Government agrees mentally ill should have access to MAID -- in two years

The Trudeau government has agreed with the Senate that Canadians suffering solely from grievous and irremediable mental illnesses should be entitled to receive medical assistance in dying -- but not for another two years.
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Thousands raised for London Abused Women’s Centre during virtual fundraiser
The virtual fundraiser that helps LAWC provide frontline care to abused women and girls has already raised more than $51,000.
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COVID-19: Peterborough Public Health, MPP Dave Smith plan virtual town hall on vaccine rollout
The virtual and teleconference town hall is scheduled 7-8 p.m on March 16.
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NHL North Division teams pouring in goals | Bonus HI/O
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Québec solidaire wants new ethics investigation of economy minister Fitzgibbon
QS MNA Vincent Marissal maintains there is nothing to indicate Pierre Fitzgibbon has conformed to the ethics code after being accused twice of violations.
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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on March 5
Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Friday.
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Homicide investigation underway after Winnipeg cops find human remains
Police said they were called to Main Street and Alfred Avenue just before 6 p.m., where they found the remains of a person whose age and identity are still unknown.
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London’s public school board launches asymptomatic COVID-19 testing
Testing will happen each week on Wednesdays and Thursdays at designated secondary schools where students from selected elementary schools will also be invited to be tested.
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Brockville police not at fault for death of Texas man wanted for murder: SIU
The SIU says Brockville police acted lawfully in their pursuit of a wanted Texas man before he fell from a local overpass, causing fatal injuries.
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Oxford study finds AstraZeneca vaccine effective against Brazil variant: source
The data indicates that the vaccine will not need to be modified in order to protect against the variant.
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Walter Gretzky mourned in Brantford, Ont., city he helped put on the map
Two hockey sticks - one full-sized, one miniature - and a Canadian flag adorn the sign marking off Walter Gretzky's parking spot outside the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.
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Prince Abert Raiders return as one of the favourites in shortened WHL season
The Prince Albert Raiders had the best record in the WHL's East Division prior to the season shutting down last March and go into this shortened season as one of the favourites.
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Nova Scotia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases with latest health briefing on tap
As of March 4, 38,676 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
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Winnipeg paramedics asked to double up on masks: internal memo
According to an internal memo obtained by Global News, WFPS fire chief John Lane says all members are now required to wear an extra face mask under their non-medical cloth masks.
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‘Truly everyone’s hockey dad’: Condolences pour in after Walter Gretzky’s death
It's news that hit hard for many, not just for the hockey community; Walter Gretzky, father of The Great One Wayne Gretzky, passed away at the age of 82.
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Calgary police seek driver in December hit and run that injured cyclist
Police said the cyclist was hit while travelling in the area of Saddletowne Circle and 80 Avenue Northeast at around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
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Kitchener man facing child porn charges after investigation spurred by social media company
Waterloo Regional Police say they have arrested several men from Kitchener and New Hamburg over the past few days as a result of different child pornography investigations.
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Ontario reports 1,250 new coronavirus cases, 22 more deaths
According to Friday's provincial report, 337 cases were recorded in Toronto, 167 in Peel Region and 129 in York Region, 74 in Hamilton, 63 in Ottawa and 55 in Durham Region.
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Experts say lower vaccine efficacy shouldn’t be deterrent
Experts stress that when it comes to preventing COVID hospitalization or death, data from trials showed all four vaccines were perfect.
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All Manitobans may possibly get first shot by May 18
The numbers say if vaccine supplies continue to flow in and those on the horizon are approved swiftly by Health Canada, it will move up first-dose vaccinations by months.
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Coronavirus live updates: Health Canada to authorize Johnson & Johnson vaccine
It's already been authorized in the United States and an EU decision is expected this month.
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Sweet relief: How Quebecers can bring the cabane à sucre home this season
It’s a difficult time for the iconic sugar shacks, but many are boxing up their feasts for takeout and delivery.
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What you need to know about Johnson & Johnson’s approved single-dose vaccine
Canada has already secured up to 38 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine through previous negotiations with the company, however it’s not expected that any will flow to Canada until at least April.
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Judge to decide if Edmonton-area pastor accused of violating public health orders will receive bail
James Coates with GraceLife Church, west of Edmonton, has been in jail for over two weeks and is appealing his bail conditions.
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Midland mayor urges residents to register, even if vaccine dose isn’t immediately available
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In defence of Canadian ship building
Jeffrey F. Collins: It would be nice if there were an off-the-shelf ship Canada could acquire, but none exist. Nations build ships to meet their own operational demands. The post In defence of Canadian ship building appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Conversations That Matter: Did four pillars drug plan fail?
Real change is still needed in Downtown Eastside, says SFU Prof. Julian Somers
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Newmarket doctor charged with multiple sexual assaults, including one involving 14-year-old girl
Police said after the first incident involving the Newmarket doctor, nine more victims came forward reporting sexual assault incidents including one involving a 14-year-old girl.
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York Region police lay 10 more sex assault charges against Newmarket doctor
Dr. Sam Naghibi, 68, has worked at the Davis Drive clinic since 2012.
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Health Canada Approves Johnson And Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine: Sources
OTTAWA — Health Canada is to announce approval of the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson and Johnson on Friday morning, according to multiple sources aware of the decision but not authorized to discuss it publicly.The federal regulator has found the evidence shows the vaccine is both safe and effective against the virus that causes COVID-19.It is the fourth vaccine to be approved in Canada and the first and only one Canada has purchased that requires just a single dose.Canada has pre-purchased 10 million doses, with options to buy another 28 million.Joelle Paquette, the director general for vaccines at Public Services and Procurement Canada, says the 10 million doses are to arrive by September.However it’s not expected that any will flow to Canada until at least April.Also on HuffPost:READ MOREDon't Be Picky About Which Vaccine You Get Based On Efficacy Rates: ExpertsOntario COVID Vaccine Pilot To Start At Some Pharmacies Next WeekTrudeau Optimistic Canada’s September Vaccination Goal Can Move UpMost Canadians Optimistic About Federal Vaccine Rollout Plan, Poll Suggests
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Investigation launched after body found in home that was visited five times by police
According to the BEI, Montreal police met the woman during the first visit, and she told them she was self-isolating because of her fear of being infected with COVID-19.
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Cities asking Liberals for $7B to create affordable housing
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) estimates the money could create up to 24,000 permanent affordable housing units in urban and rural communities.
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