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    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian health officials are expected to provide an update Tuesday on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and the progress of the vaccination rollout.

    Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam and deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo, Health Minister Patty Hajdu, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne and Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand will also be in attendance.

    Canada’s daily COVID-19 case counts have continued to fall to levels not seen since March, as provinces further expand vaccine eligibility to all adults and public health restrictions appear to be finally turning the tide.

    In Ontario, all adults aged 18 and older in the province are now able to book an appointment for a vaccine and officials have promised enough supply will be made available to meet the increased demand.

    Manitoba and Alberta, however, have both warned they are reaching new peaks for intensive care admissions.

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    Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

    Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

    As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

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