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Frustration with anti-vaxers and TIFF star power: In The News for Sept. 3

Frustration with anti-vaxers and TIFF star power: In The News for Sept. 3

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 3 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Poll: majority of Canadians favour vaccine passport for non-essential places

Poll: majority of Canadians favour vaccine passport for non-essential places

A new poll suggests eight out of 10 Canadians backed the notion of a COVID-19 vaccine passport in the days leading up to this week's rollout of a certificate system in Quebec and news that Ontario would soon follow suit.
Coal committee hears Albertans want overall policy on Rocky Mountain development

Coal committee hears Albertans want overall policy on Rocky Mountain development

EDMONTON — Albertans want to talk about a lot more than coal when it comes to development in their beloved Rocky Mountains, says the head of the committee charged with collecting public opinion on the issue.
Canadian senator hears desperate plea from Afghan woman MP fearing Taliban reprisals

Canadian senator hears desperate plea from Afghan woman MP fearing Taliban reprisals

A senator who chairs a committee set up to forge ties between the Canadian and Afghan parliaments has been receiving desperate pleas for help from Afghan politicians. Sen.
Leaders go on offensive in first campaign debate, focusing on pandemic, health care

Leaders go on offensive in first campaign debate, focusing on pandemic, health care

MONTREAL — Four party leaders went head to head in the first televised debate of the campaign Thursday night, trading barbs over the COVID-19 pandemic, health care and systemic racism in Quebec, a key battleground in Canada's 44th federal election.
Drug users group files decriminalization lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court

Drug users group files decriminalization lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court

VANCOUVER — A group representing drug users has filed a lawsuit against the federal government in British Columbia Supreme Court seeking to decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs, arguing criminalization during the overdose crisis violates cha
The Latest: Four federal party leaders square off in French-language debate on TVA

The Latest: Four federal party leaders square off in French-language debate on TVA

MONTREAL — The Latest on the French-language leaders' debate airing on TVA among Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet (all times eastern): 10:35 p.
Officials reinstate COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings in northern B.C.

Officials reinstate COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings in northern B.C.

British Columbia has reinstated restrictions on gatherings in the Northern Health region because of a spike in COVID-19 cases fuelled by the Delta variant. Provincial health officer Dr.

Officials reinstate COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings in north B.C.

British Columbia is reinstating restrictions on gatherings in the Northern Health region because of a spike in COVID-19 cases fuelled by the Delta variant. Provincial health officer Dr.
Amber Alert: Police searching forest northeast of Quebec City for missing boy, father

Amber Alert: Police searching forest northeast of Quebec City for missing boy, father

MATANE, Que. — Quebec provincial police said Thursday they think a man who allegedly kidnapped his son earlier in the week is hiding with the child in a densely forested area about 400 kilometres northeast of the provincial capital.