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Alberta doctors file lawsuit against province over changes to billing

Alberta doctors file lawsuit against province over changes to billing

EDMONTON — The Alberta Medical Association has filed a lawsuit against the province over how the government pushed through changes in the way doctors can bill for their services. The association's president, Dr.
Climate, clean tech could take centre stage in federal economic recovery plans

Climate, clean tech could take centre stage in federal economic recovery plans

OTTAWA — The federal government is quietly looking at a plan for longer-term recovery from the COVID-19 crisis even as its focus remains squarely on getting more than $100 billion in emergency economic aid out the door.
Two dead, including 16-year-old girl, in two Winnipeg police shootings

Two dead, including 16-year-old girl, in two Winnipeg police shootings

WINNIPEG — A 16-year-old girl and a man have died after two separate shootings involving police officers in Winnipeg.
Quebec health-care workers going without protective equipment, union says

Quebec health-care workers going without protective equipment, union says

OTTAWA — A health-care union in Quebec says workers dealing with at-risk patients are going without protective equipment in some cases, sparking criticism of the national emergency stockpile.
Toronto company expands ventilator production tenfold to meet demand

Toronto company expands ventilator production tenfold to meet demand

OTTAWA — One of the companies making ventilators for the federal government is expanding its production capacity more than tenfold to meet demands created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada lost more than one million jobs in March, but April could be even worse

Canada lost more than one million jobs in March, but April could be even worse

OTTAWA — More than one million Canadians lost their jobs at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in March, a grimly historic one-month figure Statistics Canada reported Thursday, as the number of people applying for federal aid surpassed five million.
Controls can keep Canadian COVID-19 deaths under 44,000, health agency says

Controls can keep Canadian COVID-19 deaths under 44,000, health agency says

OTTAWA — Canada could see the end of the first wave of the COVID-19 epidemic before autumn, according to federal projections, but only if strong physical distancing measures are strictly maintained the whole time.
Former Supreme Court justice Peter Cory remembered for integrity, wisdom

Former Supreme Court justice Peter Cory remembered for integrity, wisdom

OTTAWA — Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Peter Cory has died. According to a written statement from the top court, Cory passed away April 7 in Mississauga, Ont., at the age of 94.
People needing addiction services feeling 'abandoned' during pandemic

People needing addiction services feeling 'abandoned' during pandemic

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's former provincial health officer says he has "grave concerns" about reduced services because of COVID-19 for people struggling with drug addiction, while the manager of a supervised consumption site in Toronto says peop

Towns, municipal districts ask for provincial boundary closures on long weekend

Towns and municipal districts near provincial boundaries are asking campers and second-home owners to stay away this Easter weekend because of the COVID-19 pandemic.