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Ontario issues stay-at-home order, Alberta cracks down on COVID-19 rule-breakers

Ontario issues stay-at-home order, Alberta cracks down on COVID-19 rule-breakers

Residents of Ontario and Quebec were to wake up to more COVID-19 restrictions Thursday as officials plan new approaches to vaccine distribution and promise crackdowns on rule-breakers in several jurisdictions.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. There are 1,028,041 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,028,041 confirmed cases (62,136 active, 942,732 resolved, 23,173 deaths).
Parliamentary budget officer says basic income program could halve poverty rate

Parliamentary budget officer says basic income program could halve poverty rate

OTTAWA — The pressure on the federal Liberal government to introduce a universal basic income ratcheted up a notch Wednesday with a report from the parliamentary budget officer that suggests it could cut poverty rates in Canada by almost half in one
COVID-19 variants of concern higher than reported in British Columbia, experts say

COVID-19 variants of concern higher than reported in British Columbia, experts say

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is severely under-reporting the number of COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern, limiting the public's awareness of the threat, experts say.
Manitoba budget cuts tax on property, enacts tax on digital services

Manitoba budget cuts tax on property, enacts tax on digital services

WINNIPEG — Manitobans will soon pay less in property tax but fork out more to stream movies or buy certain goods online.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:15 p.m. B.C. is reporting another 997 COVID-19 cases and two more deaths, bringing the total fatalities to 1,491 since the pandemic started.
Justice minister orders new trial for ex-Quebec judge convicted in wife's killing

Justice minister orders new trial for ex-Quebec judge convicted in wife's killing

A former Quebec judge convicted of first-degree murder in 2012 in the death of his wife will get a new trial, the Department of Justice said Wednesday.
Private member's bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

Private member's bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

EDMONTON — The Alberta Opposition is proposing legislation that it says would protect the province's Rocky Mountains from new open-pit coal mines.
Charged with ignoring COVID-19 health rules: Alberta church shut down, fenced off

Charged with ignoring COVID-19 health rules: Alberta church shut down, fenced off

EDMONTON — About 30 people sang hymns and a woman walked back and forth with a Bible in her hand as Alberta health officers on Wednesday closed down and fenced off a church charged with refusing to follow COVID-19 health rules.
Pandemic spending, tax reductions: Some highlights of Manitoba's 2021-22 budget

Pandemic spending, tax reductions: Some highlights of Manitoba's 2021-22 budget

WINNIPEG — Finance Minister Scott Fielding tabled Manitoba's 2021-22 budget Wednesday. Here are some key points from the fiscal plan: — Projected deficit of $1.6 billion, down from $2 billion last year, on total spending of $19.4 billion.