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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for March 22, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:05 p.m. British Columbia recorded 556 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 598 new cases on Sunday and 631 new cases on Monday, for a total of 1,785 new cases in the province.
Family of Filipina woman wants accounting of her death in Montreal hospital

Family of Filipina woman wants accounting of her death in Montreal hospital

MONTREAL — The family of a woman who died in a Montreal-area hospital last month is calling on the coroner's office to investigate after troubling circumstances of her death came to light in a published report.
'Never gave up': Boushie's mother says RCMP watchdog report shows injustice

'Never gave up': Boushie's mother says RCMP watchdog report shows injustice

SASKATOON — Before she even opened her mouth, Debbie Baptiste had already sent her message.
Trudeau calls for end to University of Ottawa professor's 'Quebec bashing'

Trudeau calls for end to University of Ottawa professor's 'Quebec bashing'

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's fed up with "Quebec bashing" following controversial remarks from a University of Ottawa professor.
Federal, Quebec governments to spend $826 million to expand high-speed internet

Federal, Quebec governments to spend $826 million to expand high-speed internet

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. — For the second week in a row, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared a stage with Premier Francois Legault Monday as they made a joint funding announcement aimed at improving access to high-speed internet in Quebec.
Oshawa, Ont., rowhouse fire leaves four people unaccounted for

Oshawa, Ont., rowhouse fire leaves four people unaccounted for

OSHAWA, Ont. — A fast-moving fire that tore through an Oshawa, Ont., townhome left four people unaccounted for on Monday as weeping family and friends feared the worst. Authorities said the blaze broke out around 1 a.m.
Petition asks Ottawa to review overall effect of expanded coal-mining in Alberta

Petition asks Ottawa to review overall effect of expanded coal-mining in Alberta

EDMONTON — The federal government needs to step in and consider the potential overall effects of Alberta's intent to expand its coal-mining industry, says a petition tabled Monday in the House of Commons.
Liberals take on Conservatives over party's climate-change motion

Liberals take on Conservatives over party's climate-change motion

OTTAWA — Federal Liberals swiftly adopted a new attack strategy Monday to paint the Official Opposition as climate-change deniers, after a weekend convention that saw the Conservative party grassroots reject a motion to declare climate change is real
'Shepherd ought to protect his flock:' Judge fines, releases jailed Alberta pastor

'Shepherd ought to protect his flock:' Judge fines, releases jailed Alberta pastor

STONY PLAIN, Alta. — An Alberta pastor who was kept in jail for violating a bail condition to comply with COVID-19 health orders was to be freed Monday without conditions.
U.S, U.K., Canada levy sanctions against China over actions against Uyghur Muslims

U.S, U.K., Canada levy sanctions against China over actions against Uyghur Muslims

OTTAWA — Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union levelled sanctions against Chinese officials Monday over human rights violations against minority Muslims in that country.