Ontario preparing an anti-price gouging order, Ford says

Ontario preparing an anti-price gouging order, Ford says

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his cabinet is preparing an order to fight price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic. He specifically mentioned Pusateri's, a specialty foods store, that had been charging $30 for Lysol disinfecting wipes. Ford says...
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Rally held for B.C. nursing student, calls for end to police violence

Rally held for B.C. nursing student, calls for end to police violence

Dozens gathered as part of a rally in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, calling for an end to police violence. The rally was held in support of B.C. nursing student Mona Wang, who has launched a lawsuit over her treatment during a mental health chec...
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Convoy marks 30th anniversary of beginning to Oka Crisis

Convoy marks 30th anniversary of beginning to Oka Crisis

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, marches gave way to convoys to make the 30th anniversary of the Oka Crisis. The 78-day standoff would end in September 1990, but underlying land issues have never been resolved.
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Ford says it's 'all hands on deck' for farm outbreaks

Ford says it's 'all hands on deck' for farm outbreaks

Officials in Windsor-Essex are asking the province or Ottawa to take over the response to large COVID-19 outbreaks in farms. Ontario Premier Doug Ford wouldn't say the province is willing to take the lead, but says it's "all hands on deck" in the ...
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Job numbers show cautious optimism with long road ahead: B.C. finance minister

Job numbers show cautious optimism with long road ahead: B.C. finance minister

Statistics Canada's labour force survey for June shows 118,000 people in B.C. found jobs and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 13 per cent. In a briefing Friday, Finance Minister Carol James said the latest numbers paint a picture of cautious...
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Blue Jays hold summer training camp at Rogers Centre

Blue Jays hold summer training camp at Rogers Centre

The Toronto Blue Jays continued summer training camp Thursday with workouts and an evening intrasquad game. Canada's lone Major League Baseball team is holding camp at Rogers Centre and players are staying at the hotel attached to the stadium. The...
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British Columbia can now use its own data to prepare for a second wave

British Columbia can now use its own data to prepare for a second wave

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the B.C. government has a couple of contingency scenarios they’re looking at as they head into the fall and into 2021 to prepare for further outbreaks of COVID-19.
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B.C. premier expresses optimism about restart progress

B.C. premier expresses optimism about restart progress

Premier John Horgan says B.C.'s success in slowing the spread of COVID-19 is helping boost the province's economic restart. He says more people are taking public transit and ferries and retail outlets and restaurants are serving more customers. Ho...
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Ontario prefers in-class return for students this fall: Lecce

Ontario prefers in-class return for students this fall: Lecce

Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the Ontario government prefers a return to in-class learning for students this September. Lecce's statement comes weeks after the province told school boards to prepare for an array of options including a retu...
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Ford promises to address air conditioning in long-term care homes

Ford promises to address air conditioning in long-term care homes

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is pledging to introduce a bill that ensures air conditioning is provided in long-term care homes. Ford made the comments a day after expressing frustration that some seniors in the province are suffering in homes without...
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Montreal police unveil street check policy

Montreal police unveil street check policy

Montreal police have unveiled a new street check policy aimed at ensuring stops are based on observable facts and not discriminatory motives. Police say the policy will help set clear guidelines for street checks and help hold officers accountable...
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Massive federal debt for COVID-19 manageable: Morneau

Massive federal debt for COVID-19 manageable: Morneau

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars to shield Canadians from the economic blast of COVID-19 was the right thing to do. In releasing his fiscal snapshot of the costs, Morneau says the move avoided immense lo...
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Massive federal debt for COVID-19 manageable: Morneau

Massive federal debt for COVID-19 manageable: Morneau

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars to shield Canadians from the economic blast of COVID-19 was the right thing to do. In releasing his fiscal snapshot of the costs, Morneau says the move avoided immense lo...
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Protecting Canadians worth hit to treasury: PM

Protecting Canadians worth hit to treasury: PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the enormous deficit described in Wednesday's fiscal snapshot is a consequence of the federal government's decision to take on debt so that individual Canadians and households didn't have to borrow to get through...
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Singh says Rideau Hall attack shows systemic racism

Singh says Rideau Hall attack shows systemic racism

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the peaceful arrest of an armed intruder at Rideau Hall last week, compared with other incidents that have ended in the violent deaths of Indigenous people and people of colour, indicates systemic discrimination in po...
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Legault strongly recommends masks, but not ready to make it mandatory

Legault strongly recommends masks, but not ready to make it mandatory

Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he's open to mandatory masks, but he's not ready to go that route across the province. Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante announced Monday her council would pass a bylaw requiring mask-wearing in indoor public place...
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Ontario aims to extend emergency measures

Ontario aims to extend emergency measures

Ontario introduced new legislation Tuesday to enable the extension of some pandemic emergency orders over the next year, with Premier Doug Ford denying that continued use of the measures is a power grab. Ford says the legislation would allow the g...
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Provinces, money, remain as barriers to new Indigenous child welfare systems

Provinces, money, remain as barriers to new Indigenous child welfare systems

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde signed an agreement in Ottawa Tuesday to keep implementing Bill C-92, which recognizes the inherent right Indigenous communities have to control...
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Charges against Nova Scotia woman dropped in racial profiling case

Charges against Nova Scotia woman dropped in racial profiling case

Crown prosecutors in Halifax have dropped charges against a woman who accused police of racial profiling after she was arrested at a Walmart. Santina Rao was facing charges of disturbing the peace, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer follow...
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No new COVID-19 cases related to BLM protests

No new COVID-19 cases related to BLM protests

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says British Columbia has not seen any new COVID-19 cases related to the recent protests against police violence. She says there likely haven't been any cases because the protests have been outside while ...
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Quebec worried about distancing at bars, beaches, pools

Quebec worried about distancing at bars, beaches, pools

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dube is sending a warning to owners of bars and other places where people congregate after a lack of distancing last weekend. Dube says the Health Department will introduce new rules Thursday to avoid a repeat. Dub...
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New UN Ambassador Rae touts Canadian overseas support during COVID-19

New UN Ambassador Rae touts Canadian overseas support during COVID-19

Bob Rae Rae mounted a vigorous defence of the United Nations and the need to work with and support other countries as he took over as Canadian ambassador to the UN. The former Ontario premier specifically referenced the need for Canada to help cou...
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Health officials in P.E.I., N.S. discuss case at source of Island COVID-19 cluster

Health officials in P.E.I., N.S. discuss case at source of Island COVID-19 cluster

Prince Edward Island's chief medical officer of health is warning that the five new cases of COVID-19 discovered over the weekend indicate the province is still susceptible to the novel coronavirus. A foreign student who arrived in Canada from the...
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Rest of Ontario reopens Tuesday

Rest of Ontario reopens Tuesday

Premier Doug Ford says the final two communities remaining in the first stage of Ontario's reopening plan will move ahead tomorrow. Ford says Kingsville and Leamington, Ont., will move to Stage 2 as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Ford's health minister, C...
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Theatre star Nick Cordero dies at 41

Theatre star Nick Cordero dies at 41

Hamilton-raised theatre star Nick Cordero has died in Los Angeles from complications related to COVID-19.
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