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Canada's testing shortfalls come under scrutiny as leaders vow to up their game

Canada's testing shortfalls come under scrutiny as leaders vow to up their game

TORONTO — The shortcomings of Canada's COVID-19 testing strategy came to the fore Wednesday as Ontario's premier admitted to "unacceptable" testing rates, Quebec promised to aggressively root out infections in long-term care homes and Nova Scotia exp
Demographic data 'essential' to track spread of COVID-19: researchers

Demographic data 'essential' to track spread of COVID-19: researchers

OTTAWA — Gaps in Canada's data collection means the country could be unable to see which groups are most affected by COVID-19, researchers warn.
Calgary woman who died of COVID-19 was expecting 2020 to be best year: husband

Calgary woman who died of COVID-19 was expecting 2020 to be best year: husband

CALGARY — A man whose wife died of COVID-19 last month says the two of them were expecting 2020 to be the best year of their lives.
Canada won't tip hand on possibility of import tariffs on Saudi oil

Canada won't tip hand on possibility of import tariffs on Saudi oil

OTTAWA — Canada's energy minister will speak to his U.S. and Mexican counterparts Thursday in a bid to form a common front ahead of talks aimed at ending the global oil-price wars.
Armed Forces reports 20 military suicides last year, largest number since 2014

Armed Forces reports 20 military suicides last year, largest number since 2014

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces has quietly revealed that 20 service members took their own lives last year, the largest number of military suicides since 2014.
Business generally supports changes to wage subsidy rules unveiled by Trudeau

Business generally supports changes to wage subsidy rules unveiled by Trudeau

Business groups applauded the federal government's decision to loosen requirements for its wage subsidy program for employers hit by COVID-19, even as they emphasized the need for money to quickly flow to struggling Canadian enterprises.
'Little to do with COVID:' Landowners, law experts criticize well cleanup bill

'Little to do with COVID:' Landowners, law experts criticize well cleanup bill

EDMONTON — Landowners and legal experts say Alberta's hastily passed bill to help clean up the province's huge stockpile of abandoned energy facilities harms property rights without addressing why the problem exists in the first place.
Politicians ask public to work from home, but are they taking their own advice?

Politicians ask public to work from home, but are they taking their own advice?

Canada's politicians have been urging the public to work from home during the COVID-19 crisis, but a look at federal and provincial leaders suggests not all of them are following their own advice.

Man charged with assaulting police after allegedly coughing on officers

COQUITLAM, B.C. — Police say a 24-year-old man from Coquitlam, B.C., has been charged with assaulting a police officer after allegedly coughing towards three officers during an arrest. RCMP Cpl.
Jean Truchon, who fought to expand medically assisted death, receives procedure

Jean Truchon, who fought to expand medically assisted death, receives procedure

MONTREAL — One of the two Quebecers who successfully fought to expand medically assisted dying laws has undergone the procedure, saying the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to push up his death.