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Quebec to lift COVID-19 curfew Monday, extend vaccine passport to big box retail

Quebec to lift COVID-19 curfew Monday, extend vaccine passport to big box retail

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault says the number of daily COVID-19 cases in Quebec appears to have peaked, allowing him to lift the curfew on Monday that he imposed to protect hospitals from a record surge in infections.
New Brunswick tightens COVID measures while Quebec, Nunavut lift some restrictions

New Brunswick tightens COVID measures while Quebec, Nunavut lift some restrictions

New Brunswick announced tougher public health measures Thursday as COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to climb in several provinces and the Omicron variant fuelled more infections across Canada.
O'Toole says he opposes Quebec's plan to 'tax and target' the unvaccinated

O'Toole says he opposes Quebec's plan to 'tax and target' the unvaccinated

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says while he respects provincial jurisdiction, he opposes Quebec's plan "to tax and target" those who are unvaccinated against COVID-19.
Canadian oil can be part of transition if it gets cleaner, IEA head says

Canadian oil can be part of transition if it gets cleaner, IEA head says

OTTAWA — The executive director of the International Energy Agency says Canadian oil and gas can be part of the transition to a clean-energy future if the industry can cut its carbon footprint.

Olympic athletes heading to Beijing warned about Chinese cyber spies

OTTAWA — Athletes representing Canada in the Beijing Winter Olympics next month are being told to take extra precautions against Chinese cyber surveillance, including the danger of electronic devices being infected with spyware.
Three Canadian regiments without royal patron after Prince Andrew stripped of titles

Three Canadian regiments without royal patron after Prince Andrew stripped of titles

OTTAWA — Three Canadian regiments were left without a patron Thursday after the Queen stripped Prince Andrew of all his military titles and royal patronages.
Ethics committee summons Duclos, Tam on mobile-phone data collection during pandemic

Ethics committee summons Duclos, Tam on mobile-phone data collection during pandemic

OTTAWA — The House of Commons ethics committee is calling on the health minister to explain the Public Health Agency of Canada’s collection of data from millions of mobile phones to understand travel patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Delays push cost to rebuild fire-damaged Lytton, B.C., to $102M: insurance bureau

Delays push cost to rebuild fire-damaged Lytton, B.C., to $102M: insurance bureau

VANCOUVER — Insurance losses from a wildfire that wiped out most of Lytton, B.C., have surged to $102 million.
Human Rights Watch report criticizes Canada on Indigenous, climate issues

Human Rights Watch report criticizes Canada on Indigenous, climate issues

OTTAWA — An international watchdog is taking Canada to task in a new report over what it says are serious domestic and foreign policy challenges on human rights.
Canada joins with Mexico to dispute how U.S. interprets USMCA auto rules of origin

Canada joins with Mexico to dispute how U.S. interprets USMCA auto rules of origin

WASHINGTON — Still licking its wounds from a dispute over dairy imports, Canada teamed up with Mexico on Thursday to challenge how the United States is interpreting North American trade rules that govern duty-free cars and trucks.