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New Cat Virus Found at British Columbia SPCA Prompts Science Journal Publication

The outbreak of a fast-spreading disease at the SPCA’s animal centre in Vancouver has led to the discovery of a new feline virus that affected 43 cats in… Read more »

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NDP Mocks Alberta Premier’s UCP for Taking COVID Cash from ‘Sugar Daddy’ Trudeau

The Alberta Opposition says Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservatives have a new “sugar daddy” in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and should not accept a federal COVID-19 wage subsidy the party has… Read more »

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Huawei’s Ambitions for Canada Stalled by Rift with China, Security Expert Says

Huawei Technologies Co.’s push to become a leading supplier of 5G technology in Canada appears to be in jeopardy after the Chinese tech giant’s CFO suffered a legal setback… Read more »

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Tam: NHL Proposal For Resuming Play Being ‘Reviewed,’ Mandatory Quarantine Remains in Place

Canada’s top health official says proposals are being reviewed from sports leagues looking to resume play — including the NHL — but the mandatory 14-day quarantine for people entering… Read more »

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‘Broken Eggshells’ and ‘Star Trek Finance’: Canadian Banks Warn of COVID-19 Headwinds

Slashed interest rates and a widespread economic shutdown ate into second-quarter profits at Canada’s major banks, with financial institutions saying deep wells of cash are needed to protect themselves from the impact of the… Read more »

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Poll: Alberta & Manitoba Premiers Have the Lowest Rating as Premiers Amid COVID-19

Angus Reid Institute has released the results of premiers’ performance survey that found an increase in most leaders’ approval ratings over the past few months as the… Read more »

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Feds Offer of Help on Sick Leave, Long-Term Care Gets Mixed Provincial Reaction

The Team Canada spirit that has prevailed among first ministers during the COVID-19 crisis will be put to the test today as Justin Trudeau broaches with premiers two topics… Read more »

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If an MP Heckles in a Virtual House of Commons, Does It Make a Sound?

Conservative MP Cathy McLeod tried gamely Wednesday to adhere to a long-standing parliamentary tradition, heckling her rivals across the aisle in the House of Commons for an… Read more »

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Firearm-Rights Group Challenges Liberal Assault-Style Gun Ban in Federal Court

A firearm-rights group is heading to Federal Court to challenge the constitutionality — and basic logic — of the Liberal government’s recent ban of many assault-style guns. The… Read more »

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COVID-19 Aid Programs Like CERB Will Have to End or Canada Could Be Looking at Tax Levels Not Seen for Generations

The federal government is in talks with business and labour groups to figure out the future of billions in emergency aid, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said one day after… Read more »

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Make Fruit Scones Served during Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace – Recipe

On Queen’s Elizabeth’s 94th birthday, the Royal Family has shared a chocolate birthday cupcake recipe. Last week, the Royal Pastry Chefs shared their recipe for fruit scones… Read more »

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NHL Unveils Return-To-Play Format in the Event Season Can Resume

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league and the NHL Players’ Association have agreed on a return-to-play format in the event the 2019-20 season can resume. The… Read more »

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Federal Deficit Likely Now at $260 Billion Due to COVID-19, PBO Says

Parliament’s spending watchdog says the estimated federal deficit for the year has likely risen to about $260 billion with new measures rolled out in recent weeks. Budget officer Yves Giroux… Read more »

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Canada Pension Fund Manager Posts 3.1 Per Cent Annual Return for 2019-20

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it earned a return of 3.1 per cent after expenses during the financial year ended March 31. Net assets for the Toronto-based fund… Read more »

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Half of Canadians Say Governments Are Hiding Something about COVID-19: Poll

Half of Canadians believe they’re not getting the whole truth from their governments about COVID-19, a new poll suggests, and some also believe conspiracy theories about where… Read more »

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Gathering Limits Make It a ‘Great Time to Be Building a Pipeline’: Alberta Minister

Alberta’s energy minister says it’s a good time to build a pipeline because public health restrictions limit protests against them. Sonya Savage made the comment Friday on a… Read more »

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Payments for CERB Top $40 Billion, Exceed Budget Allocation

A key federal benefit for Canadians out of work, or seeing large drops in their earnings, in the COVID-19 pandemic has paid out over $40 billion in… Read more »

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Trudeau Seeks 10 Days of Paid Sick Leave for Workers in Bid for NDP Support

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’ll push the provinces to give workers 10 days of paid sick leave a year as the country deals with the COVID-19… Read more »

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European Regulators Launching an In-Depth Investigation into Air Canada-Transat Deal

European regulators are launching an in-depth investigation into Air Canada’s deal to buy travel company Transat AT amid European Commission concerns the deal may reduce competition and result… Read more »

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NDP Makes Support for Suspending Commons Contingent on Permanent Sick Leave

Federal New Democrats are conditioning their support for a plan to continue suspending full House of Commons sittings on real action from the Liberal government on paid sick leave for all Canadians and support for people with disabilities struggling with COVID-19.

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Canada Food Inspection Agency Says Variety of Vegan Chocolate Bars Contains Milk

  The Canada Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning that a brand of vegan chocolate bars actually contains milk. The agency put out the allergen alert… Read more »

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Federal Parties Tap Emergency Wage Subsidy Program to Avoid Layoffs as Donations Dry Up

Federal political parties are tapping into the emergency wage subsidy program to avoid laying off their staff as donations dry up during the COVID-19 crisis. The Liberal and Conservative parties are… Read more »

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Early Results Promising for Potential COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Tested on Canadians

An early trial of a prospective COVID-19 vaccine that will soon be tested on Canadians has found it to be safe and effective at prompting an immune… Read more »

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Leaving Hand Sanitizer in Hot Vehicles a Fire Risk: Alberta Doctors

Doctors at Alberta Health Services say people using hand sanitizer when they are out shouldn’t leave it in their cars for too long because it could lead to a fire…. Read more »