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Quebec health workers to wear N95 masks more often, but studies unclear on benefits

Quebec health workers to wear N95 masks more often, but studies unclear on benefits

MONTREAL — Quebec’s workplace safety board will require workers wear N95 masks in areas of health-care facilities where patients are COVID-19 positive, but one health expert says studies have indicated the benefits are unclear.
Parliamentary committee votes to investigate allegations against ex-defence chief

Parliamentary committee votes to investigate allegations against ex-defence chief

OTTAWA — A parliamentary committee has agreed to hold formal hearings into the Liberal government’s handling of allegations of inappropriate conduct by former defence chief Gen.
Quebec announces probe after Montreal man wrongfully arrested in cop-assault case

Quebec announces probe after Montreal man wrongfully arrested in cop-assault case

MONTREAL — Quebec's public security minister announced an investigation Tuesday to determine why a Montreal man was wrongfully arrested, charged and detained for almost a week in connection with an attack on a city police officer.
World economy will lose trillions if poor countries shorted on vaccines: OECD

World economy will lose trillions if poor countries shorted on vaccines: OECD

OTTAWA — As the Trudeau government is forced to explain delays rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, some of the world's economic and health leaders are warning of catastrophic financial consequences if poorer countries are shortchanged on vaccinations.

Polish court rebukes Canadian historian for defaming alleged Nazi collaborator

TORONTO — A Polish court order that an eminent Canadian historian and his co-editor apologize for suggesting a man helped kill Jews during the Second World World has angered Jewish human rights activists in Canada and abroad.
Canada should consider hosting 2022 Winter Olympics, says Green Leader Annamie Paul

Canada should consider hosting 2022 Winter Olympics, says Green Leader Annamie Paul

OTTAWA — Canada should support moving the 2022 Olympics outside China over its "genocidal campaign" against the Uighur Muslim minority, says Green Leader Annamie Paul, and consider offering to play a role in hosting the global competition instead.
Training personal support workers to cost $38.5 million over two years: PBO

Training personal support workers to cost $38.5 million over two years: PBO

OTTAWA — As the government moves to train 4,000 new personal support workers across the country, Parliament's budget watchdog estimates it will cost $38.5 million over two years.
Vaccines for poor countries and split over Trump impeachment: In The News for Feb. 9

Vaccines for poor countries and split over Trump impeachment: In The News for Feb. 9

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 Feb. 9 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday Feb. 9, 2021. There are 808,120 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 808,120 confirmed cases (40,175 active, 747,110 resolved, 20,835 deaths).
Reclaiming 'renewal': Society pitches new life for historic Black Vancouver area

Reclaiming 'renewal': Society pitches new life for historic Black Vancouver area

VANCOUVER — When Randy Clark wants to return to the home where he spent his formative years from 12 to 16, it means gazing at a viaduct that many credit with the destruction of Vancouver's historic Black community.