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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for March 23, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for March 23, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 8:45 p.m. Alberta reported 465 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths. The province identified 197 new variant cases, bringing the province's total to 1,908.
Homeless shelter future fuels simmering dispute between province, Penticton council

Homeless shelter future fuels simmering dispute between province, Penticton council

PENTICTON, B.C.
Meng's lawyers haven't established 'necessary prejudice' to justify stay: Crown

Meng's lawyers haven't established 'necessary prejudice' to justify stay: Crown

VANCOUVER — There was "nothing nefarious" about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's request that Canadian officials seize Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's electronic devices, a lawyer for Canada's attorney general said Tuesday.
Saskatchewan premier yet to read report into RCMP handling of Colten Boushie death

Saskatchewan premier yet to read report into RCMP handling of Colten Boushie death

REGINA — Saskatchewan's premier says he has yet to read the full report by a complaints commission that found RCMP discriminated against the mother of Colten Boushie -- an Indigenous man who was shot and killed on a farm.
Health Canada confident AstraZeneca vaccine safe and effective against COVID-19

Health Canada confident AstraZeneca vaccine safe and effective against COVID-19

OTTAWA — Health Canada is reassuring Canadians the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective, even as it works to add a warning about blood clots and reacts to a new controversy over the company's preliminary data results in the United States.
Liberals to unveil federal budget on April 19, Freeland says

Liberals to unveil federal budget on April 19, Freeland says

OTTAWA — The federal government will release a highly anticipated budget in about four weeks, giving Canadians a detailed accounting of pandemic spending and how the Liberals plan to spend billions more on the road out of COVID-19.
B.C. pilot study to allow electric kick scooters to operate legally in six cities

B.C. pilot study to allow electric kick scooters to operate legally in six cities

VANCOUVER — A newly approved pilot project will allow electric kick scooters to legally cruise the streets and bike paths of six British Columbia municipalities.

TSB releases report into plane crash that killed young Quebec pilot in 2019

The Transportation Safety Board says the death of a young Quebec pilot in September 2019 was likely due to spatial disorientation and is highlighting the danger of nighttime flights in poor weather.
Singh says he disagrees with MP's post on racism in Quebec, but demands no apology

Singh says he disagrees with MP's post on racism in Quebec, but demands no apology

OTTAWA — New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he does not agree with accusations that Quebecers are racist, after one of his MPs applauded controversial remarks on the subject by a University of Ottawa professor.
Northern communities at risk without proper waste management: report

Northern communities at risk without proper waste management: report

IQALUIT, Nunavut — A report from Oceans North says communities in northern Canada face serious risk if their long-standing waste management problems are not addressed.