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Canadian maker of promising mRNA vaccine looks to test it against Pfizer in new trial

Canadian maker of promising mRNA vaccine looks to test it against Pfizer in new trial

OTTAWA — A homegrown mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 shows promising results in its first small trial and its maker is hoping to test it directly against the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech.
Quebec tables revamp of French-language law, toughens rules for businesses, schools

Quebec tables revamp of French-language law, toughens rules for businesses, schools

MONTREAL — The Quebec government on Thursday reasserted the right of Quebecers to live and work in French, as it tabled a major reform to the province's signature piece of language legislation, known as Bill 101.
Provinces issued more COVID-19 tickets during second wave: CCLA report

Provinces issued more COVID-19 tickets during second wave: CCLA report

OTTAWA — Provinces became more punitive in their approach to COVID-19 infractions during the second wave of the pandemic, says the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in a report that suggests Quebec and Manitoba were particularly forceful in handin
Canadian Press NewsAlert: Greyhound Canada to cut all routes, end operations

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Greyhound Canada to cut all routes, end operations

Greyhound Canada is permanently cutting all bus routes across the country, shutting down the intercity bus carrier’s operations in Canada after nearly a century of service.
Canada announces new pathway to permanent residency for families of crash victims

Canada announces new pathway to permanent residency for families of crash victims

Ottawa is launching a new policy to help the families of victims of two major airline disasters become permanent residents in Canada, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Thursday.
Conservatives OK to have used CBC footage in election attack ads, court rules

Conservatives OK to have used CBC footage in election attack ads, court rules

TORONTO — The Conservative party was within its rights to use CBC news footage for election attack ads that depicted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a poor light, Federal Court ruled on Thursday.
N.S. mass killing probe names participants including families, police, victims groups

N.S. mass killing probe names participants including families, police, victims groups

HALIFAX — The public inquiry into Nova Scotia's mass shooting has granted standing to 56 participants, including families of those killed, police groups and organizations that advocate against gender-based violence.
Lawmaker demands Bloc MP answer for naked screenshot of Liberal colleague

Lawmaker demands Bloc MP answer for naked screenshot of Liberal colleague

OTTAWA — The Liberal government whip is calling for a fellow member of Parliament to appear before a House of Commons committee to answer for a screenshot he took of a naked Liberal MP during virtual parliamentary proceedings last month.
Supreme Court won't hear appeal from horse owners over derby dispute

Supreme Court won't hear appeal from horse owners over derby dispute

OTTAWA — The owners of a horse that was disqualified after initially winning the Canadian Derby more than three years ago might have run out of legal room to reclaim the title.
Budget's foreign-homebuyers tax could bring in $509 million over four years, PBO says

Budget's foreign-homebuyers tax could bring in $509 million over four years, PBO says

OTTAWA — Parliament's spending watching suggests in a new report that the federal government may not bring in as much new revenue as it expects from a proposed tax on foreign homebuyers.