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Awaiting the Grand Princess and a conversion therapy ban; In The News for Mar. 9

Awaiting the Grand Princess and a conversion therapy ban; In The News for Mar. 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 Mar. 9. What we are watching in Canada ...
'Wonderful little bird': Alberta man retrieves his first plane 48 years later

'Wonderful little bird': Alberta man retrieves his first plane 48 years later

CREMONA, Alta. — Richard Reid never forgot his first love. Growing up on a farm near Cremona, Alta., about 80 kilometres northwest of Calgary, he was obsessed with airplanes as a kid and became a fully licensed pilot by the time he was 17.
Alberta announces more COVID-19 cases; total at one confirmed, three presumptive

Alberta announces more COVID-19 cases; total at one confirmed, three presumptive

EDMONTON — Alberta announced its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus Sunday, along with more presumptive cases, officially making it the fourth province to be dealing with COVID-19. Dr.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the novel coronavirus and the illness dubbed COVID-19 (all times Eastern): 11:45 p.m. Local health officials are reporting another case of the new coronavirus in the Greater Toronto Area.
Conservatives call for spending cuts, waste reduction in federal budget

Conservatives call for spending cuts, waste reduction in federal budget

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are calling for spending cuts and waste reduction in the coming budget to unleash the economy and create jobs.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, virus hunter, healer, resolves to 'break' COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry, virus hunter, healer, resolves to 'break' COVID-19

VICTORIA — At the end of a stark news conference during which Dr.
Liberals poised to legislate a ban on conversion therapy

Liberals poised to legislate a ban on conversion therapy

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is poised to introduce a bill that would outlaw therapy intended to alter a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
Child care, education, housing at heart of affordability fears, Morneau told

Child care, education, housing at heart of affordability fears, Morneau told

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau was told weeks into the Liberals' second mandate that Canadians are most worried about affordability in areas where governments have a lot of power over prices — particularly child care.
Online threats, racism causing fear for Indigenous women: MMIWG commissioner

Online threats, racism causing fear for Indigenous women: MMIWG commissioner

Michele Audette feels disappointed when she looks online and sees a barrage of violent threats towards Indigenous women. "It made me so mad that we tolerate this. There's no real ...
End of Quebec course on religion and ethics seen as win for nationalists

End of Quebec course on religion and ethics seen as win for nationalists

MONTREAL — Since 2008, elementary and high school students in Quebec have taken a mandatory course aimed at cultivating respect and tolerance for people of different cultures and faiths.