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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, March 29

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, March 29

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 5:40 p.m. British Columbia health officials announced 2,518 new COVID-19 cases over three days on Monday, for a total of 98,165 since the pandemic began last year.

What do we know about the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine?

The messaging around the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine hit another roadblock Monday as the National Advisory Committee on Immunization said those inoculations should be paused for people under 55 due to concerns it may be linked to rare blood c
Canada should be ready to weather any export issues to deal with China: O'Toole

Canada should be ready to weather any export issues to deal with China: O'Toole

WINNIPEG — Federal Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says Canada has to work closely with its allies to counterbalance China's actions while recognizing that could mean risks to Canadian exports.
Global response needed to ensure economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic: Trudeau

Global response needed to ensure economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling for a co-ordinated global response to ensure a smooth economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finance Department sees issues with Facebook's digital currency, documents show

Finance Department sees issues with Facebook's digital currency, documents show

OTTAWA — Internal Finance Department documents show officials have deep concerns about the effect of Facebook's planned digital currency on Canada's financial stability.
Denis Coderre says he's running again against Valerie Plante for mayor of Montreal

Denis Coderre says he's running again against Valerie Plante for mayor of Montreal

MONTREAL — Denis Coderre says he's running again against the woman who made him a one-term mayor in 2017.
Final report on deadly Snowbird crash in B.C. flags pilot's actions

Final report on deadly Snowbird crash in B.C. flags pilot's actions

OTTAWA — A report on last year’s deadly Snowbird crash in British Columbia has flagged concerns about the pilot’s actions in the frantic moments before the plane went down in a residential area, and says the Air Force needs to develop better procedur
Dedicated rural transit money to hep fund 'innovative' services, McKenna says

Dedicated rural transit money to hep fund 'innovative' services, McKenna says

OTTAWA — The Liberals are setting aside $250 million over five years in a dedicated fund for rural transit, with the minister in charge saying the cash could be used for innovative on-demand services, not just traditional systems.

Canada's vaccine flood and North Vancouver tragedy: In The News for Mar. 29

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. 29 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Mar.29, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday March 29, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 146,438 new vaccinations administered for a total of 5,113,757 doses given. Nationwide, 666,554 people or 1.