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Economy, Society

Bombardier announces 2,500 layoffs in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Bombardier Aviation announced that they are going to lay off about 2,500 workers due to the challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from the company on Friday.  The company said that the business jet sales are »

Economy, Politics, Society

Federal government to send $600 to some Canadians with disabilities

To help Canadians with disabilities pay for unexpected expenses due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the federal government will be sending them a one-time tax-free payment of up to $600, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday. The payment will »

Politics, Society

Liberal MP faces assault, harassment, break and enter charges, police say

Liberal Member of Parliament Marwan Tabbara is facing assault, break and enter and criminal harassment charges related to an incident that happened April 10 this year, CBC News reports. Guelph Police have confirmed to CBC News that a man named »

International, Society

Canadian pilot pays tribute to George Floyd

A Nova Scotian pilot paid tribute to George Floyd in an unique way on Thursday. Dimitri Neonakis took his Cirrus SR22 plane and flew 330 miles and drew a raised fist, a symbol of the Black Lives Matter movement and »

Health, Society

Bans getting lifted on sports in Canada

Nothing, of course, is certain in these days of COVID-19, but Canadians could be competing against one another in organized sports by the time summer arrives. For many, that can’t come soon enough–though the actual timing will depend a lot »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Video of violent arrest in Nunavut sparks debate about policing in Canada

The violent arrest of an Inuk man in Nunavut, captured on video, has once again raised questions about policing in Canada’s north and relations between the country’s Indigenous communities, racial minorities and the national police force. The video of the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Environmentalists, First Nations say it’s time to restore oilpatch monitoring

Seven environmental and Indigenous groups are asking the Alberta government to restart oilpatch monitoring. The request was made in a letter that urged the government to make public its decision-making criteria for when monitoring will begin again. In a decision »

Society

Survey: Young Canadians feeling impact from COVID-19 lockdown

Young Canadians are feeling most impacted compared to older Canadians due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, according to a study commissioned by World Vision Canada, published on Wednesday. The study found that younger Canadians aged 18 to 29 said that »

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous leader gives Ottawa failing grades in wake of inquiry

The Native Women’s Association of Canada has issued a failing report card to Ottawa to mark the one year anniversary of the release of National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, published on June 3 of last »

Health, Society

New COVID-19 projections show virus on decline in Canada, says Trudeau

While new federal projection figures show that COVID-19 is in decline in Canada, the pandemic is still active, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today. Speaking at his daily pandemic briefing in Ottawa, Trudeau said the data shows that Canada continues »