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News: Canada

MPs to hear from ministers, officials on safety of returning travellers in quarantine

Tuesday  02:46,   02 march 2021

OTTAWA — MPs will hear from federal ministers and officials as early as this week on the safety of returning travellers after two women were allegedly sexually assaulted during mandatory COVID-19 quarantine. The House of Commons public safety... >>>

Widespread vaccination could be key to combatting potential third wave

Tuesday  01:20,   02 march 2021

Mass vaccinations will be the key to controlling a potential third wave in Chatham-Kent, says the region’s top doctor. Chatham-Kent Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Colby said the highly transmissible variants are keeping public health officials... >>>

This 13-year-old wants to stir up the rally world.

Tuesday  00:48,   02 march 2021

Motorsport fans should remember the name Gil Membrado. The 13-year-old wants to stir up the rally world as the youngest Spaniard of all time. © Provided by sport1.de This 13 year old wants to stir up the rally world Gil Membrado. A name that... >>>

Former military ombudsman to face defence committee probing Vance allegations

Tuesday  00:02,   02 march 2021

Sources tell Global News Gary Walbourne raised concerns with Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's office about Gen. Jonathan Vance in 2018.According to the meeting notice, which was posted on Monday, Walbourne will be the sole witness appearing at... >>>

Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for seniors, committee says

Tuesday  00:02,   02 march 2021

The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) has recommended against using the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in people aged 65 and older, although Health Canada has authorized it to be used in adults of all ages. The committee, which makes... >>>

Pioneering doctor spoke up for seniors' care reform right up to his medically assisted death aged 98

Monday  23:54,   01 march 2021

Dr. Ronald Bayne was one of Canada's first geriatricians and an advocate for seniors throughout his career, right up to until his death through medical assistance in dying. ‘I shall not go into long term care,’ he said as his family grappled... >>>

In the Alpes-Maritimes, the health situation is still "very tense"

Monday  23:48,   01 march 2021

© Copyright 2021, L'Obs Since January, nearly twenty Covid-19 patients have been transferred outside the Alpes-Maritimes department , where the situation in hospitals remains "very tense" and a partial re-containment has been imposed for two... >>>

Liberals' two-year-old pledge to revamp EI, CPP appeals body delayed due to COVID-19

Monday  23:16,   01 march 2021

OTTAWA — COVID-19 has all but stalled a promised shift in how Canadians appeal rulings on their requests for federal income supports. The department overseeing the work, Employment and Social Development Canada, says the change won't happen as... >>>

COVID-19 vaccination ramps up in several provinces as supply worries ease

Monday  23:16,   01 march 2021

Several provinces began expanding their COVID-19 vaccination programs to members of the general population on Monday amid the prospect of more regular deliveries and the imminent arrival of a third approved vaccine. Ontario, Quebec and B.C. started... >>>

Bangladesh: protests after the death of a writer in prison, the UN calls for an investigation

Monday  21:40,   01 march 2021

© AFP - MUNIR UZ ZAMAN Students tried to march to the Ministry of the Interior in Dhaka on March 1, 2021 to demand action after Mushtaq Ahmed's death in a top-security prison, which they call "murder", as well as the repeal of the digital security... >>>

electric cars: Huawei to work on the first models

Monday  21:38,   01 march 2021

Huawei supposedly wants to bring electric cars to the market under its own name this year. The US sanctions are said to have forced the manufacturer to take this step. © v Car manufacturer Changan is supposed to provide Huawei factory capacities,... >>>

Opinion: Nobody is above the law in France

Monday  21:37,   01 march 2021

The verdict against the former President Nicolas Sarkozy is a signal: The French ruling class has long been used to impunity. In this respect, the court serves democracy, says Barbara Wesel. © Abd Rabbo-Mousse / abaca / picture alliance A photo... >>>

Coronavirus: Scammers have offered a billion doses of vaccines in the EU

Monday  21:37,   01 march 2021

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-EU-VACCINES-OLAF: Coronavirus: Scammers have offered a billion doses of vaccines in the EU © Reuters / Dado Ruvic CORONAVIRUS: SCAMS PROPOSED ONE BILLION DOSE OF VACCINE IN EU by Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alleged... >>>

Nova Scotia mass shooting: lawyer says spouse of shooter could face unfair trial

Monday  21:34,   01 march 2021

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — A lawyer representing the spouse of the man who murdered 22 people in Nova Scotia told a court hearing today that Lisa Banfield's right to a fair trial could be jeopardized if a redacted document is unsealed. Banfield is... >>>

Trudeau Liberals eye security threats to Canada's economy with governmentwide plan

Monday  21:34,   01 march 2021

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is pressing ahead with efforts to counter economic-based threats to national security, such as theft of valuable intellectual property and damage to critical energy and information networks. In its newly published... >>>