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Quebec leaders forced to confront systemic racism in 2020

Quebec leaders forced to confront systemic racism in 2020

MONTREAL — It was a former CFL player and community activist who helped push the concept of systemic racism to the forefront in Quebec politics this year, after forcing the city of Montreal to confront the issue.
Premier Blaine Higgs looking to use pandemic to 'reinvent' New Brunswick

Premier Blaine Higgs looking to use pandemic to 'reinvent' New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — Blaine Higgs says 2020 taught him a lot about the importance of perseverance. The New Brunswick Premier says his province held the line this year against COVID-19, guarding Atlantic Canada from Quebec to the north and Maine to the west.
Poll suggests pandemic made some Canadians more grateful for what they have

Poll suggests pandemic made some Canadians more grateful for what they have

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has made some Canadians feel more grateful for what they have.
Former Alberta cabinet minister turned Independent senator Elaine McCoy dies

Former Alberta cabinet minister turned Independent senator Elaine McCoy dies

OTTAWA — Sen. Elaine McCoy, who sat as an Independent from the day she was appointed to the upper chamber, has died. McCoy died Tuesday in Ottawa. She was 74. Born in Brandon, Man.
Ontario, Alberta aim to speed up vaccinations as Moderna vaccine starts arriving

Ontario, Alberta aim to speed up vaccinations as Moderna vaccine starts arriving

Ontario is planning to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations after facing criticism for scaling down operations over the holidays, while Alberta acknowledges it over-estimated how quickly it would be able to get shots into people's arms. Retired Gen.
Quebec Liberal vacationing down south despite repeated warnings to stay home

Quebec Liberal vacationing down south despite repeated warnings to stay home

MONTREAL — Quebec Liberal member Pierre Arcand is vacationing with his wife in the Caribbean despite warnings from the federal and provincial governments to stay home during the pandemic.
Record-breaking storm blasts Nunavut, 135 km/h winds rip off stairs and crush cabins

Record-breaking storm blasts Nunavut, 135 km/h winds rip off stairs and crush cabins

IQALUIT — Pangnirtung mayor Eric Lawlor couldn't see out his windows on Sunday. That's when a record-breaking blizzard hit the Baffin Island community of about 1,500, shaking houses and crushing cabins.

The latest news on COVID 19 developments in Canada on Dec. 29

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (All times Eastern): 6:15 p.m. Another 2,206 people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the last five days. Provincial health officer Dr.
Former N.L. prisoner wants guards held accountable in death of Indigenous inmate

Former N.L. prisoner wants guards held accountable in death of Indigenous inmate

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — When the ten correctional officers charged in the death of an Inuk man at a jail in St. John’s face a judge for the first time in February, Gordon Wheaton says he’d like to be there.
Addressing mental-health issues linked to pandemic looming issue in 2021, Bains says

Addressing mental-health issues linked to pandemic looming issue in 2021, Bains says

OTTAWA — Canada's industry minister says the country faces mounting mental health concerns that the government will have to address in 2021.