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Fighting for relevance and survival, Parti Quebecois to elect new leader Friday

Fighting for relevance and survival, Parti Quebecois to elect new leader Friday

MONTREAL — A comedian, a historian, a lawyer and an establishment politician are all vying to lead the Parti Quebecois, the once-mighty political party whose purpose and future are today being openly questioned.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Oct. 6

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:27 p.m. EDT on Oct. 6, 2020: There are 171,324 confirmed cases in Canada.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

OTTAWA — The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): --- 6:18 p.m. Two more people have died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the death toll in B.C. to 244.
Liberals, NDP block Conservative effort to have prorogation study include WE affair

Liberals, NDP block Conservative effort to have prorogation study include WE affair

OTTAWA — The Liberals and the NDP have blocked an effort by the Conservatives to get the WE Charity affair probed ahead of a study into why the Liberals prorogued Parliament.

Caught between two provinces, Quebec border town mulls leaving Atlantic bubble

MONTREAL — After lobbying to be included in the Atlantic bubble this spring, an eastern Quebec town may be leaving it over what its mayor describes as overly onerous restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Quebec Premier Francois Legault formally apologizes to Joyce Echaquan's family

Quebec Premier Francois Legault formally apologizes to Joyce Echaquan's family

Quebec Premier Francois Legault stood in the legislature Tuesday and formally apologized on behalf of the government to the family of an Indigenous woman subjected to verbal abuse as she lay dying in a hospital.

Police charge pair who allegedly failed to quarantine then attended a rally

TORONTO — Two people have been charged for failing to comply with federal quarantine rules after the pair showed up at a rally shortly after returning to Canada, Toronto police said Tuesday.
Virtual Thanksgiving gatherings urged to control COVID-19

Virtual Thanksgiving gatherings urged to control COVID-19

OTTAWA — Canadians should celebrate Thanksgiving virtually this weekend to avoid spreading COVID-19, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday.
Military reports more than 220 Canadian troops caught COVID-19

Military reports more than 220 Canadian troops caught COVID-19

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is lifting the veil of secrecy over the number of troops with COVID-19, as the military gets ready for fresh calls to help out during the second wave of the pandemic.
'Why did it happen?' Sons of woman killed in 1997 crash want answers from Scott Moe

'Why did it happen?' Sons of woman killed in 1997 crash want answers from Scott Moe

The sound of his mother’s dying breath still haunts him. It was a May morning in 1997. Steve Balog was 18 and sitting beside his mother as she drove down a rural Saskatchewan highway when their car was hit.