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Coroner's inquest hears COVID-19 risk to long-term care not on radar until March 2020

Coroner's inquest hears COVID-19 risk to long-term care not on radar until March 2020

MONTREAL — Long-term care homes accounted for nearly 70 per cent of deaths during the pandemic's first wave in Quebec, but the risk was not prominent on the government's radar as COVID-19 emerged in early 2020, a former assistant deputy minister of h
Quebec provincial police probe explosion in Saguenay that claimed two lives

Quebec provincial police probe explosion in Saguenay that claimed two lives

SAGUENAY, Que. — Quebec provincial police say at least two people are dead after an explosion Monday in a home in Saguenay, about 250 kilometres north of Quebec City. Police say the explosion occurred around 10 a.m.
Commons committee to schedule emergency probe of collection of mobile data

Commons committee to schedule emergency probe of collection of mobile data

OTTAWA — The House of Commons ethics committee is expected to hold an emergency meeting later this week to investigate the Public Health Agency's decision to collect data from millions of mobile phones to understand travel patterns during the COVID p
Canada seeks deeper trade links with Taiwan, as part of new China strategy

Canada seeks deeper trade links with Taiwan, as part of new China strategy

OTTAWA — Canada's decision to pursue a foreign investment protection agreement with Taiwan, amid its ongoing tension with mainland China, was greeted Monday with widespread approval in trade and diplomatic circles.
'My bad, babe': Former CFL running back pleads guilty for filming sexual encounter

'My bad, babe': Former CFL running back pleads guilty for filming sexual encounter

CALGARY — A former CFL running back has pleaded guilty to voyeurism for videotaping a consensual sexual encounter without the woman's permission. Jerome Messam, 36, appeared Monday via a video link with a Calgary court to enter the plea.
Fortin's fight for reinstatement gets shot in the arm following Appeal Court decision

Fortin's fight for reinstatement gets shot in the arm following Appeal Court decision

OTTAWA — Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin's battle for reinstatement as head of Canada's COVID-19 vaccine distribution campaign can go on now that the Federal Court of Appeal has agreed to consider his case.

COVID critical and mourning Bob Saget: In The News for Jan. 10

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. 10 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Most support workplace diversity but not if it's a job qualification: national survey

Most support workplace diversity but not if it's a job qualification: national survey

REGINA — Most people in a new Canada-wide survey say equal representation in government is important, but they don't support employers taking demographic characteristics into account in hiring and promotion decisions.
COVID-19 cases fill hospital beds in parts of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick

COVID-19 cases fill hospital beds in parts of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick

VANCOUVER — Hospitals in several parts of Canada are straining under the weight of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, with Quebec hospitalizations reaching an all-time high on Sunday and Ontario's admissions to intensive care units surging past the 400
U.S. urged to use 'Sully' to help Canada, allies get PS752 compensation from Iran

U.S. urged to use 'Sully' to help Canada, allies get PS752 compensation from Iran

OTTAWA — Canada and its allies are being urged to aggressively reach into the Iranian government's pocket to find untapped sources of assets to compensate for the regime's downing of a commercial airliner two years ago. That includes a call to use U.