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Quebec, Ontario, P.E.I. introduce new measures in hopes of slowing Omicron spread

Quebec, Ontario, P.E.I. introduce new measures in hopes of slowing Omicron spread

Several provinces on Tuesday issued new health orders to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, which is disrupting holiday plans across the country and threatening governments' abilities to control COVID-19 transmission.

Clarification on Dec. 11 story about rebate for zero-emission vehicles

OTTAWA — The Canadian Press reported on Dec. 11 that according to Plug'n Drive, an Ontario-based non-profit that promotes the use of electric vehicles, only four zero-emission SUV models are currently available in Canada.
Fiscal update has deficit lower than expected but COVID-19 spending still dominates

Fiscal update has deficit lower than expected but COVID-19 spending still dominates

OTTAWA — The Liberals have found themselves with a financial windfall amid an economic rebound, though the extra room is largely spoken for thanks to COVID-19 measures and relief for flooded British Columbia.
Provincial watchdogs order Clearview AI to stop using facial recognition tool

Provincial watchdogs order Clearview AI to stop using facial recognition tool

OTTAWA — Three provincial privacy watchdogs have ordered facial recognition company Clearview AI to stop collecting, using and disclosing images of people without consent.
Freeland asks provinces to use more rapid tests, says millions more tests are coming

Freeland asks provinces to use more rapid tests, says millions more tests are coming

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland pleaded with provinces to use the COVID-19 rapid tests they've already been sent as she promised Ottawa will spend another $1.7 billion to buy millions more of them in the next few months.
Highlights from Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s fall economic statement

Highlights from Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s fall economic statement

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released a fall economic statement today that outlined a better-than-expected economic rebound, but also billions more in spending, including on the response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Marineland Canada says site for planned whale refuge in Nova Scotia is too polluted

Marineland Canada says site for planned whale refuge in Nova Scotia is too polluted

HALIFAX — A plan in Nova Scotia to build North America's first coastal refuge for whales formerly kept in marine parks has come under fire from Marineland Canada. The marine park in Niagara Falls, Ont.
Quebec university classrooms are not safe spaces, says academic freedom committee

Quebec university classrooms are not safe spaces, says academic freedom committee

MONTREAL — Quebec university classrooms are not safe spaces and post-secondary institutions should not be imposing the use of so-called trigger warnings, according to a report released Tuesday by a committee on academic freedom.
Military preparing to act quickly on Arbour's plan to fight sex misconduct: minister

Military preparing to act quickly on Arbour's plan to fight sex misconduct: minister

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Anita Anand says she is preparing the military to act quickly on retired Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour’s recommendations for eliminating sexual misconduct from the ranks, which could come as early as the spring.
NDP leader would back federal intervention in court challenge to Quebec's Bill 21

NDP leader would back federal intervention in court challenge to Quebec's Bill 21

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh says he would support federal intervention in a court challenge to a Quebec law known as Bill 21, which bans teachers and some other public-sector workers from wearing religious symbols on the job.
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