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What to know about NACI, blood clots and the AstraZeneca and J&J COVID-19 vaccines

What to know about NACI, blood clots and the AstraZeneca and J&J COVID-19 vaccines

OTTAWA — With thousands of doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine creeping towards their expiration date in freezers across Canada, many provinces moved in mid-April to let people as young as 40 start getting vaccinated with them.
Accused of lacking sensitivity, Legault doubles down on comments about immigrants

Accused of lacking sensitivity, Legault doubles down on comments about immigrants

Quebec Premier François Legault said Tuesday he has no regrets about comments he made on immigration to a business crowd last week.
Trudeau says he is glad he got AstraZeneca, vaccines are only way out of pandemic

Trudeau says he is glad he got AstraZeneca, vaccines are only way out of pandemic

OTTAWA — Amid a flurry of fear and frustration over new advice from Canada's national vaccine advisers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Canadians Tuesday if they want this pandemic to end, they still need to get vaccinated as soon as they can.
Canada will align policy on 'vaccine passports' with international allies: Trudeau

Canada will align policy on 'vaccine passports' with international allies: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Canada may require international travellers to prove they were vaccinated against COVID-19 before they can enter the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
Quebec junior cabinet minister Marie-Ève Proulx resigns over harassment allegations

Quebec junior cabinet minister Marie-Ève Proulx resigns over harassment allegations

Quebec's regional economic development minister resigned Tuesday following allegations spanning several months that she psychologically harassed her staff.
Top N.S. ICU doctor says COVID-19 outbreak could push system to limit

Top N.S. ICU doctor says COVID-19 outbreak could push system to limit

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s top COVID-19 critical care doctor says Halifax patients in intensive care may face transfers outside the region in coming weeks, depending on whether the population can “flatten the curve” of the disease's spread.
Group of Quebec ministers to review report on youth protection reforms

Group of Quebec ministers to review report on youth protection reforms

QUEBEC — The Quebec government is creating a committee of senior ministers to figure out how to implement recommendations from a report tabled Monday calling for changes to the youth protection system.

Tories vote against bill on net-zero emissions as it clears legislative hurdle

OTTAWA — Proposed legislation to support Canada reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 has cleared its first legislative hurdle. Members of Parliament voted 210 to 122 in favour of sending Bill C-12 to a committee to be scrutinized.
B.C. woman airlifted to hospital with serious injuries in a cougar attack

B.C. woman airlifted to hospital with serious injuries in a cougar attack

AGASSIZ, B.C. — The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service says a woman has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being attacked by a cougar.
'A lot of blood.' Dennis Oland's wife accused him of intimate partner violence

'A lot of blood.' Dennis Oland's wife accused him of intimate partner violence

Less than a year after New Brunswick businessman Dennis Oland was found not guilty of killing his multimillionaire father, Oland's wife applied for a restraining order, alleging her husband was prone to intimate partner violence.