Teacher unions hope huge protest shows unity

Teacher unions hope huge protest shows unity

The leaders of Ontario's main teachers' unions say they hope a joint strike and massive protest today send a unified message to the Doug Ford government. Thousands of teachers and education workers are gathering at the legislature during a provinc...
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Canada pressing case for continued U.S. exports of medical gear, Trudeau says

Canada pressing case for continued U.S. exports of medical gear, Trudeau says

Open trade between Canada and the United States in medical supplies, drugs and even health workers has to be protected, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. This week President Donald Trump told major manufacturer 3M to stop exporting critical N95 ...
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Conservatives seek more accountability from government on COVID-19 response

Conservatives seek more accountability from government on COVID-19 response

Parliament isn't sitting during the COVID-19 pandemic and that means the Opposition needs new ways to hold the governing Liberals to account, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says. He's seeking regular updates on supplies of medical goods and a c...
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The B.C. government says six more people have died after contracting COVID-19

The B.C. government says six more people have died after contracting COVID-19

British Columbia has 55 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 1,121 infections. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says one of the new cases is an inmate at the Okanagan Correctional Centre, the first positive test at a jail in B.C.
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Alberta imposing new rules on seniors care centres

Alberta imposing new rules on seniors care centres

Alberta health officials say there are outbreaks in nine care homes in the province, including 65 cases and four deaths at the McKenzie Towne centre in Calgary.
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COVID-19 cases jump in Manitoba, more than 40 health-care workers sent home to self-isolate

COVID-19 cases jump in Manitoba, more than 40 health-care workers sent home to self-isolate

More than 40 health-care workers at a Winnipeg hospital have been sent home to self-isolate after two staff tested positive for COVID-19 Health officials also reported that nine residents at a nursing home in Gimli, Man. have developed symptoms of...
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Despite gaps, economic-relief package for COVID-19 is biggest in history, Freeland says

Despite gaps, economic-relief package for COVID-19 is biggest in history, Freeland says

The immense financial measures to cushion the hit from the COVID-19 pandemic are being rolled out as fast as the government can prepare them, says Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. Though the multibillion-dollar Canada Emergency Response Be...
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Ontario to release COVID-19 modelling

Ontario to release COVID-19 modelling

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province will release data Friday showing how many Ontarians could die from COVID-19 in various scenarios. Ford had resisted calls to release that modelling as recently as Thursday, saying there were many differe...
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Trudeau says better data on COVID-19 in Canada is on its way

Trudeau says better data on COVID-19 in Canada is on its way

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will soon be able to give Canadians a better sense of the impact COVID-19 is going to have on this country but he isn’t able to do it yet. Trudeau says he is chairing a first-ministers meeting with premiers Th...
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COVID-19 spells disaster for Canada's restaurant businesses

COVID-19 spells disaster for Canada's restaurant businesses

A survey by a Canadian not-for-profit says restaurant jobs have been lost in Ontario as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Staying at home offers chance to declutter

Staying at home offers chance to declutter

In a time of rising stress levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the act of decluttering can come with a number of benefits. With Canadians being encouraged to stay home to help flatten the curve, many are taking the opportunity to tidy up.
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COVID-19: désastre pour la restauration au Canada

COVID-19: désastre pour la restauration au Canada

Le regroupement Restaurants Canada affirme que la crise de la COVID-19 sème le désastre dans l'industrie de la restauration.
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B.C’s public health officer says the province is holding its own against COVID-19

B.C’s public health officer says the province is holding its own against COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, says British Columbia still has a few more weeks to go in the fight against the novel coronavirus. But even when restrictions on the movement of people are lifted, she says it will have to be done i...
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Manitoba starts to see community transmission of COVID-19

Manitoba starts to see community transmission of COVID-19

Manitoba's COVID-19 numbers continued to climb Wednesday and health officials said they are starting to see early signs of community transmission in Winnipeg. The province's chief public health officer warned the numbers could start to rise more r...
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B.C. Hydro gives customers a break during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Hydro gives customers a break during COVID-19 pandemic

Premier John Horgan says people who have lost wages or their jobs will be able to get a three-month credit on their residential power bills. While small business owners will also be able to apply for a three month payment holiday on their bills.
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Feds likely didn't have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile, Hajdu says

Feds likely didn't have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile, Hajdu says

The federal government likely did not have enough protective equipment in its emergency stockpile to meet needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister Patty Hajdu acknowledges. Successive governments in Ottawa have not spent enough money pr...
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Ontario launches new $50 million fund for medical production

Ontario launches new $50 million fund for medical production

Ontario is launching a $50 million fund to help businesses retool their operations to produce medical equipment and personal protective gear for front-line workers. The province says the money will go to the most viable, innovative proposals that ...
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U.S. standing down on plan for border troops: Trudeau

U.S. standing down on plan for border troops: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the United States appears to have backed off on its plan to send soldiers to the Canada-U.S. border. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had been floating the idea to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...
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Trudeau says duration of COVID-19 measures depends on obeying health authorities

Trudeau says duration of COVID-19 measures depends on obeying health authorities

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the longer it takes for all Canadians to follow the rules and stay home the longer it will be before life can return to normal. In his daily briefing to Canadians Wednesday, Trudeau said the length of the lockdow...
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TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta will invest $1.5 billion and give loan guarantees to help Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. build its US$8-billion Keystone XL Pipeline project. On Tuesday, he said the export pipeline will position the provin...
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Health officer says normal life not likely until summer because of COVID-19

Health officer says normal life not likely until summer because of COVID-19

British Columbia's provincial health officer says physical distancing and self-isolation rules over COVID-19 may have to carry on into the summer. Dr. Bonnie Henry says the province will always be in some form of prevention until there's a vaccine...
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TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta will invest $1.5 billion and give loan guarantees to help Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. build its US$8-billion Keystone XL Pipeline project. On Tuesday, he said the export pipeline will position the provin...
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Ontario to close schools until May 4

Ontario to close schools until May 4

Ontario says it will extend school closures until May 4 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Doug Ford confirmed the decision at a news conference Tuesday, saying he's following the advice of medical experts. Earlier this month, Education...
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First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says

First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says

As concerns grow about what will happen when the COVID-19 pandemic reaches communities that already have poor health services compared to large cities, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says protecting them and serving their residents is a t...
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Manitoba to close schools indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic

Manitoba to close schools indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Manitoba government is closing elementary, junior high and high schools indefinitely due to COVID-19 concerns. The province originally planned a three-week shutdown that was to end April 13, but Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen says schools ...
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