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OTTAWA — Controversial MP Derek Sloan was kicked out of the Conservative caucus Wednesday, a move party leader Erin O’Toole said was due to a “pattern of destructive behaviour” that had become a distraction.  O’Toole’s acknowledgment that Sloan’s dismissal was not solely over a donation he’d taken from a white nationalist came after hours of […]

Canada Post says 121 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at a facility in Mississauga, Ont., since the start of the new year. A spokesman says the testing was done on a voluntary basis at the Dixie Road site, where more than 4,500 people work, up until Tuesday. Phil Legault says that’s when Canada […]

OTTAWA — Dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is spreading on social media among all age groups and could harm Canada’s efforts to end the pandemic, the head of the Ontario Medical Association says. The association’s analysis of more than 65,000 recent online posts in Ontario shows that conspiracy theories about the origin of the novel […]

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government is working with the provinces to prioritize vaccinating Indigenous people against COVID-19, including those who live in urban centres and other places where the provinces provide health services. “This is a particularly acute issue and challenge when we’re talking about the deployment of the […]

VAUGHAN, Ont. — CannTrust Holdings Inc. says it will create a $50-million trust to settle claims from class action lawsuits filed after the company was found growing cannabis in unlicensed rooms two years ago. The Vaughan, Ont. business says the trust is part of a restructuring support agreement it reached with Canadian and American plaintiffs […]

Ontario’s police watchdog cleared an officer of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man west of Toronto on Wednesday, saying there were no reasonable grounds to lay charges in the incident that took place last year. The Special Investigations Unit noted, however, that there were legitimate questions about the Peel Regional Police officer’s conduct […]

MONTREAL — Health authorities in Quebec have reported fewer than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 for four consecutive days — almost two weeks since the imposition of a provincewide curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Premier Francois Legault has suggested the drop in cases may be the result of the curfew, which he said […]

OTTAWA — A new study links the fitness level of Canadian children to that of their parents.  The StatCan analysis suggests a child’s aerobic fitness, muscular strength and flexibility all correlate to that of their parent. But there were differences when it came to the sex of each parent and child involved. Boys whose parent […]

OTTAWA — A majority of Conservative MPs have voted to remove Derek Sloan from the party’s caucus, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly about caucus business. The vote follows revelations Sloan accepted a donation to his leadership campaign from a white nationalist.  Party leader Erin O’Toole initiated the caucus removal process late Monday […]

A group of health experts advising Ontario on COVID-19 says the province should improve working conditions and minimize temporary staffing in long-term care homes to protect residents from the virus. In a new report, the group says infections and deaths among long-term care residents are speeding up, mirroring the spread in the community at large. […]