April 11th, 2021

National News

New Democrats reconvene as hiccups, frustrations plague national policy convention

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2021

OTTAWA – New Democrats reconvened Saturday for the second day of a national policy convention as they struggled to push past the glitches of the virtual event’s opening sessions and rally around keynote speaker John Horgan. The premier of British Columbia, and the only NDP leader who currently heads a government, kicked off the proceedings ... Read More »

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Conservatives cite empathy, relationships as ways to help expand their movement

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2021

OTTAWA – Conservatives should party members should work to empathize with black residents who say they face systemic racism, as well as build relationships with newcomer communities before asking for their members’ support, if they hope to grow their movement beyond the traditional base. Panellists discussed the issue on Saturday during a conference hosted by ... Read More »

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Non-profit Quebec law centre to aid environmental group targeted by Alberta oil firm

By Patrice Bergeron, The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2021

QUEBEC – The Quebec Environmental Law Centre is coming to the aid of an environmental group targeted by an Alberta oil company threatening legal action. Pieridae Energy Ltd. issued a letter last month threatening to sue Environnement Vert Plus and its spokesman, Pascal Bergeron, for having disseminated information that it considers confidential, concerning the Goldboro ... Read More »

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Liberals approve basic income, pharmacare, long-term care standards at convention

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2021

OTTAWA – Grassroots Liberals have overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution calling on the federal government to develop and implement a universal basic income – despite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apparent lack of enthusiasm for the idea. The resolution, co-sponsored by the Liberal caucus, passed by a vote of 491-85 Saturday at the governing party’s virtual convention. ... Read More »

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New Democrats reconvene following glitchy first day of national policy convention

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2021

OTTAWA – New Democrats are reconvening for the second day of a three-day policy convention as they look to push past the glitches of the virtual event’s opening sessions and rally around keynote speaker John Horgan. The premier of British Columbia, and the only NDP leader who currently heads a government, is set to address ... Read More »

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Prince Philip’s frog-jumping legacy in a Manitoba French community

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2021

WINNIPEG – The death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has reminded a small French village in Manitoba about how a royal visit half a century ago made the community the centre of frog racing in Canada. As word of his passing spread Friday through St-Pierre-Jolys, about 40 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg, many people reflected ... Read More »

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Yukon residents set to vote in fourth election held in Canada during pandemic

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2021

WHITEHORSE – Yukon residents will head to the polls on Monday for Canada’s fourth election held during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the legislature was dissolved, the Liberals held a majority followed by the Yukon Party and the NDP. Liberal Leader Sandy Silver, who was first elected in 2011, led the party to a surprise election ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Friday’s $25 million Lotto Max jackpot

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2021

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $25 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Apr. 13 will grow to an estimated $30 million... Read More »

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Liberals set to debate universal basic income, pharmacare, OAS hike

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2021

OTTAWA – Grassroots Liberals have taken up Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s call to “build back better” with gusto, coming up with a host of proposals to make Canada’s economy more equitable, more inclusive and more environmentally sustainable. The top 42 of them are up for debate and votes today at the Liberal national convention, with ... Read More »

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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Apr. 10, 2021

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 10, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 307,922 new vaccinations administered for a total of 7,559,349 doses given. Nationwide, 780,409 people or 2.1 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at ... Read More »

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, Apr. 10, 2021

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 10, 2021. There are 1,045,278 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,045,278 confirmed cases (68,010 active, 954,017 resolved, 23,251 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 9,244 new cases Friday. The rate ... Read More »

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