Paul Alexander, a McMaster University professor, now finds himself at the centre of a White House firestorm over concerns he allegedly muzzled government scientists and interfered with public health reports.

From Oxford to Congress: McMaster prof embroiled in White House scandal ‘loyal’ … to...

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In 2008, the University of Oxford brought back a widely revered postgraduate program in evidence-based medicine renowned for its commitment that health care be guided by science and research.The first two cohorts of classes...
Federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says he, his family and some party workers are in self-isolation after an aide tested positive for COVID-19.

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole in isolation after staffer tests positive for COVID-19 (Details)

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OTTAWA—Federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says he, his family and some party workers are in self-isolation after an aide tested positive for COVID-19.A statement from the party says the O’Tooles are getting tested, informing...

Relations between Canada and China are strained. So what happens if China gets a...

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This story is part of an ongoing series — The Road to a Vaccine — that looks at Canada’s quest to secure a COVID-19 vaccine amid the global pandemic, as well as the hurdles...
Joan Jack speaks to the commissioners at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls taking place in Whitehorse, Yukon, on June 1, 2017. Jack has filed a lawsuit against the firm that represented survivors of Indian day schools alleging she was not compensated for years of her work on the class-action case.

Indigenous lawyer files lawsuit against firm representing day school survivors (Details)

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WINNIPEG—An Indigenous lawyer has filed a lawsuit against the firm that represented survivors of Indian day schools, alleging she was not compensated for years of her work on the class-action case.Joan Jack, who is...

Family of boy with rare disease asking Ottawa to fund research into condition (Details)

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The father of a young Ontario boy with a rare genetic disease is asking the federal government to help fund research that could treat his child’s condition.Terry Pirovolakis says his two-year-old son Michael was...

Fraser Health now reporting COVID-19 exposures at schools; others to follow (Details)

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VICTORIA—Families with school-age children in British Columbia will soon be able to go to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control website for information about COVID-19 outbreaks and exposure events at schools.A joint statement from...

WE Charity controversy prompts examination of group’s overseas footprint (Details)

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The controversy around WE Charity in Canada is opening the door to a public discussion about whether WE — and groups like it — actually help the African communities where they operate.Firoze Manji, the...

No new freedoms for man who killed five at Calgary house party while delusional...

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EDMONTON—The Alberta Review Board says a mentally ill man who stabbed and killed five young people at a Calgary house party has been making progress but will not be going into a group home...

Historic attraction in tiny Newfoundland tourist town gutted by fire (Details)

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TWILLINGATE, N.L.—An historic house has burned to the ground in a town popular with tourists in Newfoundland and Labrador.The Ashbourne House was a major tourist attraction in Twillingate, N.L., a scenic community along the...

B.C. has a $1.6 billion plan to fight a second wave of COVID-19 (Details)

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The province unveiled a $1.6 billion plan to weather the pandemic through the fall and flu season that will help clear capacity in B.C.’s health-care system without the broad and disruptive measures it took...
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Libbie Mugrabi’s mom, Jane Scher, snatching up art in Miami –...

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Like mother, like daughter. Jane Scher, the mother of socialite Libbie Mugrabi — who is hosting what she hopes to be the most exclusive event during...