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Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday

14 min 20 sec ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he would have to spend "a few days" in self-isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with COVID-19, the TASS news agency reported.

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Afghan interpreter must be rescued from Taliban, says retired N.L. military officer

1 hour 17 min ago

A retired military leader in Newfoundland is calling on Canada to rescue an Afghan interpreter who's being pursued by the Taliban. The former brigadier-general says the interpreter risked his life for the Canadian Armed Forces, and now the country has a duty to help him.

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Controversial question in English debate may have galvanized Bloc voters

3 hours 37 min ago

A question during the English-language leaders' debate last week has revived an old wound, namely, Quebecers feeling disrespected and misunderstood by the rest of Canada, and appears to have earned the Bloc Québécois a bump in the polls.

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Face to Face 2021: Annamie Paul met 4 undecided voters. Here's what happened

3 hours 47 min ago

Green Leader Annamie Paul says the only difference between the Conservative and Liberal climate change plans is that the Conservatives are being honest about their ability to hit their emissions reduction targets.

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COVID-19 during pregnancy means 10 times higher risk of ICU admission, Canadian data suggests

3 hours 47 min ago

Canadian data suggests people who are pregnant face significantly higher risks of serious COVID-19 requiring hospitalization, ICU admission, or life support — a particular concern because pregnant people tend to have lower rates of vaccination.

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Canadians isolating due to COVID-19 will be unable to vote on election day

3 hours 47 min ago

The right to vote is enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But the spread of COVID-19 could force many Canadian voters to isolate at home on election day.

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Summer travel surge has WestJet and Air Canada asking for volunteer help

3 hours 47 min ago

A surge in summer travel across the country has forced Canada’s two biggest airlines to ask staff to help volunteer at airports to overcome staffing challenges, a move that is creating pushback from unions.

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How we're helping low-income Black Montrealers get the mental health support they need to flourish

3 hours 47 min ago

I've always loved helping others work through their problems. For years, I wanted to be a therapist or psychologist. But in university, I found myself depressed and anxious — all while studying depression and anxiety.

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The race to win Kitchener Centre: Why this riding might just be the most interesting in Canada

3 hours 47 min ago

Kitchener Centre is a hotly contested riding in this federal election, especially after the Liberal incumbent ended his campaign for re-election. Two party leaders visited the Ontario riding this week to show support for local candidates.

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O'Toole wants this election to be a referendum on Trudeau. Trudeau needs voters to see a stark choice.

3 hours 47 min ago

Every incumbent comes into an election trailing baggage — Justin Trudeau is obviously no exception. His opponents are working to turn the ballot question into a referendum on Canadians' satisfaction with the Liberal leader. They have good reasons for doing so.

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How the main federal parties plan to tax the wealthy

3 hours 47 min ago

From new wealth taxes to a more robust CRA, the main federal parties have their own ideas of how to revamp Canada's tax system.

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Tories try again to crack vote-rich Toronto-area ridings

3 hours 47 min ago

For the Conservatives to win this election, analysts say they'll have to make significant inroads in the Greater Toronto Area, a vote-rich ring of suburban communities surrounding Toronto that the party was largely shut out of in the last federal election.

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