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Ontario recovers $11M allegedly taken by senior civil servant accused of fraud

TORONTO — A former senior employee with the Ontario government has repaid more than $11 million in COVID-19 benefits the province alleges he took fraudulently, his lawyer said Friday.
Rapid COVID-19 tests important to reopening safely: business group

Rapid COVID-19 tests important to reopening safely: business group

OTTAWA — A group of large businesses in Banff National Park is proposing a rapid COVID-19 testing project meant to help reopen the economy safely.
B.C. announces plan for mass vaccination campaign starting in April

B.C. announces plan for mass vaccination campaign starting in April

VICTORIA — British Columbia's oldest residents will be able to pre-register for COVID-19 vaccinations starting in March after the most vulnerable groups have been immunized under a plan announced Friday as the premier joined health officials in urgin
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:55 p.m. Alberta's daily COVID-19 case count has dropped a bit more to 643 and the active case count has also gone down to 9,987.
Trudeau says GG vetting process needs improvement after Payette resigns

Trudeau says GG vetting process needs improvement after Payette resigns

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's admission Friday that he might have to improve the vetting for high-level appointments sparked criticism over why he didn't figure that out before he chose Julie Payette as governor general.
Justin Trudeau mulls mandatory hotel quarantine for returning travellers

Justin Trudeau mulls mandatory hotel quarantine for returning travellers

The federal government is mulling a mandatory quarantine in hotels for returning travellers as the country's top doctor warns that easing COVID-19 restrictions too quickly could cause case numbers to shoot up again.
Provinces doing 'extraordinary' job to avoid wasting doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Provinces doing 'extraordinary' job to avoid wasting doses of COVID-19 vaccine

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to calm anxieties over COVID-19 vaccines Friday by reporting that the CEO of Pfizer is promising Canada's deliveries will be fully restored in three weeks.
New advocacy group launches pre-election ad campaign against O'Toole, Conservatives

New advocacy group launches pre-election ad campaign against O'Toole, Conservatives

OTTAWA — A new third-party advocacy group is launching an ad campaign aimed at ensuring Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole never becomes prime minister.
Federal public safety minister suspends sale of decommissioned RCMP vehicles

Federal public safety minister suspends sale of decommissioned RCMP vehicles

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has suspended the sale of decommissioned RCMP vehicles, two days after a man in Nova Scotia was arrested for allegedly impersonating an officer while driving a fake police car.
Panel of experts appointed to help lead Nova Scotia's mass shooting inquiry

Panel of experts appointed to help lead Nova Scotia's mass shooting inquiry

HALIFAX — The public inquiry into the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia has announced the hiring of six experts who will help set a course for the investigation.