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PM Put All Vaccine ‘Eggs’ in One China Basket, Didn’t Consider Other Options: O’Toole

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole accused the Liberal government Sunday of putting too much emphasis on partnering with a Chinese company for a COVID-19 vaccine in what turned… Read more »

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What’s On This Weekend

Things to Do this Weekend — What’s On this Weekend in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver.

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Jagmeet Singh Stoked Over ‘Epic Crossover’ in Video Gaming Sesh with AOC

Jagmeet Singh committed a grisly slaying in front of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday night. Fortunately the victim was a video game character, not a human being. The… Read more »

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PMOops: Trudeau’s Office Releases Account of Him Scolding O’Toole Before He Does It

A spokesman for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his office accidentally sent out an account of a phone call with Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole that hadn’t happened yet.

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Sobeys Brings Back Hero Pay for Manitoba, Toronto, Peel Workers as COVID Cases Rise

Sobeys says it is bringing back pay premiums for staff in locations where COVID-19 lockdowns are in effect. Parent company Empire Company Limited says it has reinstated… Read more »

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When COVID-19 Vaccines Could Be Available in Canada: What We Know So Far

Vaccines are now a bright spot of hope on the COVID-19 pandemic horizon. But much about them, and their rollout in Canada, remains up in the air…. Read more »

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Former NATO Commander Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin to Lead Vaccine Distribution

Canadian Forces Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who commanded NATO’s training mission in Iraq, is now undertaking arguably his most important mission — leading the logistical rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine on Canadian soil.

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5G Phones Are Now Available, but Are They Worth the Cost?

With global smartphone makers such as Apple, Samsung, LG and others rolling out their first 5G phones this year, many Canadians will be considering an upgrade to the latest tech during the peak selling season between now and Boxing Day.

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Ice-Dancers Moir and Virtue Among 114 Order of Canada Inductees

Champion ice-dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Olympic champion swimmer Mark Tewksbury were among 114 athletes, artists, scholars and community leaders named to the Order of… Read more »

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Tory MP Duncan Pushes Health Minister to Finally End the Gay Blood Ban

Eric Duncan, the first openly gay Conservative MP, laced into the federal health minister Thursday over the Liberals failure to end a ban on gay men donating blood.

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Federal Task Force Considers a National Flood Insurance Program

A new federal task force will look at the possibility of a low-cost national flood insurance program as well as options for potential relocation of people who live in areas at highest risk from surging spring waters.

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Health Canada Expects First COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Approved Next Month

The first COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for use in Canada within two weeks, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser said Thursday. The department’s medicine review team is… Read more »

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Hockey Canada Suspends World Junior Selection Camp After Positive COVID-19 Tests

Hockey Canada has temporarily shutdown national junior team selection camp following the confirmation of two positive COVID-19 tests among players. Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday that players,… Read more »

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Liberals to Present Bill on Single-Game Sports Betting

The Liberal government says it will bring in a bill on one-game sports betting, five years after a previous attempt died in the Senate. The legislation on… Read more »

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Liberals to Unveil First Step on Child-Care Plan in Economic Update, Sources Say

The federal Liberals will take small step toward a plan to create a national daycare system, with sources telling The Canadian Press next week’s economic update will… Read more »

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Test of Emergency Public Alert System Expected Today Across Canada, CRTC Says

Most people across Canada can expect an interruption today by an emergency public alert that will be broadcast on television, radio and sent to mobile devices as… Read more »

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November 30: See the Last Lunar Eclipse of 2020

Weather permitting, you can experience a penumbral lunar eclipse on November 30, 2020. This is the fourth lunar eclipse of 2020. The best part is, you will be able to see the eclipse irrespective of your location in Canada.

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2021 Grammy Nominations: Justin Bieber Lead Canadians with Four Nominations

Justin Bieber is coming out on top as the leading Canadian nominee at the Grammys. The Stratford, Ont.-raised pop superstar picked up four nominations this year, including… Read more »

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Lack of Canadian Vaccine Production Means Others Could Get Inoculations First: PM

A lack of vaccine-production capabilities in Canada means the United States, Britain, Germany and other countries could have some of their citizens inoculated against COVID-19 before Canadians… Read more »

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Assisted-Death Bill Sends Wrong Message to Indigenous People, Advocates Say

Assisted-dying legislation sends the wrong message to Indigenous communities, advocates said Tuesday as voices opposed to the bill continued to ring out on Parliament Hill. Indigenous elders… Read more »

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Miss Vickie’s Chips Recalled in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Due to Possible Glass Pieces

Miss Vickie’s Canada says some of its potato chips that were part of a recall in Eastern Canada earlier this month due to possible glass contamination were… Read more »

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Federal Rent Subsidy Program for Businesses Hurt by COVID-19 Opens Today

Businesses struggling to pay the bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to start applying today for a long-awaited new commercial rent-relief program offered by… Read more »

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Quebec Judge Orders Hudson’s Bay to Pay Rent to Landlords at Multiple Shopping Malls

A Quebec judge has ordered Hudson’s Bay Co. to pay rent at several of its department stores in the province, saying the retailer cannot take the law… Read more »

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N.L., P.E.I. Leave COVID-19 Atlantic Bubble

Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador announced Monday they are temporarily pulling out of the Atlantic bubble as COVID-19 cases rise in the region. “After careful… Read more »