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With Tories Set To Reveal New Leader Aug. 23, Here’s How The Votes Are Counted

The federal Conservative party will announce the winner of its leadership contest on Aug. 23. Nearly 269,500 people are eligible to vote for the new leader, which is roughly… Read more »

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Record Lumber Prices Adding Thousands of Dollars to New Home Building Costs

Soaring lumber and wood panel prices are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building a home in Canada as strong renovation and new housing demand outstrip supply. The latest… Read more »

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Canada-U.S. to Extend Border Restrictions Until Sept. 21

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border will be extended another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It means the two countries… Read more »

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Statistics Canada Says Manufacturing Sales Posted Record Gain in June 2020

Canadian manufacturing sales climbed a record 20.7 per cent in June to $48.7 billion as production returned following widespread shutdowns earlier in the year, Statistics Canada reported… Read more »

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Asylum Seekers on Front Lines of COVID-19 to Have Chance at Permanent Residency

Asylum seekers working on the front-lines of the COVID-19 crisis are getting an early chance at permanent residency in Canada. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced the program… Read more »

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CPP Investments Reports 5.6 Per Cent Return in Q1 in Broad Rally From March Low

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s main fund achieved a 5.6 per cent net return for the quarter ended June 30. The Toronto-based fund manager says its base CPP… Read more »

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WE Charity Registers as Lobbyist, Lays off Staff, Looking to Sell Real Estate

WE Charity registered Thursday as a lobbyist of the federal government — months after it began talks with federal officials about potential programs to help Canadian youths during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Timeline of the Controversy Around WE, the Liberals and a Student Program

A timeline of events regarding the Canada Student Service Grant program, based on public documents, events and statements from cabinet ministers, government officials, and WE Charity: March 6, 2020:… Read more »

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Manitoba Requiring Masks on School Buses, Recommending Them in Classrooms

The Manitoba government is strongly encouraging parents to send their children to school in masks come September, but masks will not be required in classrooms. “The safety and health of… Read more »

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‘It’s Not Just About Me’: McKenna Cites Need to Protect Politicians From Threats

Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna says new measures must be taken to protect Canadian politicians from threatening behaviour. Her comments come after police launched an investigation this week into an… Read more »

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Health Canada Says Several Kids Hospitalized After Eating Edible Pot Products

Health Canada is warning people to do more to keep edible pot products out of the hands of kids. The department says several children wound up in hospital… Read more »

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McDonald’s Returns to 100% Canadian Beef After COVID-19 Supply Chain Issues

McDonald’s Canada says it will return to sourcing only Canadian beef in September after having to import beef temporarily due to COVID-19. The fast-food chain said in… Read more »

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More Than One Million Dozen Eggs Will Be Redistributed via Surplus Food Program

The $50-million surplus food program was announced by the Liberal government earlier this year as one way to help the agriculture sector cope with some of the pressures created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Check Your Credit Score If You Deferred Your Mortgage

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been negotiating with lenders over the past few months, hoping to hold off paying debt amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Suspect Mistakes Unmarked Manitoba RCMP Police Car for Taxi

Manitoba RCMP are laughing after an intoxicated man jumped into the back seat of an unmarked police cruiser he mistook for a taxi. “Take me to 17th Street, bro,”… Read more »

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Ford Issues Two Recalls of 63,367 Edge, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln Corsair Models

Ford has issued two recalls affecting 63,367 vehicles in Canada, citing safety issues with the brakes and coil spring. The largest recall covers 62,876 Ford Edge vehicles with 2015… Read more »

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Kamala Harris a ‘Tangible’ Inspiration for Women, Former Montreal Classmate Says

A former classmate and friend of Kamala Harris from her years in Montreal says he hopes the California senator and newly minted U.S. vice-presidential candidate can serve as a role-model for his daughters.

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Feds Seeking Private Consultant to Design, Run Firearm Buyback Program

The federal government is turning to the private sector to design and run a massive buyback of newly prohibited firearms. Public Safety Canada has invited 15 consulting… Read more »

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Firefox Owner Mozilla Cuts One-Quarter of Global Workforce, Including Canadian Jobs

The not-for-profit company behind the free Firefox web browser and a growing number of internet privacy products is cutting about 250 people from its global workforce, including an undisclosed… Read more »

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Liberals Announce $18 Million in Funding for Small Food Producers

The federal government is rolling out $18 million in support for projects they say will help strengthen Canada’s food supply chain. The funds are going everywhere from an… Read more »

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Canada’s Top Doctors Say Safety Won’t Be Compromised as Russia Approves World’s First COVID-19 Vaccine

Canada will not cut corners to get a vaccine candidate for COVID-19 approved, the country’s chief public health officer said Tuesday. As news emerged that Russia had… Read more »

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Trudeau Shuts Down Speculation Bill Morneau to Be Fired as Finance Minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried Tuesday to shut down speculation that he’s about to fire his finance minister, saying he has full confidence in Bill Morneau and… Read more »

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Metallica’s First Show of 2020 at Select Drive-In Theatres Across Canada

Metallica will return to the stage for the first time since the September 2019 S&M2 concerts that opened Chase Center in San Francisco. Metallica will be the… Read more »

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Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Immigration Detention Rules, Rejects Call for Time Limits

Canada’s rules for detaining foreigners who can’t be deported quickly are constitutional, the Federal Court of Appeal has found, rejecting an argument there should be time limits for… Read more »