April 17th, 2021

National News

Committee reverses itself on wrapping up investigation into military misconduct

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – A House of Commons committee is reversing a decision to wrap up its investigation into sexual misconduct in Canada’s military. Earlier this week, the Bloc Quebecois had joined Liberal members of the defence committee in voting to conclude their investigation and begin preparing their report on the matter. But today Conservative MP James ... Read More »

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N.S., N.L. premiers oppose sharing their vaccine supplies with harder-hit provinces

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

HALIFAX – Two East Coast premiers say they’re opposed to sharing their vaccine supplies with harder-hit provinces but are willing to consider lending other medical support. Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin said today the national vaccine rollout should continue on a per-capita basis. He says any extra doses from his province would amount to a ... Read More »

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COVID-19 outbreak declared in Iqaluit as infection numbers rise after first case

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

IQALUIT, Nunavut – Nunavut has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 in Iqaluit after 12 new cases were reported overnight. There are now 13 active cases in the capital city of about 8,000 people. The city went under a strict lockdown, closing all non-essential businesses, government offices and schools, after its first case was identified Wednesday. ... Read More »

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NewsAlert:Ontario advisers call for six-week stay-home order, aggressive vaccination

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

TORONTO – Ontario’s science advisers say a six-week stay-at-home order and a vaccination rate of at least 100,000 doses a day is the only way to flatten the COVID-19 curve in the province. In new projections presented today, the advisers say daily infections could approach 20,000 cases per day if strong measures aren’t imposed. Data ... Read More »

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73,000 Quebec teachers plan to walk off the job for more than two hours April 27

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

MONTREAL – Around 73,000 Quebec teachers say they will walk off the job for several hours on April 27. The strike is scheduled to take place from 2:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be the second strike day this month involving teachers who work for 58 school service centres and English-language school boards. The ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Ontario asks other provinces, territories to send nurses as COVID surges

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

TORONTO – Ontario is pleading with other provinces to send nurses and other health workers as it buckles under surging COVID-19 infections. In a letter to all provinces and territories, the Ontario government notes it is short thousands of nurses. The deputy minister of health, Helen Angus, also asks whether her counterparts have any resources ... Read More »

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Liberal government pressed to delay tax filing deadline from end of April

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – The federal government is coming under pressure to extend this month’s tax-filing deadline, much like it did last year during the first wave of COVID-19. The Opposition Conservatives are asking the Liberals to give a waiver until the end of June given the circumstances the country finds itself in. Quebec on Thursday announced ... Read More »

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Trudeau sending help to Ontario as Pfizer vaccine supply bolstered by 8 million doses

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says more doses of COVID-19 vaccines are coming soon from Pfizer-BioNTech, and the federal government will deploy the Canadian Red Cross to help Ontario with their mobile vaccination teams. Trudeau announced Friday a contract with Pfizer for an additional eight million doses of their vaccine, hours after Canada said its incoming ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Trudeau sending Red Cross to help Ontario’s vaccine rollout

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government will deploy the Canadian Red Cross to help Ontario with their mobile vaccination teams, and send aid to hospitals and long-term care homes. Will be updated. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 16, ... Read More »

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Preliminary inquiry in September for ex-PQ leader Boisclair charged with sex assault

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2021

MONTREAL – Former Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair will have a preliminary hearing on sex assault charges on Sept. 30. Boisclair was not present in court today as the inquiry date was set for charges laid in May 2020 of sexual assault with the participation of another person and sexual assault with a weapon. He ... Read More »

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