April 11th, 2021

National News

Victims of gun violence slam feds over gun-control reform

By The Canadian Press on April 8th, 2021

TORONTO – Victims of gun violence in Ontario say the federal government’s proposed gun-control laws fail to protect Canadians. Danforth Families for Safe Communities has written a letter to Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair saying the bills are toothless. The group of victims and families affected by Toronto’s Greektown mass shooting that left two ... Read More »

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Gould says COVAX clearly working, as vaccine-sharing program reaches 100 countries

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on April 8th, 2021

OTTAWA – The international vaccine-sharing program known as COVAX says it has reached 100 countries with vaccines as of today but many of the world’s poorest nations have still not been able to receive a single dose. More than 60 of the 100 countries are low- and middle-income nations for whom COVAX is the main, ... Read More »

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Bloc asks Ottawa to support logging, fledgling biofuels sector

By The Canadian Press on April 8th, 2021

OTTAWA – Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is calling on the federal government to recharge Quebec’s forestry sector with an eye to its energy potential. The Bloc is laying out a slate of proposals aimed at supporting the logging business and developing biofuels derived from wood, seizing on the province’s vast forest tracts. Blanchet says ... Read More »

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Montreal police arrest suspect after woman of Asian origin threatened on city’s metro

By The Canadian Press on April 8th, 2021

Montreal police say they’ve arrested a man who allegedly made death threats to a woman of Asian origin on the city’s subway system. Police say the victim was in a metro car on March 27 when the suspect approached her. He then allegedly made gestures intended to intimidate her, insulted her and made racist remarks. ... Read More »

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Doctors group says changing rules causes confusion as COVID-19 variants surge

By The Canadian Press on April 8th, 2021

As Ontario brings back stay-at-home orders to deal with surging cases of COVID-19, the Canadian Medical Association says continually changing rules have contributed to confusion and relaxed adherence. The national advocacy group representing Canada’s doctors says constant changes to restrictions have left people frustrated and are detrimental to its purpose. Dr. Ann Collins, the group’s ... Read More »

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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Thursday, April 8, 2021

By The Canadian Press on April 8th, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 10:15 a.m. The Canadian Medical Association says constantly changing rules to help curb the spread of COVID-19 are confusing and detrimental to their purpose. The national advocacy group representing Canada’s doctors, says new lockdowns can’t be lifted until there are clear signs the variants ... Read More »

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Ontario stay-at-home order; Biden takes aim at gun violence: In The News for April 8

By The Canadian Press on April 8th, 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 8 … What we are watching in Canada … A stay-at-home order takes effect across Ontario today in response to worsening COVID-19 trends. Premier ... Read More »

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Quebec is key to election success, but for NDP the locks are rusty

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press on April 8th, 2021

OTTAWA – For NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, the path to a stronger presence in Parliament runs through Quebec – but the trail is littered with obstacles. New Democrats, whose members gather virtually for a policy convention this weekend, are targeting younger voters with renewed pitches on student debt relief, more affordable housing and a cap ... Read More »

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Liberals hoping for ‘tame’ convention, in contrast to rival parties’ controversies

By The Canadian Press on April 8th, 2021

OTTAWA – Thousands of federal Liberals will gather online tonight for the start of a three-day national convention that promises to be downright dull compared to similar events held by the Conservative and New Democratic parties. And that suits Liberals just fine. They’re hoping Canadians will see a governing party focused on the serious policy ... Read More »

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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, April 8, 2021

By The Canadian Press on April 8th, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 8, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 231,009 new vaccinations administered for a total of 6,991,804 doses given. Nationwide, 746,702 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 Thursday, April 8, 2021

By The Canadian Press on April 8th, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 8, 2021. There are 1,028,041 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,028,041 confirmed cases (62,136 active, 942,732 resolved, 23,173 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,148 new cases Wednesday. The rate ... Read More »

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