January 25th, 2022

National News

Provinces clamour for rapid tests while feds struggle to deliver millions promised

By Laura Osman and Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2022

OTTAWA – Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says Canada is in crisis when it comes to COVID-19 PCR testing capacity, even as Ottawa struggles to make good on its promise to deliver 140 million rapid tests to provinces by the end of the month. Access to PCR molecular testing, which is considered the gold standard ... Read More »

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Mounties urge Supreme Court to allow class action on bullying to proceed

By The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2022

OTTAWA – Mounties waging a class action against the RCMP over bullying and harassment are telling the Supreme Court to reject a federal move to have the suit thrown out. The lead plaintiffs, veteran RCMP members Geoffrey Greenwood and Todd Gray, say they were among those subjected to a culture of systemic bullying, intimidation and ... Read More »

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Appeal Court cuts sentence in half for Alberta battered woman who killed her husband

By The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2022

EDMONTON – The Alberta Court of Appeal has cut in half the 18-year prison sentence for an Alberta woman who admitted to shooting her husband in the head and dumping his body in a pond. Helen Naslund pleaded guilty in 2020 to manslaughter in the September 2011 death of Miles Naslund, who was 49, on ... Read More »

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PM needs more info on Quebec’s no-vax tax, Ottawa struggles to deliver rapid tests

By Daniela Germano, The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2022

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he needs more information before he can say whether he supports Quebec’s anti-vaccination tax, as Ottawa struggled to make good on its promise to deliver COVID-19 rapid tests. Trudeau said Quebec has reassured the federal government that its plan to tax adult residents who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 ... Read More »

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Provinces clamour for rapid tests while feds struggle to deliver

By The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2022

OTTAWA – Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says Canada is in crisis when it comes to COVID-19 PCR test capacity, even as the federal government struggles to make good on its promise to deliver 140 million rapid tests to provinces by the end of the month. Duclos says access to PCR tests in provinces is ... Read More »

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Trudeau warns of more Russia sanctions amid Moscow military buildup near Ukraine

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2022

OTTAWA – Russia may face further Western sanctions as a consequence of its military buildup on the Ukrainian border, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. And Trudeau appeared to confirm that Canada will renew its modest commitment of 200 Canadian Forces personnel to a military training mission in Ukraine, amid rising tensions between the West ... Read More »

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More information needed on Quebec’s plan to tax non-vaccinated people: Trudeau

By The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2022

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he needs more information about Quebec’s plan to tax adult residents who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before he can say whether he supports the idea. Trudeau says Quebec has reassured the federal government the plan won’t violate the principles of the Canada Health Act, which regulates the country’s ... Read More »

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Appeal Court reduces sentence by half for Alberta woman who killed her husband

By The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2022

EDMONTON – The Alberta Court of Appeal has reduced the sentence for a woman who admitted to shooting her husband and dumping his body in a slough. Helen Naslund was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of Miles Naslund in September 2011 on their farm near Holden, ... Read More »

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Quebec judge suspends unvaccinated man’s visitation rights with child

By The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2022

MONTREAL – A Quebec Superior Court judge has temporarily suspended a father’s right to see his child based on evidence that the man is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and appears to oppose government anti-pandemic health measures. In a decision published Dec. 23, Justice J. Sébastien Vaillancourt wrote that continued visitation was not in the interest ... Read More »

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Quebec house explosion: Police say dad ‘blew himself up’ and took his 2 kids with him

By The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2022

SAGUENAY, Que. – Quebec provincial police say a father north of Quebec City killed himself and his two children in a house explosion earlier this week. Investigators are treating the explosion on Monday morning as a double murder and a suicide, police spokesman Sgt. Hugues Beaulieu said in an interview Wednesday. “The investigation shows it ... Read More »

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