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Trudeau will co-host virtual meeting Thursday on global economic crisis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his Jamaican counterpart, Andrew Holness, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres will co-host what is being called a high-level virtual meeting Thursday on the global economic crisis. The purpose, officials say, is to advance concrete solutions to »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Post in federal minister’s WeChat group ‘absolutely unacceptable,’ says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he finds it “absolutely unacceptable” that someone used a social media account created by a federal minister on a popular Chinese platform to raise money to sue a Canadian journalist for his critical reporting on »

Health, Society

COVID-19 could bring permanent changes to Canadians’ lives, Trudeau says

The COVID-19 pandemic could bring long-lasting changes to the lives of Canadians and the things they took for granted until the virus swept through the country and upended our daily lives, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Speaking at his »

Health, Society

Students can apply for emergency funding starting tomorrow

Post-secondary students across Canada will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) starting on May 15, according to a news release from employment and social development Canada yesterday.  According to the press release, post-secondary students that »

Economy, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Another Cargill meat plant shuts down because of COVID-19

Canada’s troubled meat-packing industry is facing more problems today. A second Cargill plant – this one in Chambly, Quebec – is temporarily closing its doors because of a COVID-19 outbreak. Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety board says Cargill did not »

Economy, Health

New COVID-19 council hopes to aid fight to secure more PPE

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, so does the competition–by countries and other jurisdictions around the world–to come up with the supplies needed to protect front-line health-care workers, including, it must be noted, the odd clown. It is anything but »

Economy, Health, International

Trump hints at easing restrictions at Canada-U.S. border

Donald Trump is signalling that Washington may be prepared to begin easing travel restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border. An agreement the two countries negotiated in March to restrict all non-essential travel to try to slow the spread of COVID-19 is »

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 »

Health, Society

Trudeau faces growing calls to release projections on COVID-19 spread in Canada

As the global and Canadian tallies of COVD-19 infections reached the symbolic mark of 1 million and 10,000 cases respectively on Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a growing chorus of questions about why Ottawa isn’t releasing expert projections on »

Health, International

U.S. troops at the border: Idea is scrapped…’for now’

CBC News has confirmed reports that the United States has dropped a proposal to station American troops near the U.S.-Canada border as part of a COVID-19 containment strategy. The CBC’s Catherine Tunney, Philip Ling and Katie Simpson report that a »