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Nurse fired, coroner to investigate after dying Indigenous woman taunted in hospital

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault says a nurse has been fired after an Indigenous woman who was dying Monday night at a Quebec hospital was subjected to degrading remarks. The Quebec coroner's office confirmed today it will investigate the cir...

Former Conservative MP Rob Anders facing multiple charges of evading taxes

OTTAWA — Former Conservative MP Rob Anders has been charged with tax evasion, as well as other Income Tax Act offences dating back to his years as a parliamentarian. The five charges were first reported by the National Post and

Montreal restaurateurs ‘in shock’ after provincial government orders 28-day closure

MONTREAL — Quebec restaurateurs say they are in shock after the government ordered restaurant dining areas closed for 28 days in the province's two biggest cities. The order was one of several announced by authorities on Monday as they moved Montreal

Complaints from Access to Information users more than doubled last year: info czar

OTTAWA — A federal watchdog says dissatisfied users of the Access to Information Act lodged over 6,000 new complaints last year — more than double the number in the previous year. In her annual report for 2019-20 tabled today, information commissioner

N.S. premier issues apology for systemic racism in province’s justice system

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has apologized to Black and Indigenous Nova Scotians for systemic racism in the province's justice system. McNeil said today institutions such as the police and the courts have failed Black and Indigenous pe...

Ottawa publishes guidance for rapid COVID-19 tests

OTTAWA — The federal government is publishing new advice for companies rushing to develop rapid tests for COVID-19 as Ottawa faces growing calls to approve such devices. The calls to approve devices that can provide faster results come as hospitals and...

Liberals throw down challenge, make COVID-19 aid bill a confidence matter

OTTAWA — Government House leader Pablo Rodriguez says proposed legislation for new COVID-19 aid programs will be a matter of confidence in the minority Liberal government. The move appears to dare the opposition parties to bring the government down as ...

Manitoba reports budget surplus for last year, but predicts COVID deficit this year

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government registered its first budget surplus in more than a decade in the fiscal year that ended in March, although it is expected to be back in the red this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Final

Canada, Britain impose sanctions on Belarus, president over ‘fraudulent’ election

OTTAWA — Canada has imposed sanctions on the president of Belarus and his government over what it says was a fraudulent election. Canada imposed the sanctions in conjunction with Britain against officials in the Belarusian government, including Preside...

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): --- 1:52 p.m. Quebec is getting ready to deploy the federal government’s COVID-19 contact tracing smartphone application. Premier Francois Legault told reporters today his governme...