April 11th, 2021

National News

O’Toole, former PM Harper speak on ‘build back right’ for pandemic recovery

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2021

OTTAWA – Top Tory leaders of the past and present will speak with supporters today about what a conservative economic recovery from COVID-19 could look like. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will be among panellists at the conference hosted by The Canada Strong and Free Network, formerly the Manning Centre. Organizers say at least 500 people ... Read More »

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Liberal convention a political coming-out party for ex-central banker Mark Carney

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

OTTAWA – Former central banker Mark Carney came out of the political closet Friday, pledging his support for the federal Liberal party. But the former governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England left Liberals guessing whether he’ll actually run for the governing party in the next election. “To me, humility means ... Read More »

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Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney pledges support for federal Liberals

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

OTTAWA – Former central banker Mark Carney says he’ll do whatever he can to support the federal Liberal party. Until now, Carney has avoided any overt show of partisanship, as required in his former roles as governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England. But he’s telling Liberals at their convention that ... Read More »

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Ottawa Police Service clears RCMP officer who shot and killed Nunavut man

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

The Ottawa Police Service has cleared a Nunavut RCMP officer in the shooting death of a man last year. Abraham Natanine, who was 31, was killed on May 5, when the Mountie responded to a call about a domestic disturbance in the community of Clyde River. Ottawa police have a memorandum of understanding with Nunavut ... Read More »

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UVic, women’s rowing coach deny former athlete’s allegation of verbal abuse

By Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

VANCOUVER – The University of Victoria and the head coach of its women’s rowing team have denied allegations of demeaning and aggressive treatment made in a lawsuit filed last summer by a former student and team member. In a response to the civil claim by Lily Copeland, Barney Williams and the university say the training ... Read More »

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Federal prison chaplains ratify first contract agreement, union says

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

OTTAWA – Unionized federal prison chaplains have ratified a contract that includes wage increases and improved working conditions. The United Steelworkers union says the contract – the chaplains’ first collective agreement – provides significant wage hikes for most employees, with pay increasing overall by nine per cent during the next year. The agreement also addresses ... Read More »

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ICUs see near record of COVID-19 patients as new variant cases double over last week

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units across the country has reached a near record as the spread of more contagious variants drives up hospitalizations, prompting Ontario officials to scale back on non-urgent procedures. Canada’s chief public health officer says the number of new COVID-19 cases linked to variants of concern has doubled ... Read More »

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Ottawa Police Service clears RCMP officer who shot and killed Clyde River man

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

The Ottawa Police Service has cleared Nunavut RCMP in the shooting death of Abraham Natanine in Clyde River. Natanine, who was 31, was shot and killed by RCMP on May 5, 2020, after police responded to a call about a domestic disturbance in the community. The Ottawa Police Service has a memorandum of understanding with ... Read More »

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Former Quebec judge convicted of killing wife to be freed ahead of new murder trial

By Caroline Plante, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

QUEBEC – A former Quebec judge found guilty in 2012 of fatally shooting his wife has been ordered released from prison while he awaits a new murder trial. Superior Court Justice Francois Huot accepted the request to release the 85-year-old Jacques Delisle following a 15-minute hearing at the Quebec City courthouse Friday. Huot’s decision came ... Read More »

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Ottawa appeals court ruling that limits First Nations’ ability to postpone elections

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

OTTAWA – Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says his department will appeal a Federal Court ruling that limits First Nations’ ability to postpone the election of chiefs and councils during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indigenous Services Canada developed regulations last year to allow First Nation councils to delay elections and extend the terms of their chiefs ... Read More »

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Number of COVID-19 patients being treated in ICUs up 23 per cent over last week: Tam

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

Canada’s chief public health officer says the number of patients being hospitalized for COVID-19 is on the rise as more contagious variants of the virus spread in many parts of the country. Dr. Theresa Tam says hospitals treated an average of more than 2,500 patients with COVID-19 each day last week, a seven per cent ... Read More »

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