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Businesses that opened during pandemic lament lack of access to government aid

Businesses that opened during pandemic lament lack of access to government aid

OTTAWA — The sounds of baseballs hitting bats and gloves are fewer these days at Robert Johnston's training centre in Toronto because of public health restrictions.
Search on for Ontario judge to succeed Justice Rosalie Abella on Supreme Court

Search on for Ontario judge to succeed Justice Rosalie Abella on Supreme Court

OTTAWA — The hunt is on for a new judge to sit on Canada's highest court, in preparation for the mandatory retirement of Justice Rosalie Abella. Abella, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice, will retire July 1, on her 75th birthday.
Feds urged to speed up tech bill as Facebook retaliates against Australian law

Feds urged to speed up tech bill as Facebook retaliates against Australian law

TORONTO — Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault's promise to introduce legislation that would force tech giants like Facebook to pay Canadian media companies for their content is taking far too long, experts say.
'He saw dead people.' Inquiry learns about the mental decline of Lionel Desmond

'He saw dead people.' Inquiry learns about the mental decline of Lionel Desmond

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Lionel Desmond experienced severe mental decline and horrible visions after he served as an infantryman in the Afghanistan war, a fatality inquiry in Nova Scotia learned Friday.
Trudeau pledges more cash as G7 leaders aim for wider COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Trudeau pledges more cash as G7 leaders aim for wider COVID-19 vaccine distribution

OTTAWA — The federal government has agreed to boost its funding for vaccine rollouts in lower-income countries, pledging $75 million more to the COVAX international vaccine-sharing program as other wealthy countries step up their commitments as well.

Quebec debt underestimated by $12 billion: auditor general

Quebec's auditor general says the province has underestimated the size of its debt by $12 billion. Guylaine Leclerc told a legislative committee today she plans to table a report on the situation in March.
Provincial opposition won't deter federal action on municipal handgun bans, PM says

Provincial opposition won't deter federal action on municipal handgun bans, PM says

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled Friday the federal government won't let provincial opposition stand in the way of municipalities that want to work with Ottawa to ban handguns.
COVID-19 vaccine distribution; Australia's Facebook tussle: In The News for Feb. 19

COVID-19 vaccine distribution; Australia's Facebook tussle: In The News for Feb. 19

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 Feb. 19 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. There are 837,497 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 837,497 confirmed cases (32,587 active, 783,412 resolved, 21,498 deaths).

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday Feb. 19, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 25,253 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,354,289 doses given.
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