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Holding Iran accountable and vaccine passports: In The News for May 21

Holding Iran accountable and vaccine passports: In The News for May 21

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 21 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, May 21, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, May 21, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Friday, May 21, 2021. There are 1,347,445 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,347,445 confirmed cases (59,968 active, 1,262,366 resolved, 25,111 deaths).
Canadians in Japan say the Olympics should be cancelled

Canadians in Japan say the Olympics should be cancelled

Canadian Jordan Dallaire-Gagné just wanted to be part of the largest sporting event in the world. Working or volunteering at the Tokyo Olympics was top of mind when the Montrealer moved to Japan a little over a year ago.
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, May 21, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, May 21, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Friday, May 21, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 396,687 new vaccinations administered for a total of 19,840,991 doses given. Nationwide, 1,529,111 people or 4.
Ontario court rules deadly shootdown of Flight 752 in Iran was act of terrorism

Ontario court rules deadly shootdown of Flight 752 in Iran was act of terrorism

TORONTO — An Ontario court has ruled that the Iranian military's downing of a passenger jet early last year was an intentional act of terrorism, paving the way for relatives of those killed to seek compensation from the country.
'This is being done slowly': Provinces balance reopenings and vaccination progress

'This is being done slowly': Provinces balance reopenings and vaccination progress

Many provinces are setting their sights on reopening as Canada's COVID-19 vaccination pace brings optimism, but leaders are warning that those plans could be curtailed if people don't get their shots.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Thursday, May 20, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 6:25 p.m. Quebec is reporting four more cases of a rare blood-clotting event in people who have taken the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Quebec nurse tells Echaquan inquiry she's sorry for 'cruel' comments caught on film

Quebec nurse tells Echaquan inquiry she's sorry for 'cruel' comments caught on film

MONTREAL — A Quebec nurse who was fired for insulting Joyce Echaquan as she lay dying in hospital last September apologized to the patient's family Thursday during a coroner's inquest, admitting her derogatory comments were cruel.
Montreal-area mayor calls on municipal leaders to condemn recent antisemitic acts

Montreal-area mayor calls on municipal leaders to condemn recent antisemitic acts

Montreal police say they've increased patrols in several neighbourhoods with large Jewish populations as a "preventive" measure after several antisemitic incidents.
Impatience, lack of clarity as clock ticks on AstraZeneca expiry date

Impatience, lack of clarity as clock ticks on AstraZeneca expiry date

TORONTO — Impatience and a lack of clarity persisted Thursday over the fate of thousands of doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine set to expire in the coming weeks but answers could be coming within days.