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B.C. NDP takes snap election risk during pandemic in quest for majority government

B.C. NDP takes snap election risk during pandemic in quest for majority government

VICTORIA — British Columbia's New Democrats took a risk calling a snap election during a global pandemic to pursue a majority government, creating a major campaign issue for the party's opponents.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:54 p.m. EDT on Oct. 21, 2020: There are 206,360 confirmed cases in Canada.
Officials in Toronto and Montreal strike differing tones on COVID-19 in their cities

Officials in Toronto and Montreal strike differing tones on COVID-19 in their cities

Health officials in Toronto and Montreal struck vastly different tones on the state of COVID-19 in their cities on Wednesday, with Toronto's medical officer of health warning the Ontario capital could be following in the footsteps of hard-hit Europe.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 8:10 p.m. Alberta has recorded its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases, with 406. The province says 3,372 cases are active and 113 people are in hospital.
Adviser suggests Alberta students not learn about residential schools before Grade 4

Adviser suggests Alberta students not learn about residential schools before Grade 4

EDMONTON — Leaked advice on proposed Alberta curriculum changes suggests the legacy of residential schools is too upsetting to be taught to young children, but the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says there's nothing to support th
'Blacklisted:' Nova Scotia First Nation pulls commercial lobster boats from the water

'Blacklisted:' Nova Scotia First Nation pulls commercial lobster boats from the water

HALIFAX — The chief of the First Nation behind a disputed moderate livelihood lobster fishery in Nova Scotia says recent vandalism and the loss of potential sales have cost the band more than $1.

Highlights of the party platforms in the B.C. election

Here are highlights of the platforms of the three main parties in the B.C.

A QuickSketch of B.C. Green Leader Sonia Furstenau

A sketch of Sonia Furstenau, leader of British Columbia's Green party: Family: She lives in the Cowichan Valley with her husband, Blaise, and their children.
Liberal minority survives confidence vote in the Commons with NDP and Green backing

Liberal minority survives confidence vote in the Commons with NDP and Green backing

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau's minority government survived its most serious confidence test yet Wednesday, but opposition resentment over the Liberals' high-stakes brinkmanship may make it more difficult to avoid defeat in future.

A QuickSketch of B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan

A sketch of John Horgan, leader of the NDP in British Columbia: Family: Married Ellie in 1984; two grown sons, Nate and Evan. His father died when he was 18 months old. He was the youngest of four children.
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