Ontario Tories hold convention amid protests

Ontario Tories hold convention amid protests

A crowd of labour activists demonstrated outside of the Ontario Progressive Conservative convention Saturday, demanding the government stop cuts to key public services like education and health care.Protesters waving flags and placards filled the ...
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Trudeau to continue self-isolating, announces new COVID-19 money to support at-risk children and sen

Trudeau to continue self-isolating, announces new COVID-19 money to support at-risk children and sen

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will remain in isolation at his home for almost two more weeks even though his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau recently announced she has recovered from COVID-19. Trudeau also says the government is trying to hel...
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Air travel to be denied for people with COVID-19 symptoms

Air travel to be denied for people with COVID-19 symptoms

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that as of noon Monday, boarding of domestic flights and trains will be denied to people showing any symptoms related to COVID-19. He also addressed the situation of the 248 Canadians stranded on a cruise ship of...
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Feds pledge billions in additional support to businesses battered by COVID-19

Feds pledge billions in additional support to businesses battered by COVID-19

The federal government upped its financial lifeline to small businesses suffering from COVID-19 on Friday by announcing increased wage subsidies for employers and offering interest-free loans so companies can pay their bill. The measures capped a ...
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Data suggests B.C. efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases are starting to work

Data suggests B.C. efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases are starting to work

British Columbia health officials released Friday its “worst case scenario” data related to the COVID-19 pandemic but the province believes the numbers show it will more closely mirror the South Korean experience, rather than the situation in Italy.
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PM Trudeau boosts wage subsidy, cautions against militarizing Canada-U.S. border

PM Trudeau boosts wage subsidy, cautions against militarizing Canada-U.S. border

The Liberal government is increasing its proposed wage subsidy to help businesses get through the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 to 75 per cent. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that will help keep more people on the payroll. He also says it...
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Manitoba records first COVID-19 death, announces new restrictions

Manitoba records first COVID-19 death, announces new restrictions

Manitoba health officials announced the province’s first death related to COVID-19 Friday. They also announced that public gatherings will be capped at 10 people as of Monday, down from the current limit of 50.
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Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25 per cent

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25 per cent

The Bank of Canada cut its key interest target by half a percentage point to 0.25 per cent in an unscheduled rate announcement Friday. Bank governor Stephen Poloz says the goal of the decision is to restore market functioning and help create a bri...
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B.C. health officials announce 66 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday

B.C. health officials announce 66 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says there are now 725 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says staff at the government's 811 health helpline managed to answer 5,070 calls on Wednesday dealing with the anxiety surroundi...
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B.C. invokes emergency powers to fight COVID-19

B.C. invokes emergency powers to fight COVID-19

B.C. Premier John Horgan says his government is taking unprecedented actions to maintain the steady supply of essential goods and services and prevent attempts by some to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the province and industry leaders...
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Manitoba delays tax cut to fight COVID-19

Manitoba delays tax cut to fight COVID-19

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is pushing back a promised tax cut and looking at borrowing billions of dollars to cope with the fallout of COVID-19. Pallister had promised to cut the provincial sales tax from seven per cent to six in July, and n...
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Freeland says Canada is against having U.S. troops at border

Freeland says Canada is against having U.S. troops at border

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is strongly opposed to a White House proposal to send troops to the Canada-U.S. border. She says Ottawa has told the U.S. administration there it does not believe there is any public-health justi...
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Manitoba health officials are reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases, and are hinting at new restrictio

Manitoba health officials are reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases, and are hinting at new restrictio

Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's chief public health officer, says there are 14 new cases, bringing the total to 35. Roussin says one Winnipeg woman in her 60s is in intensive care in hospital.
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Ontario preparing an anti-price gouging order, Ford says

Ontario preparing an anti-price gouging order, Ford says

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his cabinet is preparing an order to fight price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic. He specifically mentioned Pusateri's, a specialty foods store, that had been charging $30 for Lysol disinfecting wipes. Ford says...
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Trudeau makes acting ambassador Kirsten Hillman permanent envoy to U.S.

Trudeau makes acting ambassador Kirsten Hillman permanent envoy to U.S.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Kirsten Hillman as Canada’s envoy to the United States. He says Hillman, who has been the acting ambassador in Washington since August 2019, recently played a key role in the talks to close the Canada-U.S. b...
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Government asking banks to cut credit-card rates

Government asking banks to cut credit-card rates

Despite cuts to key interest rates by Canada's central bank, credit-card interest rates are still high. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is talking to the banks about reducing them as more Canadian consumers need to use cr...
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Fines, arrests a possibility for quarantine violators: Trudeau

Fines, arrests a possibility for quarantine violators: Trudeau

People returning to Canada have to quarantine themselves for two weeks and federal officials say they'll be doing spot-checks to make sure they are. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the number of people not following the rules is small but they'...
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Alberta Premier, Chief Medical Officer provide update on COVID-19

Alberta Premier, Chief Medical Officer provide update on COVID-19

Alberta's Premier and chief medical officer restated the importance of measures intended to fight the spread of COVID-19, updating the public on new cases identified in the province and new enforcement measures for those defying public health orders.
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B.C. reports 42 new COVID-19 cases, one death

B.C. reports 42 new COVID-19 cases, one death

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says British Columbia has 659 COVID-19 cases, with 42 new cases reported Wednesday. Henry says the most recent death of a resident in a long-term care home in North Vancouver raises the province's total t...
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Manitoba health officials are reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases, and are hinting at new restrictio

Manitoba health officials are reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases, and are hinting at new restrictio

Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's chief public health officer, says there are 14 new cases, bringing the total to 35. Roussin says one Winnipeg woman in her 60s is in intensive care in hospital.
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Nova Scotia reports 17 new cases, bringing total to 68

Nova Scotia reports 17 new cases, bringing total to 68

Nova Scotia is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 68. Provincial health officials say all of the new cases are travel-related or connected to earlier reported cases. They come a day after the province announced further measu...
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Mandatory quarantine for travellers returning to Canada

Mandatory quarantine for travellers returning to Canada

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says the government will enforce a mandatory quarantine for non-essential travellers coming into Canada. Officials will take their contact information and follow up to ensure they are self-isolating. She say...
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Liberals rejig benefits for workers affected by COVID-19

Liberals rejig benefits for workers affected by COVID-19

The Liberal government is repackaging two previously promised benefits for Canadians whose working lives are disrupted by COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will now be one benefit to provide $2,000 per month for four months to peo...
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House of Commons passes emergency legislation for COVID-19 help

House of Commons passes emergency legislation for COVID-19 help

The House of Commons has adopted emergency legislation for up to $82 billion in relief for Canadians impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill will deliver financial aid and tax deferrals to individuals and businesses hit by the economic impact ...
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B.C. reports 145 new COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths

B.C. reports 145 new COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says British Columbia now has 617 COVID-19 cases, with the majority in the Lower Mainland, but the novel coronavirus is escalating across the province. Henry says she urges people to continue to practise ...
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