Macklem says rates to stay low for extended period

Macklem says rates to stay low for extended period

The Bank of Canada is holding its key interest rate at 0.25 per cent in response to what it calls the "extremely uncertain" economic outlook from the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tiff Macklem says the rate will stay there until the economy gets bac...
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Edmonton hopes for hub-city benefits

Edmonton hopes for hub-city benefits

On the eve of the 2020 NHL playoffs, numerous Edmonton businesses and eateries are prepared for whatever being an NHL hub city could bring them. What kind of buzz and business a dozen Western Conference teams cloistered in town could generate was ...
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New parallel income support to reflect recovery stage: Qualtrough

New parallel income support to reflect recovery stage: Qualtrough

The federal government plans to move out-of-work Canadians into the employment insurance system and provide parallel support for millions set to exhaust the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and don't have EI to fall back on. Employment Minister C...
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Ford says contact-tracing app 'critical' tool in containing COVID-19

Ford says contact-tracing app 'critical' tool in containing COVID-19

Ontario Premier Doug Ford urged residents to download the country's new contact-tracing app as Toronto and Peel Region enter Stage 3 of the province's COVID-19 recovery plan.
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Trudeau expected perception issues with WE deal, but no conflict of interest

Trudeau expected perception issues with WE deal, but no conflict of interest

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he knew there would be problems with perception over having WE Charity run a $900-million student-volunteer program, but he believed there was no conflict of interest because his family would not benefit. He says...
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COVID-19 alert app now available in Canada: Trudeau

COVID-19 alert app now available in Canada: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians can now begin downloading a smartphone app meant to warn users they’ve been near someone who tests positive for COVID-19. He says it is voluntary and does not collect any personal information and the mo...
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A final goodbye to American civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis

A final goodbye to American civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis

A nation has said its final goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the sharecropper’s son who became a symbol of moral courage fighting for civil rights.
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B.C. health officer makes plea to continue COVID-19 fight this holiday weekend

B.C. health officer makes plea to continue COVID-19 fight this holiday weekend

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanked the people of B.C. for recommitting their efforts to fight COVID-19 following an uptick in cases connected to Canada Day gatherings. She is urging people to continue to prevent the spread of COVID...
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For young people in rural Albania, the best chance of work is to leave

For young people in rural Albania, the best chance of work is to leave

For young people in the rural Albanian town of Ballsh, the best chance of work is to move abroad. But that has been made impossible by the closure of borders as part of the coronavirus response.
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Poilievre says WE deal part of a bad pattern; Trudeau insists intentions were good

Poilievre says WE deal part of a bad pattern; Trudeau insists intentions were good

Sparring with Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre as he testifies before the House of Commons finance committee, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he resisted involving WE Charity in a student-volunteering program. But he admits he should have staye...
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Ontario government unveils back-to-school plan

Ontario government unveils back-to-school plan

Education Minister Stephen Lecce says Ontario's elementary students and many high school students will return to school full time in September. He says health measures will be put in place to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, including mandat...
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Five things to stream in August

Five things to stream in August

Here are some highlights ready to stream in August:
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Scheer calls on Trudeau to give 'simple' answers to WE Charity controversy

Scheer calls on Trudeau to give 'simple' answers to WE Charity controversy

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he hopes to learn from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau what due diligence was done on the WE organization before he declared it was the only one capable of administering a $912-million student grant program. Tr...
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Few regrets for Mark Saunders, Toronto's 1st Black police chief

Few regrets for Mark Saunders, Toronto's 1st Black police chief

In a sit-down interview ahead of his retirement Friday, the first Black person to become Toronto's top cop says he has few regrets. Mark Saunders, 57, says he has guided the force through a rapidly changing world in which an increasingly diverse p...
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'Learning groups' part of full-time return to school in B.C.

'Learning groups' part of full-time return to school in B.C.

Students in B.C. will resume classes in September as part of "learning groups" of up to 60 people including teachers and staff in elementary school and a maximum of 120 people in high school. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the pro...
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Tories want 'whole truth' from Trudeau on WE deal

Tories want 'whole truth' from Trudeau on WE deal

Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre says he expects Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tell "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth" over the aborted deal to have WE run a student-volunteer program. Speaking on the eve of Tru...
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Ontario launches commission into COVID-19's effects on long-term care homes

Ontario launches commission into COVID-19's effects on long-term care homes

Premier Doug Ford officially launched an independent commission into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on long-term care homes on Wednesday. He says the three commissioners will produce a report with their findings and recommendations ...
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NHL hockey returns after a months-long hiatus

NHL hockey returns after a months-long hiatus

NHL hockey returned Tuesday night after a months-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Exhibition games started in the two hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton.
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Families of Nova Scotia mass shooting victims transform protest into march of thanks

Families of Nova Scotia mass shooting victims transform protest into march of thanks

About 100 people, including relatives of those killed in a mass shooting in April, marched through the streets of Halifax Wednesday to thank their supporters. The event was held a day after the federal and Nova Scotia governments decided to establ...
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“Schitt's Creek” scores 15 Emmy Award nominations

“Schitt's Creek” scores 15 Emmy Award nominations

The Canadian comedy series “Schitt's Creek” has scored a whopping 15 Emmy Award nominations for the show's sixth and final season. All four leads - Daniel Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Annie Murphy, and Eugene Levy - are nominated for their performances.
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Recreational properties see spike in demand amid pandemic

Recreational properties see spike in demand amid pandemic

Recreational properties seeing an increase in demand amid the pandemic as Canadians seek alternative places to work from and vacation spots within driving distance of home.
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Ontario announces new long-term care home in Ajax

Ontario announces new long-term care home in Ajax

The Ontario government says a new long-term care home will be built at the Ajax Pickering Hospital east of Toronto, a project it says will create 320 new beds. Premier Doug Ford made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, saying the project will be c...
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Tam says Canada discussing vaccine orders

Tam says Canada discussing vaccine orders

Canada's chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam says active discussions are taking place to potentially pre-order COVID-19 vaccine doses for Canadians. Tam says an independent vaccine task force is advising the government on options for Canada's ch...
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Taking on student-volunteer program a mistake, Kielburgers say

Taking on student-volunteer program a mistake, Kielburgers say

Craig and Marc Kielburger told a House of Commons committee probing the abortive plan for a national volunteer program that the WE organization they run never should have taken it on. Politics took over, threatening both the program and WE, and th...
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HMCS Fredericton returns after six-month mission marked by tragic helicopter crash

HMCS Fredericton returns after six-month mission marked by tragic helicopter crash

Nearly three months after a helicopter crash claimed the lives of six crew members, HMCS Fredericton returned to its home port of Halifax. The mission was rocked when the frigate's CH-148 Cyclone helicopter — known as Stalker 22 — crashed into the...
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