'Restore normal movement': Alta. and Sask. premiers ask for immediate U.S. border reopening

Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. (AP / Elaine Thompson) Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. (AP / Elaine Thompson)

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Health Canada authorizes new names for COVID-19 vaccines

Health Canada has authorized brand name changes for three COVID-19 vaccines. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will now be named Comirnaty, the Moderna vaccine will be named SpikeVax, and the AstraZeneca vaccine will be named Vaxzevria, Health Canada said in a tweet Thursday.

Small bottles containing Moderna's active ingredient for a Corona vaccination are pictured at the vaccination centre in Eberswalde, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)

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TRUTH TRACKER | Could a Conservative government close the border at Roxham Road?

In a video posted to his Twitter account Monday, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, in French, pledged to close the land border crossing at Roxham Road in Quebec where he says 'thousands of people crossed the border illegally' – a pledge experts say is complicated and misleading.

How realistic are campaign promises around electric vehicles?

The Liberals, NDP and Conservatives all have platforms that call for a shift to electric vehicles in the next 15 years, but it’s going to take a massive shift in consumer buying and ramped up investment in charging stations to make that possible, experts say.