Conference Board of Canada predicts strong economic recovery for Alberta after COVID-19

Alberta's real GDP is expected to increase by 7.2 per cent this year and another 5.6 per cent in 2022 – well above the national average, thanks to the manufacturing and resource production sectors. (File photo) Alberta's real GDP is expected to increase by 7.2 per cent this year and another 5.6 per cent in 2022 – well above the national average, thanks to the manufacturing and resource production sectors. (File photo)

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'I am not a criminal': Habs goalie Carey Price speaks against controversial firearms bill

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has taken a stance against Ottawa's controversial Bill C-21, which would refine the definition of prohibited assault-style firearms -- drawing the ire of Canadian hunters who say the definition would outlaw weapons used within their practice. Meanwhile, the Liberals have repeatedly stated their intention is not to go after hunters but to restrict certain firearms designed for the "battlefield."

Why is it taking so long for Ukraine to join NATO? Experts weigh in

After Russia annexed four regions of Ukraine in September amid its ongoing invasion of the eastern European country, Ukraine announced it had signed an accelerated application to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Will Ukraine become a NATO member anytime soon? CTVNews.ca turned to experts on Russia's war in Ukraine to better understand.