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Historic second impeachment trial for Donald Trump gets underway in U.S. Senate

Historic second impeachment trial for Donald Trump gets underway in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON — United States senators relived a terrifying day of reckoning for American democracy Tuesday as they began the process of deciding the political future of former president Donald Trump.
Restaurants, gyms, churches: Manitoba opts to loosen some COVID-19 restrictions

Restaurants, gyms, churches: Manitoba opts to loosen some COVID-19 restrictions

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government on Tuesday announced plans to reopen restaurants, museums, gyms and many other establishments — the same day the province reported its first COVID-19 case involving a variant that emerged in the United Kingdom.
Marco Muzzo, drunk driver who killed four, granted full parole

Marco Muzzo, drunk driver who killed four, granted full parole

A Toronto-area drunk driver who killed three children and their grandfather in a crash that captured national attention was granted full parole Tuesday, as officials stressed the need for ongoing counselling regarding substance abuse and other issues
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.