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A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada and restrictions being brought in to try to stem the spread of the Omicron variant: — Quebec is reporting for a third day in a row a record number of cases of COVID-19 with the Omicron variant accounting f
Friends of slain Montreal teen seek Legault's support for federal handgun ban

Friends of slain Montreal teen seek Legault's support for federal handgun ban

MONTREAL — Close friends of a Montreal teen killed in an apparently random act of gun violence last month have banded together in an effort to push the federal government to ban handguns.
Military faces fresh calls for end of 'duty to report' for sexual misconduct

Military faces fresh calls for end of 'duty to report' for sexual misconduct

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is facing fresh calls to create an “explicit exception” for victims of sexual misconduct and their confidantes from having to report incidents to their commanders.
Quebec testing centres overwhelmed by the fifth wave of COVID-19

Quebec testing centres overwhelmed by the fifth wave of COVID-19

MONTREAL — COVID-19 testing centres in Quebec are being overwhelmed by the pandemic's fifth wave, with long lineups to get a test and delays in results as the Omicron variant pushes daily case counts to record levels.
Federal Liberals slash criminal pardon application fee to $50 as of new year

Federal Liberals slash criminal pardon application fee to $50 as of new year

OTTAWA — The federal fee to apply for a criminal pardon will drop to $50 from almost $658 as of the new year.
Fish show quick improvement when mercury releases into lakes cut off: study

Fish show quick improvement when mercury releases into lakes cut off: study

Mercury contamination in freshwater fish populations falls quickly once new sources of the toxic chemical are cut off, says new research.
Liberals, Tories co-operate on extending leave for grieving parents

Liberals, Tories co-operate on extending leave for grieving parents

OTTAWA — A Liberal minister struck a last-minute deal with the Conservatives before the holidays to extend bereavement leave for grieving parents who work in federally regulated industries.
Travel restricted to Nunavut hamlet after two COVID-19 cases identified

Travel restricted to Nunavut hamlet after two COVID-19 cases identified

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut has two active COVID-19 cases after the infections were identified in a hamlet on Baffin Island.
With marching orders, federal housing minister looks to tamp down on investment homes

With marching orders, federal housing minister looks to tamp down on investment homes

OTTAWA — Canada’s housing minister says the federal government plans to take a tougher stand on investment properties to help cool housing prices.
Military shipbuilding faces fresh delays as a result of COVID-19: procurement chief

Military shipbuilding faces fresh delays as a result of COVID-19: procurement chief

OTTAWA — The Defence Department's top procurement official is warning of fresh delays in the delivery of already overdue warships and other new equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces because of COVID-19.