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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 7:50 p.m.
Alberta man accused of entering U.S. in kayak, fleeing through bush for hours

Alberta man accused of entering U.S. in kayak, fleeing through bush for hours

EDMONTON — An Alberta man is awaiting a next court date in Montana for allegedly crossing the border in a kayak and leading officials on a seven-hour chase through tough terrain. The U.S.
Human Rights Watch demands action against Israel, accusing it of 'apartheid' crimes

Human Rights Watch demands action against Israel, accusing it of 'apartheid' crimes

OTTAWA — An international human-rights organization is calling on the Trudeau government to take action against alleged "crimes against humanity" by the Israeli government, which it labels an "apartheid" state.
First Nations, coal companies asking Alberta for better consultation on mines

First Nations, coal companies asking Alberta for better consultation on mines

EDMONTON — Five First Nations whose land stretches along most of Alberta's Rocky Mountains and three coal companies hoping to develop mines in the area have written the province to demand better Indigenous consultation.
O'Toole says he's in "listening mode" on idea of mandatory voting in Canada

O'Toole says he's in "listening mode" on idea of mandatory voting in Canada

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says he's simply in "listening mode" on the idea of making voting mandatory in Canada after recently raising it before a virtual crowd.
Commercial helicopter came within four metres of ditching in the Atlantic: report

Commercial helicopter came within four metres of ditching in the Atlantic: report

HALIFAX — A helicopter carrying 13 people came within four metres of ditching in the Atlantic as it was trying to land on an offshore platform in July 2019, the Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
Trudeau says Ontario sick leave should be delivered directly through employers

Trudeau says Ontario sick leave should be delivered directly through employers

TORONTO — Ontario should work directly with employers to bring in a paid sick-leave program, the prime minister said Tuesday as the province made clear it wanted to top up an existing federal benefit to deliver on its promise of sick days for all wor
PM defends aide, says office didn't know Vance allegations were 'Me Too complaint'

PM defends aide, says office didn't know Vance allegations were 'Me Too complaint'

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vigorously defended his top aide on Tuesday, saying that while his office knew there was a complaint against then-defence chief general Jonathan Vance three years ago, no one knew it was about sexual misconduct.
Wilkinson considers changes to Canada's net-zero emissions bill to gain NDP support

Wilkinson considers changes to Canada's net-zero emissions bill to gain NDP support

OTTAWA — Canada's environment minister has put forward changes in response to NDP concerns about a bill that would make the federal government more accountable as it strives to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Canada still counting on U.S. to share its AstraZeneca stockpile, Trudeau says

Canada still counting on U.S. to share its AstraZeneca stockpile, Trudeau says

WASHINGTON — Canada is still counting on the United States to share its COVID-19 vaccine surplus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday — even as pressure mounts on the White House to help ease a spiralling pandemic crisis in India.