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Civil jury trials in B.C. suspended for a year due to COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

A statement from Attorney-General David Eby says any civil trial between Sept. 28 and Oct. 4, 2021 will be heard by a judge alone and neither side in the case will be allowed to adjourn it unless the judge orders otherwise

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Trudeau calls byelections for late October, one day after Liberals name candidates [Video]

The Prime Ministers Office says the votes in York Centre and Toronto Centre will take place on Oct. 26, where the Liberals are hoping to hold the seats left vacant by the resignations of two government MPs

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Design of post-CERB benefits could change as COVID-19 pandemic shifts course, Qualtrough says [Video]

Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough says shes heard that eligibility criteria might be too restrictive for parents who have to take off a day or two to wait in hours-long lines for COVID-19 tests

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Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet tests positive for COVID-19 [Video]

Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet said he feels healthy and will stay in isolation at his Shawinigan home until Sept. 26. His wife, Nancy Dezie, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.