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October 18th: Today in History

Today in History for Oct. 18: On this date: In 1534, Paul III was elected Pope. He reformed the Catholic Church and forbade the practice of selling… Read more »

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Early Figures for New Aid and EI Provide Glimpse of How Post-CERB Supports to Be Used

The employment insurance system absorbed almost 1.3 million people in the last three weeks, new figures show, as a key COVID-19 benefit wound down. A breakdown of… Read more »

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October 17th: Today in History

Today in History for Oct. 17: On this date: In 1483, Pope Sixtus IV launched the Spanish Inquisition, placing it under the joint direction of the Catholic… Read more »

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PM Trudeau Says Canada Won’t Stop Calling Out China for ‘Coercive Diplomacy’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will not stop standing up for human rights in China — or calling out Beijing for its coercive approach to… Read more »

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Statistics Canada Says Manufacturing Sales Fell 2.0 per Cent in August

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 2.0 per cent to $52.4 billion in August, weighed down by a drop in the transportation sector. The decline followed three… Read more »

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October 16th: Today in History

Today in History for Oct. 16: On this date: In 1555, in Oxford, England, bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were burned at the stake for heresy… Read more »

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Central Banks Must Have Digital Currency Alternative if Facebook’s Libra Blocked: BOC

A senior official at the Bank of Canada says central banks should have their own digital currency ready as an alternative if they decide to say no… Read more »

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CREA Reports Canadian Home Sales Set Record for September, up 45.6% From Last Year

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in September set another record for the month as they continued to climb higher and prices soared. The association… Read more »

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Independent Cinemas Sell Popcorn, Seat Naming Rights Amid Shutdown in COVID Hot Spots

Independent cinemas in Toronto and Ottawa are coming up with different ways to generate cash as COVID−19 restrictions force them to shut their doors for a second… Read more »

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Canada Offers Mediation Help to NATO in Turkey-Greece Mediterranean Sea Dispute

The Mediterranean Sea boundary dispute between Turkey and Greece shows that NATO needs new political tools to solve disagreements among members, says Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne…. Read more »

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October 15: Today in History

Today in History for Oct. 15: On this date: In 1542, the great Mogul emperor Jalaluddin Akbar was born in India. In 1582, the Gregorian calendar was… Read more »

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Westjet Cutting Flights to Atlantic Canada, Laying off Staff

WestJet says it is indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, N.B, Fredericton, Sydney, N.S., and Charlottetown, while significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John’s, N.L. The airline… Read more »

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Porter Pushes Back Restart of Flight Operations by Five Weeks

Porter Airlines Inc. is extending its suspension of all flights until Dec. 15, five weeks after its previously announced target to resume flying. The Toronto-based airline grounded… Read more »

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Rich Get Richer, Poor Poorer: Report Says Pandemic Intensified Economic Disparities

A new report says COVID-19 has widened the gap between the haves and have-nots in Canada, amplifying the economic disparities that existed pre-pandemic. The affordability index by… Read more »

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Front-Line Retail Workers Call for the Return of COVID-19 Pay Bump as Cases Spike

Calls for the return of hazard pay are growing as workers on the front lines of Canada’s retail industry grow increasingly anxious amid rising COVID-19 cases. While… Read more »

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World Food Program Says It Shares Nobel Peace Prize With Canada and Supporters Around the World

The United Nations World Food Program is thanking Canada for its support after the organization won the Nobel Peace Prize, saying that support is essential with hunger… Read more »

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Eggs Sold Under Various Brand Names Recalled in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador due to Salmonella

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall of eggs sold in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. Eggs are sold by Hilly Acres Farm under… Read more »

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Walmart Looking to Immediately Hire 10,000 People in Canada

Walmart is looking to immediately hire 10,000 people as associates for various positions in Canada. Walmart Canada operates a chain of more than 400 stores nationwide and… Read more »

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Canada Adds 378,000 Jobs in September, Accelerating Growth From August

Statistics Canada says the country added 378,000 jobs in September as Canadians adapted to back-to-school routines and their parents back to work. The overall gains in September… Read more »

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West Bank Winery Wins Say on ‘Product of Israel’ Case; Judge Slams Other Judges

An appeal over wine labelling that threatened to put Middle East politics on trial in Canada’s courts has been firmly reined in, with a judge rejecting a… Read more »

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Canadian Defence Minister Calls Out China for ‘Hostage Diplomacy’

Canada’s defence minister described China’s continued detention of two Canadians as “hostage diplomacy” on Wednesday and urged the NATO military alliance to keep tabs on the increasingly… Read more »

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Sexualized Onions: Facebook Lifts Ban on Newfoundland Advertisement for Seeds

Facebook has reversed its decision to prevent a seed company in Newfoundland from using a photo of a pile of onions, which the social media giant had… Read more »

List of Single-Use Plastics to Be Banned in Canada by 2021

List of Single-Use Plastics to Be Banned in Canada by 2021

Canada is on track to ban some single-use plastics, and Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, has released the list of harmful single-use… Read more »

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Liberals, NDP Block Conservative Effort to Have Prorogation Study Include WE Affair

The Liberals and the NDP have blocked an effort by the Conservatives to get the WE Charity affair probed ahead of a study into why the Liberals… Read more »