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Five Key Takeaways From Canada’s Latest COVID-19 Projections

The federal government’s latest COVID-19 projections show fast, strong and sustained measures are required to interrupt rapid growth cases and deaths. Here are five things to know… Read more »

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In Mandate Letter, PM Tells Freeland to Spend on Temporary Measures Until Crisis Ends

Emergency spending to deal with the COVID-19 crisis must not outlast the pain it’s meant to salve, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has instructed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland… Read more »

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Trudeau Leaves Door Open to Tighter Travel Ban, Eyeing COVID-19 Mutations Abroad

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leaving the door open to tighter travel restrictions, including a possible ban on outbound air travel as COVID-19 case counts climb across… Read more »

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Harvest Meats Recalls Sausages Over Undercooking

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the recall affects customers in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario and Saskatchewan.

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Pfizer Cutting Back Vaccine Deliveries to Canada Due to Production Issues

Only half of Canada’s promised COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech will arrive in the next month, federal officials revealed Friday, blaming production issues in Belgium that will affect… Read more »

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Yukon Could Be First Place in Canada to Achieve Herd Immunity, Says Top Doctor

Yukon’s chief medical officer of health says he can see the territory’s population achieving herd immunity within three months if the vaccine supplies come in as scheduled…. Read more »

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New Cabinet Minister Omar Alghabra Slams ‘Harmful Innuendo’ by Bloc About His Past

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says he feels let down by Bloc Québécois efforts to taint his past with “dangerous and harmful innuendo.” “I am disappointed by the… Read more »

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Bloc Takes Aim at New Transport Minister, Pointing Finger at ‘Islamic Movement’ Ties

The Bloc Québécois is seeking to sow doubt about Canada’s new Transport Minister Omar Alghabra over his association with what it calls “the political Islamic movement.” Leader… Read more »

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Tragically Hip Face Masks Raise $40,000 to Support Canadian Musicians

Face masks emblazoned with the Tragically Hip’s popular song title “Courage” have raised more than $40,000 in support of Canada’s music industry. The Kingston, Ont. band started… Read more »

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Air Canada Suspends More Routes in Atlantic Canada in Latest Round of Cuts

Effective Jan. 23, the airline will suspend all service in Gander, N.L., Goose Bay, N.L., and Fredericton, N.B., the Atlantic Canada Airports Association says.

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Human Rights Panel Orders Winnipeg Landlord to Pay Tenant for Racist, Sexist Remarks

A human rights commission in Manitoba has ordered a landlord to pay $15,000 to a young mother who was harassed because she was pregnant and had a… Read more »

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A List of Federal MPs Who’ve Said They Will Not Run Again in the Next Election

Liberal MP Navdeep Bains has announced he’s stepping down from his role as innovation, science and industry minister and won’t run again in the next election in… Read more »

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Trudeau to Shuffle Cabinet As Bains Departs as Innovation Minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will conduct a small shuffle of his ministers today before holing up later in the day for a cabinet retreat to plot strategy… Read more »

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‘Sex and the City’ Revival Won’t Have Kim Cattrall’s Character Samantha, Says Parker

“Sex and the City” fans are buzzing on social media about Canadian-raised actress Kim Cattrall after she was noticeably absent from a new trailer for an upcoming… Read more »

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Alberta Leads Other Provinces on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Alberta is leading other provinces on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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Bank and Insurer Dividend Hikes, Share Buybacks Won’t Return During Lockdown: OSFI

The superintendent of one of Canada’s financial regulators won’t consider allowing banks and insurers to hike dividends, offer share buybacks or increase executive compensation until COVID-19 lockdowns have subsided.

Ottawa Gives Accounting Firm Deloitte $16M Contract To Track COVID-19 Vaccinations

Ottawa Gives Accounting Firm Deloitte $16M Contract To Track COVID-19 Vaccinations

The federal government has awarded international accounting firm Deloitte a $16-million contract to build a national computer system to manage the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The contract was… Read more »

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‘Heartland’ Star on Leaving the Show: ‘It Was Time To Move in a New Direction’

A major character has left the hit Canadian series “Heartland,” but the show will continue with a storyline one of its stars says was in the works… Read more »

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Five Musicians Recognized at Inaugural SiriusXM Black Canadian Music Awards

Five Black Canadian musicians have been selected by a jury of their peers as recipients of the inaugural SiriusXM Black Canadian Music Awards. The new prize, launched… Read more »

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Airports in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia Without Commercial Service After Air Canada Cuts

Some of Atlantic Canada’s airports are going without commercial service starting today following Air Canada’s decision to cancel flights to Sydney, N.S., and Saint John, N.B., amid… Read more »

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Bank CEOs Say Economic Rebound Is Coming, but Dependent on Vaccines and Lockdowns

Royal Bank of Canada’s chief executive says it will take a few million people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 for the country’s economic rebound to get on track…. Read more »

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Porter Airlines Delays Service Restart, Eyes March 29 as Tentative Date

Porter Airlines has once more delayed its plans to restart flights, setting March 29 as a new tentative date, just over a year since it first suspended… Read more »

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COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in Remote Communities Along Labrador’s North Coast

Inuit Elder Willie Ford has become the first person in Labrador’s Nunatsiavut region to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Feds Change Sick-Leave Benefit, Applicants Required To Say if They Travelled

Anyone applying for three federal benefits will now need to say whether they are in quarantine because they travelled outside the country. The Canada Revenue Agency announced… Read more »