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Alison Coffin, Newfoundland and Labrador's NDP Leader, is an economist and athlete

Alison Coffin, Newfoundland and Labrador's NDP Leader, is an economist and athlete

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Alison Coffin, leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party. Age: 50 Early years: Born in Corner Brook, she grew up in Joe Batt's Arm. Her father was a school principal and her mother was a nurse.
QuickSketch: Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie says charisma is overrated

QuickSketch: Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie says charisma is overrated

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Ches Crosbie, leader of Newfoundland and Labrador's Progressive Conservative party. Age: 67. Early years: Born in St. John's, N.L., and raised in a political household.
QuickSketch: N.L. Liberal Leader Andrew Furey is a surgeon and political rookie

QuickSketch: N.L. Liberal Leader Andrew Furey is a surgeon and political rookie

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Andrew Furey, leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal party. Age: 45. Early years: Born in St. John's, Furey was involved in Liberal politics from a young age.
A look at other Canadian elections that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic

A look at other Canadian elections that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic

Voters in Newfoundland and Labrador learned today they will be heading to the polls on Feb. 13. They're not the first to be asked to choose their next government in the middle of a global pandemic.
In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

OTTAWA — Emergency spending to deal with the COVID-19 crisis must not outlast the pain it's meant to salve, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has instructed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in a newly released mandate letter.
Picturesque lighthouse at Nova Scotia's Peggys Cove to get viewing platform

Picturesque lighthouse at Nova Scotia's Peggys Cove to get viewing platform

HALIFAX — Easily one of Canada's most recognizable landmarks, the rugged point of land surrounding the postcard-perfect lighthouse at Peggys Cove, N.S., will be getting a much-needed facelift this summer.

Five key takeaways from Canada's latest COVID-19 projections

OTTAWA — The federal government's latest COVID-19 projections show fast, strong and sustained measures are required to interrupt rapid growth cases and deaths.
Trudeau leaves door open to tighter travel ban, eyeing COVID-19 mutations abroad

Trudeau leaves door open to tighter travel ban, eyeing COVID-19 mutations abroad

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leaving the door open to tighter travel restrictions, including a possible ban on outbound air travel as COVID-19 case counts climb across the country.
Quebec to seek leave to appeal mosque shooter sentence at Supreme Court

Quebec to seek leave to appeal mosque shooter sentence at Supreme Court

Quebec is seeking leave to appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada a lower court decision that reduced the sentence of convicted mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette.
Canada says first COVID-19 vaccine for refugees in Jordan offers glimmer of hope

Canada says first COVID-19 vaccine for refugees in Jordan offers glimmer of hope

OTTAWA — Canada's international development minister says the world's first inoculation of a refugee against COVID-19 this week is an important milestone in ending the pandemic everywhere.