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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 23

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 23

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:57 p.m. EDT on Sept. 23, 2020: There are 147,753 confirmed cases in Canada.
Liberal effort to reset policy agenda panned by rivals as too much talk, not action

Liberal effort to reset policy agenda panned by rivals as too much talk, not action

OTTAWA — The minority Liberal government unveiled sweeping goals Wednesday to expand or extend supports for Canadians from nearly every sector of society in a throne speech billed as their “ambitious plan for an unprecedented reality.
Greens expel Montreal lawyer from leadership race days before voting starts

Greens expel Montreal lawyer from leadership race days before voting starts

OTTAWA — Montreal lawyer Meryam Haddad has appealed her expulsion from the Green party leadership contest and is expecting to find out tonight if she will be let back in.
Top Nunavut justice says judges can't be too lenient with sentences during pandemic

Top Nunavut justice says judges can't be too lenient with sentences during pandemic

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Offenders in Nunavut should not necessarily get shorter jail time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Nunavut’s top judge.
Murder trial on pause while Winnipeg juror tested for COVID-19

Murder trial on pause while Winnipeg juror tested for COVID-19

WINNIPEG — Jury deliberations for a second-degree murder trial in Manitoba have been put on hold so a juror can be tested for COVID-19.
As Quebec rolls out COVID-19 ad campaign, experts wonder if it will reach target audience

As Quebec rolls out COVID-19 ad campaign, experts wonder if it will reach target audience

MONTREAL — Quebec has begun rolling out a COVID-19 advertising campaign aimed at putting a human face on the deadly virus and reaching those who discount its severity.
Raymond muttered in ambulance that killings not his fault, was provoked: witness

Raymond muttered in ambulance that killings not his fault, was provoked: witness

FREDERICTON — The accused Fredericton mass shooter said the deaths of four people in 2018 were not his fault, according to a paramedic student who accompanied the alleged killer to the hospital on the morning of the shootings.
Liberals plan fund to spur green technology, jobs

Liberals plan fund to spur green technology, jobs

The Trudeau government says it will launch a new fund to spur investments and jobs in green technology as it seeks a balance between the competing visions of environmental advocates and legacy industries.
Feds promise help for surging COVID-19 test demand but won't OK rapid-test tech yet

Feds promise help for surging COVID-19 test demand but won't OK rapid-test tech yet

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to do more to help provinces respond to soaring demands for COVID-19 testing but there is still no indication of when the government will approve the tests that can deliver results in mere minutes.

Overdose deaths dropped in August from July in British Columbia

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's chief coroner is hoping a recent decline in fatal overdoses after a record number of illicit-drug deaths is a positive sign but she says it's time the province developed a standard of care for substance users after the
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