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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces vaccine passport system and wide-ranging public health restrictions
After promising not to for weeks, Premier Jason Kenney announced a vaccine passport system for Alberta which has been grappling with a wave of COVID-19 cases that is putting intense pressure on the health-care system.
Barrie-area school will not say if it has broken ties with principal Antonio Ross
With COVID cases spiking, could Alberta be forced to triage ICU patients? Here’s what that nightmare-scenario would look like
In the past week, Alberta posted just over 10,000 active COVID-19 cases — more than Ontario and Quebec combined.
The muddled messages Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole appear to be sending voters about their priorities complicated efforts by both of them Wednesday to sharpen their closing arguments of the 2021 federal election campaign.
The union representing workers at the Globe and Mail says they will go on strike at midnight, over ‘not just one issue, but many,’ including a demand to boost wages, and improve diversity and gender equality in the newsroom.
Dominic LeBlanc, the New Brunswick Liberal candidate and Justin Trudeau’s intergovernmental affairs minister, said out loud what his party’s leader has not yet acknowledged: that the Liberals are still hoping to form a majority government.
Toronto—St Paul’s candidate Sidney Coles and Cumberland Colchester candidate Dan Osborne made the decision to resign after apologizing for their remarks in recent days.
A private boarding school principal in the Barrie area has an assault conviction. He recently lost his teacher’s licence for sexual abuse of a student
“Antonio Ross” has surfaced as the principal of Convoy International Academy, a private boarding school for Canadian and international students nestled on a 22-acre wooded property.
During a discussion with the Star’s editorial board on Tuesday, O’Toole described himself as a new kind of Conservative leader who is trying to build trust with progressive voters.
Today’s coronavirus news: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney brings in vaccine passports; Windsor high school closes due to outbreak
Meanwhile, Ontario did not spend any funds from a new $2.7 billion COVID-19 response program in the first quarter, according to the province's fiscal watchdog.
Erin O’Toole recycles a Scheer-era false claim: No, thousands of asylum seekers haven’t crossed ‘illegally’ at Roxham Road
The people crossing at Roxham Road are presenting themselves to Canadian authorities to declare asylum — and that’s “perfectly lawful,” said refugee lawyer Maureen Silcoff.
COVID-19 is spreading faster than last year among students and staff. Are we being ‘set up to fail?’
Out of the 4,844 schools being tracked in the in the province, 218 schools — or about 5 per cent — have confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Today’s coronavirus news: Alberta doctors press government to strengthen restrictions as ICU admissions rocket; Putin to self-isolate due to COVID-19 cases among inner circle
Meanwhile, Australia’s capital city of Canberra will remain locked down for a second month after the local government reported 22 new coronavirus infections.
Toronto NDP candidate apologizes for tweets that baselessly linked Israel to missing COVID-19 vaccines
An NDP candidate in a key Toronto riding is under fire after appearing to invent and then spread a conspiracy theory about Israel and COVID-19 vaccines.
Nervous workers, defiant businesses and a fistfight: Here’s how Day 1 of B.C.’s vaccine passport went
Vaccine card program comes in while anti-pandemic restrictions protests heat up across the country.
Polls suggest the Conservatives and Liberals are locked in a tight race for the final sprint to election day, as Erin O’Toole sharpens makes his most pointed attack on Justin Trudeau since the start of the federal campaign.
California might fire its governor midterm in favour of a Donald Trump supporter. Here’s how that’s possible
Despite being relatively popular, the Democratic governor of the largest Democratic party stronghold in the country could lose his job to a Republican, Edward Keenan writes.
‘A man who’s focused solely and squarely on himself’: O’Toole slams Trudeau as tight campaign enters final week
O’Toole launched an aggressive and lengthy broadside against Trudeau as the two set the stage for what’s likely to be a provocative final week on the campaign trail.
One week from now, Canadians should know whether they’ve had an election about change or stability, Susan Delacourt writes.
‘The pandemic’s not over’ but subsidies soon will be — and experts warn both owners and workers will suffer
Ottawa financial supports — a lifeline for both employers and employees during the COVID-19 lockdowns — are coming to an end in late October which has experts fearing for both owners and workers