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Saskatchewan NDP Promises $100 Rebate for Drivers, Insurance Rate Reduction

The Saskatchewan NDP is promising to send all drivers a $100 rebate if it’s elected to form government this fall. Leader Ryan Meili pulled out the pre-campaign promise in Regina, where… Read more »

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Hannah Gadsby, Howie Mandel Among Headliners for JFL’s Free Online Festival

Just For Laughs has unveiled a lineup featuring more than 100 artists for its first free online festival. After cancelling in-person performances over COVID-19 concerns, the Montreal-based comedic… Read more »

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Former Finance Minister Bill Morneau Broke Elections Law Ahead of Last Campaign

Canada’s election watchdog says former finance minister Bill Morneau broke the law when he promoted Liberal candidates at events he attended while in charge of the finance… Read more »

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Popeyes to Roll Out Popular Chicken Sandwich Canada-Wide on Sept 14th

Popeyes’ much-hyped chicken sandwich will go on sale Canada-wide on Monday, after trial launches in Edmonton and southern Ontario earlier this year. The sandwich made headlines for… Read more »

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Duvernay-Tardif Will Study at Harvard Instead of Playing in 2020 NFL Season

Super Bowl champion and Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will spend the next few months studying at one of the world’s most prestigious universities instead of playing… Read more »

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WE Charity Closing Canadian Operations, Kielburger Brothers Leaving

WE Charity says it is closing its Canadian operations, blaming COVID-19 and the political fallout from the Liberal government’s plan to have it run a multimillion-dollar student-volunteer program… Read more »

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Trudeau Announces Cash for Loans, Support to Black Canadian Entrepreneurs

The federal government is creating a new national program to help Black Canadians get business loans with national banks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the COVID-19 pandemic… Read more »

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Pillsbury Canada Rolls Out Eat Raw Cookie Dough Across Canada

Pillsbury Canada is rolling out Safe to Eat Raw Cookie Dough across Canada. As per the news release, Safe to Eat Raw Cookie Dough can be eaten… Read more »

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Uber Unveils Canadian Commitments in Bid to Reach Zero-Emissions Goal by 2040

Uber Technologies Inc. is launching a handful of sustainability measures in Canada in an effort to reach lofty goals it has set for lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The San Francisco-based tech giant says… Read more »

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No Easy Way Home for Seafarers Delivering Goods to Canadian Ports During Pandemic

Resig Calanog’s walk around Montreal’s port is only the second time in nine months he’s been on solid ground. Even for a career ship worker, it’s a… Read more »

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Pot Calling the Kettle Black: Indigenous Genocide Finding Hangs Over Canada’s Myanmar Court Intervention

Cries of the pot calling the kettle black are emerging after Canada joined an international genocide lawsuit against Myanmar, because the national inquiry into missing and murdered… Read more »

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Saskatchewan Election Boss: Pandemic Shouldn’t Stop Planned Oct. 26 Vote

Saskatchewan’s chief electoral officer is recommending the Oct. 26 provincial election go ahead as planned, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Michael Boda says he sent a letter to… Read more »

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Two Passengers Fined $1,000 Each After Refusing to Wear Masks on Westjet Flights

Transport Canada has fined two airline passengers for refusing to wear face masks on board. The department says the travellers were fined $1,000 each after ignoring repeated directions… Read more »

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A Quick Glance at Unemployment Rates Across Canada for August 2020

A quick look at Canada’s August employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Economy Added 246,000 Jobs in August, Unemployment Rate 10.2% Unemployment rate: 10.2 per… Read more »

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Economy Added 246,000 Jobs in August, Unemployment Rate 10.2%

Statistics Canada says the economy added 246,000 in August as the pace of job gains slowed compared with July, when 419,000 jobs were added. The figure marked… Read more »

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Trudeau Says Program Extension Delayed Some CERB Payments

There have been some delays getting some emergency pandemic benefit cheques out the door this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Thursday. “We’re working through some of the… Read more »

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Tech Group Pitch Training Programs to Liberals as Part of Wider Push to Shape Recovery Plan

A group of tech companies is making a pitch to the federal government to help startups grow as part of a COVID-19 recovery plan, which could in turn… Read more »

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Blue Jeans Linked to Water Pollution From Great Lakes to Arctic, Says Study

They may hug you in all the right places, but your favourite pair of jeans could be contributing to the pollution of Canada’s waters, a new study… Read more »

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Kardinal Offishall Joins Universal Music Canada Staff to Launch Black Youth Scholarship

Kardinal Offishall and employees at Universal Music Canada have banded together to launch a new scholarship program supporting Black high school students in their post-secondary education. The Canadian… Read more »

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99-Year-Old Vet Completes 100 Kilometres of Walking to Raise Funds for COVID-19

George Markow took off his red-and-white baseball cap and placed it over his heart, to the cheers of onlookers, as he finished walking his 100th kilometre to help… Read more »

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Health Canada Reverses Course, Will Review Applications for COVID-19 Home Tests

Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. In June, the department indicated it would… Read more »

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WestJet Increases Surcharges After Nav Canada Rate Hike

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is raising its surcharges on domestic flights in response to a 30 per cent rate increase by Nav Canada, which operates air navigation across the… Read more »

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Terry Fox Run Goes Virtual for 40th Anniversary of Marathon of Hope

Organizers of the Terry Fox Run are marking this year’s 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope with a virtual event. The Terry Fox Foundation says participants can sign up online for a milestone fundraiser that won’t be halted by the pandemic.

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Rogers Expands 5G Network to 50 Markets

Rogers Communications Inc. is expanding 5G technology to 50 new markets, though most Canadians have yet to upgrade to devices compatible with the network. The telecommunications company said Tuesday the technology that promises… Read more »