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Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

Sep. 20, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians voted Monday in a tight pandemic election that threatens to weaken Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or even knock him from power. Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament. But the opposition has been...

Trudeau makes final appeal ahead of Canada's election

Sep. 19, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — On the final campaign day of a tight election battle, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned that his Conservative opponents would weaken the nation's battle against the pandemic and said Canadians need a government that follows science. Polls...

EXPLAINER: What are the issues in Canada's close election?

Sep. 18, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a tough battle against his Conservative Party rival, Erin O’Toole, in Canadian elections on Monday. Trudeau called the early election in hopes of winning a majority of seats in Parliament, but has faced criticism...

To unseat Trudeau, Conservative leader seeks middle ground

Sep. 17, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power advertised himself a year ago as a “true-blue conservative.” He became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada” - and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by...

Alberta leader apologizes, imposes restrictions and passport

Sep. 16, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The leader of the Canadian province of Alberta apologized Wednesday for his handling of the pandemic and said he is reluctantly introducing a vaccine passport and imposing a mandatory work-from-home order two months after lifting nearly all restrictions. ...

Latest: Alaska has new daily high in coronavirus infections

Sep. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska is reporting its highest number of new coronavirus cases a day after the state’s largest hospital announced it had entered crisis protocol and started rationing care because of a flood of COVID-19 cases. Officials on Wednesday reported...

Jimmy Vesey among 3 vets signed by Devils to tryout deals

Sep. 14, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Rangers forward Jim Vesey is among three players the New Jersey Devils have signed to tryout contracts. The Devils also announced Tuesday the signings of center Mark Jankowski and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon. They will join the team...

Calgary Flames sign Connor Mackey, Brad Richardson

Sep. 08, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames signed defenseman Connor Mackey and forward Brad Richardson on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Mackey agreed to a two-year deal with an average annual value of $912,500. He made his NHL debut for the Flames last season, finishing...

Progressive 'Squad' members in Minnesota to protest pipeline

Sep. 05, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Four congressional Democrats who are part of the progressive “Squad” and want President Joe Biden to stop construction of the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline traveled to the shores of the Mississippi River to make their plea. Reps. Ilhan Omar of...

Poulin scores in OT, Canada wins 1st world title since 2012

Aug. 31, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Marie-Philip Poulin scored in overtime and Canada beat the five-time defending champion United States 3-2 on Tuesday night for its first gold medal at the women’s hockey world championship since 2012. Poulin, the Canadian captain, skated down...