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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 8 p.m. British Columbia is reporting 1,428 new COVID-19 cases over the past three days, for a total of 77,263 since the pandemic began.
Commons committee censures firearms association over inflammatory comments

Commons committee censures firearms association over inflammatory comments

OTTAWA — The National Firearms Association has been censured by a House of Commons committee for inflammatory comments about the Trudeau government's recent gun control legislation.
Variant in schools means it's time for all students in B.C. to wear masks: union

Variant in schools means it's time for all students in B.C. to wear masks: union

SURREY, B.C. — The head of the teachers' union in British Columbia is urging public health officials to expand guidelines on masks to include elementary students after seven schools reported cases involving a COVID-19 variant of concern.
Conservatives win all-party support of Uighur genocide vote in House of Commons

Conservatives win all-party support of Uighur genocide vote in House of Commons

OTTAWA — Canada's House of Commons voted unanimously in favour Monday of a Conservative motion declaring as genocide the atrocities committed against ethnic Muslim Uighurs in China's Xinjiang province.
'Trojan Horse:' Alberta to argue that federal assessment law unconstitutional

'Trojan Horse:' Alberta to argue that federal assessment law unconstitutional

Alberta and its allies are in the province's highest court trying to have the federal government's environmental assessment act declared unconstitutional.
Air traffic controllers say potential cuts at Nav Canada would put lives at risk

Air traffic controllers say potential cuts at Nav Canada would put lives at risk

OTTAWA — Air traffic controllers say Nav Canada is mulling layoffs even if it receives a possible bailout from Ottawa, jeopardizing passenger safety.
Canada missed chance to help homegrown vaccines move quickly last spring: developers

Canada missed chance to help homegrown vaccines move quickly last spring: developers

OTTAWA — Two vaccine developers in Canada say a lack of federal funding early in the pandemic kept homegrown COVID-19 vaccines from moving as quickly as international versions. Nearly 1.
Screen-shared vision: Biden-Trudeau meeting to feature common ground, old irritants

Screen-shared vision: Biden-Trudeau meeting to feature common ground, old irritants

WASHINGTON — Call it the Screen-Shared Summit. Tuesday's bilateral meeting of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Joe Biden — a strictly virtual affair, thanks to COVID-19 — offers hope of a new start for Canada-U. S. relations.

Deschamps laments progress on military misconduct amid calls for external oversight

OTTAWA — Retired Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps is criticizing the Canadian Armed Forces for not having done more to address sexual misconduct, as experts call for more independent oversight of the military to finally root such behaviour from
Canada Post worksite hit by major virus outbreak excluded from provincial inspections

Canada Post worksite hit by major virus outbreak excluded from provincial inspections

TORONTO — Ontario labour inspectors are homing in on warehouses and distribution centres, but the site of a major workplace COVID-19 outbreak isn’t included in the ongoing inspections: Canada Post.