Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff Katie Telford will appear before a parliamentary committee Friday afternoon, CBC News has learned. Telford offered to appear before the standing committee on National Defence after a week when she was the target of Conservative attacks over her role in the military misconduct scandal rocking the Canadian Forces. Last week, the Conservatives asked the defence committee to vote on a motion that would compel Telford to appear and testify but the committee was filibustered by Liberal MPs. He also said he didn't believe the prime minister was briefed about the matter. A Conservative motion demanding the prime minister fire his chief of staff was defeated easily in the House of Commons Thursday when the Bloc Québécois sided with most government MPs in voting down the non-binding motion.
May 06, 2021 22:18 UTC
Coronavirus tracker: Follow the pace of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations in Canada. Quebec aims to offer COVID-19 vaccine to teens before end of school year. Patients arrive to receive a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in a shopping mall in Belgrade on Thursday. In the first seven months of the COVID-19 pandemic (March to September 2020), as many as 81,000 Canadians required hospital care following harmful substance use. In many countries, including Canada, vaccines have been distributed through a system of defined eligibility.
May 06, 2021 21:00 UTC
NASCAR then returns in September for the Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend. When Darlington lost its Labor Day weekend date after 2003, the whispers began about the track maybe shutting down. The first big step came in 2015 when Darlington regained its Labor Day date for the Southern 500. Going forward, the throwback celebration will take place during the Mother’s Day weekend race. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...“It’s something that made sense to us,” he said.
May 06, 2021 20:48 UTC
“He says, it would be really nice if I hit a home run every birthday, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day,” Baker recalled. Altuve hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Chad Green in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Yankees 7-4 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. Altuve had been 4 for 22 on May 6 with a double and a triple on his birthday, but never with a long ball. Torres’ frenetic eighth-inning sprint came after he noticed the Astros shifted to the right side. UP NEXTAstros: RHP José Urquidy (2-2) will be on the mound when the Astros start a homestand Friday against Toronto.
May 06, 2021 20:44 UTC
Sixteen daycares have been linked to COVID-19 cases in the Halifax area, according to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. He was not able to say exactly how many cases there were among staff or children at the 16 affected daycares. Education Minister Derek Mombourquette said the early childhood sector will be supported through the third wave. Early childhood educators have said they're afraid COVID-19 may spread in daycares because they can't socially distance from children while caring for them. "Historically ... early childhood educators have been treated differently than the school sector.
May 06, 2021 20:37 UTC
Bill C-10 is the first salvo of this area and it is mired in controversy. With the addition of a clause about social media, experts believe the bill could cause user generated content posted by the public — like a video to YouTube — to be treated like content from a publisher and be subject to regulation. Despite this message, Canada is likely to have more regulations for content created in this country and around the world. Listen to this episode and more at “This Matters” or subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. If you would like to support the journalism of the Toronto Star, you can subscribe at thestar.com/subscribingmatters.
May 06, 2021 20:15 UTC
Last year's dive in oil prices has caused Alberta to change how it calculates the payments oilsands mines make to ensure there's enough money to clean up the mess they leave behind. The program is intended to make sure the industry pays for its own cleanup when oilsands mines close. Companies make annual payments into a fund held by the province. Those payments were premised on companies maintaining three times as many assets as environmental liabilities. Plenty of research has already shown that Alberta needs better guarantees that resources will be there to clean up the landscape after the oilsands are gone, he said.
May 06, 2021 19:52 UTC
The Canadian dollar hit its highest level in almost four years on Thursday, buoyed by high commodity pricesThe loonie was changing hands at 82.08 cents US early in the afternoon, its highest level since September 2017. First, the improving outlook for the global economy coming out of COVID-19 has pushed up prices for commodities that Canada has a lot of. The price of wheat has hit its highest price since 2013, and copper prices are at a nine-year high, too. An index of commodity prices has risen by 37 per cent in the past six months alone Bank of Canada economist Doug Porter noted recently. Booming commodity prices are a boon for Canada's economy, which is pushing up the value of the country's currency.
May 06, 2021 19:34 UTC
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said Thursday that receiver Trejan Bridges and running back Seth McGowan are no longer with the program. “I think you have mistakes that guys make that you think that they can learn from and overcome,” Riley said. The highly touted prospect finishes his Oklahoma career with nine catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns. But we’re certainly going to protect the program and the university as well.”___Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...
May 06, 2021 19:18 UTC
New Brunswick has lost another resident to COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 40, and has its first confirmed case of the highly transmissible P.1 variant first detected in Brazil. Confirmed case of variant first detected in BrazilA previously reported case of COVID-19 in the Bathurst region, Zone 6, has now been identified as the P.1 variant first detected in Brazil. In a news release Thursday, Public Health said the Dr. Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital Centre's microbiology laboratory in Moncton confirmed the case. The P.1 variant is thought to be at least twice as transmissible as the original coronavirus causing COVID-19. While existing vaccines "should be" effective against several variants, including the variant first identified in the U.K., Russell said the P.1 variant was a wild card.
May 06, 2021 18:40 UTC
Albert Pujols was cut by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, abruptly ending the 41-year-old superstar slugger's decade with his second major league team. Pujols is fifth in major league history with 667 career homers and 13th with 3,253 hits. After a decent start to the season, Pujols had been in a 7-for-43 slump since April 20, hitting three homers in that stretch. Pujols is second in major league history with 2,112 RBIs since they became an official statistic, trailing only Aaron. He is fifth in doubles (669), total bases (5,955) and extra-base hits (1,352) in major league annals.
May 06, 2021 18:33 UTC
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - Del Crandall, a star catcher who played on two Milwaukee Braves teams that reached the World Series in the 1950s before managing the Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners, has died. He was a member of the Braves’ 1957 World Series championship team as well as the 1958 squad that lost the World Series. Crandall played for the Boston Braves (1949-50), Milwaukee Braves (1953-63), San Francisco Giants (1964), Pittsburgh Pirates (1965) and Cleveland Indians (1966). When Aaron joined the Milwaukee Brewers in 1975, Crandall was his manager. “I’m grateful for that.”Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
May 06, 2021 18:33 UTC
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Albert Pujols was cut by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, abruptly ending the 41-year-old superstar slugger’s decade with his second major league team. Pujols is fifth in major league history with 667 career homers and 13th with 3,253 hits. After a decent start to the season, Pujols had been in a 7-for-43 slump since April 20, hitting three homers in that stretch. Maddon acknowledged early on that Pujols’ playing time could decline behind Ohtani and Walsh, two of Los Angeles’ top hitters alongside Trout, Anthony Rendon and Justin Upton. He is fifth in doubles (669), total bases (5,955) and extra-base hits (1,352) in major league annals.
May 06, 2021 18:24 UTC
Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King, Chief Public Health Officer Heather Morrison and Chief of Nursing Marion Dowling all received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a mass clinic in Charlottetown Thursday. Morrison stayed cool and calm as she got her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Premier Dennis King, shown here preparing for his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Charlottetown Thursday. Chief of Nursing Marion Dowling receives her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Thursday at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)Close to 50,000 Islanders have received at least one dose of the vaccine, Morrison said.
May 06, 2021 18:11 UTC
Nova Scotia reported a new daily high of 182 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, for a total of 1,309 active cases in the province. There are 155 new cases in the central health zone, 16 in the eastern zone, four in the western zone and seven in the northern zone. The new cases reported Thursday were identified among 7,733 tests completed the day before. On Wednesday, Nova Scotia reported 175 cases, which Dr. Robert Strang, the province's chief medical officer of health, said was a reflection of the delay in data entry. announced one new case Tuesday and the number of active cases has fallen to seven.
May 06, 2021 18:11 UTC