Statistics Canada scheduled to detail third quarter GDP figures

Statistics Canada is scheduled to report this morning how the Canadian economy fared during the third quarter of the year.
Late last month, the statistics agency initially estimated that real gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 1.9 per cent between July and September.
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As omicron piles on economic fears, Canadian outlook offers glimmer of bland optimism

Headlines that make the heart race may be good for the news business, but they aren't so hot for economic stability.
Amidst a fireworks display of breaking stories that include warnings of a new and potentially worse COVID-19 variant of concern, Friday's stock market tumble, worrying inflation updates and a new round of supply chain problems caused by B.C.
The only full-time family physician in a small northern Ontario town says she feels personally attacked after a spate of COVID-19 misinformation and anti-vaccination sentiment set off by a town councillor.
Dr. Gretchen Roedde, 69, says, as a result, she plans to close her practice in Latchford on March 31.
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In a wooded area beside some farmland west of Waterloo, Ont., is Crow Shield Lodge.
It's an Indigenous land-based education and healing space just outside New Hamburg. There's a white tent — the teaching lodge — that can seat about 20 people.
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As Canada's coat of arms turns 100, is it time for an overhaul?

Canada's coat of arms was adopted by royal proclamation 100 years ago, and some say it's overdue for a redesign.
Nunavut's new MP, Lori Idlout, said she was asked by the Capital Current, a Carleton University student journalism publication, about updating the coat of arms to be more representative of First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and expressed her support for it.
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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) says it has intercepted hundreds of suspected fake COVID-19 test results and vaccination records from people trying to enter the country.
As of Oct. 31, border officials had encountered 374 suspected falsified COVID-19 test results at ports of entry — 160 at airports and 187 at land crossings — and intercepted 92 suspected fake proof-of-vaccination credentials, a spokesperson for the agency told CBC.
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Asia shares slip as investors weigh omicron economic risks

Asian shares mostly slipped Tuesday as investors cautiously weighed how much damage the new Omicron coronavirus variant may unleash on the global economy.
South Korea's Kospi led regional losses with a 2.4% drop, to 2,839.01.
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Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO -- Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history.
Several leaders and dignitaries, including Prince Charles, attended the ceremony that began late Monday in a popular square where the statue of a well-known British lord was removed last year amid a worldwide push to erase symbols of oppression.
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Prosecutors to begin case against Jussie Smollett in Chicago

CHICAGO -- Testimony is set to begin Tuesday in the trial of ex-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who prosecutors say staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago but whose defence attorney says is "a real victim" of a "real crime.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'The Lost Daughter' wins big at 31st Gotham Awards

NEW YORK -- Maggie Gyllenhaal's Elena Ferrante adaptation "The Lost Daughter" won four Gotham Awards including best feature film at the 31st Gotham Awards, the annual New York independent film celebration that serves as a boozy kickoff to Oscar season.
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Appeals court to weigh Trump arguments to withhold records

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers will try to persuade a federal appeals court to stop Congress from receiving call logs, drafts of speeches and other documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S.
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Jurors at trial in Daunte Wright slaying go under microscope

MINNEAPOLIS -- When attorneys begin sifting through potential jurors on Tuesday in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she killed Daunte Wright, they'll take a hard look at their attitudes toward policing, protests, and the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements.
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