Trudeau ready to talk to Trump about masks

Trudeau ready to talk to Trump about masks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he plans to talk to U.S. President Donald Trump about White House orders to Minnesota-based 3M to stop exporting its surgical-grade face masks. Trudeau says he is not looking at counter-measures against this move...
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Legault says military report on Quebec seniors' homes contained no surprises

Legault says military report on Quebec seniors' homes contained no surprises

Premier Francois Legault says he’s not surprised with the revelations of a military report on long-term care homes where soldiers are stationed. Legault says the province is trying to address the shortage of staff that existed before the COVID-19 ...
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Commons kicks off first-ever 'hybrid' meeting

Commons kicks off first-ever 'hybrid' meeting

The House of Commons chamber saw its first meeting with some MPs in the room and others joining by video link on Wednesday, to keep numbers down and reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19. Speaker Anthony Rota began by reminding all the legislato...
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Long-term care needs fixing but it'll take time: Trudeau

Long-term care needs fixing but it'll take time: Trudeau

The failings in Ontario and Quebec nursing homes found by the military members assisting in the COVID-19 pandemic need addressing but the federal government has to be cautious before stomping into an area of provincial responsibility, Prime Minist...
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Visit to U.S. for G7 meeting possible but Trudeau remains cautious

Visit to U.S. for G7 meeting possible but Trudeau remains cautious

President Donald Trump has mused about holding a meeting of G7 leaders in or near Washington next month, as a sign that the United States is back in business despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that meeting ...
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Five things to stream in June

Five things to stream in June

Here are some highlights ready to stream in June:
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Moe says confusion around temporary rural ER closures 'on me'

Moe says confusion around temporary rural ER closures 'on me'

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe responds to concerns from some rural residents and local leaders about the decision to suspend emergency services in 12 rural hospitals. Health officials say the move was to prepare for possible COVID-19 surges.
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B.C. reports no new COVID-19 deaths

B.C. reports no new COVID-19 deaths

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says she's pleased she has no new COVID-19 deaths to report today. She says there are 11 new cases, which brings the provincial total to 2,541 cases. Henry also says she's pleased Vancouver remains i...
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Conservatives demand to know why Liberals didn't release military's report on care homes earlier

Conservatives demand to know why Liberals didn't release military's report on care homes earlier

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the military delivered its report on "dreadful conditions" at long-term care homes in Ontario two weeks ago. He demands to know why it took until now for the report to be made public. Prime Minister Justin Tr...
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PM, premier, decry 'deeply disturbing' military report from Ontario nursing homes

PM, premier, decry 'deeply disturbing' military report from Ontario nursing homes

When the Canadian Forces went to help overwhelmed workers in Ontario and Quebec long-term care homes in the COVID-19 pandemic, they say they expect to find problems. But the military has filed a report from Ontario on deplorable conditions, neglec...
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Heat wave forces cities to rethink how to offer heat relief under COVID-19

Heat wave forces cities to rethink how to offer heat relief under COVID-19

Canada's chief public health officer says balancing the need for heat relief with measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus will be a "challenge" for municipalities.
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Pandemic supplies moving but demand high, ministers say

Pandemic supplies moving but demand high, ministers say

Ventilators, testing equipment and personal protective equipment are flowing into Canadian hands from suppliers both at home and abroad, say ministers Anita Anand and Navdeep Bains. But international demand remains extremely high and that means it...
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Manitoba to issue $200 cheques to low-income people with disabilities for COVID-19 relief

Manitoba to issue $200 cheques to low-income people with disabilities for COVID-19 relief

The Manitoba government is issuing $200 cheques to low-income people with disabilities to help them deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The cheques will be mailed out along with a signed letter from the premier, just like $200 cheques issued recently...
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Trudeau to co-host UN conference on post-pandemic reconstruction globally

Trudeau to co-host UN conference on post-pandemic reconstruction globally

As Canada campaigns for a seat on the United Nations Security Council in an upcoming vote, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's working with the UN secretary-general and the prime minister of Jamaica to organize a conference on sustaining the g...
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Liberals' use of wage-subsidy program disgraceful: BQ leader

Liberals' use of wage-subsidy program disgraceful: BQ leader

The federal wage-subsidy program for businesses and charities whose revenues have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t meant to help political parties whose donations have declined, Bloc québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet said Tuesday. Of...
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Scheer pushes Trudeau to take stronger stance on China

Scheer pushes Trudeau to take stronger stance on China

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer urges the Liberal government to stand up to China on the issue of human rights and democracy in Hong Kong and the ongoing imprisonment of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ...
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Legault happy that Quebec hitting testing goals

Legault happy that Quebec hitting testing goals

Premier Francois Legault says he is happy that Quebec managed to hit its goal of 14,000 daily COVID-19 tests twice last week. Legault says he wants to ramp up testing in the coming weeks and months. While the numbers are improving, Legault says th...
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People at Toronto park Saturday should get COVID test: Ford

People at Toronto park Saturday should get COVID test: Ford

Premier Doug Ford expressed frustration with people who packed into a Toronto park over the weekend, urging them to get tested for COVID-19. Ford says people must continue to respect physical distancing as the province continues to see increased c...
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Openness key to faith in government: Duclos

Openness key to faith in government: Duclos

Answering a call from a coalition of open-government advocates, federal Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos says the COVID-19 pandemic means it's harder than ever for public servants to dig up and release information publicly, but doing so i...
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People at Toronto park Saturday should get COVID test: Ford

People at Toronto park Saturday should get COVID test: Ford

Premier Doug Ford expressed frustration with people who packed into a Toronto park over the weekend, urging them to get tested for COVID-19. Ford says people must continue to respect physical distancing as the province continues to see increased c...
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Response to first wave of COVID-19 buys time to prepare for a second: Tam

Response to first wave of COVID-19 buys time to prepare for a second: Tam

The first wave of COVID-19 didn't blow past Canadian hospitals' capacity to handle sick patients but the system needs to keep adding capabilities in case a second wave is much worse, Dr. Theresa Tam says. Long-term care centres are still in the th...
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Shoppers line up as Montreal-area retailers reopen to public

Shoppers line up as Montreal-area retailers reopen to public

Most non-essential businesses in the city were allowed to open their doors for the first time since March, as long as they have a door to the outside and distancing measures in place.
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Trudeau pledges to push for paid sick leave in deal with NDP

Trudeau pledges to push for paid sick leave in deal with NDP

In exchange for New Democrats' support for the way the Liberals want to run the House of Commons for the next several months, with regular meetings focused on the COVID-19 pandemic but limited questioning about anything else, Prime Minister Justin...
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Five things to watch for in Canadian business, week of May 25th

Five things to watch for in Canadian business, week of May 25th

Here are five things to watch for in Canadian business this week:
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Ramp ceremony held in Halifax for Snowbirds crash victim

Ramp ceremony held in Halifax for Snowbirds crash victim

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds member who died in a Tutor jet crash in British Columbia was honoured with a ramp ceremony and motorcade on Sunday. Capt. Jennifer Casey was a Halifax native and a public affairs officer with the Snowbirds. Her remain...
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