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Watchdog worries federal benefit for parents of missing, murdered kids going unused

Watchdog worries federal benefit for parents of missing, murdered kids going unused

OTTAWA — The federal ombudsman for victims of crime says she remains concerned that financial aid for parents of murdered or missing children remains largely unused despite new and proposed changes to the program.
Other provinces looking at Saskatchewan's plan to tie COVID-19 vaccines to reopening

Other provinces looking at Saskatchewan's plan to tie COVID-19 vaccines to reopening

CALGARY — Neighbouring provinces are eyeing Saskatchewan's plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in tandem with vaccination rates, but experts are warning the approach could lead some to a false sense of security.
Vaccine confidence in Canada holds steady despite AstraZeneca safety concerns: poll

Vaccine confidence in Canada holds steady despite AstraZeneca safety concerns: poll

OTTAWA — A new Leger poll suggests Canadian confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is holding firm despite swirling confusion and concern about the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Canadians still confident in vaccines and oilsands outbreak : In The News for May 11

Canadians still confident in vaccines and oilsands outbreak : In The News for May 11

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 11 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. There are 1,294,186 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,294,186 confirmed cases (79,826 active, 1,189,678 resolved, 24,682 deaths).
Health care providers, advocates cry foul over stalled action on pharmacare

Health care providers, advocates cry foul over stalled action on pharmacare

OTTAWA — Doctors and nurses on the front lines of Canada's health system are sounding the alarm after the Liberal government appears to have put its promise of a national pharmacare program on the back burner.

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday May 11, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 340,118 new vaccinations administered for a total of 16,257,673 doses given. Nationwide, 1,267,117 people or 3.

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks.
Liberal MP questions Justice Department's legal advice on fired scientists

Liberal MP questions Justice Department's legal advice on fired scientists

OTTAWA — A Liberal MP is advising the Public Health Agency of Canada not to rely on legal advice from the federal Justice Department because it is not always right.
Review of federal prison isolation units 'not adequate,' new study says

Review of federal prison isolation units 'not adequate,' new study says

OTTAWA — A study has found shortcomings with the process intended to serve as a check on new units for isolating federal prisoners from the general jail population.