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Growing push to prioritize pregnant women for COVID-19 vaccine

There’s a growing push to prioritize pregnant women for COVID-19 vaccines as new research shows that pregnant women are five times more likely to be hospitalized because of the virus.
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Ontario doctors prepare to triage care for sickest COVID-19 patients

With Ontario’s intensive care units approaching a breaking point, doctors are preparing to use triage protocols to determine which of the sickest patients there is capacity to save.
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Portapique, N.S., tries to move forward a year after mass shooting

A year after the largest mass shooting in modern Canadian history, the community of Portapique, N.S., is trying to move forward and not let the tragedy define it.
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Small businesses looking for support in federal budget

Many small businesses have been hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that came with it. Even though some are optimistic about the future, they are also looking for continued support in the federal budget.
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The National On Demand: Ottawa offers Ontario help; N.S. shooting anniversary | April 18, 2021

Ottawa promises to send help to Ontario’s COVID-19 front lines. Plus, acts of remembrance a year after the Nova Scotia mass shooting.
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What to expect in the federal budget

CBC’s chief political correspondent Rosemary Barton breaks down what to expect in the first federal budget in two years, including details of a long-awaited national child-care program.
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Frustrated Ontario doctors call for help for essential workers as ICUs fill up

With many Ontario ICUs operating at or above full capacity, more doctors are sharing frustrations about the limitations of COVID-19 restrictions and the lack of support for essential workers.
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Hundreds of complaints filed about misused wage subsidy funds

CBC News has learned the federal government has gotten hundreds of complaints from Canadians about companies misusing the money from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.
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Nova Scotia honours victims of mass shooting on anniversary

On the first anniversary of the Nova Scotia mass shooting, several events were held to honour the 22 people killed.
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Provinces look to fight back against COVID-19 3rd wave

Across Canada, more provinces are trying to fight off the third wave of COVID-19 with new restrictions and targeted vaccination campaigns.
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Federal government promises help for Ontario’s COVID-19 front lines

The federal government says help is on the way for Ontario’s COVID-19 front lines, including military support. Ottawa says it will also help co-ordinate support from other provinces and territories where possible.

Foundation for Black Communities seeks $200 million from federal budget to support Black-led charities

Proposal comes after report reveals Black-led organizations are significantly underfunded.
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Little appetite for redistributing COVID-19 vaccines, resources across Canada

The Canadian Medical Association is calling for unprecedented measures to help the areas worst affected by COVID-19, including redistributing vaccines and resources among provinces. But with many provinces already struggling, it might not be as easy.
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Ontario adds restrictions, provincial checkpoints amid dire COVID-19 projections

The Ontario government announced an extended provincewide stay-at-home order and new restrictions including provincial checkpoints amid dire COVID-19 projections and a burgeoning health-care crisis, but some doctors say the province still isn’t doing the right things.
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Jury set to determine Derek Chauvin’s role in George Floyd’s death

Jury deliberations in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin are set to start Monday and jurors will have to determine if Chauvin’s actions were a substantial factor in George Floyd’s death.
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N.S. family tries to use new law to stop cyberbullying after son’s disappearance

A Nova Scotia family whose three-year-old son disappeared last year has been the subject of vicious online attacks, including being accused of killing their child, are trying to use a new law to get the cyberbullying to stop. CORRECTION: The title of this video incorrectly stated that Dylan has died. Dylan went missing last May, but has not been confirmed to have died.
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Underfunded Black-led charities hope for steady, reliable funding from federal budget

The Foundation for Black Communities has asked the federal government for $200-million from the upcoming budget to start an endowment for Black-led charities. Two community organizers say they need reliable, steady funding to help the people they serve, many hit hard by COVID-19.
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Quebec’s subsidized daycare could be model for nationwide program

The federal government has said the upcoming budget will include a plan for a nationwide early learning and child-care system and hinted that Quebec would be the model.
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The National On Demand: Ontario braces for COVID-19 disaster; Budget hopes | April 16, 2021

Ontario’s last-ditch efforts to slow the COVID-19 surge and the warnings to prepare for the worst.
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Ontario ‘very close’ to running out of ICU space, doctor says

Critical care specialist Dr. Kali Barrett talks to Ian Hanomansing about what she fears in the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as ICUs get ‘very close’ to being overwhelmed and what she thinks needs to be done next.
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‘Fresh appreciation of Prince Philip’ ahead of his funeral, historian says

On the eve of his funeral, a royal historian says there has been a ‘fresh appreciation of Prince Philip,’ his accomplishments and his role. It’s also brought on thoughts of the Queen’s mortality and a sense of sadness that the monarch is alone.
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Iqaluit hit with 1st COVID-19 outbreak

Iqaluit is in lockdown after the city’s first COVID-19 outbreak. Nunavut officials say there’s no sign of community spread, but are preparing residents and its hospital for more cases.
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Demand for AstraZeneca vaccine not increasing with rising COVID-19 cases

Despite increasing COVID-19 cases across Canada many are still hesitant to take the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine while doctors and officials try to reinforce that it is safe and effective.
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Pfizer vaccine supply boost offsets Moderna setback

Shortly after the federal government announced a delay in COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna, it announced an increase of doses coming from Pfizer that will help keep the supply on track to meet the goal of one dose for every Canadian by Canada Day.
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Ford blames lack of vaccines for COVID-19 crisis, should he?

CBC’s chief political correspondent Rosemary Barton assesses Premier Doug Ford’s claim that Ontario’s COVID-19 crisis is largely because it’s not getting enough vaccines from Ottawa.
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Doctors say Ontario ignored crucial 3rd wave warnings

Public health officials have been warning the Ontario government about a crushing third wave for months, but health-care workers say the government didn't listen and its slow reactions may have cost lives.
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Ontario considers more restrictions, asking Ottawa for help with COVID-19 crisis

Ontario broke another record for COVID-19 cases and ICU patients on Thursday, and dire new projections show the crisis could get worse. The province is considering more restrictions and CBC News has learned it’s asking the federal government for help with the health-care crisis.

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