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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 11:45 a.m. The Manitoba government is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine program to prioritize first responders, teachers and other front-line workers.
Quebec provincial police to take part in body camera pilot project

Quebec provincial police to take part in body camera pilot project

Quebec's public security minister says provincial police will take part in a body camera pilot project.
Trudeau pressured to adopt tougher emissions target for Biden climate summit

Trudeau pressured to adopt tougher emissions target for Biden climate summit

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under pressure to step up his commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Canada within the next decade as he heads into a United States-hosted climate summit with global leaders.
Bank of Canada keeps rate on hold, sees brighter economic outlook

Bank of Canada keeps rate on hold, sees brighter economic outlook

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate target on hold as it raises its outlook for economic growth this year. The key rate remains at 0.25 per cent where it has held steady for more than a year.
U.S. Justice Department to investigate Minneapolis police after George Floyd verdict

U.S. Justice Department to investigate Minneapolis police after George Floyd verdict

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department will examine the policies and actions of Minneapolis police following former officer Derek Chauvin's murder conviction.
Three confidence votes to determine fate of minority Liberal government

Three confidence votes to determine fate of minority Liberal government

OTTAWA — A pair of proposed changes to the federal budget put forward by opposition parties will determine whether the minority Liberal government will fall, which could trigger an election.
Ontario premier in isolation and a mission on Mars: In The News for April 21

Ontario premier in isolation and a mission on Mars: In The News for April 21

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 21 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks.
Ease employment hurdles for former prison inmates, federal study urges

Ease employment hurdles for former prison inmates, federal study urges

OTTAWA — A new federal study found that people released from prison were much more likely than the general population to have trouble finding gainful employment — even over a decade after returning to society.
Judge to deliver decision today on request to delay Meng extradition case

Judge to deliver decision today on request to delay Meng extradition case

VANCOUVER — A judge is scheduled to release her decision today on a request to delay the final leg of hearings in Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's extradition case.