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Most Canadians don't want federal election until at least 2022, new poll suggests

Most Canadians don't want federal election until at least 2022, new poll suggests

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests most Canadians don't want a federal election during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic — or even next year.
PM says budget update won't have fiscal anchor, suggests one coming after crisis over

PM says budget update won't have fiscal anchor, suggests one coming after crisis over

OTTAWA — The government's promised update on the health of its finances won't have a specific anchor to guide decisions and keep spending from spiralling out of control, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
In pushing to amend conversion therapy bill, Tories seek to bridge caucus divide

In pushing to amend conversion therapy bill, Tories seek to bridge caucus divide

OTTAWA — Conservatives will seek to amend a Liberal bill that would criminalize forcing people to undergo therapy to change their sexuality or gender.
Mother of Fredericton shooter says she often advised him to see a doctor for help

Mother of Fredericton shooter says she often advised him to see a doctor for help

FREDERICTON — The mother of Fredericton mass shooter Matthew Raymond says he constantly talked about conspiracy theories and she tried to convince him to see a doctor.
Toronto company's new app aims to help U.S. voters assess polling station conditions

Toronto company's new app aims to help U.S. voters assess polling station conditions

WASHINGTON, Wash. — Voters in the United States are shattering turnout records despite long lineups, fear of civil unrest and the dangers of COVID-19 — and a Canadian company is doing its part to protect Americans from the perils of casting a ballot.
Report warns taxpayers are spending more on privatized Defence Department services

Report warns taxpayers are spending more on privatized Defence Department services

OTTAWA — Two unions representing Canadian defence employees are calling on the federal government to stop privatizing National Defence services.

The pandemic probe and two Toronto byelections: In The News for Oct. 26

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

Health Minister Hajdu says she went maskless at airport only while eating

OTTAWA — Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu says she took off a face mask at the airport only to eat or drink, following a Twitter post showing her without a face covering at Pearson airport in Toronto.
John Horgan says he will work across party lines to find ideas that work for B.C.

John Horgan says he will work across party lines to find ideas that work for B.C.

VANCOUVER — Premier John Horgan says his majority New Democrat government is open to exploring new ideas that can help shape British Columbia regardless of their political or geographic origins. B.C.

Immunity task force chair says Tories' proposed probe will hurt pandemic response

OTTAWA — The co-chair of the federal government’s COVID-19 immunity task force has spoken out against a proposed probe of the Liberals' handling of the pandemic, saying such a wide-ranging investigation now could do more harm than good.