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NDP Makes Support for Suspending Commons Contingent on Permanent Sick Leave

Federal New Democrats are conditioning their support for a plan to continue suspending full House of Commons sittings on real action from the Liberal government on paid sick leave for all Canadians and support for people with disabilities struggling with COVID-19.

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Canada Food Inspection Agency Says Variety of Vegan Chocolate Bars Contains Milk

  The Canada Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning that a brand of vegan chocolate bars actually contains milk. The agency put out the allergen alert… Read more »

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Federal Parties Tap Emergency Wage Subsidy Program to Avoid Layoffs as Donations Dry Up

Federal political parties are tapping into the emergency wage subsidy program to avoid laying off their staff as donations dry up during the COVID-19 crisis. The Liberal and Conservative parties are… Read more »

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Early Results Promising for Potential COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Tested on Canadians

An early trial of a prospective COVID-19 vaccine that will soon be tested on Canadians has found it to be safe and effective at prompting an immune… Read more »

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Air Canada Revises Refund Policy, Offers Vouchers or Aeroplan Points

The airline says the new policy — the previous one capped travel vouchers at 24 months — applies to non-refundable tickets issued up to the end of June, with an original travel date between March 1 and June 30.

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Trudeau: Feds Will Fund COVID-19 Testing, Tracing and Data-Sharing

The federal government will fund provinces’ efforts to test people for COVID-19, track the contacts of those who test positive, and help different jurisdictions share data, Prime… Read more »

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Meteorologists Predict Active Hurricane Season, Canadians Told to Prepare

Canadian meteorologists are predicting another active hurricane season, saying conditions are right for a long list of tropical storms. The Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax issued its seasonal… Read more »

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Canadian Retail Sales Fall Steeply in March, April Expected to Be Worse

Canadian retail sales collapsed in March as they posted their biggest monthly decline on record and Statistics Canada warned an even bigger drop is expected for April as… Read more »

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Testing Wastewater Could Give Early Warning of Second Wave of COVID-19

As Canada continues to struggle to keep up with the level of COVID-19 tests needed to fend off a potential second wave of the viral disease, researchers… Read more »

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Canada’s UN Envoy Mounts Final Push for Security Council Seat Amid Pandemic

In Friday morning’s early darkness, Marc-Andre Blanchard will catch his first new glimpse of New York City’s sparkling skyline from behind the wheel of a modestly priced… Read more »

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Bank of Canada Governor: CERB Like Mechanism Could Help Country Respond to Future Economic Shocks

Canada’s top central banker says adding an income-support measure like the Canada Emergency Response Benefit to the government’s tool kit could help the country more quickly respond to sudden shifts in the economy…. Read more »

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COVID-19 Economic Slowdown Has Cut Air Pollution in Canadian Cities

Environment Canada research scientists say the COVID-19-induced economic slowdown is leading to cleaner air in many Canadian cities. Chris McLinden and Debora Griffin say remote satellite sensors show significant… Read more »

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Costco is Now Recommending Face Masks For Its Customers

Yesterday, Canada’s public health experts “fully recommended” Canadians wear non-medical face masks in public when they aren’t sure they will be able to keep their distance from… Read more »

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This Is How Retail Customers are Behaving in Quebec Since the Reopening

More than two weeks after being allowed to reopen following the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions, Quebec store owners are finding that permission to open up doesn’t mean a… Read more »

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Trudeau Promises $75M More for Off-Reserve Indigenous Services in Pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is sending $75 million to organizations that help Indigenous people living in urban areas and off reserves through the… Read more »

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Canada Goose Cuts 125 Staff, Limted Brands Closing Some Victoria’s Secret Stores and Bath and Body Works Locations

Retailers with Canadian operations are laying off employees and closing stores as they grapple with COVID-19. Canada Goose Holdings Inc. is cutting 125 of its staff or… Read more »

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Canada Post Reports $153M Loss in 2019 Amid Rising Parcels Competition

Canada Post lost $153 million before tax last year as intense e-commerce competition slowed growth at its parcels business and an ongoing shift toward online communication prompted mail operation… Read more »

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Canadians Should Wear Masks to Protect Others When in Public: Tam

Canada’s public health experts are now fully recommending Canadians wear non-medical face masks in public when they aren’t sure they will be able to keep their distance… Read more »

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Trudeau Asks Commercial Landlords to Give Tenants Help Through New Program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is asking Canada’s commercial landlords to buy into a federal program launching next week that would give companies a break on the rent due in only a few days.

Applications open Monday but business groups have warned that leery landlords are unlikely to take part in the program, which is delivered jointly with provinces and territories.

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Canadian Govt. to Seek Equity or Cash From Companies Applying for New COVID-19 Loan Program

Large companies that receive bridge financing through a new federal loan program will have to give the government the option to take an ownership stake, or provide… Read more »

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COVID-19 Exposes Shortcomings of Canada’s Economy

The COVID-19 crisis is exposing the shortcomings of Canada’s economy, particularly when it comes to supply chains and the development of value-added products that would keep the… Read more »

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Poll: Canadians Disagree on Province Wide Reopening

As provinces take their cautious first steps to allow people back into local businesses, a new poll suggests most Canadians don’t think province-wide measures are the best way to reopen the… Read more »

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Statistics Canada: Annual Inflation Rate Turned Negative in April

Statistics Canada says the annual inflation rate turned negative in April as the economy came to a standstill in the first full month of the pandemic. The… Read more »

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Trudeau: UN Security Council needs Canada post-pandemic, akin to Second World War

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended Canada’s bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council Tuesday by linking the rebuilding of the world after COVID-19 to… Read more »