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'The Charter still applies': Canadians urged to monitor civil liberties during pandemic

'The Charter still applies': Canadians urged to monitor civil liberties during pandemic

MONTREAL — While Canadians monitor their bodies for signs of COVID-19 symptoms, civil liberties advocates and human rights lawyers are urging citizens to also keep track of the possible erosion of democratic rights.
The inexact science involved in predicting the likely path of COVID-19

The inexact science involved in predicting the likely path of COVID-19

TORONTO — Data experts are cautioning already on-edge Canadians against taking Ontario's dire predictions about COVID-19 deaths literally, even as the revelation of stark data coincided with more physical distancing measures and impassioned pleas by
Essential workers talk about how COVID-19 affects them

Essential workers talk about how COVID-19 affects them

Health-care workers, grocery store staff, transit drivers and food delivery workers are among those being hailed as heroes for providing much-needed services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pandemic has shunted aside an array of Liberal initiatives, at least for now

Pandemic has shunted aside an array of Liberal initiatives, at least for now

OTTAWA — As a new year dawned, the government's throne-speech commitments, unfurled just weeks earlier, were grabbing headlines and galvanizing the attention of federal policy-makers. Then came the most serious public health crisis in recent memory.
Feds pulled between bailing out oil and gas and moving to cleaner energy

Feds pulled between bailing out oil and gas and moving to cleaner energy

OTTAWA — Canada's oil producers could only sit and watch as the price of their product plummeted last month to less than what it costs to buy a litre of soda, hit by the double whammy of a COVID-19-induced drop in global demand and a production war b

No winning ticket for Friday night's $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $70 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. However, five of the 19 Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each were won by ticket holders in the Prairies and in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada's chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they're sick.
B.C. temporarily lifts data residency requirement in response to COVID-19

B.C. temporarily lifts data residency requirement in response to COVID-19

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has temporarily modified its access to information and privacy act in response to COVID-19, lifting a requirement that personal data must be stored in Canada.
Being on the East Coast a double-edged sword in COVID-19 pandemic medical battle

Being on the East Coast a double-edged sword in COVID-19 pandemic medical battle

HALIFAX — Being a small East Coast province in the pandemic is a double-edged sword: there are fewer critically ill patients, but the supply of hospital beds is limited if the worst-case scenario materializes.
'Always new expenses:' Lawsuits filed as anniversary of Broncos bus crash nears

'Always new expenses:' Lawsuits filed as anniversary of Broncos bus crash nears

It's been almost two years since the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan and with the solemn anniversary comes a closing legal window that has seen several lawsuits filed in court.