EDMONTON - There's a fine line between a public health officer's duty to the people they serve and their duty to the elected officials who appoint them, scholars say.
A one-year-old boy has died, his father was shot and a provincial police officer was injured following an alleged abduction in central Ontario on Thursday, the province’s police watchdog said as it launched an investigation into the incident.
OTTAWA - The first COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for use in Canada within two weeks, Health Canada's chief medical adviser said Thursday.
MONTREAL - Quebec will have the staff and the infrastructure ready to begin vaccinating people against COVID-19 by Jan. 1, the province's health minister said Thursday.
TORONTO - Ontario's hospitals face increasing strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic even as the province sees tentative improvements in case counts, health officials suggested Thursday in releasing new data on the state of the second wave.
VANCOUVER - An RCMP officer who oversaw a small team based at Vancouver's airport says he dismissed a suggestion the night before Meng Wanzhou's flight landed to arrest the Huawei executive by boarding her plane.
OTTAWA - Canada's top central banker gave MPs a detailed defence of the Bank of Canada's buying spree of government debt Thursday, saying it is aimed at lowering borrowing costs across the country.
A top public health official said Thursday that priority groups in Canada should start receiving COVID-19 vaccine doses early next year as new restrictions for those entering New Brunswick effectively popped the so-called Atlantic bubble.
QUEBEC, Conn. - The man who murdered six people in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 will be eligible to apply for parole in 25 years rather than 40, the province's highest court ruled Thursday as it declared the section of the Criminal Code allowing consecutive life sentences unconstitutional.
OTTAWA - A new federal task force will look at the possibility of a low-cost national flood insurance program as well as options for moving people who live in areas at highest risk from surging spring waters.
FREDERICTON - The Atlantic bubble that was pierced Monday when Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador left is now in tatters with New Brunswick's announcement that it is pulling out.
TORONTO - Alek Minassian was not psychotic before, during or after he drove a van down a busy Toronto sidewalk killing 10 people and injured 16 others, a renowned forensic psychiatrist testified Thursday.
OTTAWA - After burying his wife after the passenger jet she was aboard was shot down by the Iranian military, Javad Soleimani returned to Canada and began speaking out about the tragedy of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752.
EDMONTON - Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, dealing with rocketing COVID-19 case numbers, is criticizing a member of her inner circle for leaking confidential information to the media.
TORONTO - Almost half of Ontario's hospitals are in poor repair, a situation far worse than for the provinces roads, bridges and other infrastructure, the Financial Accountability Office reported on Thursday.
HALIFAX - The Indigenous leader at the centre of a simmering dispute over Nova Scotia lobster said Thursday the recent seizure of lobster traps in St. Marys Bay by federal officials could lead to big trouble on the water.
OTTAWA - The Federal Court has punted consideration of airfare refunds, which customers say they are owed following hundreds of thousands of cancelled flights, to provincial courts.
OTTAWA - Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough says she's open to amending a bill on assisted dying to prevent health practitioners from discussing medical assistance in dying with a patient who hasn't asked for it.
OTTAWA - Provincial finance ministers have quietly prodded Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to pause planned increases in premiums workers and businesses pay into the Canada Pension Plan.
VANCOUVER - Councillors in Vancouver have voted unanimously to ask the federal government to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illicit drugs.
Hamilton police have charged three men in the stabbing death of 20-year-old Brock Beck, the same week the young man's family offered a $20,000 reward in the case.
TORONTO - Christmas decorations, clothes and kitchenware are visible from the front window of National Thrift on Toronto's Keele Street, but people who stop by are greeted with a sign on the door that says the store is closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
TORONTO - Ontario is set to cap the fees third-party delivery apps impose on restaurants in regions where indoor dining is prohibited, in a bid to protect what profits restaurants can still make during the COVID-19 pandemic.
OTTAWA - The national spy watchdog is urging Justice Minister David Lametti to close gaps in the federal whistle-blowing framework to protect Canada's deepest secrets and the public servants who keep them.
Toronto police say they have identified a person of interest in the high-profile 2017 homicides of a billionaire philanthropist couple.
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OTTAWA - Four national interest exemptions to COVID-19 border restrictions, covering 1,300 professional athletes, have been issued by the federal immigration minister, his office confirmed Wednesday.
The country's chief public health officer urged Canadians Wednesday to avoid non-essential outings, as cases continued to rise across the country and Ontario became the latest province to announce scaled-back holiday plans.
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - A school superintendent in British Columbia is apologizing to an Indigenous mother who pointed out a homework assignment that asked students to find "positive experiences with residential schools."
VICTORIA - B.C. Premier John Horgan will announce his new cabinet today with the expectation that the pandemic will occupy the duties of many of his ministers.
VANCOUVER - An RCMP officer who oversaw the arrest of Meng Wanzhou two years ago says she is not aware of any Mounties sharing information from the Huawei executive's electronics with U.S. law enforcement.
The federal government has announced more than $50 million for research into marine and freshwater ecosystems across Canada.
OTTAWA - The federal Liberals will take a small step toward a plan to create a national daycare system, with sources telling The Canadian Press next week's economic update will have money for a new federal child-care body.
OTTAWA, Ill. - Canada's watchdog for crime victims is calling on Parliament to overhaul their bill of rights, saying the five-year-old legislation has fallen "far short" of delivering on its promise.
VANCOUVER - The guilty plea of man who claims he wrongly spent 37 years in prison should not be set aside because of his "evolving explanations" and "selective memory" of events surrounding the 1983 murder of a toddler, a Crown lawyer says.
OTTAWA - The head of a Canadian biotech industry association says Canada can and does make vaccines — just not the ones expected first to help stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
It cost her career, her mental health and a huge part of herself, but Janet Merlo says she’s glad she came forward about the harassment she faced as an officer with Canada's national police force.
TORONTO - Ontario's auditor general released a report on Wednesday that sharply criticized the province's COVID-19 response. Among other things, auditor general Bonnie Lysyk said that Ontario's measures were "slower and more reactive relative to most other provinces."
MONTREAL - The percentage of COVID-19 cases in Quebec among people over the age of 70 is increasing, but the number is significantly below what was reported during the peak of the pandemic's first wave.
VICTORIA - Doctors and nurses are being asked to support British Columbia's safe supply drug program and other substance use measures, as an average of five people a day die from illicit drug overdoses, the B.C. Coroners Service says.
OTTAWA - Newly released documents show the navy will need help resupplying its fleets at sea even after two multibillion-dollar support vessels are built.
Montreal's archdiocese did little to address complaints against a pedophile priest and seemed more interested in protecting his reputation than his victims, according to an independent review released Wednesday.