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The count of total cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 383,469 as of Dec. 1, 2020.

There are 383,468 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 383,468 confirmed cases (66,369 active, 304,888 resolved, 12,211 deaths). * The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:50 p.m. British Columbia is reporting 656 new cases of COVID-19 today, with 8,796 active cases across the province.
Liberals defend COVID-19 vaccine deals and distribution plans

Liberals defend COVID-19 vaccine deals and distribution plans

OTTAWA — The Liberals are pushing back against allegations from their political rivals that the federal government has failed Canadians on COVID-19 vaccines, noting Canada was one of the first countries to order doses from several foreign suppliers.
Military identifies remains of Newfoundland soldier killed in Belgium in 1917

Military identifies remains of Newfoundland soldier killed in Belgium in 1917

OTTAWA — More than 100 years after a young soldier from Newfoundland was killed on a battlefield in Belgium, the Canadian military has officially confirmed his identity through genetic analysis of remains unearthed in 2016.
Passenger complaints filed in pandemic won't start to be processed until 2021

Passenger complaints filed in pandemic won't start to be processed until 2021

OTTAWA — The head of Canada's transport regulator says the 11,000 complaints filed to the Canadian Transportation Agency since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic will not start to be processed until early next year.
Teen recalls hearing laughter during sex assault at St. Mike's school, court hears

Teen recalls hearing laughter during sex assault at St. Mike's school, court hears

TORONTO — A teenage boy recalled hearing a group of students laugh as they held back his arms and sexually assaulted him with a broom handle in the locker room of a prestigious Toronto high school, court heard Tuesday.
Bill 21 violates right of English Quebecers to manage their education system: lawyer

Bill 21 violates right of English Quebecers to manage their education system: lawyer

MONTREAL — When the Quebec government tells English schools they cannot hire women wearing the hijab, it violates the rights of the English-speaking minority to manage its educational institutions, a lawyer argued Tuesday in a case challenging the pr
'As abstract as killing people in a video game,' doctor says of Alek Minassian's mind

'As abstract as killing people in a video game,' doctor says of Alek Minassian's mind

TORONTO — Alek Minassian was "saturated in horrific material" online where he conceived the idea to use a van as a weapon to get a high "kill count" score, his murder trial heard Tuesday. Dr.
Feds spending plan heads to confidence vote as provinces seek more health-care cash

Feds spending plan heads to confidence vote as provinces seek more health-care cash

OTTAWA — Provinces are criticizing the federal Liberals for failing to signal more help for health-care systems and strained provincial coffers in its new spending plans, setting up a potential showdown next week between the prime minister and premie
Arrest of Nunavut man knocked down by police truck door lawful: investigation

Arrest of Nunavut man knocked down by police truck door lawful: investigation

IQALUIT, Nunavut — An investigation by the Ottawa Police Service has determined that the arrest of a Nunavut man who was knocked down by an RCMP truck door was lawful.