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Nova Scotia to restrict possession of police gear almost a year after mass killing

Nova Scotia to restrict possession of police gear almost a year after mass killing

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is introducing restrictions on access to used police gear in reaction to last year's mass shooting by a gunman who wore an RCMP uniform and drove a replica police cruiser.
Bloc Québécois MPs join Liberals to cut off debate on assisted-dying bill

Bloc Québécois MPs join Liberals to cut off debate on assisted-dying bill

OTTAWA — With the support of the Bloc Québécois, the minority Liberal government has moved to ensure a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying is put to a final vote in the House of Commons today.

B.C. health authority denies lawsuit claim that racism played a part in baby's death

TERRACE, B.C. — Health officials in northern British Columbia deny allegations they mismanaged the treatment of a pregnant Indigenous woman or used racial stereotypes that affected her care and led to the stillbirth of her daughter.
Supreme Court of Canada to review mandatory minimum penalties for armed robbery

Supreme Court of Canada to review mandatory minimum penalties for armed robbery

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will examine minimum sentences for armed robbery, the second case involving mandatory firearms penalties the top court has recently agreed to hear.
OECD says Liberals should hardwire quality-of-life framework into pandemic budget

OECD says Liberals should hardwire quality-of-life framework into pandemic budget

OTTAWA — An international group that includes Canada is urging the federal Liberals to weave quality-of-life indicators into the budgeting process as a way to justify any post-pandemic stimulus.
Chinese media report says Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor to face first trial 'soon'

Chinese media report says Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor to face first trial 'soon'

OTTAWA — A state-affiliated publication in China says two Canadian men will "soon" receive their first trial after more than two years in detention.
One year of the pandemic and a possible CFL partnership: In The News for March 11

One year of the pandemic and a possible CFL partnership: In The News for March 11

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 March 11 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, March 11, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 11, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 86,900 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,630,153 doses given. Nationwide, 584,226 people or 1.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, March 11, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 11, 2021. There are 896,739 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 896,739 confirmed cases (30,442 active, 843,962 resolved, 22,335 deaths).
Five things to know about next week's Conservative policy convention

Five things to know about next week's Conservative policy convention

OTTAWA — Conservative party members will meet virtually next week for what officials say will be the largest convention in their history.