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Quebec debt underestimated by $12 billion: auditor general

Quebec's auditor general says the province has underestimated the size of its debt by $12 billion. Guylaine Leclerc told a legislative committee today she plans to table a report on the situation in March.
Provincial opposition won't deter federal action on municipal handgun bans, PM says

Provincial opposition won't deter federal action on municipal handgun bans, PM says

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled Friday the federal government won't let provincial opposition stand in the way of municipalities that want to work with Ottawa to ban handguns.
COVID-19 vaccine distribution; Australia's Facebook tussle: In The News for Feb. 19

COVID-19 vaccine distribution; Australia's Facebook tussle: In The News for Feb. 19

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Feb. 19 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. There are 837,497 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 837,497 confirmed cases (32,587 active, 783,412 resolved, 21,498 deaths).

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday Feb. 19, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 25,253 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,354,289 doses given.
'I've been pushed to my absolute breaking point;' Canadian zoos struggle to survive

'I've been pushed to my absolute breaking point;' Canadian zoos struggle to survive

Last week, Paul Goulet's 10-year-old daughter quietly went to his wife with worry about her father. "It's like he's here, but he's not really here," she said.
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday Feb. 18, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 25,253 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,354,289 doses given.
Jury to begin deliberating in trial of man accused of killing woman in Edmonton hotel

Jury to begin deliberating in trial of man accused of killing woman in Edmonton hotel

EDMONTON — A judge has sequestered a jury but has instructed them to begin their deliberations Friday morning in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman whose bloody body was found in the bathtub of his Edmonton hotel room.
U.S. election makes 'moot' argument to release Meng: attorney general

U.S. election makes 'moot' argument to release Meng: attorney general

VANCOUVER — Canada's attorney general says the failure of former U.S. president Donald Trump to win re-election nullifies an argument to release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on the basis he was using her to get a better trade deal with China.
Single vaccine jab appears highly effective against COVID-19, experts say

Single vaccine jab appears highly effective against COVID-19, experts say

A single jab of COVID-19 vaccine appears to be highly effective, which could allow better use of scarce supplies and see more people immunized, federal and Quebec health officials said Thursday.