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EU health official blasts slow vaccine delivery, and is consulting with Canada

EU health official blasts slow vaccine delivery, and is consulting with Canada

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is being urged to follow the tough talk of Europe's health minister, who Wednesday accused a vaccine company of not living up to its moral and legal obligations because of delivery delays.
Senate to resume six days later than planned in due to COVID-19 pandemic

Senate to resume six days later than planned in due to COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — The Senate will be reopening for business nearly a week later than planned, partly in response to the surging second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate Speaker George Furey is extending the adjournment period until Feb.
Alberta border agents made record meth bust after pulling over produce truck

Alberta border agents made record meth bust after pulling over produce truck

COUTTS, Alta. — The Canada Border Services Agency says officers in southern Alberta made the country's largest-ever methamphetamine seizure at a land border crossing last month.
Quebec exempts homeless from 'cruel' curfew after court rules order endangered safety

Quebec exempts homeless from 'cruel' curfew after court rules order endangered safety

MONTREAL — The Quebec government said Wednesday it will not challenge a temporary court order granted Tuesday that exempts the homeless from a provincewide curfew imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Police officer's leg broken, assault charges sought after dispute over mask order

Police officer's leg broken, assault charges sought after dispute over mask order

Vancouver police say an officer broke his leg in a confrontation after a man refused to wear a mask inside a courthouse. Const. Tania Visintin says the officer was injured when the man fell on him while being taken into custody.
Crime down in first eight months of pandemic, but mental-health calls rise: StatCan

Crime down in first eight months of pandemic, but mental-health calls rise: StatCan

OTTAWA — Newly released figures point to a major drop in police-recorded crime during the first eight months of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
Union boss wants meat-plant workers on early COVID-19 vaccine list

Union boss wants meat-plant workers on early COVID-19 vaccine list

CALGARY — The president of a union representing employees at some of the largest meat-packing plants in the country says there needs to be a discussion about making the COVID-19 vaccine more readily available to essential workers.
Case begins on N.S. shooter and farmers storm Indian capital: In The News for Jan. 27

Case begins on N.S. shooter and farmers storm Indian capital: In The News for Jan. 27

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 Jan. 27 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2021. There are 757,022 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 757,022 confirmed cases (59,551 active, 678,068 resolved, 19,403 deaths).
UN experts alarmed by trend toward assisted dying for non-terminal conditions

UN experts alarmed by trend toward assisted dying for non-terminal conditions

OTTAWA — United Nations human rights experts are alarmed by what they see as a growing trend to enact legislation allowing medical assistance in dying for people suffering from non-terminal, disabling conditions.