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Ottawa offers more help to youth and businesses hit by COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced additional measures Wednesday to support businesses and young Canadians suffering the financial consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic, warning of “a hard day for the country” amid expected data on job losses in March. Speaking »

Economy, Health

COVID-19: Home delivery of wine and spirits arrives in Quebec

Now, I will confess this is totally anecdotal, but I am prepared to share something many of you may already know…or not. A very large number of people in the province of Quebec love a good glass of wine. Pretty »

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Call to WHO to ban wild animal markets to save lives

Saying  that these wild animal markets in Asia and Africa have been the source of deadly pandemics, some  200 organisations have joined in an open letter to call for an end to the sale of wild animals in markets for »

Economy

Air Canada to rehire 16,500 workers laid off due to COVID-19

Air Canada announced Wednesday that it plans to rehire 16,500 workers it recently laid off because of the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic provided the country’s largest airline qualifies for the federal emergency wage subsidy program. In a statement released »

Economy, Health

Predicted to set a dubious economic record, Alberta faces a bleak future

Alberta, long a primary driving force pushing Canada’s economy forward but reeling now from a precipitous drop in oil prices and the ill-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic appears headed to the highest unemployment rate of any Canadan province in the »

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Montreal: More COVID-19 cancellations

Even as the original source of the virus, Wuhan China, emerges from a COVID-19 lockdown, and Austria and Denmark begin to ease their restrictions, in Canada, the opposite still holds. Major events in cities across the country have been cancelled »

Economy, Health

Nearly a million people file applications for CERB benefits on Day One

It lacks the pathos of the lines we might have happened upon in those old newsreels of people looking for help back in the 1930s. There are not going to be a whole lot of folks sitting around together listening »

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Three million jobs lost due to COVID-19

With several provinces invoking emergency health measures and ordering non-essential businesses to close, vast numbers of Canadians are finding themselves out of work. The Conference Board of Canada is a non-profit economic and policy think tank.  They have just released »

Economy, Health

Canada gears up to produce 30,000 ventilators, says Trudeau

As countries around the world grapple with the shortage of critical medical equipment needed in the fight against COVID-19, the federal government is teaming up with Canadian medical device manufacturers and designers to produce 30,000 ventilators, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau »

Economy, Health, International, Politics

COVID-19, respirator masks, 3M and a cross border tiff resolved

With the spread of the new viral pandemic, a shortage of high quality respirator masks, primarily known as N-95, has occurred. With that sudden and extreme shortage there’s been an international scramble to buy them as local supplies were used »