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Vaccination ramps up in several provinces as panel issues guidelines on AstraZeneca

Vaccination ramps up in several provinces as panel issues guidelines on AstraZeneca

Several provinces began expanding their COVID-19 vaccination programs to members of the general population on Monday, as new recommendations on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine suggested it should be targeted at younger Canadians.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, March 1, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, March 1, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 6:30 p.m. Alberta is easing COVID-19 restrictions on indoor fitness centres and libraries.
MPs to hear from ministers, officials on safety of returning travellers in quarantine

MPs to hear from ministers, officials on safety of returning travellers in quarantine

OTTAWA — MPs will hear from federal ministers and officials as early as this week on the safety of returning travellers after two women were allegedly sexually assaulted during mandatory COVID-19 quarantine.
White House declarative on whether U.S. will share vaccines with Canada, Mexico: 'No'

White House declarative on whether U.S. will share vaccines with Canada, Mexico: 'No'

WASHINGTON — The White House is making it abundantly clear it has no plans to share America's COVID-19 vaccines with Canada or Mexico.

How effective is the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine? What you need to know

Health Canada approved its third COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, authorizing the jab made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University after a lengthy review of clinical trial details.
Trudeau Liberals eye security threats to Canada's economy with governmentwide plan

Trudeau Liberals eye security threats to Canada's economy with governmentwide plan

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is pressing ahead with efforts to counter economic-based threats to national security, such as theft of valuable intellectual property and damage to critical energy and information networks.
Nova Scotia mass shooting: lawyer says spouse of killer could face unfair trial

Nova Scotia mass shooting: lawyer says spouse of killer could face unfair trial

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — A lawyer representing the spouse of the man who murdered 22 people in Nova Scotia said Monday her client's right to a fair trial could be jeopardized if portions of a redacted document are unsealed.
Liberals' two-year-old pledge to revamp EI, CPP appeals body delayed due to COVID-19

Liberals' two-year-old pledge to revamp EI, CPP appeals body delayed due to COVID-19

OTTAWA — COVID-19 has all but stalled a promised shift in how Canadians appeal rulings on their requests for federal income supports.
Suspect in attempted arson of Montreal synagogue not criminally responsible

Suspect in attempted arson of Montreal synagogue not criminally responsible

MONTREAL — A 28-year-old man charged with trying to set fire to a Montreal synagogue has been found not criminally responsible.
Mild spring with some wintry blasts predicted for most of Canada: Weather Network

Mild spring with some wintry blasts predicted for most of Canada: Weather Network

Canadians across the country can look forward to a mild spring peppered with the odd winter flashback throughout the first part of the season, according to predictions from one prominent national forecaster.