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Assisted-Death Bill Sends Wrong Message to Indigenous People, Advocates Say

Assisted-dying legislation sends the wrong message to Indigenous communities, advocates said Tuesday as voices opposed to the bill continued to ring out on Parliament Hill. Indigenous elders… Read more »

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Miss Vickie’s Chips Recalled in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Due to Possible Glass Pieces

Miss Vickie’s Canada says some of its potato chips that were part of a recall in Eastern Canada earlier this month due to possible glass contamination were… Read more »

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Federal Rent Subsidy Program for Businesses Hurt by COVID-19 Opens Today

Businesses struggling to pay the bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to start applying today for a long-awaited new commercial rent-relief program offered by… Read more »

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Quebec Judge Orders Hudson’s Bay to Pay Rent to Landlords at Multiple Shopping Malls

A Quebec judge has ordered Hudson’s Bay Co. to pay rent at several of its department stores in the province, saying the retailer cannot take the law… Read more »

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N.L., P.E.I. Leave COVID-19 Atlantic Bubble

Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador announced Monday they are temporarily pulling out of the Atlantic bubble as COVID-19 cases rise in the region. “After careful… Read more »

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Canada, Britain Strike New Trade, Beating Brexit, Incorporating Expiring EU Pact

Canada and Britain have struck a new trade deal, beating the Dec. 31 Brexit deadline that would have triggered new tariffs on a range of Canadian exports…. Read more »

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Shoe Retailer Caleres to Close 133 Naturalizer Stores in U.S., Canada

More than 130 Naturalizer stores in the United States and Canada will be closed by early 2021 as Caleres Inc. adopts a digital sales strategy for the… Read more »

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Trudeau Warns That COVID 19 Crisis Could Determine Canada’s Future

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s future hangs in the balance if people don’t reduce their contacts to rein in the spread of COVID-19. Trudeau addressed reporters… Read more »

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Tam Warns of ‘Urgency’ to Lower COVID-19 Infections as Latest Modelling Paint Dire Scenario

Canada’s chief public health officer says there’s “urgency” to bring infections down as officials released dire new forecasts indicating that COVID-19 case counts have far surpassed levels… Read more »

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CERB and Other COVID-19 Aid Figures Shed New Light on Variety of Canadians Who Needed the Help

A key benefit for workers replaced lost earnings for thousands of higher-income Canadians, providing a new glimpse at the scope of federal aid during the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read more »

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Singh Calls for End to for-Profit Long-Term Care Homes Owned by Government

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and union officials are calling on the federal government to put a stop to its role in for-profit long-term care homes, where deadly… Read more »

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Report on Harassment, Assault Calls for Major Changes to Rid RCMP of ‘Toxic’ Culture

An independent report on harassment of women in the RCMP says fundamental change is needed to rid the national police force of a toxic culture that tolerates… Read more »

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to Debut in Canadian Theatres on Dec. 25

“Wonder Woman 1984” will make history in the United States when it becomes the first superhero blockbuster to debut simultaneously in theatres and on a streaming platform,… Read more »

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Be Careful With Buy Now, Pay Later Deals for Nominal Purchases: Experts

Online shoppers may have recently noticed new options on the checkout pages of their favourite retailers: buy now, pay later. In addition to standard payment methods like… Read more »

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CFIB Calls for Freeze on Canada Pension Plan Premiums Set to Rise on Jan. 1

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has asked the federal government to hold Canada Pension Plan premiums at current levels next year when they’re scheduled to rise…. Read more »

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CTV to Air Pre-Taped Santa Claus Parade With Remote Performance From Dolly Parton

CTV will air a two-hour nighttime Santa Claus parade special this year, featuring remote performances from an array of artists, including Dolly Parton. The broadcaster says the… Read more »

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Canada-U. S. Border Closure Extended 30 Days as American COVID-19 Cases Rise: Source

The Canada-U. S. border is set to remain closed well into December. A federal source speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to… Read more »

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Rogers Media Cancels Local Breakfast Television Shows in Calgary and Vancouver

Rogers Media is laying off several of its on-air personnel and others as it cancels the current versions of Breakfast Television shows in Calgary and Vancouver. A… Read more »

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Ottawa to Keep Boeing Max Aircraft Grounded for Now, Despite US Decision

Canada is not yet ready to lift flight restrictions on Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, even as the U.S. cleared it to fly. Minister of Transport Marc Garneau… Read more »

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Daniel Levy Lands Spot on People’s Sexiest Man Alive List

“Schitt’s Creek” co-creator Daniel Levy has been named one of People’s sexiest men alive.

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Jane Goodall Backs Senator’s Proposed Law to Ban Imports of Hunting Trophies Into Canada and Protect Captive Animals

Sen. Murray Sinclair has teamed up with primatologist Jane Goodall to propose a law to protect captive animals and ban imports of elephant ivory and hunting trophies into Canada.

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New Privacy Bill Promises Greater Control for Consumers, Stiff Fines for Companies

Companies would have to obtain consent from customers through plain language, not a long legal document, before using their personal data if newly introduced privacy measures become… Read more »

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Kraft Heinz Says Production of Its Iconic Condiment Heinz Ketchup to Return to Canada

Production of Heinz Ketchup is coming back to Canada, six years after the maker of the iconic tomato condiment moved its manufacturing to the United States. Kraft… Read more »

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Trudeau Government to Usher in New Privacy Legislation

The Trudeau government is poised to introduce legislation aimed at better safeguarding the privacy of Canadians in the digital era. The bill, to be tabled in the… Read more »