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Evolving prison needle exchange program constitutional, judge rules

Evolving prison needle exchange program constitutional, judge rules

TORONTO — It's too soon to brand Canada's new prison-exchange program as unconstitutional given that correctional authorities are still making changes to it as they roll it out, an Ontario court has ruled.
C.D. Howe's Business Cycle Council says country has entered a recession

C.D. Howe's Business Cycle Council says country has entered a recession

TORONTO — Canada has officially entered a recession due to the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the C.D. Howe Institute's Business Cycle Council declared Friday.
COVID-19 threat to Indigenous people and quarantine stream; In The News for May 1

COVID-19 threat to Indigenous people and quarantine stream; In The News for May 1

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 1 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ...
Gloves off for MacKay, O'Toole campaigns as Tory leadership race resumes

Gloves off for MacKay, O'Toole campaigns as Tory leadership race resumes

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidates Peter MacKay and Erin O'Toole wasted little time Thursday leaping back into full campaign — and attack — mode after new fundraising numbers highlighted their potential neck-and-neck status as the contest go
Golf and camping: Alberta's emergence from COVID shutdown includes the outdoors

Golf and camping: Alberta's emergence from COVID shutdown includes the outdoors

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has released its plan for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Alberta set for business reopening May 14, golf Saturday, some services Monday

Alberta set for business reopening May 14, golf Saturday, some services Monday

EDMONTON — Alberta will soon begin emerging from its COVID-19 lockdown, with the first major date for business reopenings set for May 14.
Budget officer says federal deficit could top $252 billion

Budget officer says federal deficit could top $252 billion

OTTAWA — The federal deficit for the year could top $252.

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have begun to release plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Wet'suwet'en agree to deal with government over rights and title

Wet'suwet'en agree to deal with government over rights and title

SMITHERS, B.C. — Hereditary chiefs who oppose a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia say they will sign an agreement with the federal and provincial governments that affirms their title and rights.
Global philanthropists, experts call for COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Global philanthropists, experts call for COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

OTTAWA — Leading philanthropists and immunization experts say the world lacks the ability to properly manufacture, finance and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, even if one were found by the end of the year.