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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 6:20 p.m. British Columbia is reporting 108 new cases of COVID-19 as it begins the second phase of its restart plan.
Green Leader Annamie Paul facing no-confidence motion from party brass

Green Leader Annamie Paul facing no-confidence motion from party brass

OTTAWA — Green Leader Annamie Paul is facing a no-confidence motion from party brass that could ultimately oust her from her perch atop the party.
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail 'disturbing,' calls for changes

B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail 'disturbing,' calls for changes

VICTORIA — British Columbia's use of solitary confinement among youth inmates is "disturbing" and the province needs to change its practices to follow international standards, the province's ombudsperson says.
Quebec to increase arena capacity before first home game in Habs playoff series

Quebec to increase arena capacity before first home game in Habs playoff series

MONTREAL — Quebec will increase the number of people allowed to attend sporting events and festivals to 3,500 on Thursday, one day before the Montreal Canadiens next home game.
International women's rights advocates call on Canada to hold Pornhub to account

International women's rights advocates call on Canada to hold Pornhub to account

Jeanette Westbrook says being sexually abused as a child will haunt her for the rest of her life.
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Canada’s western leaders say they plan to push Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week on a detailed plan and timeline to reopen international borders.
Tories demand Trudeau fire defence minister over response to military misconduct

Tories demand Trudeau fire defence minister over response to military misconduct

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fire Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan following what they describe as years of mismanagement and coverups.
LeBlanc signals some cautious easing of pandemic travel restrictions coming soon

LeBlanc signals some cautious easing of pandemic travel restrictions coming soon

OTTAWA — Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc is signalling that Canadians can expect an announcement by Monday on easing pandemic travel restrictions.
Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

New coal mines in Alberta's Rocky Mountain foothills would create more environmental problems than economic benefits, a lengthy new study has concluded.
Canada's vaccine targets based on models before troublesome Delta variant well known

Canada's vaccine targets based on models before troublesome Delta variant well known

OTTAWA — Canada is on the cusp of hitting its first national vaccination target, but chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says the Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 might mean the country has to up its vaccine game again.