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Long-term care deaths surged in COVID-19 first wave, Tam hopeful it won't repeat

Long-term care deaths surged in COVID-19 first wave, Tam hopeful it won't repeat

Long-term care deaths accounted for nearly 80 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Canada during the first wave of the pandemic, but the country's chief public health officer thinks a repeat can be avoided amid a new spike in cases.
Call for action as U.S. reports sharp drop in North Atlantic right whale population

Call for action as U.S. reports sharp drop in North Atlantic right whale population

HALIFAX — A conservation group is calling on the Canadian and U.S. governments to take action to protect North Atlantic right whales after new data revealed a sharp decline in the animal's population. The U.S.
'Everyone's hands are tied.' Lionel Desmond fatality inquiry delayed until next year

'Everyone's hands are tied.' Lionel Desmond fatality inquiry delayed until next year

HALIFAX — Lawyers taking part in an inquiry investigating why former soldier Lionel Desmond killed his family and himself in 2017 say hearings won't resume until next year, a delay they say is difficult to comprehend. On Jan.
Culture becomes latest front in military's fight against sexual misconduct

Culture becomes latest front in military's fight against sexual misconduct

OTTAWA — Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are being told that it's possible to be the "ultimate soldier" while still caring for other people as the military launches the next phase of its fight against sexual misconduct in the ranks.
Ontario ponders end to six-month abstinence requirement for liver transplants

Ontario ponders end to six-month abstinence requirement for liver transplants

TORONTO — A contentious requirement that would-be liver transplant recipients stay away from alcohol for six months could be scrapped, according to a new recommendation before the agency that runs Ontario's organ transplant system.
Freeland says aid needed, but not infinite, as central bank targets 2022 for recovery

Freeland says aid needed, but not infinite, as central bank targets 2022 for recovery

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland laid out how federal spending might be reshaped along a bumpy recovery, saying relief will be targeted and likely greater than what was needed after the last recession a decade ago.
EI commissioners say workers, companies want non-partisan review of system, stat

EI commissioners say workers, companies want non-partisan review of system, stat

OTTAWA — The representatives for employers and workers in the employment insurance system say they are deeply concerned that a promised review of the program will be lost in the heat of a minority Parliament.
Blanchet demands apology from Trudeau for War Measures Act, invoked 50 years ago

Blanchet demands apology from Trudeau for War Measures Act, invoked 50 years ago

OTTAWA — Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is urging the federal government to apologize for having invoked controversial legislation during the October Crisis in Quebec 50 years ago.
Focus on infrastructure, involve community to fix reserve water issues: observers

Focus on infrastructure, involve community to fix reserve water issues: observers

The evacuation of a remote Ontario First Nation over the latest development in a decades-long water crisis has highlighted the need to focus on reserve water infrastructure systems as a whole and involve community members in managing them, observers
Planned class-action suit against Facebook alleges misuse of personal information

Planned class-action suit against Facebook alleges misuse of personal information

OTTAWA — Two Facebook users are seeking damages on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Canadians whose personal data may have been improperly used for political purposes.
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