April 17th, 2021

National News

Gay Liberal MP calls on O’Toole to disavow Tory MP’s remark suggesting he’s ‘unclean’

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – A gay Liberal MP is calling on Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole to disavow a remark by a Tory MP that appeared to suggest he and other LGBT people are “unclean.” The exchange between Liberal MP Rob Oliphant and Conservative MP Tamara Jansen came during final debate today on a bill that would ban ... Read More »

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Alberta’s Kenney sowing distrust with misleading COVID-19 anecdotes, statements: NDP

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Opposition says Premier Jason Kenney is sowing distrust by recounting misleading anecdotes to illustrate COVID-19 policy decisions. “I think this is about trust. I think this is about telling the truth,” NDP critic Sarah Hoffman said Friday. “I think we’ve seen many examples where the premier tries to bolster his own narrative. ... Read More »

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Conservatives cite concern over influence of ‘climate activists’ on net-zero target

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – Conservatives have moved to quash a government bill that mandates Ottawa set legally binding targets to hit net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 over a lack of representation from the oil and gas sector on an outside advisory panel. Tory House Leader Gerard Deltell put forward the motion during the fourth debate of Bill ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: New restrictions for Ontario amid dire COVID predictions

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

TORONTO – Ontario is extending its stay-at-home order to six weeks, restricting interprovincial travel and limiting outdoor gatherings in an effort to fight a losing battle with COVID-19. It is also closing all non-essential construction and recreational facilities such as tennis courts and playgrounds. Premier Doug Ford announced the restrictions Friday among several new anti-COVID-19 ... Read More »

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‘Disgusted:’ Miller reacts to security guard’s actions toward Indigenous woman

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller has expressed his disgust over a video showing a security guard in a physical altercation with an Indigenous woman who was accused of shoplifting from a grocery store. The nine-minute video posted on social media Wednesday shows a man, who identifies himself as a security guard, kneeling on ... Read More »

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Doctors say lowering age cut-off for AstraZeneca vaccine makes sense as cases surge

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

CALGARY – Doctors say the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine should be offered to Canadians in a wider age range as COVID-19 infections soar in many parts of the country. Provinces limited eligibility for that vaccine to those 55 and older, after a small number of cases of an unusual and serious blood clotting condition appeared in younger ... Read More »

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Huawei CFO’s legal team applies for adjournment in final extradition hearings

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Supreme Court says lawyers for Meng Wanzhou are applying to adjourn the final three-week leg of her extradition case set to begin April 26. The court says in a statement that the Huawei executive’s legal team will bring the application before the court on Monday but it doesn’t explain the reasons. ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Canucks games against Leafs postponed as team returns from COVID

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

VANCOUVER – The NHL has postponed a pair of games between the Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs as Vancouver continues to work its way back from a COVID-19 outbreak. The Leafs were set to play in Vancouver on Saturday and Monday, but the league announced Friday that the games have been rescheduled for Sunday and ... Read More »

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‘Quite fitting.’ Prince Philip’s funeral an online event for all but a few in Canada

By Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

HALIFAX – The options for Canadians planning to pay their respects to Prince Philip during his funeral Saturday will be largely limited to small gatherings in front of TV or computer screens. Thanks to pandemic protocols, there will be no mass get-togethers – except online. But there is every indication the Duke of Edinburgh would ... Read More »

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Pfizer supply bolstered as Moderna cuts delivery, Ontario turns down Trudeau’s help

By Melissa Couto Zuber, The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

The federal government is buying more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech as it moves to offset reduction in supply from another producer. And while it offered to help Ontario distribute its shots, the hot-spot province turned down that assistance. Prime Minister JustinTrudeau announced Friday a contract with Pfizer for eight million additional doses ... Read More »

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