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B.C.'s fall pandemic response plan includes more testing, tracing and flu shots

B.C.'s fall pandemic response plan includes more testing, tracing and flu shots

VICTORIA — British Columbia's experiences fighting COVID-19 have led to a $1.6-billion fall pandemic plan that includes more virus testing, contact tracing and a campaign to administer almost two million flu shots, Premier John Horgan said Wednesday.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 9

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:18 p.m. EDT on Sept. 9, 2020: There are 134,293 confirmed cases in Canada.
LGBTQ Canadians more likely to experience assault than heterosexuals: survey

LGBTQ Canadians more likely to experience assault than heterosexuals: survey

A Statistics Canada study says gay, lesbian, bisexual and other sexual minority people are nearly three times more likely than heterosexuals to experience sexual or physical assault.
WE Charity closing Canadian operations, Kielburger brothers leaving

WE Charity closing Canadian operations, Kielburger brothers leaving

OTTAWA — WE Charity says it is closing its Canadian operations, blaming COVID-19 and the political fallout from the Liberal government's plan to have it run a multimillion-dollar student-volunteer program for leaving it in financial ruin.
N.S. Tories say justice minister in conflict of interest in mass shooting inquiry

N.S. Tories say justice minister in conflict of interest in mass shooting inquiry

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Tory leader says the province's attorney general is in conflict of interest when it comes to setting terms of reference for the public inquiry into the April mass shooting.
Third party in New Brunswick loses candidate due to online comments

Third party in New Brunswick loses candidate due to online comments

FREDERICTON — Another political party in New Brunswick has dropped a candidate for next week's provincial election because of past comments made online.
Derek Sloan says no regrets over failed bid for Conservative leadership

Derek Sloan says no regrets over failed bid for Conservative leadership

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Derek Sloan, who finished last in the party's recent leadership race, says he has no regrets about his campaign.
Biden visits manufacturing heartland to curry favour with blue-collar voters

Biden visits manufacturing heartland to curry favour with blue-collar voters

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden ventured into America's hard-hit manufacturing heartland Wednesday, promising a suite of Buy American tax credits and penalties to fortify his blue-collar bona fides and pry working-class votes away from Donald Trump — measures
Legault, Ford call on Ottawa to increase health transfers to provinces

Legault, Ford call on Ottawa to increase health transfers to provinces

The premiers of Ontario and Quebec are calling on Ottawa to increase health transfers to the provinces, saying that sustainable, long-term funding is required on top of existing federal COVID-19 relief to address health-care issues that predate the p
Statistics Canada rejigs low-income stats, showing growing poverty gap

Statistics Canada rejigs low-income stats, showing growing poverty gap

OTTAWA — Canadians living well below the low-income threshold had fallen further behind in the years prior to COVID-19, based on updated poverty figures that experts say might get worse because of the pandemic.