medical records, also.

Governments want as many people as possible to use the important vaccine and have set up campaigns encouraging us all to do so, but doing so is not compulsory. People who have taken the vaccine are given a card stating they have received 1 or both doses and the information is also documented on their medical records.

However, if you choose not to have the vaccine (for reasons unrelated to any certain medical condition which precludes you from it) you must understand that it affects really not only yourself but those in the close space walking around you.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Coronavirus: Canada to receive over 640,000 vaccine doses this week, officials say

Global News shows that during a federal important COVID-19 update on Tuesday, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand said that Canada will certainly receive a total of 643,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines this week, calling it "the largest shipment to date." She added that a total of 2.5 million useful vaccine doses will have been delivered by the end of the month, and another 3.5 million are certainly arriving in March.

Canada’s vaccination campaign certainly seems to be ramping up. However, it is not clear when all pandemic-related restrictions can be really lifted. Vaccinating as many people as possible sure helps to minimize chances of a virus resurgence. It is not known when the important vaccination process will be "fully completed."

It seems, also, that mass vaccinations are not the only factor in Canada's reopening timeline. At some point in time, Canada will return to some so-called "state of normalcy." The main ultimate goal is to get the vaccination levels high so that we reduce the chances of various virus resurgence.

At almost 350 days into the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Pandemic, international travelers arriving at Canadian airports are now required by federal law to go directly to a designated hotel for 3 days while awaiting important tests to see if they are positive for dangerous coronavirus.

The following information is according to the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic: Cases Overview:


Total cases: 851K
Recovered: 799K
Deaths: 21,751

United States (USA):

Total cases: 28.2M
Recovered: not completely known
Deaths: 501K

Total cases: 10.2M
Recovered: 9.11M
Death: 247K

Total cases: 11M
Recovered: 10.7M
Deaths: 156K


Total cases: 112M
Recovered: 63.1M
Deaths: 2.48M

Countries with most Covid-19 Cases:

28,234,691 USA
11,016,434 India
10,195,160 Brazil
4,146,730 United Kingdom
4,142,126 Russia
3,689,418 France
3,161,432 Spain
2,832,162 Italy
2,655,633 Turkey
2,405,118 Germany
2,229,663 Colombia
2,069,751 Argentina
2,043,632 Mexico
1,648,962 Poland
1,590,605 Iran
1,504,588 South Africa
1,358,871 Ukraine
1,298,608 Indonesia
1,286,757 Peru
1,168,491 Czechia
1,079,222 Netherlands
855,142 Canada
805,317 Chile
799,106 Portugal
784,711 Romania
758,810 Israel
755,594 Belgium
675,982 Iraq
642,099 Sweden
573,384 Pakistan
564,865 Philippines
551,355 Switzerland
544,116 Bangladesh
481,709 Morocco
448,371 Austria
442,853 Serbia
426,807 Japan
407,274 Hungary
375,668 Saudi Arabia
375,535 United Arab Emirates
372,417 Jordan
359,337 Lebanon
337,087 Panama
294,790 Slovakia
288,229 Malaysia
280,428 Belarus
275,780 Ecuador
273,666 Nepal
268,995 Georgia
257,800 Kazakhstan
243,176 Bolivia
240,360 Croatia
238,591 Bulgaria
236,210 Dominican Republic
233,424 Azerbaijan
229,781 Tunisia
216,300 Ireland
209,244 Denmark
202,674 Costa Rica
194,833 Lithuania
186,004 Kuwait
185,912 Slovenia
182,783 Greece
178,774 Egypt
178,540 Moldova
176,377 West Bank and Gaza
172,072 Guatemala
170,672 Armenia
165,737 Honduras
161,344 Qatar
154,257 Ethiopia
152,658 Paraguay
152,616 Nigeria
141,783 Burma
139,989 Oman
136,545 Venezuela
130,701 Libya
129,176 Bosnia and Herzegovina
118,530 Bahrain
112,094 Algeria
104,500 Kenya
102,306 Albania
100,796 China
099,917 North Macedonia

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Coronavirus variants could fuel Canada's third wave

Global News shows that Canadian health officials are sounding the alarm over highly transmissible new dangerous Coronavirus COVID-19 variants, warning the global pandemic could "resurge rapidly" and lead to a certain third wave if important public health measures are lifted further.

Canada certainly has made important progress in bringing down overall infections and hospitalizations. However, the imminent dangerous threat the arrival of virus variants is an important event.

The unfortunate emergence and spread is happening of new deadly virus variants of concern. It is important to abide by stringent public health measures. It is certainly important to prevent a rapid resurgence of the unfortunate epidemic in Canada.

In North America, there are 3 variants of concern that are being tracked: the U.K., the South African and the Brazilian variants. More infectious Covid-19 variants have emerged around the world, and experts are saying that countries such as the United States must adapt to a changed pandemic playing field.

No one should travel when sick. Commercial airline restrictions may also prevent you from boarding your travel plane if you're sick. However, Canadians, persons with status under the Indian Act and permanent residents who have dangerous COVID-19 symptoms are allowed to return to Canada.

If you arrive in Canada with symptoms of COVID-19, let a border official know. A Government of Canada representative will then be certainly contacted to assess your situation. They can help you get medical care.

The new coronavirus is certainly an "RNA virus": a collection of genetic material packed inside a protein shell. RNA viruses, like the flu and measles, are more prone to changes and mutations compared with DNA viruses, such as herpes, smallpox, and human papillomavirus (HPV).

The genomes of many DNA viruses are infectious and they can be synthesized, manipulated, and introduced back into cells as plasmids, with the resulting production of certain virions. However, some DNA viruses also require a set of proteins to initiate an infection.

Virus mutation rates are described in several ways, such as mutations per nucleotide synthesized, mutations per genome synthesized or mutations/nucleotide/cell infection. For some RNA viruses, these numbers translate into 1 or 2 mutations per genome replicated. Certain estimates may try to account for the length of the virus replication cycle, the number of certain genomes produced, or the method of genome synthesis.

The so-called evolution rate of a virus is often described as nucleotide substitutions per nucleotide site, per year.

Nucleotides are certainly organic molecules consisting of a nucleoside and a phosphate. They serve as monomeric units of the nucleic acid polymers deoxyribonucleic acid and ribonucleic acid, both of which are really essential biomolecules within all so-called life-forms on Earth.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Canadian government to extend COVID-19 emergency benefits

Global News shows that the Canadian government is really extending many of its emergency COVID-19 benefits as the deadly Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic continues.

The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit will be extended by 12 weeks. Also, another two weeks will be added to the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit.

The Canadian government is also increasing Employment Insurance (EI) availability to 50 weeks in total, meaning an additional important 24 weeks can be claimed.

Canada has had a recent decline in COVID-19 cases, however the daily Coronavirus numbers are under threat from new variants that could cause the numbers to go up.

If there exists a possibility that some vaccines can be stored at higher temperatures, this would make it easier for the products to get to remote and low-income regions. Health Canada is in important discussions about these issues.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Canada: New coronavirus variants gaining ground

Global News shows that Canada is making progress reducing the spread of the dangerous deadly coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. After peaking at nearly 8,000 new cases in January, virus infections have now fallen to below 3,000 per day. However, the bad news is that highly-contagious new variants are certainly "gaining ground" and have been detected in all 10 provinces in Canada.
In the time of 2 weeks, the number of active cases in N.L. has jumped from 14 to 338 with 44 new virus cases confirmed Wednesday. It’s believed the spike has been driven by the U.K. variant.
Scientists are certainly learning new details about these new virus variants. Some viruses have combined to form a mutated hybrid. It is not known if this hybrid poses a bigger threat.

Hopefully, a bigger third wave doesn't happen with new dangerous virus variants.

British Columbia has now identified more than 60 cases of COVID-19 involving "variants of concern." That includes the province's single case of the variant B.1.525, the weird mutation first detected in Nigeria. The Nigerian variant is classified as a "variant under investigation," because researchers are still trying to determine whether its mutations make it more contagious.

Experts say B1525, referred to as the Nigerian variant, should now be the subject of surge testing to limit the spread of the deadly virus. There have been 38 cases of the so-called Nigerian variant identified in the UK as of Tuesday 16 February.

The Nigerian variant contains the same genetic change - E484K - also found in the Brazilian and South African variants.

A virus is really a small collection of genetic code, either DNA or RNA, surrounded by a certain protein coat. A virus cannot replicate alone, it seems. Viruses must infect cells and use components of the host cell to make various copies of themselves.

DNA and RNA are different in their structure, functions, and stabilities. DNA has 4 nitrogen bases: adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine. For RNA: instead of thymine, it has uracil. Also, DNA is double-stranded and RNA is single-stranded. This is why RNA can leave the nucleus and DNA can't.

COVID-19 (short for "coronavirus disease 2019") is caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Like many other viruses, SARS-CoV-2 is an RNA virus. This means that, unlike in humans and other mammals, the genetic material for SARS-CoV-2 is encoded in ribonucleic acid (RNA).

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Stricter testing coming to Canada's borders

Canada will soon require COVID-19 tests before you arrive at a border, when you arrive, and near the end of the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

The economy has been hit hard by the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic. Air Canada says it lost $1.16 billion in the final three months of last year.

Canada: Extreme cold weather warnings issued for five provinces

CTV News shows that Environment Canada's Senior Climatologist Dave Phillips discusses a dangerous blast of winter weather that has hit most of the country.

The weather is sure cold these days. Be careful, indeed, of dangerous cold winter winds. Temperature in Canada vary widely from region to region. Cold Winters can be harsh in many parts of the country, particularly in the interior and Prairie provinces.

The TRUTH About $1 Dogecoin

Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency invented by software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer. The payment system strives to be instant, fun, and free from traditional banking fees. Dogecoin features the face of the Shiba Inu dog from the "Doge" meme as its logo and namesake.

This so-called dog-like coin could be a profitable investment for some people. Perhaps this can one day be a viable currency. Dogecoin seems popular. It could one day reach $1. It could go back down to a few cents.

It seems that this whole thing started off as a joke in 2013. It was a joke based around the popular Doge Meme, featuring a Shiba Inu. Sometime after, was purchased. Later, a software was built and DogeCoin became a fully functional, working currency.

Dogecoin is now the 12th-largest important cryptocurrency with a market cap of $8 billion.

Initially, Dogecoin had a supply limit of 100 billion coins. There is currently no implemented hard cap on the total supply of Dogecoins.

(Bitcoin is right now the largest and oldest cryptocurrency.)

It looks like these are the top 10 Cryptocurrencies right now:

01. Ethereum (ETH)
02. Litecoin (LTC)
03. Cardano (ADA)
04. Polkadot (DOT)
05. Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
06. Stellar (XLM)
07. Chainlink
08. Binance Coin (BNB)
09. Tether (USDT)
10. Monero (XMR)

Canada looking to create digital consumer currency

Global News shows that as more central banks around the whole world consider options for issuing important digital currency, the Bank of Canada is also making its own preparations for a possible future with so-called high-tech legal tender.

Eric Sorensen explains how this could fuel the digital economy and the complications standing in the way.

Digital currency is any currency, money, or money-like asset that is primarily managed, stored or exchanged on digital computer systems, especially over the internet. Types of digital currencies include cryptocurrency, virtual currency and central bank digital currency.

Canada: Pfizer is 'extremely committed' to meeting vaccine delivery targets

CBC News shows that Pfizer is certainly committed to meeting its upcoming important vaccine delivery targets as the company looks for opportunities to accelerate future good shipments, Pfizer Canada president Cole Pinnow said on Rosemary Barton Live.

Pfizer Canada certainly strives to profoundly impact the health of Canadians through the amazing discovery, development and delivery of medicines and vaccines. Their fantastic diverse portfolio offers a broad range of useful benefits and solutions to meet the needs of Canadians.

Pfizer Inc. is really a huge American multinational pharmaceutical corporation. Pfizer is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, and was ranked 64th on the 2020 Fortune 500 list of the largest USA corporations by total revenue, at $47.644 billion as of December 31, 2020.

Jennifer Castle - Monarch Season

Canadian Music: 2020: Jennifer Castle - Monarch Season

This music album was released on October 16.

Jennifer Castle is a Canadian singer-songwriter, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Born in Toronto, she was raised in Mississauga and Orangeville, and spent time living in London, England, and Vancouver, British Columbia, before returning to Toronto and certainly launching her music career at open mic nights in the city.

Track List of Songs:

1 Theory Rest 2:23
2 NYC 3:54
3 Justice 1:41
4 I'll Never Walk Alone 2:37
5 Monarch Season 2:50
6 Moonbeam or Ray 4:21
7 Purple Highway 2:45
8 Veins 3:39
9 Broken Hearted 4:21

Carys - To Anyone Like Me

Canadian Music: 2020: Carys - To Anyone Like Me

This music album was released on October 2.

Aviva Chiara Mongillo, also known as Carys, is a Canadian actress and singer.

Carys is a Welsh feminine given name, formed from the stem of the Welsh vocabulary word caru, "to love" (cf. third person câr "beloved friend" or "precious"), and the suffix -ys, found in such names as Dilys, Gladys, Glenys and Nerys.

Track List of Songs:

1 Love (Validation)
2 No More
3 Crush
4 When A Girl
5 Princesses Don't Cry
6 Maybe I'll Call You

Caribou - Suddenly

Canadian Music: 2020: Caribou - Suddenly

This music album was released on February 28.

"Suddenly" is the 10th studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Caribou by Merge Records and City Slang. It is Snaith's 5th album as Caribou, and his first since Our Love (2014).

Track List of Songs:

01 Sister
02 You and I
03 Sunny's Time
04 New Jade
05 Home
06 Lime
07 Never Come Back
08 Filtered Grand Piano
09 Like I Loved You
10 Magpie
11 Ravi
12 Cloud Song

Lou Canon - Audomatic Body

Canadian Music: 2020: Lou Canon - Audomatic Body

This music album was released on July 10.

Lou Canon is the stage name of Leanne Greyerbiehl, a Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter.

Track List of Songs:

1 The Chorus 1:39
2 M.O.T.R. 3:45
3 Next to You 4:29
4 We Fight Until We Feel 3:24
5 Invisible Desire 2:32
6 Aurelie 1:25
7 Sleeper Wave 4:09
8 Boogie Time 3:39
9 Ancient Chamber 4:48
10 For Life 3:49

Basia Bulat - Are You in Love?

Canadian Music: 2020: Basia Bulat - Are You in Love?

This music album was released on March 27.

Barbara Josephine Bulat is known as Basia Bulat. This is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter. She is often known for performing with an autoharp.

The so-called autoharp is a musical instrument in the chorded zither family. It features a series of chord bars attached to dampers, which, when pressed, mute all of the strings other than those that form the desired chord.

Track List of Songs:

01 Are You in Love? 4:30
02 Electric Roses 4:34
03 Your Girl 2:46
04 Light Years 3:46
05 Homesick 2:43
06 Hall of Mirrors 3:14
07 I Believe it Now 0:47
08 No Control 3:59
09 Pale Blue 3:06
10 Already Forgiven 3:20
11 The Last Time 2:56
12 Fables 3:08
13 Love is at the End of the World 4:12

Bruce Peninsula - No Earthly Sound

Canadian Music: 2020: Bruce Peninsula - No Earthly Sound

This music album was released on April 17.

Bruce Peninsula is a fantastic Canadian indie rock band, whose style has been described as "a near indescribable and rousing potpourri of prog, gospel, folk, rock, pop and country."

The Bruce Peninsula is also a peninsula in Ontario, Canada, that lies between Georgian Bay and the main basin of Lake Huron.

Track List of Songs:

1 Don't Wake the Giant 3:14
2 Make a Sound 3:21
3 Been Busy 3:48
4 Summertime 3:34
5 Praying at the Feet of Your Love 4:21
6 Whistle 3:22
7 Don't Believe Your Eyes 3:29
8 Dig a Little Deeper 4:05
9 Born Lucky 4:26
10 Why Can't 4:26

Dean Brody - Boys

Canadian Music: 2020: Dean Brody - Boys

This music album was released on November 18.

Dean Brody is a fantastic Canadian country music artist who has won 16 CCMA Awards and 2 JUNO Awards. Originally signed to Broken Bow Records in 2008, Brody made his debut later that year with the amazing single "Brothers."

Track List of Songs:

1 Boys 3:15
2 Lightning Bug 2:48
3 Can't Help Myself 2:38
4 I'd Go To Jail 3:02
5 Stay Up 3:12
6 Canadian Summer 3:25
7 Bucket List 3:07
8 Always You 3:11

Braids - Shadow Offering

Canadian Music: 2020: Braids - Shadow Offering

This music album was released on June 19.

Braids is a fantastic Canadian art rock band from Calgary, Alberta, currently based in Montréal, Québec. Braids currently consists of Raphaelle Standell-Preston, Austin Tufts and Taylor Smith.

Track List of Songs:

1 Here 4 U
2 Young Buck
3 Eclipse (Ashley)
4 Just Let Me
5 Upheaval II
6 Fear Of Men
7 Snow Angel
8 Ocean
9 Note To Self

Born Ruffians - JUICE

Canadian Music: 2020: Born Ruffians - JUICE

This music album was released on April 3.

Born Ruffians are a Canadian indie rock band based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Officially founded in 2004 in the Georgian Bay town of Midland, Ontario, the band is composed of frontman Luke Lalonde, bassist Mitch DeRosier, and drummer Steve Hamelin. During the 2010s, they were also certainly joined by Andy Lloyd and Adam Hindle.

Track List of Songs:

1 I Fall in Love Every Night 4:04
2 Breathe 3:28
3 Dedication 2:44
4 The Poet [Can't Jam] 3:45
5 I'm Fine 2:02
6 Hey You 3:08
7 Squeaky 4:37
8 Hazy Wave 1:17
9 Wavy Haze 4:05

Bob Moses - Desire

Canadian Music: 2020: Bob Moses - Desire (EP)

This music album was released on August 28.

Bob Moses is a Canadian electronic duo based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Formed in New York City, the band consists of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance. A remix of their song "Tearing Me Up" by RAC won a Grammy Award for best remixed recording, non-classical.

Track List of Songs:

1 Love We Found
2 The Blame
3 Desire
4 Hold Me Up
5 Outlier
6 Ordinary Day

The Birthday Massacre - Diamonds

Canadian Music: 2020: The Birthday Massacre - Diamonds

This music album was released on March 27.

The Birthday Massacre is a Canadian rock band, formed in 1999 in London, Ontario, and currently seems to be based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Track List of Songs:

1 Enter
2 The Sky Will Turn
3 Diamonds
4 Run
5 Flashback
6 The Last Goodbye
7 Crush
8 Mirrors
9 Parallel World

Justin Bieber - Changes

Canadian Music: 2020: Justin Bieber - Changes

This music album was released on February 14.

Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Track List of Songs:

01. "All Around Me"
02. "Habitual"
03. "Come Around Me"
05. "Yummy"
06. "Available"
07. "Forever"
08. "Running Over"
09. "Take It Out on Me"
10. "Second Emotion"
11. "Get Me"
12. "E.T.A."
13. "Changes"
14. "Confirmation"
15. "That's What Love Is"
16. "At Least for Now"

Laila Biali - Out of Dust

Canadian Music: 2020: Laila Biali - Out of Dust

This music album was released on March 27.

Laila Biali is a fantastic Canadian jazz singer and pianist. She has certainly been nominated for and won a Juno Award and has worked with Chris Botti and Sting.

Track List of Songs:

1 Revival 3:59
2 The Monolith 5:14
3 Glass House 4:56
4 Wendy's Song 4:39
5 Sugar 4:13
6 Alpha Waves 4:09
7 Au Pays De Cocagne 4:12
8 Take Me to the Alley 5:23
9 The Baker's Daughter 5:24
10 Broken Vessels 5:35
11 Take the Day Off 3:41

Beyries - Encounter

Canadian Music: 2020: Beyries - Encounter

This music album was released on November 13.

Amélie Beyries, professionally known as Beyries, is a Canadian folk-pop singer and songwriter from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her debut album, Landing, was released in 2017 and her sophomore album, Encounter, in 2020.

Track List of Songs:

1 What We Have 3:44
2 Closely 3:40
3 Over Me 2:55
4 Keep It to Yourself 3:57
5 Into You 3:32
6 Out of Touch 3:27
7 Graceless 2:45
8 The Story of Eva 3:23
9 Great Green Eyes 3:14
10 Nous sommes 2:48
11 Anymore 1:59

Belinda (Lisa LeBlanc) - It's Not a Game, It's a Lifestyle

Canadian Music: 2020: Belinda (Lisa LeBlanc) - It's Not a Game, It's a Lifestyle

This music album was released on June 14.

In 2020, under the pseudonym Belinda, LeBlanc released It’s Not a Game, It’s a Lifestyle, a five-song EP of disco songs about bingo.

Lisa LeBlanc (born August 13, 1990), is a Canadian singer-songwriter and banjoist, known for her enthusiastic "trash folk" performances.

This banjo-playing former metal-head likes to call her music so-called "folk-trash." When Montreal's Lisa LeBlanc started out, she really wondered how to describe her sound.

Track List of Songs:

1. Mon sport préféré (feat. Johanne) 03:07
2. It’s Not a Game, It’s a Lifestyle 02:22
3. R U Ready 2 Play? 03:04
4. Bingo Bongo (feat. Love Glove et Pinotte) 03:20
5. Bingo Is the Way to Go 04:56

Gary Beals - Bleed My Truth

Canadian Music: 2020: Gary Beals - Bleed My Truth

This music album was released on October 23.

Gary Beals is a Canadian singer who is best known for being runner up in the first season of the reality television series Canadian Idol. He is a resident of Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia and named "Best Halifamous Person of 2003" by The Coast.

Track List of Songs:

1 Me for Me 4:22
2 Bleed My Truth 3:12
3 Why Not 3:24
4 Good Company 3:22
5 Good Love 2:29
6 Keep My Feet 3:23
7 Tryna Be There 3:50
8 Blood Red Roses 3:11
9 Hands 4:11
10 Pictures 3:39

Tim Baker - Survivors

Canadian Music: 2020: Tim Baker - Survivors

This music album was released on July 10.

Tim Baker is a Canadian singer-songwriter from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The longtime lead singer of the indie rock band Hey Rosetta!, his debut solo album Forever Overhead was certainly released on April 19, 2019 on Arts & Crafts.

Track List of Songs:

1 Survivors 3:57
2 On The Porch 4:50
3 Texas Girl At The Funeral Of Her Father 2:39
4 Sylvan Valley 4:41
5 Survivors (Reprise) 2:03

Bahamas - Sad Hunk

Canadian Music: 2020: Bahamas - Sad Hunk

This music album was released on October 9.

Afie Jurvanen, known by his stage name Bahamas, is a Canadian musician born in Toronto, and raised in Barrie, Ontario. He is of Finnish ancestry.

Track List of Songs:

1 Trick To Happy
2 Own Alone
3 Less Than Love
4 Done Did Me No Good
5 Half Your Love
6 Up With The Jones
7 Not Cool Anymore
8 Can't Complain
9 Fair Share
10 Wisdom Of The World

Backxwash - God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It

Canadian Music: 2020: Backxwash - God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It

This music album was released on May 28.

Ashanti Mutinta, known professionally as Backxwash, is a Zambian-Canadian rapper based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is certainly most noted for her 2020 album God Has Nothing to Do with This Leave Him Out of It, which won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize.

Track List of Songs:

1 God Has Nothing to Do with This Leave Him Out of It 1:52
2 Black Magic 3:38
3 Spells 2:20
4 Black Sheep 2:03
5 Hell's Interlude 1:32
6 Into the Void 3:22
7 Adolescence 1:23
8 Amen 2:24
9 Heaven's Interlude 1:00
10 Redemption 2:31

Austra - Hirudin

Canadian Music: 2020: Austra - Hirudin

This music album was released on May 1.

Austra is a Canadian electronic music band from Toronto, Ontario, founded by composer, singer-songwriter, and producer Katie Stelmanis in 2009. Stelmanis is the only permanent member of the project, with a rotating live band that has included Maya Postepski, Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak.

Track List of Songs:

01 Anywayz
02 All I Wanted
03 How Did You Know?
04 Your Family
05 Risk It
06 Interlude i
07 It’s Amazing
08 Mountain Baby
09 I Am Not Waiting
10 Interlude ii
11 Messiah

Rich Aucoin - United States

Canadian Music: 2020: Rich Aucoin - United States

This music album was released on September 18.

Rich Aucoin is a Canadian indie rock musician, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the younger brother of Paul Aucoin of Hylozoists. He performs and records both as a solo artist and as a collaborator and interesting guest musician in Hylozoists.

Track List of Songs:

01. Kayfabe 02:41
02. How It Breaks 03:37
03. Red Rocks 03:02
04. Walls 03:00
05. Reset 03:04
06. This Is It 02:49
07. Civil 03:03
08. Trip 03:21
09. Blue Highways 02:04
10. Dopamine 03:41
11. Eulogy Of Regret 03:52
12. American Dream 03:42

Art of Time Ensemble - Ain't Got Long

Canadian Music: 2020: Art of Time Ensemble - Ain't Got Long

This music album was released on November 13.

Art of Time Ensemble is a collective of Canadian-based classical, jazz and pop musicians, founded in 1998 by pianist/artistic director, Andrew Burashko. The Art of Time Ensemble is a non-profit organization.

Track List of Songs:

01 Ain't Got Long 8:25
02 Love In Vain 4:42
03 The Boy In The Bubble 4:48
04 River 8:43
05 Someone To Watch Over Me 4:19
06 Exit Music (For A Film) 5:30
07 Calling All Angels 7:14
08 What'll I Do 3:22
09 After Mardi Gras 4:59
10 Sad Song 6:07

Aquakultre and Uncle Fester - Bleeding Gums Murphy

Canadian Music: 2020: Aquakultre and Uncle Fester - Bleeding Gums Murphy

This music album was released on October 9.

Aquakultre and Uncle Fester Announced New Album 'Bleeding Gums Murphy' Fresh off the release of the Polaris Music Prize long-listed debut album Legacy, Halifax-based singer Aquakultre is teaming up with DJ and producer Uncle Fester for the follow-up. Bleeding Gums Murphy was released October 9 on Black Buffalo Records.

Track List of Songs:

A1 A Gun
A2 Still Good
A3 Problems
A4 Hard Reset
A5 Gyoza
A6 The Difference
B7 Lemongrass
B8 Eye To Eye
B9 Couldn't Be
B10 Autographs
B11 Bleeding Gums Murphy

Aquakultre - Legacy

Canadian Music: 2020: Aquakultre - Legacy

This music album was released on May 8.

Aquakultre is a Canadian soul and R&B musical project from Halifax, Nova Scotia, whose core band member is singer and rapper Lance Sampson. They are certainly most noted for their album Legacy, which was a longlisted nominee for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize.

Track List of Songs:

1. Legacy
2. 657
3. Don’t Forget
4. Wife Tonight (Remix)
5. Time And Affection
6. Open Your Eyes
7. I Doubt It
8. Questionable Intentions
9. Pay It Forward

Tenille Arts - Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between

Canadian Music: 2020: Tenille Arts - Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between

This music album was released on January 10.

Tenille Jade Dakota Arts is a Canadian country music singer from Weyburn, Saskatchewan. She independently released an extended play and studio album before signing a record deal with indie label Reviver Records in 2018.

Track List of Songs:

01 Somebody Like That 3:20
02 Slow It Down 3:26
03 Wild Love 3:51
04 Butterfly Effect 2:30
05 I Hate This 3:11
06 Nothing To See Here 3:20
07 Another Life 4:39
08 Right Guy Wrong Time 3:42
09 Call You Names 3:52
10 Missing You 2:59
11 Wouldn't You Like To Know 3:02
12 Everybody Knows Everybody 3:19

Arkells - Campfire Chords

Canadian Music: 2020: Arkells - Campfire Chords

This music album was released on August 20.

Arkells are a Canadian rock band, formed in Hamilton, Ontario. In 2006, they signed with Dine Alone Records, and have since signed with Universal Records Canada and Last Gang Records. The music band has released five albums, two EPs and a number of interesting singles that have charted in Canada.

Track List of Songs:

1 Knocking At The Door
2 Quitting You
3 Years In The Making
4 Whistleblower
5 Michigan Left
6 I’m Not The Sun
7 Don’t Be A Stranger
8 Come To Light
9 A Little Rain (A Song For Pete)
10 Eyes On The Prize
11 Book Club
12 And Then Some
13 Kiss Cam
14 My Hearts Always Yours
15 Hand Me Downs
16 11:11
17 Relentless
18 Leather Jacket
19 Take Me Home (Outro)