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No link between colonialism and vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous people: expert

No link between colonialism and vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous people: expert

OTTAWA — There is no evidence that Canada's history of colonialism has made Indigenous people any more hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19 than the general population, says an Indigenous studies professor casting a critical eye on the oft-rep
Variants threatening our progress in containing spread of COVID-19 with vaccines: Tam

Variants threatening our progress in containing spread of COVID-19 with vaccines: Tam

Canada's top doctor says there's concern that an increase in more transmissible variants of the COVID-19 virus may be threatening the country's progress in containing the spread of infections.
NDP membership wades into debate over controversial definition of anti-Semitism

NDP membership wades into debate over controversial definition of anti-Semitism

OTTAWA — A debate over the definition of anti-Semitism has spilled over to the federal New Democrats ahead of the party convention next month.
Doctors say getting COVID-19 poses much bigger risk of blood clots

Doctors say getting COVID-19 poses much bigger risk of blood clots

OTTAWA — The national advocacy group for patients with blood-clot disorders says there is a greater risk of getting blood clots from COVID-19 than there is from the vaccine.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for March 19, 2021

TORONTO — The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:05 p.m. B.C. is reporting 737 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the province’s total number of cases to 90,786.
Trudeau hints at openness to gun bill changes after criticism from victims' families

Trudeau hints at openness to gun bill changes after criticism from victims' families

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is confident the Liberal government's approach to gun control is the right one, but added he's open to hearing suggestions for improvement.
Trudeau denounces 'lack of transparency' as Spavor tried in China on spy charges

Trudeau denounces 'lack of transparency' as Spavor tried in China on spy charges

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced China's "lack of transparency" Friday following the brief trial of Michael Spavor, one of two Canadians detained by Beijing for more than two years.
O'Toole pledges Conservatives would restore one million jobs within a year if elected

O'Toole pledges Conservatives would restore one million jobs within a year if elected

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole unveiled elements of his election pitch to Canadians Friday, seeking to ease his party's jitters that they're without an offering solid enough to woo voters away from the Trudeau Liberals.
B.C.'s top doctor 'thankful' as court ruling upholds public health orders

B.C.'s top doctor 'thankful' as court ruling upholds public health orders

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's top doctor says she is thankful a petition challenging her COVID-19 orders in B.C. Supreme Court has been dismissed. Provincial health officer Dr.
Supreme Court to rule on whether carbon tax is constitutional next week

Supreme Court to rule on whether carbon tax is constitutional next week

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says it will issue its ruling on the fate of the national carbon tax next week. The court decision expected Thursday will determine the fate of the central pillar of the Liberal climate change plan.