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Ontario Premier Doug Ford tests negative after staff member tests positive for COVID

Ontario Premier Doug Ford tests negative after staff member tests positive for COVID

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is isolating in Toronto after a member of his staff who was in close contact with him tested positive for COVID-19. A statement from Ford's office late Tuesday says the premier has tested negative.
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 240,000 new vaccinations administered for a total of 10,483,418 doses given. Nationwide, 944,342 people or 2.
Rowing Canada sanctions former head coach of B.C. varsity women's team

Rowing Canada sanctions former head coach of B.C. varsity women's team

Rowing Canada has suspended the former head coach of the University of Victoria women's rowing team for one year after an investigation into allegations of aggressive and demeaning treatment.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. There are 1,139,043 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,139,043 confirmed cases (87,872 active, 1,027,458 resolved, 23,713 deaths).
George Floyd's death was 'wake-up call' about systemic racism: Trudeau

George Floyd's death was 'wake-up call' about systemic racism: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is welcoming the guilty verdict against the former Minneapolis police officer whose knee to the neck of George Floyd ended in the Black man's death last May.
Periodic roadblocks but no individual stops planned for B.C.'s COVID-19 travel rules

Periodic roadblocks but no individual stops planned for B.C.'s COVID-19 travel rules

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is looking at using periodic roadblocks to limit travel in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Trudeau says Liberal budget is not a launch pad for a federal election

Trudeau says Liberal budget is not a launch pad for a federal election

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists Monday's federal budget is not intended as a launching pad for an election later this year but he's not entirely ruling one out.

What people are saying about the B.C. budget

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government released its budget Tuesday promising to spend billions on pandemic economic recovery.
Freeland says Liberals open to provincial child care demands, draws line around fees

Freeland says Liberals open to provincial child care demands, draws line around fees

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland sent a warning to provinces about her budget's pledge on child care, saying she would negotiate in good faith but not bend on reducing parental fees, as several provinces questioned the tight strings on the
B.C. plans a $9.7-billion deficit to build COVID recovery: minister

B.C. plans a $9.7-billion deficit to build COVID recovery: minister

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government plans to spend $8.7 billion over three years on infrastructure as well as on supports for families and businesses to help build the economic recovery from COVID-19.