Tories ask for House of Commons to sit Sunday to debate new COVID-19 aid legislation

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives say they want the House of Commons to sit this weekend to debate new COVID-19 aid legislation. Opposition House leader Gerard Deltell says the provisions in the bill demand detailed and urgent scrutiny.  Past COV...

Corruption charges stayed against former Quebec deputy premier, five co-accused

QUEBEC — A judge has granted a stay of proceedings in the case of former Quebec deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau and her co-accused on corruption-related charges. Quebec court Judge Andre Perreault ruled today that there had been unreasonable de...

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): --- 11:30 a.m A Queen's University student who lives in residence has tested positive for COVID-19. The Kingston, Ont., university says the student is self-isolating. Close contact...

Criminal case against federal MP adjourned until end of October

OTTAWA — Federal MP Marwan Tabbara's criminal case is now adjourned until the end of October. The 36-year-old MP from Kitchener was arrested April 10 and charged with two counts of assault, as well as one of breaking and entering to

COVID-19 testing in some Ontario pharmacies begins; many not eligible

TORONTO — Some Ontario pharmacies started offering COVID-19 tests on Friday as the province tries to ease the burden on busy assessment centres. The appointment-only tests, however, can only be requested by certain asymptomatic individuals — ...

After long-term care, Quebec private seniors residences a growing COVID-19 concern

MONTREAL — A slow but steady rise of COVID-19 cases in Quebec's private seniors residences in recent weeks is causing concern among experts and authorities, who want to avoid the disaster that befell long-term care homes during the ...

Trudeau reinstates COVID-19 updates as pandemic’s second wave worsens

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join Canada's top public health officers today for their daily update on the worsening COVID-19 health crisis. Trudeau is expected to have an announcement about his government's ongoing efforts to protect Can...

NDP, Greens divided on pace of child care improvements in B.C. election campaign

VANCOUVER — A policy difference over child care between the NDP and Greens has emerged in the B.C. election, with each party blaming the other for failing to do more on the issue in the last minority government. NDP Leader John

Alberta’s top health official says province is not in a second wave of COVID-19

EDMONTON — Alberta's chief medical officer of health says the province is not in a second wave of COVID-19 despite increased daily case numbers in recent months. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday that Alberta had identified 158 new cases in the

Saskatchewan officials fine person $2,000 for not self-isolating while symptomatic

REGINA — Saskatchewan health officials have fined a person $2,000 for not self-isolating while showing symptoms of COVID-19, bringing the total amount of penalties levied in the province to more than $20,000.  The Ministry of Health has not releas...