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CP NewsAlert: Former NATO commander to lead vaccine distribution in Canada

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says former NATO commander Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin will lead the nation's vaccine distribution efforts. More coming. The Canadian Press
A COVID-19 Black Friday and stricter rules in Saskatchewan: In The News for Nov. 27

A COVID-19 Black Friday and stricter rules in Saskatchewan: In The News for Nov. 27

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 Nov. 27 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Top officials weighed Canadian warship's passage through sensitive strait near China

Top officials weighed Canadian warship's passage through sensitive strait near China

OTTAWA — Newly released documents have shed light on the secret government talks and debate that took place ahead of a Canadian warship's passage through a sensitive waterway near China last year.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 11 p.m. EST on Nov. 26, 2020: There are 353,100 confirmed cases in Canada.
'No crying': Venezuelan refugee Kenney cited says interaction was less dramatic

'No crying': Venezuelan refugee Kenney cited says interaction was less dramatic

EDMONTON — The Venezuelan woman who believes she was used as part of Jason Kenney's argument not to lockdown restaurants in Alberta remembers her encounter with the premier as less dramatic than he suggested.
Tory MP Duncan pushes Health Minister to finally end the gay blood ban

Tory MP Duncan pushes Health Minister to finally end the gay blood ban

OTTAWA — Eric Duncan, the first openly gay Conservative MP, laced into the federal health minister Thursday over the Liberals failure to end a ban on gay men donating blood.

Horgan expands cabinet to fight pandemic; keeps Dix in health, Robinson to finance

VICTORIA — B.C.
Health Canada expects first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved next month

Health Canada expects first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved next month

OTTAWA — The first COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for use in Canada within two weeks, Health Canada's chief medical adviser said Thursday.
Advocates aim to shape 'Vancouver model' for drug decriminalization

Advocates aim to shape 'Vancouver model' for drug decriminalization

VANCOUVER — City councillors in Vancouver voted unanimously this week to ask the federal government to decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use, a decision advocates hope will blaze a trail in other municipalities.
Patients, not doctors, should initiate conversations on assisted dying: Qualtrough

Patients, not doctors, should initiate conversations on assisted dying: Qualtrough

OTTAWA — Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough says health practitioners should not be allowed to discuss the issue of assisted dying until a patient asks about it — and she's open to amending the law to make that clear.