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Quebec says coercive strategy working to increase vaccination among health workers

Quebec says coercive strategy working to increase vaccination among health workers

MONTREAL — Quebec's coercive strategy to get more health-care workers vaccinated is concerning some health experts and union officials, who say the government should focus more on carrots than on sticks.
Ontario unveils paid sick-leave program as Nova Scotia shuts down schools, businesses

Ontario unveils paid sick-leave program as Nova Scotia shuts down schools, businesses

Ontario took steps to combat workplace COVID-19 outbreaks Wednesday as it unveiled a new paid sick-leave program for workers, while efforts to curb community spread in Nova Scotia saw the province enter a full lockdown.
Doctors, Ryan Reynolds and other celebs team up to tackle vaccine hesitancy

Doctors, Ryan Reynolds and other celebs team up to tackle vaccine hesitancy

CALGARY — Doctors and other front-line professionals, backed by Canadian celebrities, have banded together to get accurate vaccine information to those most at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Trudeau to give speech at virtual celebrity concert pushing vaccine equality

Trudeau to give speech at virtual celebrity concert pushing vaccine equality

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on the speakers list next month at a celebrity-laden global concert promoting vaccine equality, but his appearance isn't sitting well with his political critics at home.
Quebec won't appeal acquittal of writer charged for his scenes of child sex assault

Quebec won't appeal acquittal of writer charged for his scenes of child sex assault

MONTREAL — Quebec won't appeal the acquittal of an author who was found not guilty of producing child pornography last year in connection with fiction scenes in his horror novel.
Families remember those lost in Cyclone helicopter crash on one-year anniversary

Families remember those lost in Cyclone helicopter crash on one-year anniversary

HALIFAX — For family members of the six Canadian Forces members lost when a Cyclone helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean a year ago, this week is a time of grieving loved ones amid the challenges of a pandemic.
COVID-19-ravaged nursing homes and entering U.S. on a kayak: In The News for April 28

COVID-19-ravaged nursing homes and entering U.S. on a kayak: In The News for April 28

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 April 28 ... COVID-19 news we are watching in Canada ...
Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks.
Canada's spy service asks court to toss out employee's discrimination claim

Canada's spy service asks court to toss out employee's discrimination claim

OTTAWA — Canada's spy agency is asking a court to toss out the claim of an employee who alleges he endured racial discrimination and physical abuse from colleagues.

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 256,320 new vaccinations administered for a total of 12,564,105 doses given. Nationwide, 1,046,015 people or 2.