David Cochrane

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David Cochrane is a senior reporter in CBC's Parliamentary bureau. He previously wrote for CBC Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Canada bans flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days

The federal government will suspend passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days in response to rising COVID case counts in India and concerns over mutations of the coronavirus.

Moderna slashing vaccine deliveries to Canada, but Pfizer steps up with 8 million more doses

Moderna will send far fewer COVID-19 shots to Canada this month than originally planned as the company grapples with production issues at its facilities in Europe. But its main competitor, Pfizer, has said it will send millions more doses to Canada in May, June and beyond — a commitment that will more than cover the shortfall from Moderna.

Conservatives announce plan to replace Liberal carbon tax with a lower levy of their own

After years of criticizing the Liberal carbon tax, the Conservative party is proposing a climate plan that also puts a price on carbon for consumers, according to a copy of the party's climate change plan obtained by CBC News.

Liberals look to sharpen their pre-election message as convention opens

Thousands of Liberals will gather online for the next three days for a virtual convention the party hopes will set up a sharp contrast between themselves and the opposition Conservatives.

Suspend AstraZeneca use for people under 55, vaccine committee recommends

Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is recommending provinces pause the use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine on those under the age of 55 because of safety concerns — guidance most provinces said today that they would follow.

After a slow start, Canada's vaccine rollout is now a race against time

Deliveries of vaccine doses to Canada have been ramping up in size and frequency. But due to the vaccination campaign's slow start — and the recent emergence of highly contagious virus variants — governments and public health officials are under enormous pressure to deliver first doses as swiftly as possible.

EU says it has authorized vaccine delivery to Canada

The European Commission said in a statement to CBC News that it will seek to limit application of its recently announced COVID-19 export controls, adding that it has already given approval for a delivery to Canada.

Liberal government declares Jan. 29 national day of remembrance for victims of mosque shooting

The federal government has announced that Jan. 29 will become a national day of remembrance for the 2017 Quebec City mosque attack in a move to honour the victims and express solidarity with the survivors. 

French court orders Hassan Diab to stand trial in terrorism case, 3 years after he was set free

France's court of appeal has ordered Canadian academic Hassan Diab to stand trial in connection with a 40-year-old bombing attack outside a Paris synagogue — three years after a lower court set him free due to a lack of evidence.

Biden pledged to work with Canada on 'Buy American' during call with Trudeau, official says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden Friday in what was the first opportunity for the two leaders to chart a fresh course for the Canada-U.S. relationship after four tumultuous years with Donald Trump.