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After false starts and supply glitches, Canada’s immunization campaign makes progress

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The mass vaccination campaign to immunize adults against COVID-19 is now well underway after a series of false starts and severe supply disruptions.

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Tax agency won’t extend filing deadline despite accountants’ pleas

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The federal government has no plans to extend the tax filing deadline despite pleas from accountants and tax preparers who say the COVID-19 pandemic has made it challenging to meet the cutoff date.

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Is Canada finally inching toward a political consensus on climate change?

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On the day Erin O’Toole tacitly gave up his party’s opposition to carbon-pricing (“We recognize,” he said, “that the most efficient way to reduce our emissions is to use pricing mechanisms”) he struggled to explain why his proposal for a lower price on carbon was more altruistic than the policies Conservatives have spent more than a decade condemning.

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Stephen Harper joined ex-spymasters in company investing in Israeli security tech

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Former prime minister Stephen Harper is working with former leaders of three major intelligence agencies — the Mossad, the CIA and MI5 — in a Canadian private company.

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‘Let’s think big’: Behind Canada Basketball’s hunt for Raptors’ title-winning hardwood

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The “moonshot” idea to purchase and ship the Toronto Raptors’ title-clinching court to Victoria for the upcoming Olympic qualifier arrived over lunch at Real Sports, a restaurant just outside of Scotiabank Arena. The hardwood is set to serve as a harbinger of good luck for Team Canada.

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Blue Jays’ comeback falls short as Royals scratch out victory on Jackie Robinson Day

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Jakob Junis ran his consecutive scoreless streak to 14 innings as the Royals staked him to a seven-run lead Thursday night, and a shaky Kansas City bullpen held on after giving most of it back for a 7-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Ehlers pots a pair as Jets chase Campbell early to overcome Maple Leafs

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Nikolaj Ehlers scored twice and Connor Helleybuck made 31 saves as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Thursday.

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Lydia Ko opens Lotte Championship lead, while Henderson, Sharp remain in hunt

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Lydia Ko went low again, shooting a 9-under 63 at Kapolei Golf Club on Thursday to take a three-stroke lead midway through the second round at the Lotte Championship.

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First Nations group calls for security guard to be fired following violent arrest at Saskatoon store

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The violent arrest of an Indigenous woman in Saskatoon has spurred outrage from First Nations leaders across the province, and calls for the security guard involved to be fired.

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Dallas Wings make history by selecting Collier, Kuier 1-2 in WNBA draft

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It’s the first time in league history that a team had picks No. 1 and 2. The Wings acquired the top pick in a February trade after being awarded the second choice in the draft lottery. The Wings also have the fifth pick and the first pick in the second round.