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Plans to deal with COVID-19 and marijuana-scented cash; In The News for March 10

Plans to deal with COVID-19 and marijuana-scented cash; In The News for March 10

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 March 10 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Rift between Metis leaders widens ahead of meetings with premiers, PM

Rift between Metis leaders widens ahead of meetings with premiers, PM

OTTAWA — The vice-president of the Metis National Council is stepping up his rhetoric against three provincial Metis leaders, accusing them of striking a "backroom deal" that allows new members into the nation he believes are not Metis.
Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard to table his second budget today

Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard to table his second budget today

Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard's budget today is expected to include measures to alleviate the damage to the province's economy from the novel coronavirus.

Hamlet in southern Alberta evacuated after train hits propane truck

THREE HILLS, Alta. — People in the hamlet of Swalwell northeast of Calgary were forced from their homes Monday after a Canadian National freight train collided with a tanker truck carrying propane. CN said there were no reports of injuries or a fire.
Death in B.C. care home believed to be first COVID-19 fatality in Canada

Death in B.C. care home believed to be first COVID-19 fatality in Canada

Canada reported its first COVID-19 death on Monday after a man died at a long-term care home in North Vancouver as the federal government asked provincial and territorial leaders to share their state of readiness to deal with the new coronavirus. Dr.
Liberal bill outlaws conversion therapy for kids, non-consenting adults

Liberal bill outlaws conversion therapy for kids, non-consenting adults

OTTAWA — The federal government has introduced legislation that would impose a blanket ban on causing a child to undergo therapy aimed at altering their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the novel coronavirus and the illness dubbed COVID-19 (all times Eastern): 7:50 p.m. Ontario confirmed one more novel coronavirus case on Monday evening, bringing the total in the province to 35.
Canada, U.S. in touch 'almost daily' in coronavirus battle: minister

Canada, U.S. in touch 'almost daily' in coronavirus battle: minister

WASHINGTON — The federal government and the United States are communicating "almost daily" in a collective effort to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus north of the border and across North America, Canada's foreign affairs minister said Mon
Alberta premier says all options on table to fight oil price collapse

Alberta premier says all options on table to fight oil price collapse

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government will do whatever it takes to rescue the province from an oil price collapse and he wants the federal government to step up as well. "This is not just about Alberta.
Morneau talks up fiscal room to react to impacts of COVID-19 as concerns mount

Morneau talks up fiscal room to react to impacts of COVID-19 as concerns mount

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau sought to ease the concerns over the novel coronavirus outbreak on a day where financial markets dropped along with the price of oil, and the Liberals said they were preparing help for a worst-case economic scen