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Canada lags behind peers in doctors per capita, but average in physician visits

TORONTO — Canada lags well behind all but the United States among 11 of the wealthiest nations when it comes to the number of doctors per capita, a new report indicates.
Bats a breeding ground for viruses, but unlikely cause for concern in Canada

Bats a breeding ground for viruses, but unlikely cause for concern in Canada

SASKATOON — Canadian bats are unlikely to be the source of virus strains that can infect humans such as the one currently raising global alarms, a bat expert says.
Hateful messages flood Quebec premier's Facebook page after he supports Muslims

Hateful messages flood Quebec premier's Facebook page after he supports Muslims

ST-SAUVEUR, Que. — Quebec cabinet ministers are speaking out about a deluge of hateful comments posted to the premier's Facebook page after he published a message in support of the province's Muslim community.
Russian bombers buzz Canadian airspace in Arctic

Russian bombers buzz Canadian airspace in Arctic

OTTAWA — Two long-range Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear missiles buzzed Canadian airspace on Friday morning, the North American Aerospace Defence Command said, days after a senior military officer warned that North America's early-warning
'One of the big names of Senate history,' Quebec's Joyal leaves Red Chamber

'One of the big names of Senate history,' Quebec's Joyal leaves Red Chamber

OTTAWA — In 2014, Justin Trudeau booted senators out of the Liberal caucus as part of his bid to transform Canada's Senate into a more independent, less partisan chamber of sober second thought.
Things for people in Canada to know about the coronavirus

Things for people in Canada to know about the coronavirus

Canada has three confirmed cases of the new coronavirus that has infected almost 10,000 people globally in the last two months.
Federal coffers post $11.8 billion deficit just past midway point of fiscal year

Federal coffers post $11.8 billion deficit just past midway point of fiscal year

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of $11.8 billion over seven months of its 2019-20 fiscal year compared with a deficit of $2.1 billion in the same period last year.
Brexit a 'step backwards' and Canada's coronavirus plans; In The News for Jan. 31

Brexit a 'step backwards' and Canada's coronavirus plans; In The News for Jan. 31

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 Jan. 31 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
New talks planned over disputed gas pipeline in northern British Columbia

New talks planned over disputed gas pipeline in northern British Columbia

VANCOUVER — Leaders of a First Nation in northern British Columbia who say they'll never consent to a natural gas pipeline through their traditional territory have agreed to seven days of meetings with the province.
No need to change Canada's plans after WHO declares global emergency: officials

No need to change Canada's plans after WHO declares global emergency: officials

Canada is already taking the right steps to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, so there is no need to change things now that the World Health Organization has declared a global emergency over the outbreak, federal Health Minister Patty Hajd