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Ontario surpasses 5,000 reported COVID-19 deaths as cabinet debates new restrictions

Ontario surpasses 5,000 reported COVID-19 deaths as cabinet debates new restrictions

TORONTO — New restrictions to fight skyrocketing rates of COVID-19 were being considered by Ontario's cabinet Monday night, although a curfew was not one of them.
No new COVID-19 cases: Nunavut moves to lift remaining lockdowns in two communities

No new COVID-19 cases: Nunavut moves to lift remaining lockdowns in two communities

IQALUIT, Nunavut — After two weeks with no new cases of COVID-19, Nunavut says it will lift lockdowns in the last two communities that were still facing strict public health measures. But Dr.
PM hosts cabinet retreat to plot path through pandemic, resumption of Parliament

PM hosts cabinet retreat to plot path through pandemic, resumption of Parliament

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host a virtual cabinet retreat to plot strategy for the resumption of Parliament later this month in the midst of the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
Feds change sick-leave benefit, applicants required to say if they travelled

Feds change sick-leave benefit, applicants required to say if they travelled

OTTAWA — The federal government has ordered that anyone applying for COVID-19 benefits will need to report whether they have recently travelled outside of the country — though it isn’t clear how it will catch and penalize any cheaters.
CRTC chairman questions CBC head over transparency amid broadcaster's online push

CRTC chairman questions CBC head over transparency amid broadcaster's online push

OTTAWA — Oversight and transparency took centre stage on Day 1 of a nearly three-week review of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s broadcasting licences, as the rush to furnish digital content butts up against regulatory concerns.
Ottawa gives accounting firm Deloitte $16M contract to track COVID-19 vaccinations

Ottawa gives accounting firm Deloitte $16M contract to track COVID-19 vaccinations

OTTAWA — The federal government has awarded international accounting firm Deloitte a $16-million contract to build a national computer system to manage the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
As Allan Legere parole hearing approaches, N.B. community recalls a reign of terror

As Allan Legere parole hearing approaches, N.B. community recalls a reign of terror

As the Parole Board of Canada prepares to consider the supervised release of serial killer Allan Legere, some who lived through his terrifying rampage 31 years ago warn he can never be rehabilitated.
'Incitement of insurrection': U.S. House begins push to get Trump out of White House

'Incitement of insurrection': U.S. House begins push to get Trump out of White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With Joe Biden's inauguration just 10 days out, the U.S. capital battened down the hatches Monday as the chilling truth of the Capitol Hill incursion and the dire consequences for Donald Trump both came into sharper focus.
Ex-Parti Quebecois member to plead not guilty to sexual assault charge

Ex-Parti Quebecois member to plead not guilty to sexual assault charge

RIMOUSKI, Que. — Former Parti Quebecois member Harold LeBel intends to plead not guilty to a charge of sexual assault.

Canada's COVID disparity and the Proud Boys: In The News for Jan. 11

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 Jan. 11 ... What we are watching in Canada ...