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Brits Fear ‘Damage’ if Canadian Politicians Delay Ratification of Trade Deal

The British government is concerned and disappointed that Canada’s Parliament won’t be able to formally ratify their new trade agreement ahead of a Jan. 1 deadline.

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Syrian Refugees Take Citizenship Oath on Fifth Anniversary of First Arrivals

A group of Syrian refugees took the Canadian citizenship oath in an online ceremony Thursday, the fifth anniversary of when the first plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived… Read more »

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Maple Syrup Harvest Hits Record High in 2020; Sales Also Rise

Canada’s maple syrup harvest hit a record high of 14.3 million gallons this year, despite shutdowns during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Revised Rules for Running Federal Election During Pandemic Proposed in New Bill

A federal government bill to ensure safer voting during a pandemic election will likely not come into force until May at the earliest, potentially jeopardizing Canadians’ health… Read more »

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Woman Says She’d Clean Toilets to Work at B.C. Care Home and See Husband

Smith has applied for a job at a long-term care facility in Abbotsford, B.C., and says she’ll even clean toilets so she can see her husband.

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China Affirms National Security Trial for Kovrig, Spavor After Two Years in Prison

China affirmed Thursday that Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor will face a national security trial as Canada and its allies urged Beijing to release the pair, saying they were being arbitrarily imprisoned.

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Parents Unable to Breastfeed Should Use Formula Instead of Online Milk Exchange: CPS

The Canadian Paediatric Society is advising parents unable to breastfeed their newborns to stay away from unregulated breast milk sold or shared online. The society says that… Read more »

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Bank of Canada Warns of Bumpy Economic Start to 2021 as It Keeps Key Rate on Hold

Positive news about vaccine delivery won’t be enough to give the economy a shot in the arm to start 2021, the Bank of Canada said Wednesday as it kept its key interest rate on hold and warned rising COVID-19 cases in Canada will weigh on near-term growth.

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Canada and Britain Sign Agreement for Post-Brexit Trade, Legislation to Follow

Canada and Britain say they’ve signed a deal to keep trade flowing smoothly after the U.K. leaves the European Union at the end of the year.

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Health Canada Approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, the first to be given the green light for national use.

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

The Bank of Canada will deliver a rate announcement today with observers watching if news about vaccines gives a shot in the arm to the bank’s outlook on the economy.

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Program to Give Permanent Residency in Canada to ‘Guardian Angel’ Asylum-Seekers to Open Next Week

Some asylum-seekers who toiled on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis earlier this year will be able to apply for permanent residency in Canada beginning Dec…. Read more »

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Dollarama Announces Employee Bonus

Dollarama Inc. said it will pay a bonus to its employees for their work during the pandemic as it raised its dividend and reported its third-quarter profit… Read more »

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Trump Signs Order to Put Americans at Head of Vaccine Line, Vows to Work With World

The United States will “work with the world” to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday, even as he signed an order aimed at putting Americans… Read more »

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Alphonso Davies, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Split Lou Marsh Win as Top Canadian Athlete

Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Bayern Munich left back Alphonso Davies are co-winners of the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year.

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Air Canada Cutting More Service to Atlantic Canada in January, Say Region’s Airports

Atlantic Canada’s airports say they’ve been advised by Air Canada that it will cut more services to the region in the new year because of a second wave of COVID-19 infections.

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Prince Edward Island Ready to Receive First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week

Health officials on Prince Edward Island say they are ready to administer the COVID-19 vaccine when the first shipment of the vaccine arrives next week.

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First Pfizer Vaccine Shots to Be Given Right at Delivery Sites, Not LTC Homes: Tam

Canada’s chief public health officer says the first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine are likely to be given only to people who can physically be at one… Read more »

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Canadian Space Agency Awards Canadarm3 Contract Worth $22.8M to MDA

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded a contract worth $22.8 million to MDA to develop Canadarm3.

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Future Value of Trans Mountain Pipeline Rests on Liberals’ Climate Plans, PBO Says

A new report from the parliamentary budget officer says the federal government could end up losing money on the Trans Mountain pipeline if it further tightens its climate policy.

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2021 Canada’s Food Price Report: Expect 5% Increase in Your Grocery Bill

A new report says food prices will be going up in Canada next year.

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Opposition Leaders Say Liberals’ Vaccine Rollout Is Undermining Public Trust

Opposition political leaders blasted the Liberal government for its piecemeal approach to a plan to get COVID-19 vaccines to Canadians, saying it risks people’s confidence in the science and their ability to have hope for their own futures.

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Prince Edward Island’s Aggressive Approach to Curbing COVID-19 Spread Applauded

Prince Edward Island’s aggressive approach to curbing the community spread of COVID-19 drew praise from infectious disease experts Monday. The province has declared a two-week “circuit-breaker” lockdown… Read more »

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Canada Has Signed Agreements With These Companies to Get COVID-19 Vaccines

As Health Canada is set to approve the COVID-19 vaccine for use in Canada any day now, here is a list of companies Canada has signed an… Read more »