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Murky mystery of COVID-19's origins takes back seat in Canada to easing crisis

Murky mystery of COVID-19's origins takes back seat in Canada to easing crisis

WASHINGTON — Canada is keeping a safe distance — for now — from the theory that the COVID-19 outbreak began by accident in a virology laboratory in China — a narrative that's gaining traction by the day, thanks to the White House, American intelligen
Trudeau takes part in COVID-19 virtual pledging conference led by EU

Trudeau takes part in COVID-19 virtual pledging conference led by EU

OTTAWA — Canada joined the global community Monday in helping to raise $11 billion toward a COVID-19 vaccine, amid promises to avoid past pandemic practice and make it available for all.
Feds eye new tools to help Access to Information system recover after COVID-19

Feds eye new tools to help Access to Information system recover after COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government says it will look at whether investments in new technology could help clear any backlog of information requests that arises from a COVID-19 related bottleneck.
Iran chief's link to 1988 massacre raises obstacles in crash probe: Cotler

Iran chief's link to 1988 massacre raises obstacles in crash probe: Cotler

OTTAWA — Canada's quest for compensation from Iran for shooting down a Ukrainian airliner is fraught with obstacles because Tehran's lead investigator is a mass executioner who belongs in prison, says a former Canadian justice minister.
Media consortium seeking search warrants from Nova Scotia mass shooting

Media consortium seeking search warrants from Nova Scotia mass shooting

HALIFAX — A provincial court judge says she'll push to hold hearings as quickly as possible on the public release of search warrants from the investigation into the recent mass shooting in Nova Scotia.
Easing restrictions and ; In The News for May 4

Easing restrictions and ; In The News for May 4

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 4 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ...
Provinces set to ease restrictions Monday as death toll increases

Provinces set to ease restrictions Monday as death toll increases

OTTAWA — Provinces across the country are set to begin easing COVID-19 restrictions on Monday following a weekend in which thousands more cases of the respiratory illness were identified, hundreds more were reported dead and a much-ballyhooed made-in
Provinces must give emotional support to returning students: education advocates

Provinces must give emotional support to returning students: education advocates

VANCOUVER — Bored and isolated students are spending too many hours online and some have started using more substances, but all students will need extra emotional support when classes resume, says a psychiatrist who specializes in youth mental health
Rally outside Mission prison calls for safe release of inmates amid pandemic

Rally outside Mission prison calls for safe release of inmates amid pandemic

MISSION, B.C. — A justice advocacy group says it wants prisoners at a federal institution in British Columbia ravaged by a COVID-19 outbreak to know there are people in the community fighting for their safety.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 5:45 p.m. on May 3, 2020: There are 59,474 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.