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Changes in Indian Farm Laws Could Benefit Canada, Experts Say

Changes in India’s farm laws could potentially open up one of the world’s most populous markets and are being closely watched by Canada’s agricultural and economic sectors, say experts.

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CFIB Says More Than 200,000 Canadian Businesses Could Close Permanently During COVID-19 Crisis

More than 200,000 Canadian businesses could close permanently during the COVID-19 crisis, throwing millions of people out of work as the resurgence of the virus worsens across… Read more »

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Senior Hospital Staffer “Retires” After Family Member Vaccinated Without Appointment

A senior staff member at an Ontario hospital has retired after a relative was vaccinated against COVID-19 at a clinic intended for health-care workers. Headwaters Health Care… Read more »

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Care Home Residents Prioritized: Alberta Begins Second Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the province has begun administering second doses of the vaccine.

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Biden Delivers on Promise to Cancel Keystone XL Permit; TC Energy Halts Project

Newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden carried out his campaign promise to tear up the presidential permit keeping the Keystone XL expansion alive on Wednesday, hours after the pipeline owner said it would halt work on the project.

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Canadian Creates ‘Huge,’ ‘Tremendous’ Donald Trump Snow Sculpture

A massive snow sculpture on a St. John’s lawn depicting former United States President Donald Trump drowning in a sea of blue drew visitors all day on… Read more »

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Schools in Only 7 Southern Ontario Regions to Open in-Person Jan. 25, Rest Stay Online

Schools in just seven public health units in southern Ontario will reopen to in-person learning on Monday while the rest will continue teaching students online, the province… Read more »

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Five Killed by Christmas Tree Fires in Ontario This Season: Fire Marshal

Provincial officials say dry Christmas trees caused two recent fatal fires in Ontario. A spokeswoman with the Office of the Fire Marshal says most recently, four people… Read more »

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Vaccine Myths Running Rampant Online Among All Age Groups, Ontario Docs Say

Dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is spreading on social media among all age groups and could harm Canada’s efforts to end the pandemic, the head of the… Read more »

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Students at VP Kamala Harris’s Montreal Alma Mater Say Her Rise Serves as Inspiration

Students at Montreal’s Westmount High School spent the morning watching a former graduate ascend to one of the highest political offices in the world, serving as a reminder that nothing is out of their grasp.

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Statcan Study Finds Some Correlation Between Child and Parent Fitness Levels

A new study links the fitness level of Canadian children to that of their parents. The StatCan analysis suggests a child’s aerobic fitness, muscular strength and flexibility… Read more »

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Conservative MP Derek Sloan Ejected From Party Caucus For “Destructive Behaviour”: O’Toole

Controversial MP Derek Sloan was kicked out of the Conservative caucus Wednesday, a move party leader Erin O’Toole said was due to a “pattern of destructive behaviour”… Read more »

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Westjet’s 737 Max to Be First to Return to Canadian Skies After Global Grounding

WestJet says that tomorrow it will operate the first commercial flight of the Boeing 737 MAX since the aircraft was cleared to fly again in Canadian airspace.

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Canadians Tune in to Joe Biden Inauguration Amid Pandemic Threat, Violence Concerns

Canadians tuned in Wednesday with a mixture of relief and optimism to watch the swearing in of Joe Biden as U.S. president amid concerns about potential violence… Read more »

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Bank of Canada Keep Key Rate at 0.25 per Cent, Warns of Economic Decline in 2021

Canada’s central bank will update its economic forecast for the country that will offer a window when it expects a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to take hold.

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Speedtest by Ookla: Canada’s Fastest Internet Providers & Places with Fastest Internet Connection

Speedtest by Ookla is used by millions around the world to test the speed and performance of their internet connection. The company released the latest Global Index… Read more »

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Statistics Canada Says Annual Pace of Inflation Slowed in December 2020 to 0.7 per Cent

The annual rate of inflation slowed in December as the pace of rising food prices decreased and the cost of air travel compared with a year earlier… Read more »

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Tories Unsettled Over Whether Ends Justify the Means in Ouster of Derek Sloan

Conservatives were torn Tuesday over a decision by party leader Erin O’Toole to try to expel an MP from their ranks over a donation from a known… Read more »

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Ford Appeals To U.S. President-Elect Biden for Help Securing More COVID-19 Vaccines

Premier Doug Ford appealed to U.S. president-elect Joe Biden today for help securing more COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario. Ford expressed frustration about a delivery slow down of… Read more »

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Canadians Torn Between Helping the World and Helping Themselves

  The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is highlighting the disconnect between the way Canadians see their role in the world and reality, according to international affairs experts. Ottawa… Read more »

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No Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Doses To Be Shipped To Canada Next Week: Fortin

Canada is not going to get any vaccine does from Pfizer-BioNTech next week. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the Canadian military commander co-ordinating the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, says Canada’s… Read more »

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Cancel Foreign Trips Because Travel Rules Could Change Suddenly, Trudeau Says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says any Canadian planning an international trip should cancel it.

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Canada in Touch With Incoming Biden Admin About Oil Pipeline

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday his officials are in regular contact with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration about a long disputed oil pipeline that… Read more »

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Canadian Neonatal Nurse Fired After Speaking at D.C. Rally

A Canadian neonatal intensive care nurse who spoke at an anti-lockdown rally in Washington, D.C., has been fired. London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ont., confirms its… Read more »