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Police officer's leg broken, assault charges sought after dispute over mask order

Police officer's leg broken, assault charges sought after dispute over mask order

Vancouver police say an officer broke his leg in a confrontation after a man refused to wear a mask inside a courthouse. Const. Tania Visintin says the officer was injured when the man fell on him while being taken into custody.
Crime down in first eight months of pandemic, but mental-health calls rise: StatCan

Crime down in first eight months of pandemic, but mental-health calls rise: StatCan

OTTAWA — Newly released figures point to a major drop in police-recorded crime during the first eight months of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
Union boss wants meat-plant workers on early COVID-19 vaccine list

Union boss wants meat-plant workers on early COVID-19 vaccine list

CALGARY — The president of a union representing employees at some of the largest meat-packing plants in the country says there needs to be a discussion about making the COVID-19 vaccine more readily available to essential workers.
Case begins on N.S. shooter and farmers storm Indian capital: In The News for Jan. 27

Case begins on N.S. shooter and farmers storm Indian capital: In The News for Jan. 27

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. 27 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2021. There are 757,022 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 757,022 confirmed cases (59,551 active, 678,068 resolved, 19,403 deaths).
UN experts alarmed by trend toward assisted dying for non-terminal conditions

UN experts alarmed by trend toward assisted dying for non-terminal conditions

OTTAWA — United Nations human rights experts are alarmed by what they see as a growing trend to enact legislation allowing medical assistance in dying for people suffering from non-terminal, disabling conditions.

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 28,505 new vaccinations administered for a total of 868,454 doses given.
Calculated risk or gamble: Experts differ on merits of Quebec's vaccine strategy

Calculated risk or gamble: Experts differ on merits of Quebec's vaccine strategy

MONTREAL — Quebec's director of national health said he's still not sure when the province will begin administering COVID-19 booster shots — 43 days since officials started injecting people with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Dr.
Easing rules for parental benefits created inequities among parents, documents say

Easing rules for parental benefits created inequities among parents, documents say

OTTAWA — Newly released documents show federal officials have been aware since the fall that some new parents might be receiving a smaller amount of money than they would have if not for a change in the way COVID-19 pandemic benefits are delivered to
UN survey uses Angry Birds to reveal Canadian, global opinions on climate policies

UN survey uses Angry Birds to reveal Canadian, global opinions on climate policies

Canadians are "Angry Birds" when it comes to climate change, shows a survey the United Nations calls the largest ever taken on the issue.