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Statistics Canada Says Economy Grew 3.0 per Cent in July

Statistics Canada says real gross domestic product grew by three per cent in July, matching the agency’s preliminary estimate. The result compared with growth of 6.5 per… Read more »

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CRB, CRSB, CRCB for Workers Hurt by COVID-19 Gets Unanimous Support in Commons

The House of Commons has unanimously passed legislation authorizing new benefits for workers left jobless or underemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the process, the minority Liberal… Read more »

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Trudeau Pledges Additional $400 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Fight COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will commit an additional $400 million in development and humanitarian spending to combat COVID-19. Trudeau says the new money will go… Read more »

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PBO: Deficit on Track to Hit $330 Billion With COVID Effects Lasting Years

The parliamentary budget office says the federal deficit for the year is on track to hit $328.5 billion as a result of COVID-19. That figure released this… Read more »

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NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning Beats Dallas Stars to Capture Stanley Cup in Six Games

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the 2020 Stanley Cup champions, defeating the Dallas Stars 2-0 Monday to capture the NHL’s top trophy in front of empty seats, sprawling tarps, and no fans at… Read more »

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CPP Breaking Its Rules With Third-Party Donations in U. S: Environment Group

The Canada Pension Plan is overlooking its own rules that say its money cannot be used for political ends, says an environmental group. John Bennett of Friends… Read more »

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Bubble Won’t Be Back for Full 2020-21 NHL Season

The 64 days spent in the NHL playoff bubble feel like six months to Barclay Goodrow. “It’s tough,” the Tampa Bay Lightning forward said. “It’s been a… Read more »

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Quebec Court Acquits Author, Declares Part of Child Pornography Law Invalid

A Quebec author charged with producing child pornography in connection with fictional scenes in a horror novel has been acquitted in a ruling that also declared part of Canada’s law invalid. Quebec Superior… Read more »

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COVID Precautions to Curtail Thanksgiving Gatherings

Thanksgiving fanatic Genna Buck is used to going all-out with an elaborate turkey spread for as many as 30 friends. But this year, COVID-19 will force her… Read more »

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Canadian Pacific has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CP Holiday Train will not be running this year. Canadian Pacific says CP will donate to food… Read more »

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Home Prices Could Fall 7 per Cent in 2021, Hitting Prairies Hard: Moody’s Forecast

Home prices across Canada could tumble about seven per cent in 2021, as unemployment dampens the hot real estate market, according to a forecast by Moody’s Analytics,… Read more »

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CFL Teams Reveal 10 Players Who Are on Their Exclusive Negotiation Lists

The Calgary Stampeders are taking a flyer on linebacker Marcus Smith II. Smith, a former first-round pick of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, is one of 10 players on… Read more »

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‘Won’t Be Gathering for Thanksgiving:’ Trudeau Says COVID-19 2nd Wave Underway

A dramatic tripling of daily new cases of COVID-19 in the past month, mostly among young people, has prompted the prime minister to declare the arrival of the second… Read more »

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Extend CERB and Provide Paid Sick Leave If You Want Our Votes, Singh Tells Trudeau

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his party hasn’t decided whether it can vote to support the minority Liberal government’s throne speech. He says he wants to see… Read more »

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Liberals Vow Wage-Subsidy Extension to 2021, Revamp of EI System in Throne Speech

The Liberals are reversing course on a decision to wind down a federal wage subsidy, vowing in their throne speech to extend the program for businesses harmed… Read more »

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COVID-19 Hits 550+ Schools Amid Growing Fears of Pandemic’s Second Wave

More than 400 schools in Quebec and another 153 in Ontario are reporting at least one case of coronavirus disease. The figures from the group COVID Ecoles… Read more »

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Laser Quest Closing Locations Across Canada

One of Canada’s favourite go-to birthday party location is ending its operations across Canada due to COVID-19 economic climate. Laser Quest announced the decision through its website… Read more »

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Hurricane Teddy Brings Rain to the Maritimes as It Advances Northward

Hurricane Teddy is making its presence felt in the Maritimes. As one of its outer bands swept over Nova Scotia this morning, the wind picked up and rain was… Read more »

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Canadian Tennis Star Denis Shapovalov Reaches Top-10 of ATP Rankings

Denis Shapovalov has become just the second Canadian to break into the top-10 of the world men’s tennis rankings. The ATP Tour confirmed that Shapovalov will move… Read more »

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Quirky Canadian Comedy ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Takes Emmys by Storm

The Canadian comedy series “Schitt’s Creek” has taken the Emmy Awards by storm, winning the first seven trophies of the night, including best comedy series. All four leads… Read more »

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Hurricane Teddy Expected Wednesday in Northeastern Parts of Atlantic Canada

Hurricane Teddy is expected to hit areas of Atlantic Canada as a post-tropical storm on Wednesday, although its effects aren’t expected to be as severe as post-tropical… Read more »

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Preparations Underway for Pandemic Election in Saskatchewan and Maybe B.C.

Election administrators in British Columbia are ready with hand sanitizer for voters and personal protective equipment for polling station workers as part of a pandemic plan similar to one used recently in New Brunswick. Elections BC… Read more »

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Nunavut Reports First Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Saying Both Are Mine Workers

Nunavut is reporting its first confirmed cases of COVID-19. The territory’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, says in a news release there are two cases at the… Read more »

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Canada’s Kennedy to Yesterday’s Man: Former PM John Turner Dead at 91

Former prime minister John Turner, whose odyssey from a “Liberal dream in motion” to a political anachronism spanned 30 years, has died at the age of 91. Marc… Read more »