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Provinces defend health restrictions as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise

Provinces defend health restrictions as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise

Ontario announced Monday it was closing its schools, and Toronto-area hospitals cleared pediatric beds to make room for COVID-19 patients as officials in other provinces defended the need for public-health restrictions.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, April 12, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 6:55 p.m. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is condemning those who use threats and intimidation to protest COVID-19 rules.
Let users carry certain amounts of drugs without criminal sanctions: Vancouver mayor

Let users carry certain amounts of drugs without criminal sanctions: Vancouver mayor

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver has outlined the amounts of various drugs people should be allowed to carry as it seeks a federal exemption to decriminalize possession for personal use.
Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals' budget

Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals' budget

OTTAWA — A group representing thousands of the country's small businesses says many hope the Trudeau Liberals heed their concerns and reshape aid in the upcoming federal budget to help them survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: coroner's inquest told of years of neglect at Quebec City-area seniors home

LEVIS — A coroner's inquest into long-term care deaths in Quebec during the pandemic's first wave resumed on Monday with the tabling of a report exposing years of neglect at a facility south of Quebec City.
Canada set to receive 1M Pfizer-BioNTech doses, Moderna playing catch-up

Canada set to receive 1M Pfizer-BioNTech doses, Moderna playing catch-up

OTTAWA — A batch of more than 855,000 doses of vaccine from Moderna is now on route to Canada, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said Monday afternoon.
Liberal motion sees shutdown of committee investigation into military misconduct

Liberal motion sees shutdown of committee investigation into military misconduct

OTTAWA — A parliamentary committee is set to conclude its study into allegations of sexual misconduct in the Canadian military after a Liberal motion to do so passed.
Intelligence committee warns China, Russia targeting Canadian COVID-19 research

Intelligence committee warns China, Russia targeting Canadian COVID-19 research

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rise in espionage attacks against Canada, according to a new report from Parliament’s special intelligence committee, which repeatedly singles out concerns about the threat posed by China and Russia.
Nova Scotia to hold two minutes of silence to honour mass shooting victims

Nova Scotia to hold two minutes of silence to honour mass shooting victims

TRURO, N.S. — Nova Scotia's premier is inviting people in the province to participate in two minutes of silence this Sunday at 3 p.m. for those lost in last year's mass shooting.
Canada's greenhouse gas emissions increased slightly in 2019: report

Canada's greenhouse gas emissions increased slightly in 2019: report

OTTAWA — Despite a report showing Canada's greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2019, the federal environment minister says the country is right where it needs to be to start seeing them fall.