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Liberals and NDP play to strengths on campaign trail while Tories carve new path

Liberals and NDP play to strengths on campaign trail while Tories carve new path

OTTAWA — As the federal election campaign entered its second full week, the Liberals painted themselves as the trusted guardians of universal health care and the New Democrats promised to be true environmental stewards by ending fossil fuel subsidies
Montreal says it will end state of emergency in place since start of COVID pandemic

Montreal says it will end state of emergency in place since start of COVID pandemic

Montreal is not renewing the state of emergency that has been in place since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The city said today in a news release that starting Friday, it will instead be in "alert mode.
Week 2 on the hustings and Afghan chaos: In The News for Aug. 23

Week 2 on the hustings and Afghan chaos: In The News for Aug. 23

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 Aug. 23 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase, the provinces and territories have been releasing their reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.

Boris Johnson announces plans to convene G7 meeting over Afghanistan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will convene a meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven nations on Tuesday for "urgent talks on the situation in Afghanistan." Johnson revealed the plan in a statement posted on Twitter.

NHL, junior teams, offer condolences after crash that killed three players in B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — Hockey leagues such as the NHL and teams including the Humboldt Broncos have offered their condolences to the families of three junior players who died when a vehicle crashed into a tree in British Columbia.
Allegations of flagrant overspending, mishandling Afghanistan dominate campaign trail

Allegations of flagrant overspending, mishandling Afghanistan dominate campaign trail

TORONTO — Accusations of wanton spending, misleading the public and prioritizing votes over the crisis in Afghanistan dominated the seventh full day of the federal election campaign.
Record-breaking heat wave hits Quebec for the second time in August

Record-breaking heat wave hits Quebec for the second time in August

MONTREAL — A blistering heatwave seemed poised to set new temperature records in parts of Quebec on Sunday, prompting both the national weather agency and the province's premier to issue warnings about the effects of scorching conditions.
Ministers defend evacuation efforts in Afghanistan amid dire security challenges

Ministers defend evacuation efforts in Afghanistan amid dire security challenges

OTTAWA — Canada airlifted another 121 people from strife-ridden Afghanistan on Saturday, including Canadian citizens and family members as well as Afghan nationals accepted for resettlement by Ottawa and its allies, officials said Sunday.

Quebec records 463 new COVID-19 infections, no virus-related deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 463 new cases of COVID-19 today and no deaths attributed to the virus. Health authorities say the number of patients requiring hospitalization increased by eight to 98 over teh past 24 hours.