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Canadian Man Who Was Set to Be Deported From U.S. Gets COVID-19 in Custody, Dies

A Canadian man who contracted COVID−19 while in the custody of U.S. immigration authorities has died, leaving his family shaken and looking for answers from governments on both sides… Read more »

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In Canadian Libraries, the Era of Late Fees May Be Headed to History Books

The era of the stern Canadian librarian peering at a patron’s record of late items and announcing the amount owed appears to be headed for the history books. All of Nova Scotia’s libraries… Read more »

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U.S. Aluminum Tariffs Are ‘Unjustified and Unnecessary’: Canadian Manufacturers

Canada’s manufacturing industry is condemning the U.S. government’s decision to impose tariffs on their aluminum imports and worried about how it will impact the economy’s recovery from the pandemic.

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Canada to Impose $3.6 Billion in Retaliatory Tariffs Against U.S.

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will hit back against U.S. tariffs on Canadian aluminum with $3.6 billion in tariffs of our own. Freeland says the… Read more »

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Ford Urges Ontarians to Buy Local in Retaliation for U.S. Aluminum Tariffs

Trump announced Thursday that he would be reimposing a 10 per cent tariff on aluminum imported from Canada, saying the step was necessary to defend the U.S…. Read more »

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More Than 750 Reports of Canadians Receiving Unrequested Seeds: CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it has received reports from 750 people across the country regarding unrequested packages of seeds. The agency says the seeds are from a range… Read more »

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Aluminum Tariffs an Example of Rising U.S. Protectionism, Trade Expert Says

An international trade expert says Canada can expect more U.S. moves like the imposition of aluminum import tariffs as protectionism gains popularity in the United States ahead of the November presidential election.

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Statistics Canada Says Country Gained 419,000 Jobs in July

Statistics Canada says the country’s labour market gained 419,000 jobs last month as more parts of the economy were allowed to reopen. The agency says the national unemployment… Read more »

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Canada Vows Retaliatory Measures as Trump Restores Tariff on Canadian Aluminum

The Trudeau government is promising to impose retaliatory tariffs on American products after U.S. President Donald Trump announced Thursday he is restoring an import tax on raw aluminum from Canada later… Read more »

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Trump Slaps Tariffs on Canadian Raw Aluminum

Canada’s aluminum industry is calling for “reasonable” but “painful” retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports after President Donald Trump said Thursday he is restoring an import tax on… Read more »

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Canada ‘Profoundly Concerned’ Over Chinese Death Sentence for Citizen in Drug Case

Canada is “profoundly concerned” about a Canadian citizen sentenced to death on drug charges in China Thursday, a spokesman for the federal government says.

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Bell, Telus Customers Experiencing Wireless Outages in Eastern Ontario

Several telecommunications companies are investigating wireless service issues that left scores of Ontarians complaining about outages on social media Thursday afternoon. Bell spokesperson Vanessa Damha says in an… Read more »

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Saudi Crown Prince Sent Hit Squad to Canada to Kill Former Spy, Lawsuit Claims

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia sent a hit squad to Canada in an effort to hunt down and kill a former top intelligence official who knows… Read more »

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Comedian Norm MacDonald Launches Video-Only Dating App Loko in Canada

A video−only dating app co−developed by Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald has launched in Canada. Called LOKO, the app features video profiles of its users instead of photos,… Read more »

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About 125,000 Quebecers Aged 18-69 Infected With Novel Coronavirus: Study

About 125,000 people in Quebec aged 18−69 are estimated to have contracted COVID−19, according to a new study published Wednesday by Quebec’s blood collection agency — more than three… Read more »

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Ford Stands Firm Amid Growing Calls to Revise Ontario’s Back-To-School Plan

Politicians and teachers called on the Ontario government to revisit its back−to−school plan on Wednesday as the premier continued to assert the strategy to reopen classrooms does… Read more »

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Feds Earmark $3.3B for Provinces, Territories for COVID-19 Infrastructure

The federal government is moving ahead with plans to help provinces and territories shore up their defences against COVID−19 by freeing up billions of dollars to make… Read more »

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Health Canada Recalling More Than 50 Hand Sanitizers in Evolving List

Health Canada is recalling more than 50 hand sanitizers that contain ingredients “not acceptable for use” that may pose health risks. The organization says hand sanitizers with “unacceptable types” of… Read more »

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Study Estimates 2.23 per Cent of Quebec Blood Donors Contracted COVID-19

An antibody study by Quebec’s blood collection agency has concluded that about 2.23 per cent of the province’s adult blood donors had contracted COVID−19. The seroprevalence study by Hema−Quebec and the province’s public… Read more »

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Canada Signs Deals With Pfizer, Moderna to Get Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

Canada now has deals in place with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and U.S.−based biotech firm Moderna to secure millions of doses of their experimental COVID−19 vaccines, in case either… Read more »

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Canadian Company Asks For Federal Help to Conduct Human Trials After COVID-19 Vaccine Results in Mice

A Canadian company is telling the government today that its trials of a potential COVID−19 vaccine on animals completely blocked the virus, but it must conduct human… Read more »

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Poll: Nearly Half of Canadians Support an Election Being Called If Justin Trudeau Violated the Conflict of Interest Act Again Over WE

Nearly half of Canadians would support an election being called if the federal watchdog finds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to have violated the Conflict of Interest Act again over the WE charity affair, a new poll suggests.

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KFC to Introduce Plant-Based Fried Chicken Sandwiches Across Canada

KFC is bringing plant-based KFC sandwiches to Canada. Plant-Based fried chicken sandwiches will be available across Canada starting August 10th. Plant-Based KFC is made in Canada by… Read more »

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Mystery Seeds Showing up in Canadian Mailboxes Could Signal Identity Fraud

The packages of mysterious seeds that have been making unsolicited appearances in mailboxes across North America are drawing attention to an online review scam known as “brushing” that has… Read more »