Health Canada approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, the third to be given the green light for national use.

Possible miscarriage of justice in B.C. woman’s conviction in toddler drowning: prosecutor

A special prosecutor says there is a strong case to be made that a babysitter convicted of criminal negligence causing death did not receive disclosure of significant and relevant materials.

Experts hungry for more data as hard butter controversy roils the dairy sector

A Quebec dairy farmers group is calling on milk producers to stop feeding palm oil or its derivatives to livestock as controversy churns over how these supplements affect the consistency of butter.

Admiral Art McDonald steps aside as defence chief amid investigation

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Admiral Art McDonald has voluntarily stepped down as chief of the defence staff as he is investigated on unspecific allegations.

Some travellers from Toronto Pearson International Airport violating Quarantine Act

Several international travellers arriving at Toronto's Pearson International Airport have refused to comply with a new rule requiring a three-day hotel quarantine, local police said Wednesday.

Presidential envoy John Kerry, Canada’s Wilkinson discuss shared climate priorities

The spirit of cross-border co-operation is lingering as Canada's environment minister talks climate change priorities with presidential envoy John Kerry.

Conservatives’ Erin O’Toole hitting turbulence after six months as party leader

The fight to win the leadership of his party could be nothing compared to what Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole has ahead: keeping his party together as he tries to win over voters who haven't voted for it recently.

Deschamps laments progress on military misconduct amid calls for external oversight

Retired Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps is criticizing the Canadian Armed Forces for not having done more to address sexual misconduct, as experts call for more independent oversight of the military to finally root such behaviour from the ranks.

Canada missed chance to help homegrown vaccines move quickly last spring: developers

Two vaccine developers in Canada say a lack of federal funding early in the pandemic kept homegrown vaccines from moving as quickly as international versions.

Canada’s ‘long-haulers’ without family doctor need primary care: medical association

The head of the Canadian Medical Association is urging the federal government to boost access to family doctors for COVID-19 'long-haulers' enduring ongoing illness and requiring referrals to multiple specialists.