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New panel named to advise Trudeau on choosing governor general to succeed Payette

New panel named to advise Trudeau on choosing governor general to succeed Payette

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is re-establishing an advisory panel to help select the next governor general. Six people are on the panel, which was announced Friday by Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc.
Senior officer 'berated' after relaying complaint in an unclear reporting system

Senior officer 'berated' after relaying complaint in an unclear reporting system

OTTAWA — The senior officer who relayed a misconduct complaint against Canada's top commander testified Friday that the military's reporting process is "discouraging and disappointing," and on one occasion resulted in his being scolded for doing his
Former PM Stephen Harper sees new Cold War, this time between U.S. and China

Former PM Stephen Harper sees new Cold War, this time between U.S. and China

OTTAWA — Former prime minister Stephen Harper says the world order has returned to a kind of Cold War between two superpowers, this time between the United States and China.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Friday, March 12, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 5:30 p.m. Alberta is reporting 425 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths. There are 257 COVID-19 patients in hospital, including 38 in intensive care.
Hasidic Jews turn to court to challenge Quebec's COVID-19 nighttime curfew

Hasidic Jews turn to court to challenge Quebec's COVID-19 nighttime curfew

MONTREAL — The Quebec Council of Hasidic Jews launched a court challenge Friday to the province's COVID-19 nighttime curfew, which it says will impede religious rights after daylight time comes into effect this weekend.
No biological explanation to tie AstraZeneca vaccine to blood clots: Sharma

No biological explanation to tie AstraZeneca vaccine to blood clots: Sharma

OTTAWA — Health Canada's chief medical adviser says there is no scientific explanation to suggest a link between the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots. Dr.
Ottawa funds development of First Nations-owned B.C. geothermal project

Ottawa funds development of First Nations-owned B.C. geothermal project

FORT NELSON, B.C. — Ottawa has committed more than $40 million to fund the development of geothermal power from a diminishing natural gas field in northern British Columbia.
Desmond inquiry: expert says Nova Scotia's health records system is 'antiquated'

Desmond inquiry: expert says Nova Scotia's health records system is 'antiquated'

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — The inability of doctors to access health records was the focus Friday of an inquiry investigating why former soldier Lionel Desmond killed three family members and himself four years ago in Nova Scotia.
Economy blows past expectations, adds 259,000 jobs in February

Economy blows past expectations, adds 259,000 jobs in February

OTTAWA — Canada's economy added 259,000 jobs last month, whipping past expectations to pull the country closer to pre-pandemic employment levels, with young women staring at the longest road to recovery.
Yukon heralds time zone shift as Canadians ready to move clocks

Yukon heralds time zone shift as Canadians ready to move clocks

WHITEHORSE — As other provinces and territories get ready to roll their clocks forward this weekend, the government official behind Yukon's move away from the seasonal time shift says it's been a relatively smooth process.