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Ottawa advocating to prioritize vaccines for Indigenous people: Miller

Ottawa advocating to prioritize vaccines for Indigenous people: Miller

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government is working with the provinces to prioritize vaccinating Indigenous people against COVID-19, including those who live in urban centres and other places where the provinces p

Two provinces hardest hit by COVID-19 see cases trend downward over last week totals

The two provinces hardest hit by COVID-19 recorded a decline in new cases this week as Canada grapples with delays in its immunization plans.
Controversial MP Derek Sloan ejected from Conservative caucus

Controversial MP Derek Sloan ejected from Conservative caucus

OTTAWA — Controversial MP Derek Sloan was kicked out of the Conservative caucus Wednesday.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 4 p.m. A case of COVID-19 on a flight from Ottawa to Iqaluit today has turned out to be a false positive. Nunavut's chief public health officer Dr.

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Conservative MP Derek Sloan ejected from party caucus

OTTAWA — A majority of Conservative MPs have voted to remove Derek Sloan from the party's caucus, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly about caucus business.
Parole board decision notes Allan Legere planned escape in year of murder conviction

Parole board decision notes Allan Legere planned escape in year of murder conviction

HALIFAX — Allan Legere plotted a fresh escape the year he was convicted of a series of brutal killings that had created panic in Miramichi, N.B., according to a written decision denying him parole. The eight-page decision, which follows a Jan.

Federal lawyers argue charges Peter Nygard faces are too serious for release

WINNIPEG — Federal lawyers say the seriousness of the allegations Peter Nygard faces in the United States outweigh any risk the Canadian fashion mogul faces behind bars.
Vaccination efforts key to economic recovery, BoC says as it keeps rate on hold

Vaccination efforts key to economic recovery, BoC says as it keeps rate on hold

OTTAWA — The economy will go in reverse for the first quarter of 2021, the Bank of Canada said Wednesday as it kept its key interest rate on hold, warning the hardest-hit workers will be hammered again on a path to a recovery that rests on the rollou
Vaccine myths running rampant online among all age groups, Ontario docs say

Vaccine myths running rampant online among all age groups, Ontario docs say

OTTAWA — The head of the Ontario Medical Association says dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is spreading on social media among all age groups.
TC Energy halts spending on Keystone XL, says it's 'disappointed' with Biden move

TC Energy halts spending on Keystone XL, says it's 'disappointed' with Biden move

CALGARY — Work on the Keystone XL project is being suspended in anticipation of U.S. president-elect Joe Biden revoking its vital presidential permit once he is sworn in, Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. said Wednesday.