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NHL’s Canadian Hubs Offer Little Economic Benefit, but Morale Boost Is Valuable: Experts

A plan to operate NHL game hubs in Edmonton and Toronto could draw hundreds of hockey players and staff to both Canadian cities, but business experts say their presence… Read more »

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This is What Canada’s Gigantic Federal Deficit Means For Canadians and the Federal Government

The Trudeau Liberals’ fiscal update this week put a cost to all the emergency COVID-19 aid the federal treasury will dole out. It delivered some shocks: a gigantic deficit and a projection that the federal debt will top $1 trillion.

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B.C. Man Prepares to Be First to Receive Double-Hand Transplant in Canada

When Rick Thompson’s doctor told him a surgical team was going ahead with his double-hand transplant in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, his first reaction was surprise. “We’re targeting… Read more »

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Toronto, Edmonton Officially Unveiled as NHL Hub Cities; NHL, NHLPA Ratify RTP, CBA Extension

The NHL remains on course to resume its pandemic-delayed season north of the 49th parallel later this summer, and has the labour peace it needs to ride out the unprecedented economic… Read more »

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‘It’s a Good Start’: Canada’s Live Music Industry Gets $20 Million From Feds

There was a glimmer of hope on Tuesday when Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault outlined a program that lets owners of for-profit venues apply for a piece of the $20 million promised to support the live music sector.

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Federal Employees to Get up to $2,500 Each for Phoenix ‘Pain and Suffering’

Federal employees stand to collect up to $2,500 each in cash payments for “pain and suffering” resulting from the government’s failed Phoenix pay system under an agreement reached with the country’s biggest civil-service union.

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AMA Survey: 40 per Cent of Alberta Doctors Have Considered Leaving Province

A survey by the Alberta Medical Association suggests more than 40 per cent of the province’s physicians have at least considered looking for work elsewhere in Canada…. Read more »

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‘Stunning:’ Scientists Surprised at Fort McMurray Fire’s Long Impact on Rivers

Four years after its flames guttered out, the record-breaking Fort McMurray wildfire continues to astound — this time with its lasting impact on an extensive river system. “It’s… Read more »

Civil Servants to Be Compensated for Phoenix Debacle, Says Public Service Union

Civil Servants to Be Compensated for Phoenix Debacle, Says Public Service Union

The country’s biggest civil service union says its members will get lump sum payments to compensate them for the federal government’s failed pay system under an agreement… Read more »

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Conservatives Say Police Should Be Called Into Investigate WE Charity Scandal

The Conservatives say they want a criminal investigation into the Liberal government’s decision to have the WE organization run a $900-million program for student volunteers. Their call… Read more »

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Supreme Court: Genetic Non-Discrimination Law Is Constitutional

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a federal law that forbids companies from making people undergo genetic testing before buying insurance or… Read more »

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Canada Asks British Military for Help Flying Troops to and From Latvia

Canadian troops have been forced to hitch a ride with the British military to get to and from Latvia due to a shortage of working planes. Canada has… Read more »

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A Quick Look at June 2020 Unemployment Rate in Canadian Provinces and Cities

Canada’s national unemployment rate was 12.3 per cent in June. A quick look at Canada’s June employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 12.3… Read more »

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Economy Adds 953,000 Jobs in June, Unemployment Rate Falls

Statistics Canada says the economy added nearly one million jobs in June as businesses forced closed by the pandemic began to reopen. The agency says 953,000 jobs… Read more »

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Canada’s Police Chiefs Call for Decriminalization of Personal Drug Use

Canada’s police chiefs are calling for decriminalization of personal possession of illicit drugs as the best way to battle substance abuse and addiction. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police… Read more »

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Alberta Politicians Swap Charges of Bullying, Misogyny After Member Ejected

Alberta’s Opposition NDP tried and failed Thursday to censure the deputy speaker for evicting one of their members from the house in a day that saw both sides accuse each other of belittling and marginalizing women in politics.

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WE Details Thousands in Fees for Trudeaus as Volunteers Await Revamped Program

The WE organization has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees to members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family, it acknowledged Thursday, as organizations that… Read more »

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DavidsTea Closing 82 Stores in Canada and All 42 Stores in the U.S. Market

Insolvent beverage retailer DavidsTea is closing 82 stores in Canada and all 42 of its stores in the U.S. as it focuses on its e-commerce business and supplying… Read more »

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Confusion, Frustration Abound as Feds Weigh Options for $900M Student Program

Anxious students and non-profit groups say they’re frustrated over a lack of answers from the federal government as they wait to hear what will happen to the $900-million… Read more »

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Changes Being Made to Make It Easier for Parents to Pass on Canadian Citizenship

The Liberal government is updating a legal definition of “parent” to make it easier for some parents to pass their Canadian citizenship onto their children. Previously, children… Read more »

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U.S. Policy Triggers Harvard Lawsuit, Could Expel Thousands of Canadian Students

Questions over whether thousands of international students could be deported from the U.S. under a new Trump administration policy are causing consternation among school officials and anxiety among Canadians studying south of the… Read more »

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Lafarge Fires Employee After Noose Allegedly Found Near Parking Spot of Black Worker

Construction materials giant Lafarge Canada says it fired an employee after a discriminatory and hateful act took place at a Montreal work site. The company said today… Read more »

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Young, BIPOC Canadians Face Biggest Financial Setbacks From COVID-19

A new poll shows young Canadians and those who are Black, Indigenous or people of colour face the hardest hit to their finances from COVID-19. The poll commissioned… Read more »

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Canada Not Ready for Second Wave of COVID-19, Senate Committee Says

Canada is ill-prepared for a second wave of COVID-19, says a Senate committee, calling on the federal Liberals to deliver a plan by Labour Day to help people and… Read more »