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A look at what provinces and territories have said about COVID-19 vaccine plans

The federal government is laying plans for the procurement and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The approval of a vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech is said to be imminent. The second vaccine in line for approval in Canada is from Moderna.
PM won't confirm reports U.S. Justice Department seeking plea deal with Meng Wanzhou

PM won't confirm reports U.S. Justice Department seeking plea deal with Meng Wanzhou

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined the chorus of official silence Friday surrounding reports that the United States is seeking to negotiate a plea deal of sorts with detained Huawei scion Meng Wanzhou. Trudeau refused, like U.S.
Canada orders more COVID vaccines, refines advice on first doses as cases reach 400K

Canada orders more COVID vaccines, refines advice on first doses as cases reach 400K

OTTAWA — Surging COVID-19 infections pushed Canada over 400,000 cases Friday, as federal officials announced a bigger order of prospective vaccines and released refined guidelines on who should be first for those doses.
Ex-MP says no 'backroom' dealings involved in subcontract for 10,000 ventilators

Ex-MP says no 'backroom' dealings involved in subcontract for 10,000 ventilators

OTTAWA — A former Liberal MP whose medical company was subcontracted as part of a $237-million ventilator deal with the federal government says no "backroom" business factored into the agreement.
Childcare adds to strain for working mothers as pace of job gains slows

Childcare adds to strain for working mothers as pace of job gains slows

OTTAWA — Canada's working mothers saw their jobs gains stall in November after months of growth, and those who are working are seeing greater strains on their working hours to care for their children, Statistics Canada says.
Trudeau brushes off India's criticism for standing with farmers in anti-Modi protests

Trudeau brushes off India's criticism for standing with farmers in anti-Modi protests

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rejected the diplomatic scolding Canada's envoy to India received on Friday for his recent comments in support of protesting Indian farmers.
Moderna COVID vaccine best for Nunavut because of storage, shipping: top doctor

Moderna COVID vaccine best for Nunavut because of storage, shipping: top doctor

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is looking to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine once it is available in Canada. The territory's chief public health officer, Dr.
Three charged, including spouse, with supplying ammunition to N.S. mass shooter

Three charged, including spouse, with supplying ammunition to N.S. mass shooter

HALIFAX — Three people, including the killer's former spouse, have been charged with supplying ammunition to the gunman who killed 22 people in the April 18-19 mass shooting in Nova Scotia.
Trudeau stresses digital tech's potential — and dangers — at global AI summit

Trudeau stresses digital tech's potential — and dangers — at global AI summit

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off the inaugural meeting of a global council on artificial intelligence by warning of the danger of unbridled digital technology, despite its potential to change the world for the better.
'My only wish:' Children asking pet charity to help their furry friends at Christmas

'My only wish:' Children asking pet charity to help their furry friends at Christmas

CALGARY — One child asks for a coat for her dog in case her family gets evicted. Another girl hopes Santa can bring her pet medication he needs. Another wishes for enough dog food.