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Canada must sanction Vladimir Putin's oligarchs: Alexei Navalny's chief of staff

Canada must sanction Vladimir Putin's oligarchs: Alexei Navalny's chief of staff

OTTAWA — The chief of staff to Alexei Navalny, the imprisoned critic of the Russian president, is calling on Ottawa to impose new sanctions on those who he described as "Vladimir Putin's oligarchs.
Canada will not participate in Durban IV conference amid anti-Semitism concerns

Canada will not participate in Durban IV conference amid anti-Semitism concerns

OTTAWA — Liberal MP Anthony Housefather says the federal government will not be taking part in 20th-anniversary events for an international conference where Israel was singled out for condemnation.
No tickets, charges issued in Quebec for travellers violating hotel quarantine order

No tickets, charges issued in Quebec for travellers violating hotel quarantine order

MONTREAL — No one in Quebec has been fined or ticketed for violating the national health order requiring travellers arriving in Canada to quarantine at a designated hotel, according to province's prosecution bureau.
Alberta eases security payment burden for oilsands companies

Alberta eases security payment burden for oilsands companies

EDMONTON — Last year's dive in oil prices has caused Alberta to change how it calculates the payments oilsands mines make to ensure there's enough money to clean up the mess they leave behind.
PM's chief of staff offers to testify on Vance sexual misconduct allegations

PM's chief of staff offers to testify on Vance sexual misconduct allegations

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff has offered to testify at a House of Commons committee studying allegations of sexual misconduct against Canada's former top military commander.
Family looking for answers: Woman with vaccine side-effects died of blood clot

Family looking for answers: Woman with vaccine side-effects died of blood clot

EDMONTON — Wilf Lowenberg says his longtime family friend might still be alive had a hospital emergency department taken her side-effects from a COVID-19 shot more seriously.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Thursday, May 6, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 5:30 p.m. Alberta chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the province is no longer testing every sample for variants in order to free up lab capacity.
NACI chair says advice not meant to give AstraZeneca recipients vaccine remorse

NACI chair says advice not meant to give AstraZeneca recipients vaccine remorse

OTTAWA — The chair of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization says people who already got the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine should not feel they made a bad choice. Dr.
Liberals pressed to ease access to EI parental leave to help unemployed moms

Liberals pressed to ease access to EI parental leave to help unemployed moms

OTTAWA — The federal government is being asked to give new and soon-to-be moms a Mother's Day gift by closing a hole in the safety net preventing some from having their maternity leave fully covered.
Promising pandemic signs in Ontario, Quebec as urgency shifts to N.S., Alberta

Promising pandemic signs in Ontario, Quebec as urgency shifts to N.S., Alberta

Canada's most populous provinces showed promising signs of containing their COVID-19 cases Thursday, as pandemic urgency shifted to surges in Alberta and Nova Scotia, and efforts to vaccinate teenagers before the next school year.