April 11th, 2021

National News

NDP convention targets inequality, as contentious planks threaten to steal spotlight

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

OTTAWA – Inequality is fast shaping up to be a key focus of the federal NDP policy convention as thousands of New Democrats prepare to gather online this afternoon to kick off the three-day event. Party members cast their votes recently to whittle down hundreds of proposed resolutions into a short list whose top policies ... Read More »

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Former Quebec judge convicted of killing wife liberated ahead of new murder trial

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

QUEBEC – A former Quebec judge who was found guilty in 2012 of fatally shooting his wife has been released from prison ahead of a new murder trial. Superior Court Justice Francois Huot today accepted the request to release the 85-year-old Jacques Delisle today at the Quebec City courthouse. The decision comes after the federal ... Read More »

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Flags drop, bells toll as Canadians remember special relationship with Prince Philip

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and an array of federal and provincial figures are paying tribute to Prince Philip and the royal’s special relationship to Canada as flags across the country dropped to half-mast to mark the duke’s death. Trudeau says the Duke of Edinburgh “maintained a special relationship” with Canada’s Armed Forces, noting he was ... Read More »

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Statistics Canada hires locals in First Nations to collect census amid COVID-19

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada is hiring local enumerators for the 2021 census in Indigenous, remote and northern communities to avoid outsiders needing to visit during the pandemic. Geoff Bowlby, director general of the census program, says this will help keep people in these communities safe from those travelling into their regions from COVID-19 hot spots. ... Read More »

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Liberals, NDP gather for online conventions; volcano watch: In The News for April 9

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 9 … What we are watching in Canada … The federal Liberals and New Democrats are both holding conventions that will bring multitudes of ... Read More »

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Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military commander handling logistics for Canada’s vaccine distribution program says there will be enough vaccine delivered to give a first dose before Canada Day to every ... Read More »

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Former central banker Carney makes political debut at Liberal convention

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

OTTAWA – Cabinet ministers will be on parade at the Liberal convention today but all eyes will be on someone who’s never overtly dipped a toe in partisan politics before now: Mark Carney. The question on everyone’s mind is whether the former central banker’s appearance at the convention – in conversation this evening with rookie ... Read More »

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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, April 9, 2021

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, April 9, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 259,623 new vaccinations administered for a total of 7,251,427 doses given. Nationwide, 762,766 people or 2.0 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 Friday, April 9, 2021

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, April 9, 2021. There are 1,036,023 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,036,023 confirmed cases (64,291 active, 948,521 resolved, 23,211 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,984 new cases Thursday. The rate ... Read More »

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Alberta must retract Forest Act before it becomes law: Treaty 8 grand chief

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

EDMONTON – The Alberta government must pull back its new Forest Act before it becomes law next month, says the grand chief of the province’s northern First Nations. “We expect the province to suspend the new Forest Act immediately,” Arthur Noskey of Treaty 8 First Nations said Thursday. “We are asking (the government) to pull ... Read More »

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NDP aims to project unity, sincerity following internal dust-ups, extreme proposals

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2021

OTTAWA – Thousands of federal New Democrats will gather online Friday afternoon to kick off a three-day policy convention that has already exposed some internal party divisions. The 70 resolutions to be debated, voted on and distilled into policies by some 1,600 delegates will serve as de facto platform planks ahead of a possible election ... Read More »

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