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Goodbye Pfizer, hello Comirnaty: top COVID-19 vaccines renamed in Canada

Goodbye Pfizer, hello Comirnaty: top COVID-19 vaccines renamed in Canada

Health Canada points out the vaccines themselves are not changing — only the names are.
Federal leaders argue over affordability plans as campaigns make pitch for votes

Federal leaders argue over affordability plans as campaigns make pitch for votes

The spending plans from each party could put more pressure on prices and interest rates, and they could hurt, rather than help, voters' pocketbooks, according to a Scotiabank analysis of platform commitments.
Alberta post-secondary schools cancel in-person classes as new COVID rules kick in

Alberta post-secondary schools cancel in-person classes as new COVID rules kick in

Online learning is set to continue.
Vaccine passports brought in as Alberta declares state of public-health emergency

Vaccine passports brought in as Alberta declares state of public-health emergency

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney apologizes as he ushers in restrictions, including limits to social gathering to curb the fourth wave.
Trudeau, O'Toole battle for trust as poll suggests Liberals, Tories tied in support

Trudeau, O'Toole battle for trust as poll suggests Liberals, Tories tied in support

If the trajectory of polls bear out on election day, the country could find itself again with a minority government with the NDP or Bloc Québécois potentially holding the balance of power.
Alberta's 'Open For Summer' plan was premature: chief medical officer of health

Alberta's 'Open For Summer' plan was premature: chief medical officer of health

"We're looking at a situation in which an entire cohort of health-care workers, doctors, nurses, anesthetists, and administrators are going to live with long-term consequences of having to make life or death decisions for a situation that was completely preventable," Dr. James Talbot, a former chief medical health officer for Alberta, said in an interview Tuesday.
Ranchers get $340 million to deal with drought

Ranchers get $340 million to deal with drought

The Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative through AgriRecovery will help cover feed and water access costs for breeding female livestock across the province.
Bridging the Municipal Funding Gap Series: Infrastructure shortfalls plague councils across the country

Bridging the Municipal Funding Gap Series: Infrastructure shortfalls plague councils across the country

Communities are at a loss for how to grow the money they have into the money they need.
Trudeau says he did not want Wilson-Raybould to lie as SNC-Lavalin affair re-emerges

Trudeau says he did not want Wilson-Raybould to lie as SNC-Lavalin affair re-emerges

“I knew what he was really asking. What he was saying. In that moment, I knew he wanted me to lie — to attest that what had occurred had not occurred. ... Lie to protect a Crown government acting badly; a political party; a leader who was not taking responsibility,” said Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Leaders argue over how to pay for promises as voters head to advance polls

Leaders argue over how to pay for promises as voters head to advance polls

Elections Canada said early estimates show more than 1.3 million voters cast their ballot in-person on the first day of advance polls on Friday, which is more than what was recorded during the 2019 election.