Government of Canada to assist Alberta with COVID-19 response

Today, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, confirmed that the Government of Canada has received additional information from the Province of Alberta on the additional medical personnel needed to combat the fourth wave of COVID-19 across the province

Days of rage: Angry voters brought new tensions to the 2021 campaign trail

Scott Simms ran in seven federal elections, winning six of them. And while he came to terms fairly easily with his 264-vote loss on September 20, the long-time Liberal MP is having a harder time accepting the anger he experienced on the campaign trail in his largely rural riding in central Newfoundland.

The fight to free the Michaels: Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. describes the months before their release

About a month before two Canadians detained in China were flown home in a sudden move that stunned observers of Canada-China relations, Beijing was sending signals to Canadian diplomats that it was moving closer to a resolution on the file.

Why some first responders want to change the drone rules — and why not everyone agrees

In 2019, the federal government adopted regulations to govern the use of drones in Canadian airspace. Now there’s a push to update those rules and fly drones beyond a human’s range of eyesight — but not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.

Relatives of Black players on Ontario baseball team that broke barriers taking to the field in their honour

Thirteen years before Jackie Robinson broke the colour barrier in the MLB, the Chatham Coloured All-Stars became the first baseball team with Black players to compete in a championship in Ontario. Now, descendants of the players are taking to the field in their honour.

Online offers of fake documents show it’s time for a national vaccination passport: NDP critic

The NDP’s health critic is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to act quickly to introduce a single, secure, national proof of vaccination after CBC News reported that cybercriminals are offering to sell fake Canadian provincial vaccination certificates online.

Coroner’s report on Joyce Echaquan’s death adds pressure on Quebec premier to acknowledge systemic racism

Experts from within and without Indigenous communities say the coroner’s report into Joyce Echaquan’s death validates what they’ve been saying for years: that systemic racism in Quebec health care must be acknowledged and addressed.

China sentenced Canadian Robert Schellenberg to die. Will Meng Wanzhou’s release spare his life?

The resolution of the extradition case against Meng Wanzhou raises questions about the legal fate of Canadian Robert Schellenberg, who many believe was sentenced to death in China as retaliation for the Huawei executive’s arrest.

B.C. expands mask mandate in schools to include kindergarten to Grade 3 after community outcry

The mask mandate for schools in B.C. is being expanded to include staff and students in kindergarten to Grade 3 as of Monday, provincial officials announced Friday after three school districts made their own decisions to tighten the rules.

Jesse Wente on reconciliation, racism and his new memoir

The National speaks with Jesse Wente, the first Indigenous chair of the Canada Council for the Arts, about his new book Unreconciled. Part memoir, part manifesto, Wente explores the flawed concept of reconciliation, digs into his family history and shares his own struggle with identity and racism.

Zalatoris sets course record to share lead as Canada’s Sloan lurks at Sanderson Farms

Will Zalatoris felt like he couldn’t miss on the green and rarely did Friday in setting the course record with an 11-under 61 to share the lead with Nick Watney and Sahith Theegala in the Sanderson Farms Championship. Canada’s Roger Sloan is alone in sixth, two shots back of the leaders.