August 5th, 2021

National News

Ottawa announces $6-billion transfer to Quebec aimed at strengthening child care

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

MONTREAL – The federal government is transferring about $6 billion to Quebec over five years in connection with Ottawa’s national child-care program, but the money comes without conditions and Quebec’s government can spend it how it pleases. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement Thursday alongside Premier François Legault in Montreal, who said a significant ... Read More »

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Hajdu pens letter to Alberta, asks for science behind plan to lift COVID-19 rules

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

OTTAWA – Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu has sent a letter to her Alberta counterpart saying she shares concerns about the province’s plan to lift all of its COVID-19 health restrictions. In the letter, addressed to Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro, Hajdu says she agrees with the Canadian Paediatric Society’s description of the move as ... Read More »

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Quebec premier announces vaccine passport system after rise in COVID-19 cases

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

MONTREAL – Quebec Premier François Legault says the government will impose a vaccine passport system following a recent rise in COVID-19 infections. Legault said today that Health Minister Christian Dubé will announce details in the coming days about how the system will work and when it will begin. The announcement came as health officials reported ... Read More »

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Ottawa announces $6 billion transfer to Quebec aimed at strengthening child care

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

MONTREAL – The Canadian government is giving Quebec about $6 billion over five years, a significant portion of which will go to the province’s child-care network. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement today alongside Premier François Legault in Montreal. Trudeau has been travelling the country in recent weeks, announcing hundreds of millions of dollars ... Read More »

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Hajdu pens letter to Alberta, asks for science behind plan to lift COVID rules

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

OTTAWA – Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu has sent a letter to her Alberta counterpart saying she shares concerns about the province’s plan to lift all of its COVID-19 health restrictions. In the letter, addressed to Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro, Hajdu says she agrees with the Canadian Paediatric Society’s description of the move as ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Quebec premier announces vaccine-passport system after rise in cases

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

MONTREAL – Quebec Premier François Legault says his government will impose a vaccine passport system following a recent rise in COVID-19 infections. Legault says Health Minister Christian Dubé will announce details in the coming days about how the system will work and when it will begin. The government had said it would wait until September ... Read More »

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Ottawa won’t share details on Afghan refugees due to security reasons: Mendicino

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

OTTAWA – Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino says the federal government won’t share details on the numbers and whereabouts of Afghan refugees who landed in Canada yesterday and those who will arrive later to protect the evacuees and the security of the operation. Speaking to a virtual news conference today, Mendicino says the government is dealing ... Read More »

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Top court turns down family’s request to seal material found in van attacker’s home

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed a request to keep some information barred from public view in the Toronto van attack case. Family members of Alek Minassian, who killed 10 people when he drove a rental van down the sidewalk of Yonge Street in 2018, had asked to appeal a ruling that ... Read More »

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Police investigate slaying of man, 32, gunned down in home on Montreal’s south shore

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

LONGUEUIL, Que. – Police are investigating another fatal shooting with possible links to organized crime in the Montreal area. Longueuil, Que., police say a man was shot at least one time inside his residence in that city on Montreal’s south shore. Local police say the shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. today and the 32-year-old victim ... Read More »

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Decathlon medal in sight for Warner, senior benefits cut off : In The News for Aug. 5

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

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 Aug. 5 … What we are watching in Canada … Canada’s Damian Warner is two events from capturing his first Olympic decathlon title. The 31-year-old ... Read More »

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