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COVID-19 pandemic accelerating digital privacy risks, federal watchdog warns

COVID-19 pandemic accelerating digital privacy risks, federal watchdog warns

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic is underscoring weaknesses in Canadian privacy law that place people's personal information at risk, a federal watchdog warns.
COVID-19 vaccine still months away but review team working to speed approvals

COVID-19 vaccine still months away but review team working to speed approvals

OTTAWA — Health Canada is in talks with all of the vaccine developers that signed supply deals with the federal government to kick-start the approval process and get COVID-19 vaccines to Canadians as soon as possible.
Indigenous, minority, young Canadians less likely to view police positively: Poll

Indigenous, minority, young Canadians less likely to view police positively: Poll

OTTAWA — Canadians have a largely favourable view of police in their communities but Indigenous people, members of visible minority groups and younger Canadians are more likely to have had bad experiences and to feel threatened in the presence of pol
Saskatchewan First Nation locks down after COVID cases spread from religious meetings

Saskatchewan First Nation locks down after COVID cases spread from religious meetings

REGINA — A northern Saskatchewan First Nation has been locked down and its schools closed over concerns of COVID-19 transmission following a series of religious services where participants were unmasked.
Nunavut minister stripped of portfolios says he does not regret social media post

Nunavut minister stripped of portfolios says he does not regret social media post

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut's former housing minister says he does not regret making a Facebook post about the Black Lives Matter movement that saw him stripped of his cabinet portfolios.
Quebec moves more regions to maximum COVID alert as province reports 1,078 new cases

Quebec moves more regions to maximum COVID alert as province reports 1,078 new cases

MONTREAL — Authorities moved most of the cities along the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Montreal to the highest COVID-19 alert level Thursday, as the government pleaded with people to stay home for Thanksgiving. Trois-Rivieres, Que.
Feds, Ontario ante up millions to produce electric vehicles at Ford's Oakville plant

Feds, Ontario ante up millions to produce electric vehicles at Ford's Oakville plant

The federal and Ontario governments promised Thursday to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into an auto plant for the mass production of electric vehicles and the batteries that power them – a plan they said would help the country's automotive ind
Miller to discuss racism in health care with Indigenous leaders as COVID cases rise

Miller to discuss racism in health care with Indigenous leaders as COVID cases rise

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he's convening a high-level meeting with Indigenous leaders to tackle systemic racism in health care as communities brace for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Definite increase:' Experts warn against underplaying recent surge in COVID-19 cases

'Definite increase:' Experts warn against underplaying recent surge in COVID-19 cases

CALGARY — Infectious disease specialists say a recent surge in COVID-19 cases that surpasses a spike last spring must not be shrugged off as merely a byproduct of increased testing. "I think minimizing right now is a real mistake," said Dr.
Testimony at New Brunswick murder trial to resume Friday after brief pause

Testimony at New Brunswick murder trial to resume Friday after brief pause

FREDERICTON — Matthew Raymond's murder trial in Fredericton will resume Friday morning after it was briefly put on hold Thursday.