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Canadian geologist detained in Dubai for six years is back home after charges dropped

Canadian geologist detained in Dubai for six years is back home after charges dropped

MONTREAL — After years in and out of jail in Dubai, one escape attempt, and being embroiled in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme, André Gauthier is finally home.
Veteran Conservative MP Diane Finley resigns seat in House of Commons

Veteran Conservative MP Diane Finley resigns seat in House of Commons

OTTAWA — Longtime Conservative MP Diane Finley has resigned her seat in the House of Commons. Finley announced last summer that she would not seek re-election. She told the Commons today that she is resigning, effective immediately.
Military police chief defends independence; Vance allegedly said he 'owned' force

Military police chief defends independence; Vance allegedly said he 'owned' force

OTTAWA — Canada’s top military police officer told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday that he is not beholden to the top brass, as he responded to allegations that former chief of the defence staff Jonathan Vance said he “owned” the Canadian Forces
Montreal suburb backtracks on plan to charge for picnic table reservations

Montreal suburb backtracks on plan to charge for picnic table reservations

MONTREAL — A Montreal suburb is backtracking on a plan to charge members of the public to reserve picnic tables in two of its most popular parks.
Feds invest $12B in Ontario public transit projects in GTHA

Feds invest $12B in Ontario public transit projects in GTHA

TORONTO — Ontario and the federal government have struck an agreement that will see Ottawa kick in $12 billion to help build several transit projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area over the next decade.
Watchdog worries federal benefit for parents of missing, murdered kids going unused

Watchdog worries federal benefit for parents of missing, murdered kids going unused

OTTAWA — The federal ombudsman for victims of crime says she remains concerned that financial aid for parents of murdered or missing children remains largely unused despite new and proposed changes to the program.
Other provinces looking at Saskatchewan's plan to tie COVID-19 vaccines to reopening

Other provinces looking at Saskatchewan's plan to tie COVID-19 vaccines to reopening

CALGARY — Neighbouring provinces are eyeing Saskatchewan's plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in tandem with vaccination rates, but experts are warning the approach could lead some to a false sense of security.
Vaccine confidence in Canada holds steady despite AstraZeneca safety concerns: poll

Vaccine confidence in Canada holds steady despite AstraZeneca safety concerns: poll

OTTAWA — A new Leger poll suggests Canadian confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is holding firm despite swirling confusion and concern about the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Canadians still confident in vaccines and oilsands outbreak : In The News for May 11

Canadians still confident in vaccines and oilsands outbreak : In The News for May 11

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 May 11 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. There are 1,294,186 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,294,186 confirmed cases (79,826 active, 1,189,678 resolved, 24,682 deaths).