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B.C. to ease pandemic restrictions, provincial travel, indoor activities allowed

B.C. to ease pandemic restrictions, provincial travel, indoor activities allowed

VICTORIA — Health restrictions will be eased on indoor gatherings, group activities and travel within British Columbia on Tuesday as COVID-19 immunization rates rise and case counts decline, Premier John Horgan says.
Former Green MP Jenica Atwin adjusts position on Israel after joining Liberal caucus

Former Green MP Jenica Atwin adjusts position on Israel after joining Liberal caucus

OTTAWA — Jenica Atwin has adjusted her position on Israel to align with the governing Liberal party she joined just four days ago.
Experts divided on easing COVID-19 rules for fully vaccinated adults

Experts divided on easing COVID-19 rules for fully vaccinated adults

As provinces accelerate their efforts to get their populations fully vaccinated against COVID-19, there are calls for the federal government to issue clear guidance on what people can do once they receive both shots.
Iqaluit school's contacts and classmates cleared after two COVID-19 cases

Iqaluit school's contacts and classmates cleared after two COVID-19 cases

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut's chief public health officer says there are no additional cases of COVID-19 at Iqaluit's Aqsarniit middle school after two students tested positive.
Canada trying to save money at the expense of First Nations kids, lawyer argues

Canada trying to save money at the expense of First Nations kids, lawyer argues

OTTAWA — Lawyers arguing on behalf of First Nations children and youth unnecessarily taken from their families by an underfunded and discriminatory child-welfare system say Canada harmed these kids, but is "shamefully" trying to avoid paying for its
Liberals move to cut debate, force vote on bill to implement 2021 budget

Liberals move to cut debate, force vote on bill to implement 2021 budget

OTTAWA — The Trudeau Liberals' sweeping budget bill is moving faster to a final vote after the government successfully moved Monday to force an end to debate in the House of Commons, citing partisan shenanigans.
Canadian business leaders demand plan to reopen borders, economy now

Canadian business leaders demand plan to reopen borders, economy now

OTTAWA — Business leaders are calling on Ottawa to immediately lay out a comprehensive plan to reopen the economy and international borders along with a vaccine certification process as they struggle to prepare for a summer season hanging in flux.
Two charged in Saskatchewan Mountie's death make first court appearance in Regina

Two charged in Saskatchewan Mountie's death make first court appearance in Regina

REGINA — Two people accused of killing a Mountie by hitting him with a truck in rural Saskatchewan made their first appearance in court Monday.
Terror charges laid against man accused in London attack against Muslim family

Terror charges laid against man accused in London attack against Muslim family

A vehicle attack against a Muslim family in southwestern Ontario that left four dead and one seriously injured was an act of terrorism, prosecutors argued Monday as they upgraded the charges against the man accused in the incident.
Canada's PM calls Russia a rival, wants NATO unity in face of authoritarianism, China

Canada's PM calls Russia a rival, wants NATO unity in face of authoritarianism, China

BRUSSELS — Canada's prime minister spent his time at a summit of political and military allies underlining the need to present a united front against Russia, China and the general threat of authoritarianism.