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O'Toole rejigs Tory front benches as he continues to put party on election footing

O'Toole rejigs Tory front benches as he continues to put party on election footing

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole scripted more of his party's electoral strategy Wednesday, creating new critic portfolios to signal where his focus will be when Canadians go to the polls: a plan for economic recovery.
Feds promise billions in new funds to build, expand public-transit systems

Feds promise billions in new funds to build, expand public-transit systems

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government is promising cash-strapped cities billions of dollars in permanent funding for their public-transit systems — though most of the money won’t start flowing until later in the decade.
Montreal mayor calls on Ottawa, Quebec to help fight gun violence after teen's death

Montreal mayor calls on Ottawa, Quebec to help fight gun violence after teen's death

Montreal's mayor is calling on Ottawa to take stronger action on banning handguns after a 15-year-old girl died in a drive-by shooting in the city on Sunday.
PBO says taxing services like Netflix could yield feds $1.3 billion

PBO says taxing services like Netflix could yield feds $1.3 billion

OTTAWA — A new report from the parliamentary budget officer says the government may be slightly underestimating how much revenue it could receive from taxing online services like Netflix.
N.L.'s election is safe and U.A.E. spacecraft in Mars orbit: In The News for Feb. 10

N.L.'s election is safe and U.A.E. spacecraft in Mars orbit: In The News for Feb. 10

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 Feb. 10 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. There are 810,797 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 810,797 confirmed cases (39,179 active, 750,709 resolved, 20,909 deaths).
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 25,230 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,123,563 doses given.
COVID-19 lockdowns limit access to national library and archive collections

COVID-19 lockdowns limit access to national library and archive collections

OTTAWA — Researchers studying Canadian history have not been able to access Library and Archive Canada's collections during COVID-19 lockdowns — a situation that forced some to put off their research or revise it to use only materials available onlin
Defence of Alberta oil or attempt to silence dissent? Judge to hear inquiry challenge

Defence of Alberta oil or attempt to silence dissent? Judge to hear inquiry challenge

CALGARY — A judge is to hear arguments this week over whether Alberta's public inquiry into the purported foreign funding of environmental charities is a valid defence of the province's ailing oil industry or an attempt to silence dissent.
CEO of health authority leaves organization after report into alleged misspending

CEO of health authority leaves organization after report into alleged misspending

VICTORIA — The head of a health authority in British Columbia is no longer with the organization following allegations related to misspending on various items including $7 million for respirators that didn't meet provincial standards.