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Group launches legal action against N.B. government for greater abortion access

Group launches legal action against N.B. government for greater abortion access

FREDERICTON — A national civil liberties group has filed legal notice in the first stage of a suit against the New Brunswick government for lack of access to abortion. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association sent a letter dated Oct.
Canadians need to cut contacts by a quarter to control COVID-19 outbreak: Tam

Canadians need to cut contacts by a quarter to control COVID-19 outbreak: Tam

New federal projections suggest that Canadians need to cut a quarter of their contacts to keep the COVID-19 outbreak from resurging.
Lobster dispute: RCMP release images of men near fish plant that burned to the ground

Lobster dispute: RCMP release images of men near fish plant that burned to the ground

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia RCMP released images Friday showing two men walking away from a fish plant on the night it burned to the ground amid an escalating dispute over an Indigenous lobster fishery.
Fallen construction magnate ordered to pay $2 million after pleading guilty to fraud

Fallen construction magnate ordered to pay $2 million after pleading guilty to fraud

MONTREAL — One-time Quebec construction magnate Tony Accurso and several companies tied to him have been ordered to pay $4.2 million after pleading guilty to tax fraud.

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 12:08 p.m. Public health officials say new modelling suggests each person who contracts COVID-19 is spreading it to more than one person. Canada's chief public health officer, Dr.
Canada seeks to increase immigration over next three years even as pandemic rages on

Canada seeks to increase immigration over next three years even as pandemic rages on

OTTAWA — Canada will seek to admit 401,000 new permanent residents next year, a target that if met would be a historic number of newcomers.
Five Things about Canada's foreign-policy end run around Donald Trump

Five Things about Canada's foreign-policy end run around Donald Trump

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne was recently pondering Canada's place in the world from his home in Shawinigan, Que., "the command centre of foreign policy, these days," as he called it.
Trudeau names former Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner as new consul general in Boston

Trudeau names former Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner as new consul general in Boston

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sending former Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner to represent Canada as the country's consul general in Boston.
Scientists link high levels of genetic material from virus in blood to severe COVID

Scientists link high levels of genetic material from virus in blood to severe COVID

HALIFAX — Canadian immunologists say they’re finding telltale markers in patients' blood that help predict the severity of COVID-19 and could lead to more targeted treatments.
Federal Conservatives say $5.6 million in third quarter a record level of donations

Federal Conservatives say $5.6 million in third quarter a record level of donations

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives say they raised $5.6 million from nearly 40,000 people between July and September. The party says it was their best three months of fundraising outside an election year.