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Veteran Liberal MP Wayne Easter won't seek re-election in long-held P.E.I. riding

Veteran Liberal MP Wayne Easter won't seek re-election in long-held P.E.I. riding

OTTAWA — Veteran Liberal MP Wayne Easter has decided not to run for a tenth term in Parliament.
Canada's PM calls Russia a rival, wants NATO unity in face of authoritarianism, China

Canada's PM calls Russia a rival, wants NATO unity in face of authoritarianism, China

BRUSSELS — Canada's prime minister spent his time at a summit of political and military allies underlining the need to present a united front against Russia, China and the general threat of authoritarianism.
Canada wants 'robust' investigation into origins of COVID-19: Health Minister Hajdu

Canada wants 'robust' investigation into origins of COVID-19: Health Minister Hajdu

Health Minister Patty Hajdu says Canada will work with its international partners to make sure there is a "robust" and ongoing investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus. The communique that emerged from the G7 summit in Cornwall, U.K.
Canadian business leaders demand plan to reopen borders, economy now

Canadian business leaders demand plan to reopen borders, economy now

OTTAWA — Business leaders are calling on Ottawa to immediately lay out a comprehensive plan to reopen the economy and international borders along with a vaccine certification process as they struggle to prepare for a summer season hanging in flux.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 4:15 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 55 new COVID-19 cases and one new death. Officials say more than 903,000 doses of vaccine have now been administered in the province.
Defence vice-chief who golfed with Vance steps aside from role, but not from military

Defence vice-chief who golfed with Vance steps aside from role, but not from military

OTTAWA — A senior military officer who drew outrage for golfing with former defence chief Jonathan Vance amid a sexual misconduct probe has stepped aside from his role, but not from the Armed Forces overall. Lt.-Gen.
Experts divided on whether COVID-19 rules should be eased for fully vaccinated adults

Experts divided on whether COVID-19 rules should be eased for fully vaccinated adults

As provinces accelerate their efforts to get their populations fully vaccinated against COVID-19, some people are calling for the federal government to issue clear guidance on what people can do once they receive both shots.
Pfizer, AstraZeneca preventing hospitalizations from Delta variant in Britain

Pfizer, AstraZeneca preventing hospitalizations from Delta variant in Britain

OTTAWA — A new study in England suggests the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines are extremely good at keeping people from ending up in the hospital with COVID-19, even after just one dose.
Liberals move to cut debate, force vote on bill to implement 2021 budget

Liberals move to cut debate, force vote on bill to implement 2021 budget

OTTAWA — The Trudeau Liberals' sweeping budget bill is moving faster to a final vote after the government successfully moved Monday to force an end to debate in the House of Commons, citing partisan shenanigans.
Health officer says risk to others low: Two cases of COVID-19 at Iqaluit school

Health officer says risk to others low: Two cases of COVID-19 at Iqaluit school

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut's chief public health officer says two COVID-19 cases at Iqaluit's middle school came from household transmission and the risk to other students is low.