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COVID-19 vaccine approval could be days away as pressures mount on health-care system

COVID-19 vaccine approval could be days away as pressures mount on health-care system

Senior Health Canada officials said Thursday they could be just days away from approving a COVID-19 vaccine as many provinces reported increasing hospitalizations and Quebec cancelled plans to allow gatherings over the Christmas holidays.
Metro Vancouver transit system confirms ransomware attack, says payment data secure

Metro Vancouver transit system confirms ransomware attack, says payment data secure

VANCOUVER — Metro Vancouver's transit authority is confirming that it was the target of a ransomware attack on part of its information technology systems.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. There are 396,270 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 396,270 confirmed cases (69,255 active, 314,608 resolved, 12,407 deaths).
Liberals accuse Conservatives of disregarding court deadline, filibustering MAID bill

Liberals accuse Conservatives of disregarding court deadline, filibustering MAID bill

OTTAWA — Federal Liberals are accusing the Conservatives of thumbing their noses at a looming court deadline by filibustering a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying.
Alek Minassian said he is 99 per cent irredeemable after turning to the bible: court

Alek Minassian said he is 99 per cent irredeemable after turning to the bible: court

TORONTO — The man who drove a van down a crowded Toronto sidewalk and killed 10 people said his actions are "99 per cent irredeemable" after turning to the bible in jail, court heard Thursday. Alek Minassian made the comment on Dec. 12, 2019, to Dr.
Twist of fate: Prairie provinces become COVID-19 hot spot in pandemic's second wave

Twist of fate: Prairie provinces become COVID-19 hot spot in pandemic's second wave

EDMONTON — The three Prairie provinces have become the epicentre of COVID-19's second wave in Canada — surpassing Ontario and Quebec, the two most populous provinces that were initially the hardest hit.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:23 p.m.
Liberals table bill to implement UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Liberals table bill to implement UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA — The Liberal government introduced long-awaited legislation Thursday to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Justice Minister David Lametti described as a significant step forward on the path to
Teen told police he was warned not to 'snitch' after sex assault at St. Mike's school

Teen told police he was warned not to 'snitch' after sex assault at St. Mike's school

TORONTO — A teen boy told police he was warned not to "snitch" after being sexually assaulted by a group of fellow students at a renowned Toronto high school, and feared for his safety if he reported what happened, court heard Thursday.
Climate change costs taking increasing chunk off Canada's GDP growth: study

Climate change costs taking increasing chunk off Canada's GDP growth: study

Climate change costs are already taking an increasing bite out of Canada's economic growth and the country is falling behind other nations when it comes to planning for them, says federally funded research.