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The latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:49 p.m. The Tim Hortons restaurant in Merritt, B.C., is the site of the latest community COVID-19 outbreak.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:54 p.m. EDT on Oct. 16, 2020: There are 194,109 confirmed cases in Canada.
Liberals propose special committee to examine pandemic-related spending

Liberals propose special committee to examine pandemic-related spending

OTTAWA — The minority Liberal government is attempting to pre-empt opposition efforts to create a special committee to investigate alleged corruption by proposing its own special committee to examine billions of dollars of COVID-19 pandemic-related s
Quebec refers case of provincial police chief for ethics probe, possible removal

Quebec refers case of provincial police chief for ethics probe, possible removal

QUEBEC — The Quebec government has asked for an investigation that could lead to the removal of the embattled chief of the provincial police, the province's public security minister said Friday.
Trudeau says feds want fixes, not control, of long-term care system

Trudeau says feds want fixes, not control, of long-term care system

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has no intention of trying to assert federal jurisdiction over long-term care facilities but still believes there is a role for Ottawa to play in fixing the country's troubled nursing homes.
Officials issue COVID-19 exposure warning for Yellowknife gym, RCMP detachment

Officials issue COVID-19 exposure warning for Yellowknife gym, RCMP detachment

YELLOWKNIFE — The deputy chief public health officer for the Northwest Territories is asking Yellowknife residents who visited two locations on specific days to isolate for two weeks because of a risk of exposure to COVID-19.
First Nations elder alleges she was questioned about alcohol use in Winnipeg hospital

First Nations elder alleges she was questioned about alcohol use in Winnipeg hospital

WINNIPEG — A First Nations elder says her symptoms were initially ignored and she was questioned about alcohol use during a stay at a Winnipeg hospital.

Quebec police watchdog lacks transparency when investigating officers: report

MONTREAL — Quebec's police watchdog is unacceptably opaque and suffers from shortcomings that undermine its credibility when it comes to investigating complaints by Indigenous people against police, a report by an independent observer has found.

Crown argues to limit hearing over criminal responsibility in stabbing case

NEW WESTMINSTER — A Crown attorney says the B.C. Supreme Court should limit arguments in a hearing next month about whether a man who stabbed two high school students in Abbotsford, B.C., was criminally responsible for the crime.
Psychiatrist testifies at Fredericton murder trial that shooter had schizophrenia

Psychiatrist testifies at Fredericton murder trial that shooter had schizophrenia

FREDERICTON — A psychiatrist says the man on trial for the murder of four people in Fredericton two years ago has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Dr.