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Federal Job Bank Website Advertising Hundreds of Non-Existent Student-Volunteer Positions

The federal website advertising volunteer positions for students hoping to earn money for their educations through a $900-million government aid program contains hundreds — if not thousands… Read more »

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Ban on Vaping Ads That Can Be Seen by Youth to Take Effect Next Month

Ottawa’s new rules restricting the promotion of vaping products in places young people can access are set to come into effect next month. Health Canada published regulations Wednesday prohibiting vaping… Read more »

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Parties Call on Premier Ford to Mandate Air Conditioning in Long-Term Care Homes

Opposition leaders are calling on Premier Doug Ford to make good on comments criticizing the owners of long-term care homes that lack air conditioning. NDP Leader Andrea… Read more »

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Cancer Trial to Focus on Protecting Patients From COVID-19 Infection

A national clinical trial this summer will focus on protecting cancer patients from developing severe COVID-19. Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital say the goal is to strengthen… Read more »

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Ontario Overestimated Costs of Services to Asylum Seekers: Auditor

Ontario’s auditor general says the province significantly overstated the costs of providing services to asylum seekers coming into Canada from the United States. In a special report… Read more »

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Auditor Finds $2.4B in Unpaid Student Loans, Calls for Stronger Recovery Efforts

Canada’s auditor general has called for the federal government to step up its recovery of outstanding student loans to keep taxpayers from being left on the hook after… Read more »

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Jagmeet Singh Says President Trump Has Done More Than Trudeau to Address Police Brutality

If the Rideau Hall intruder had been a person of colour, the outcome of last week’s events in Ottawa would have been very different, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh… Read more »

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Border Agency Failing to Promptly Remove Many People From Canada, Auditor Says

The federal auditor general says Canada’s border agency has failed to promptly remove most of the people under orders to leave the country. In a report tabled… Read more »

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DavidsTea Requests Court Protection While It Negotiates With Landlords

DavidsTea is seeking court protection from creditors while it negotiates leases for many of its stores, which have been shut since March 17 due to the COVID-19… Read more »

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Ontario Expected to Extend State of Emergency to Cover Gap With New Bill

Ontario is expected to table a motion today to extend the province’s state of emergency until July 24. The current state of emergency declared at the start… Read more »

Ban Federal Use of Facial-Recognition Tools, Groups Urge Trudeau Government

Ban Federal Use of Facial-Recognition Tools, Groups Urge Trudeau Government

Dozens of groups and individuals working to protect privacy, human rights and civil liberties want the Trudeau government to ban the use of facial-recognition surveillance by federal… Read more »

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CFIA Cancels Imports of Some Puppies From Ukraine After Dead Dogs Found on Plane

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it will not allow commercial puppies under the age of eight months to be imported from Ukraine after dozens of dead or… Read more »

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Grizzly Bears Doing Their Best to Get Along With People, but It Still Isn’t Enough

Grizzly bears are doing their best to get along with people, but it still isn’t enough. Newly published research concludes that without large wilderness areas to replenish their… Read more »

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Ontario Business Owners on Their Own When It Comes to Mask Bylaw Enforcement

As Ontario municipalities enact new measures regarding the use of masks in commercial locations, business owners are on their own when it comes to dealing with customers… Read more »

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Service Canada Centres to Slowly Reopen With New COVID-19 Measures Starting July 8th

The federal government says it plans to slowly reopen Service Canada centres it shuttered in late March over public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Up… Read more »

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Promise of $600 COVID-19 Funds to Support Disabled Canadians Remains in Limbo

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to provide a $600 payment to disabled Canadians to help with additional costs in the COVID-19 pandemic remains in limbo. The measure… Read more »

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Canadian Unemployment Rate to Peak at 11 Per Cent in Q2: OECD Outlook

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says the unemployment rate in Canada peaked in the second quarter of this year, topping the mark hit in the… Read more »

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Canadian Airlines Accused of Ignoring COVID Precautions, Denying Refunds

When Bobbi Jo Green booked a flight back in May for her, her husband, and her children to see two ailing family members, she was counting on the airline’s… Read more »

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Sweeping Changes: Curling Canada Unveils Return-To-Play Guidelines

Curling Canada’s return-to-play guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic include changes to sweeping rules, on-ice player positioning and pre-game handshakes for players planning to participate in the 2020-21 season. The 29-page document, which appears on… Read more »

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Attempts to Close Line 5 Pipeline a “Threat” to Consumers: Suncor CEO

The CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. says attempts by Michigan state politicians to retire the Line 5 pipeline running through a Great Lakes channel is a “huge… Read more »

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30 Workers at Vaughan Mushroom Farm Test Positive for COVID-19

Health officials say they are looking into an outbreak of COVID-19 at a mushroom farm in Vaughan, Ont. York Region Public Health says the “workplace cluster” involves… Read more »

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This Is How Much It Will Cost to Provide All Canadians With a Basic Income for Six Months This Fall

Providing almost all Canadians with a basic income for six months beginning this fall could cost about $98 billion, the parliamentary budget officer said in a report on the… Read more »

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Poll: Turbulence in Canadian Opinion on Airlines COVID-19 Response

A new poll suggests turbulence ahead for airlines seeking public support for their current COVID-19 plans. Seventy-two per cent of Canadians surveyed by Leger and the Association for… Read more »

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June 2020 Home Prices in Toronto Area up Nearly 12 per Cent Compared to Last Year

Greater Toronto Area home sales are rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic and prices are on the rise, but completed transactions are still short of where they were last year,… Read more »