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Some travellers from Toronto Pearson International Airport violating Quarantine Act

Some travellers from Toronto Pearson International Airport violating Quarantine Act

Several international travellers arriving at Toronto's Pearson International Airport have refused to comply with a new rule requiring a three-day hotel quarantine, local police said Wednesday.
Nunavut community declares state of emergency over rising COVID-19 numbers

Nunavut community declares state of emergency over rising COVID-19 numbers

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The Nunavut community of Arviat has declared a state of emergency over rising COVID-19 case numbers. There were 27 active cases Wednesday in the hamlet of about 2,800 people, which lies on the western coast of Hudson Bay.

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

The latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada (all times eastern): 6:15 p.m. B.C. officials are reporting 456 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths, pushing the death toll in the province to 1,338.
NDP will not trigger election as long as pandemic continues: Singh

NDP will not trigger election as long as pandemic continues: Singh

OTTAWA — New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he will not trigger an election as long as the COVID-19 pandemic persists, relieving some pressure on Liberals concerned about cooking up a budget palatable to the NDP.
Judge correctly found refugee pact violates charter, lawyer tells appeal court

Judge correctly found refugee pact violates charter, lawyer tells appeal court

OTTAWA — A lawyer for prospective refugee claimants says a federal judge was correct in finding an agreement between Ottawa and Washington results in people being imprisoned by U.S. authorities.

Presidential envoy John Kerry, Canada's Wilkinson discuss shared climate priorities

WASHINGTON — Canada and the United States will push each other toward more ambitious climate goals, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Wednesday after a meeting with special envoy John Kerry.
Advocates call for COVID-19 vaccination plan for migrant and undocumented workers

Advocates call for COVID-19 vaccination plan for migrant and undocumented workers

TORONTO — Migrant and undocumented workers must have access to the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Canada's immunization effort, advocates said Wednesday, calling on all levels of government to ensure the workers are guaranteed the shots.
Seniors now able to book COVID-19 shots in two provinces, with more on the way

Seniors now able to book COVID-19 shots in two provinces, with more on the way

Tens of thousands of seniors in the Prairies secured appointments to receive COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday as officials in the two provinces hardest hit by the pandemic laid out their own plans for inoculating older residents.
Legault government taps Environment Minister Benoit Charette to oversee racism fight

Legault government taps Environment Minister Benoit Charette to oversee racism fight

Quebec Premier Francois Legault has enlisted his environment minister to spearhead the fight against racism in the province, naming Benoit Charette to the newly created post on Wednesday.
Excessive isolation in Canada's prisons amounts to torture, criminologists report

Excessive isolation in Canada's prisons amounts to torture, criminologists report

OTTAWA — A new report says too many federal inmates in isolation aren't getting a few hours a day out of their cells, pushing them into territory that could be described as inhuman treatment or even torture.