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Politics, Society

Canadian military gearing up for COVID-19 response

The Canadian military is gearing up to help civilian authorities in the fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. The Canadian military has drawn up plans to mobilize 24,000 full-time and part-time soldiers to support civilian authorities across» 

Economy, Society

Canadian charities ask Ottawa for $10B to survive the pandemic

A coalition of 150 Canadian charities is urging the federal government to offer an urgent $10-billion financial lifeline to prevent the “irreparable collapse” of the struggling sector and the programs it offers to vulnerable Canadians and abroad. In an open» 

Uncategorized

COVID-19: Calls to close wildlife markets as harbours for spreading infections

Researchers are calling for countries around the world to close wildlife markets, also known as ‘wet’ markets. These markets usually sell a wide variety of typically domesticated animals like pigs and chickens, with any number of wild animals including bats,» 

International, Politics

Kirsten Hillman becomes first female ambassador to the U.S.

Kirsten Hillman made diplomatic history Thursday becoming the first woman to be named Canada’s ambassador to the United States, drawing praise both from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the opposition Conservatives. Hillman, a former top trade negotiator, was officially assigned» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘strongly opposed’ to U.S. stationing troops near shared border

The Canadian government is “strongly opposed” to the idea of deploying the U.S. military along the border with Canada to intercept illegal migrants as part of Washington’s strategy to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia» 

International, Politics

G20 to do ‘whatever it takes’ to combat coronavirus, says Trudeau

The Group of 20 major economies have agreed to do “whatever it takes” to overcome the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Trudeau took part in the extraordinary summit called by Saudi King Salman by video link. Saudi» 

International

Canada ready to answer UN’s COVID-19 emergency funding request, says Trudeau

Canada will answer the United Nations’ urgent appeal for a $2 billion global humanitarian response plan to fund the fight against COVID-19 in the world’s poorest countries, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched the» 

Society

What we can learn from astronauts about how to deal with isolation

Having spent 204 days orbiting the Earth aboard the International Space Station and several years in training to become an astronaut, David Saint-Jacques knows a thing or two about isolation, social distancing and being cooped up in a tiny space» 

Politics

‘Go home and stay home,’ Trudeau tells Canadians, announces $5B farm credit

Stiff enforcement measures could be imposed in Canada if people continue to flaunt the advice of public health professionals, who’ve been urging Canadians to isolate themselves and stay home as much as possible, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Monday in» 

Society

Trudeau unveils new measures to mobilize industry in COVID-19 fight

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new plan Friday to harness the power of Canada’s industrial capacity and technological know-how to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and boost the health sector’s stockpile of life-saving supplies and equipment. The plan»