November 25th, 2020

National News

Bloc leader slams Trudeau over ‘unacceptable’ handling of COVID-19 vaccine orders

By The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2020

OTTAWA – Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is blasting the prime minister’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, calling Justin Trudeau’s pledge that vaccines will start to arrive in the coming months “unacceptable.” Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians yesterday even as he acknowledged that some other countries are likely to start inoculating their citizens first, citing ... Read More »

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Canada-wide survey of women’s shelters shows abuse more severe during pandemic

By Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2020

A new national survey by Women’s Shelters Canada offers a glimpse into the experiences of front-line workers and women fleeing violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, with reports of clients facing more violence that is also increasing in severity. The Shelter Voices survey says 52 per cent of 266 participating shelters reported seeing clients who were ... Read More »

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Tougher COVID-19 restrictions and a major Grammy snub: In The News for Nov. 25

By The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2020

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 25 … What we are watching in Canada … The Ontario government is expected to spell out its guidelines today for celebrating the upcoming ... Read More »

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

By The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EST on Nov. 25, 2020: There are 341,503 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 134,330 confirmed (including 6,887 deaths, 116,624 resolved) _ Ontario: 106,510 confirmed (including 3,519 deaths, 90,074 resolved) _ Alberta: 49,536 confirmed (including 492 deaths, 35,695 resolved) _ British Columbia: ... Read More »

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Test of emergency public alert system expected today across Canada, CRTC says

By The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2020

OTTAWA – 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 part of a countrywide test of the system. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says all provinces and territories, except Nunavut, will get the alerts, but ... Read More »

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‘Watching very closely’: Blood services watching for impact from COVID-19 second wave

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2020

CALGARY – Canadian Blood Services is closely watching the second wave of COVID-19 to make sure the national blood supply remains secure. The organization has not been able to accommodate as many donors at clinics due to physical distancing required since the novel coronavirus appeared earlier this year. About 400,000 of Canada’s 37 million population ... Read More »

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Montreal archdiocese to release report on response to pedophile priest

By The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2020

MONTREAL – A review of the Catholic archdiocese of Montreal’s handling of complaints against a pedophile priest is to be released today. The archdiocese enlisted former Quebec Superior Court justice Pepita Capriolo to examine the church’s response to complaints against former priest Brian Boucher. Archbishop Christian Lepine is expected to speak about the report, tabled ... Read More »

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‘These spaces are lifelines:’ Nunavut lockdown leaves some with nowhere to go

By Emma Tranter, The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2020

IQALUIT – Caribou stew simmers on a stove top while a staff member chops vegetables in an empty dining room, the sounds of his blade echoing off the walls as it hits the cutting board. This is the scene at Iqaluit’s Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre from Sundays to Thursdays. Nunavummiut usually arrive around noon to ... Read More »

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‘No option:’ Alberta bans home gatherings as COVID-19 cases continue to climb

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on November 24th, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, his province bending precariously under the weight of record COVID-19 cases, imposed new sweeping public health restrictions Tuesday that include a ban on gatherings in people’s homes. Kenney also announced changes to schools, churches, restaurants and retailers, and banned sports teams from playing and sharply curtailed attendance at weddings ... Read More »

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McCallum says he tried to improve conditions for Korvig, Spavor in Chinese prison

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on November 24th, 2020

OTTAWA – One of Canada’s most controversial ex-ambassadors to China says he repeatedly tried to improve the living conditions of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor after their imprisonment in the People’s Republic almost two years ago. John McCallum also said Tuesday he regrets speaking about the October 2019 Canadian election in a meeting with Chinese ... Read More »

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