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Metallica’s First Show of 2020 at Select Drive-In Theatres Across Canada

Metallica will return to the stage for the first time since the September 2019 S&M2 concerts that opened Chase Center in San Francisco. Metallica will be the… Read more »

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Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Immigration Detention Rules, Rejects Call for Time Limits

Canada’s rules for detaining foreigners who can’t be deported quickly are constitutional, the Federal Court of Appeal has found, rejecting an argument there should be time limits for… Read more »

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CRA Launches Sliding-Scale CEWS Calculator Ahead of Next Phase of Applications Opening August 17th

The federal government has launched an updated calculator to help employers estimate what help they might receive from the next phase of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. The… Read more »

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Air Canada to Launch Revamped Aeroplan Amid Devastated Travel Industry

Air Canada is revamping its Aeroplan loyalty program in an effort boost membership amid a global travel industry devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trudeau Government Announces $25M in Additional Humanitarian Aid to Lebanon

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced an additional $25 million in aid to help the people of Lebanon struggling to recover from last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut. That brings… Read more »

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‘Horrific:’ Witness Says Alberta Doctor Slain While Working in Red Deer Medical Clinic

A witness to a fatal attack at a central Alberta medical clinic says the victim was her family doctor, and while Mounties refused to confirm the victim’s… Read more »

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New York Rangers Win NHL Draft Lottery

The New York Rangers have won the NHL draft lottery. The club had a 12.5 per cent shot of securing the top pick in the second phase… Read more »

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Rent-Relief Program Becomes New Front in Fight Between Liberals, Opposition

The federal Liberal government is defending its decision to have the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. oversee a rent-relief program for small businesses struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Canada ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Crackdown in Belarus, Says Champagne

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says Canada is “deeply concerned” by a violent crackdown following presidential elections in Belarus. Dozens of people have been injured and thousands detained… Read more »

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Ottawa Sets Minimum Unemployment Rate at 13.1 Per Cent for EI Calculation

The federal government has temporarily set a minimum unemployment rate of 13.1 per cent to calculate employment insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those people living in… Read more »

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Researchers Find Cannabis Use in Pregnancy Linked to Greater Risk of Autism

A new study links cannabis use in pregnancy to a greater risk of autism. Researchers including experts from the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa reviewed… Read more »

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Background Performers Worry They’re Being Replaced by Mannequins on Film and TV Sets

Paula Spurr is used to being herded together with co-workers on the job. As a background performer in film and TV, the Burnaby, B.C., actress has been packed… Read more »

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Liberals Turn Over Thousands of Pages on We Decision, Lawyers Now Vetting Docs

The federal Liberal government has handed over thousands of pages of documents related to the WE controversy to a House of Commons committee, which lawyers are now vetting for personal information and cabinet secrets.

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Who Can Dismiss the Governor General? A Look at Protocols and Possibilities

With Gov. Gen. Julie Payette finding herself the focus of intensifying public scrutiny following reports about expensive personal renovations at Rideau Hall and alleged mistreatment of current and former staff, renewed interest has been sparked… Read more »

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Alberta Orders 1.7M Reusable Masks For Schools From Old Navy and IFR

Alberta Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange says Alberta has placed procurement order for reusable masks for students and staff for the 2020-21 school year. Adriana LaGrange said… Read more »

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Canada to Match Donations to Lebanon Relief

The federal government will match all individual donations from Canadians to humanitarian relief efforts in Lebanon following this week’s deadly explosion in Beirut. International Development Minister Karina… Read more »

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Canadian Man Who Was Set to Be Deported From U.S. Gets COVID-19 in Custody, Dies

A Canadian man who contracted COVID−19 while in the custody of U.S. immigration authorities has died, leaving his family shaken and looking for answers from governments on both sides… Read more »

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In Canadian Libraries, the Era of Late Fees May Be Headed to History Books

The era of the stern Canadian librarian peering at a patron’s record of late items and announcing the amount owed appears to be headed for the history books. All of Nova Scotia’s libraries… Read more »

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U.S. Aluminum Tariffs Are ‘Unjustified and Unnecessary’: Canadian Manufacturers

Canada’s manufacturing industry is condemning the U.S. government’s decision to impose tariffs on their aluminum imports and worried about how it will impact the economy’s recovery from the pandemic.

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Canada to Impose $3.6 Billion in Retaliatory Tariffs Against U.S.

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will hit back against U.S. tariffs on Canadian aluminum with $3.6 billion in tariffs of our own. Freeland says the… Read more »

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More Than 750 Reports of Canadians Receiving Unrequested Seeds: CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it has received reports from 750 people across the country regarding unrequested packages of seeds. The agency says the seeds are from a range… Read more »

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Aluminum Tariffs an Example of Rising U.S. Protectionism, Trade Expert Says

An international trade expert says Canada can expect more U.S. moves like the imposition of aluminum import tariffs as protectionism gains popularity in the United States ahead of the November presidential election.

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Statistics Canada Says Country Gained 419,000 Jobs in July

Statistics Canada says the country’s labour market gained 419,000 jobs last month as more parts of the economy were allowed to reopen. The agency says the national unemployment… Read more »

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Canada Vows Retaliatory Measures as Trump Restores Tariff on Canadian Aluminum

The Trudeau government is promising to impose retaliatory tariffs on American products after U.S. President Donald Trump announced Thursday he is restoring an import tax on raw aluminum from Canada later… Read more »