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Black Canadians Say Racism in Canada Is Just as Harmful as in the United States

The death of George Floyd in Minnesota following a police intervention has spurred massive protests in both Canada and the United States and societal soul-searching on the… Read more »

Trudeau Takes a Knee at Anti-racism Protest on Parliament Hill

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knelt on the ground as part of a crowd gathered on Parliament Hill Friday afternoon, in solidarity with anti-racism demonstrators protesting police killings of black people.

Canadians with Disabilities to Get $300 to $600 One Time Tax-Free Payment

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced support to help Canadians with disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic. This support includes a one-time payment to certificate holders… Read more »

Minister Says Reckoning on Police Violence against Indigenous People Needed

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says Canada needs a reckoning over a repeated and disgusting pattern of police violence against Indigenous people. Miller says he “watched in… Read more »

Trudeau Offers $14B to Provinces for COVID-19 Efforts

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is offering $14 billion to the provincial and territorial governments for measures to keep COVID-19 at bay. Trudeau says… Read more »

May 2020 Unemployment Rate in Canadian Provinces and Cities

Canada’s national unemployment rate was 13.7 percent in May. The unemployment rate topped the previous high of 13.1 per cent set in December 1982 in more than… Read more »

May 2020 Unemployment Rate Hits New Record Even as Economy Adds Jobs

Statistics Canada reports a record high unemployment rate as the economy added 289,600 jobs in May, with businesses reopening amid easing public health restrictions. The unemployment rate rose to 13.7… Read more »

Nature Conservancy of Canada Releases List of 308 Animals and Plants that Only Exist in Canada

For the first time, Canadian biologists have come up with a list of plants, insects and animals that live only in this country and say many of them are… Read more »

CMHC Tightens Lending Standards, Changes Required Credit Score and Debt Servicing Ratio

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is tightening its lending standards, making it tougher for Canadians to borrow money to purchase a home. The country’s national housing agency says… Read more »

Limit Gun Capacity to Five Bullets, Victims Group Urges Trudeau Government

As the government prepares new gun-control legislation, a victims group says magazine capacity should be limited to five bullets for all firearms to reduce the damage a… Read more »

RCMP Say Gunman behind Mass Killing in Nova Scotia Was ‘Injustice Collector’

Nova Scotia RCMP say the gunman who claimed 22 lives in one of Canada’s worst mass killings was an “injustice collector” whose personal grudges boiled over in… Read more »

Hockey Canada Lifts Ban on Sanctioned Activities, Lets Members Decide on Return

Hockey Canada has lifted its ban on sanctioned activities and is allowing the country’s 13 member organizations to individually determine when it’s safe to return to action. The move is… Read more »

New Canadian Modelling Shows COVID-19 Waning but Relaxing Restrictions Still Risky

Canada’s top doctor says the country has been successful at slowing the spread of COVID-19 but is warning that relaxing public health restrictions too quickly or too… Read more »

Free Cookbook: Try These 60 Amazing Canadian Cheese Recipes on National Cheese Day

Things are good and gooey for our Canadian cheese lovers during their special day: National Cheese Day. To celebrate, Tre Stelle has released “Say Cheese” a free… Read more »

Excitement, Caution as Bars and Restaurants set to Reopen in Nova Scotia on June 5

Businesses such as bars, restaurants and barber shops are poised to reopen Friday across Nova Scotia, after being closed for nearly three months because of COVID-19 restrictions…. Read more »

Anxieties over Racism Heighten for Many Black Canadians in COVID-19 Isolation

Casey Palmer’s hands were already full keeping his family safe from the COVID-19 pandemic when the killing of George Floyd provoked a flurry of emotions he’s still trying to unpack…. Read more »

Seniors to Receive COVID-19 Relief of $200 to $500 in July

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that seniors eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) will receive their special one-time, tax-free… Read more »

Statistics Canada: Merchandise Trade Deficit More Than Doubles in April as Exports Plunge

Statistics Canada says the country’s merchandise trade deficit in April more than doubled compared with March as exports fell to their lowest level in more than a… Read more »

Trudeau Government Given Failing Grade for Lack of Action Plan on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

It was Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink’s 31st birthday when she went missing in Ontario in mid-August of 1994. She was with child. She had been planning to celebrate… Read more »

Canadian Forces Ends Mission, Drone Retrieves Human Remains, Pieces of Navy Helicopter That Crashed off Greece

The Canadian Armed Forces has ended a mission to retrieve the wreckage of Stalker 22, a Cyclone helicopter that went down off the coast of Greece in April with six military members on board.

Garneau Makes Masks Mandatory for Some, Expands Requirements on Planes, Trains, Ships and Transit

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau is expanding the required use of face coverings on planes, trains, ships and transit to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Effective at noon… Read more »

Joint Inquiry or Review of Mass Killing Taking Shape, N.S. Justice Minister Says

There will be a joint federal-provincial inquiry or review into the mass killing that claimed 22 lives in rural Nova Scotia in April, but the exact form of that investigation… Read more »

If Trudeau Won’t Stand up to Trump, How Will Regular People: Singh

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has accused the prime minister of hypocrisy for calling on Canadians to do more to combat racism but refusing to condemn inflammatory remarks by… Read more »

Bank of Canada Keeps Key Interest Rate Target on Hold at 0.25%

The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate target on hold as it said it believes the economy has avoided its worst-case scenario due to the… Read more »