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Aline Chretien shunned limelight but played influential role in private

OTTAWA - Aline Chretien may have been the most influential political figure Canadians never knew.

She was often seen at political events - a petite, elegant figure standing demurely at the side of her gregarious husband, former prime minister Jean Chretien - but was seldom heard. At least not publicly.

Ford says Ottawa failing to enforce quarantine orders

OTTAWA - Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the quarantine system is “broken” because federal health officers are not charging people ignoring self-isolation orders for COVID-19.

Since the end of March, an emergency order under the federal Quarantine Act has required most people arriving from outside Canada to isolate themselves for 14 days, even if they don't have symptoms.

Ontario students return to class today as some boards reopen

TORONTO–Students in Ontario will begin returning to the classroom in person today for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The province shuttered all schools on March 13 after cases of coronavirus disease began to rise.

This fall, boards will offer a mix of in-person classes and online learning for students who opt to stay home.

Justin Trudeau takes virtual cross-country tour to Atlantic provinces

OTTAWA–Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his virtual tour of Canada today, with electronic visits to the Atlantic provinces.

He conducted a virtual tour of British Columbia on Wednesday, meeting with Premier John Horgan and consulting with business and environmental leaders about how to ensure a green economic recovery from the devastating impact of the pandemic.