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Opposition leaders deride Liberal government's throne speech in official replies

Opposition leaders deride Liberal government's throne speech in official replies

OTTAWA — Opposition leaders took turns today pointing out the Canadians they say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ignoring as he embarks on his latest mandate.
More than $1B needed to clear surgical backlogs: Canadian Medical Association

More than $1B needed to clear surgical backlogs: Canadian Medical Association

OTTAWA — Clearing backlogs for eight key surgical procedures put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic will require $1.3 billion in government cash, says a report commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association.
Economy, consumer spending bounces back in Q3 as new variant stirs concerns

Economy, consumer spending bounces back in Q3 as new variant stirs concerns

OTTAWA — The economy bounced back sharply in the third quarter of the year after taking a walloping in the preceding three-month stretch, in a demonstration of what may be in store as COVID-19 concerns wane and Canadians start spending anew.
What we know so far about the Omicron variant, which has been found in Canada

What we know so far about the Omicron variant, which has been found in Canada

Canada's first two cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern were confirmed Sunday in Ottawa.
British Columbia braces for third 'atmospheric river' after recent floods

British Columbia braces for third 'atmospheric river' after recent floods

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada is forecasting a period of heavy rain for many parts of southern and coastal British Columbia today after mudslides and flooding caused devastation in parts of the province.
Glover defends claim of voting irregularities in Manitoba Tory leadership challenge

Glover defends claim of voting irregularities in Manitoba Tory leadership challenge

WINNIPEG — Shelly Glover says she believes a spreadsheet her campaign team received before Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson was named winner of the Progressive Conservative leadership vote is correct.
South African envoy calls on Canada to support waiver on COVID-19 vaccines

South African envoy calls on Canada to support waiver on COVID-19 vaccines

OTTAWA — South Africa's envoy in Ottawa is calling on Canada to support a waiver on patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines as her country copes with the fallout of its discovery of the new Omicron variant.
Montreal-area city revives plan to kill majority of deer herd in local park

Montreal-area city revives plan to kill majority of deer herd in local park

LONGUEUIL, Que. — A city south of Montreal has revived a controversial plan to kill most of the deer living in a local park, about a year after it backed off from a similar initiative because of public pressure.
Study suggests Arctic to see more rain than snow earlier than expected

Study suggests Arctic to see more rain than snow earlier than expected

New research suggests rainfall will soon be more common in the Arctic than snowfall.
Unvaccinated travellers barred from planes and passenger trains as of today

Unvaccinated travellers barred from planes and passenger trains as of today

OTTAWA — Unvaccinated travellers over the age of 12 won't be able to board a plane or passenger train in Canada beginning today, and a negative COVID-19 test will no longer serve as a substitute for most people. The policy came into effect on Oct.