Trudeau to continue self-isolating, announces new COVID-19 money to support at-risk children and sen

Trudeau to continue self-isolating, announces new COVID-19 money to support at-risk children and sen

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will remain in isolation at his home for almost two more weeks even though his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau recently announced she has recovered from COVID-19. Trudeau also says the government is trying to hel...
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Air travel to be denied for people with COVID-19 symptoms

Air travel to be denied for people with COVID-19 symptoms

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that as of noon Monday, boarding of domestic flights and trains will be denied to people showing any symptoms related to COVID-19. He also addressed the situation of the 248 Canadians stranded on a cruise ship of...
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Feds pledge billions in additional support to businesses battered by COVID-19

Feds pledge billions in additional support to businesses battered by COVID-19

The federal government upped its financial lifeline to small businesses suffering from COVID-19 on Friday by announcing increased wage subsidies for employers and offering interest-free loans so companies can pay their bill. The measures capped a ...
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Data suggests B.C. efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases are starting to work

Data suggests B.C. efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases are starting to work

British Columbia health officials released Friday its “worst case scenario” data related to the COVID-19 pandemic but the province believes the numbers show it will more closely mirror the South Korean experience, rather than the situation in Italy.
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PM Trudeau boosts wage subsidy, cautions against militarizing Canada-U.S. border

PM Trudeau boosts wage subsidy, cautions against militarizing Canada-U.S. border

The Liberal government is increasing its proposed wage subsidy to help businesses get through the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 to 75 per cent. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that will help keep more people on the payroll. He also says it...
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Manitoba records first COVID-19 death, announces new restrictions

Manitoba records first COVID-19 death, announces new restrictions

Manitoba health officials announced the province’s first death related to COVID-19 Friday. They also announced that public gatherings will be capped at 10 people as of Monday, down from the current limit of 50.
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Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25 per cent

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25 per cent

The Bank of Canada cut its key interest target by half a percentage point to 0.25 per cent in an unscheduled rate announcement Friday. Bank governor Stephen Poloz says the goal of the decision is to restore market functioning and help create a bri...
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B.C. health officials announce 66 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday

B.C. health officials announce 66 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says there are now 725 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says staff at the government's 811 health helpline managed to answer 5,070 calls on Wednesday dealing with the anxiety surroundi...
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B.C. invokes emergency powers to fight COVID-19

B.C. invokes emergency powers to fight COVID-19

B.C. Premier John Horgan says his government is taking unprecedented actions to maintain the steady supply of essential goods and services and prevent attempts by some to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the province and industry leaders...
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Manitoba delays tax cut to fight COVID-19

Manitoba delays tax cut to fight COVID-19

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is pushing back a promised tax cut and looking at borrowing billions of dollars to cope with the fallout of COVID-19. Pallister had promised to cut the provincial sales tax from seven per cent to six in July, and n...
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Freeland says Canada is against having U.S. troops at border

Freeland says Canada is against having U.S. troops at border

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is strongly opposed to a White House proposal to send troops to the Canada-U.S. border. She says Ottawa has told the U.S. administration there it does not believe there is any public-health justi...
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Manitoba health officials are reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases, and are hinting at new restrictio

Manitoba health officials are reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases, and are hinting at new restrictio

Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's chief public health officer, says there are 14 new cases, bringing the total to 35. Roussin says one Winnipeg woman in her 60s is in intensive care in hospital.
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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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Trudeau makes acting ambassador Kirsten Hillman permanent envoy to U.S.

Trudeau makes acting ambassador Kirsten Hillman permanent envoy to U.S.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Kirsten Hillman as Canada’s envoy to the United States. He says Hillman, who has been the acting ambassador in Washington since August 2019, recently played a key role in the talks to close the Canada-U.S. b...
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Government asking banks to cut credit-card rates

Government asking banks to cut credit-card rates

Despite cuts to key interest rates by Canada's central bank, credit-card interest rates are still high. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is talking to the banks about reducing them as more Canadian consumers need to use cr...
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Fines, arrests a possibility for quarantine violators: Trudeau

Fines, arrests a possibility for quarantine violators: Trudeau

People returning to Canada have to quarantine themselves for two weeks and federal officials say they'll be doing spot-checks to make sure they are. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the number of people not following the rules is small but they'...
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Alberta Premier, Chief Medical Officer provide update on COVID-19

Alberta Premier, Chief Medical Officer provide update on COVID-19

Alberta's Premier and chief medical officer restated the importance of measures intended to fight the spread of COVID-19, updating the public on new cases identified in the province and new enforcement measures for those defying public health orders.
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B.C. reports 42 new COVID-19 cases, one death

B.C. reports 42 new COVID-19 cases, one death

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says British Columbia has 659 COVID-19 cases, with 42 new cases reported Wednesday. Henry says the most recent death of a resident in a long-term care home in North Vancouver raises the province's total t...
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Manitoba health officials are reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases, and are hinting at new restrictio

Manitoba health officials are reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases, and are hinting at new restrictio

Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's chief public health officer, says there are 14 new cases, bringing the total to 35. Roussin says one Winnipeg woman in her 60s is in intensive care in hospital.
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Nova Scotia reports 17 new cases, bringing total to 68

Nova Scotia reports 17 new cases, bringing total to 68

Nova Scotia is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 68. Provincial health officials say all of the new cases are travel-related or connected to earlier reported cases. They come a day after the province announced further measu...
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Mandatory quarantine for travellers returning to Canada

Mandatory quarantine for travellers returning to Canada

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says the government will enforce a mandatory quarantine for non-essential travellers coming into Canada. Officials will take their contact information and follow up to ensure they are self-isolating. She say...
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Liberals rejig benefits for workers affected by COVID-19

Liberals rejig benefits for workers affected by COVID-19

The Liberal government is repackaging two previously promised benefits for Canadians whose working lives are disrupted by COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will now be one benefit to provide $2,000 per month for four months to peo...
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House of Commons passes emergency legislation for COVID-19 help

House of Commons passes emergency legislation for COVID-19 help

The House of Commons has adopted emergency legislation for up to $82 billion in relief for Canadians impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill will deliver financial aid and tax deferrals to individuals and businesses hit by the economic impact ...
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B.C. reports 145 new COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths

B.C. reports 145 new COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says British Columbia now has 617 COVID-19 cases, with the majority in the Lower Mainland, but the novel coronavirus is escalating across the province. Henry says she urges people to continue to practise ...
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Ontario to reduce hydro rates: Ford

Ontario to reduce hydro rates: Ford

Ontario is cutting the price of hydro temporarily as many people work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Doug Ford announced the plan during a press conference Tuesday, saying all current time-of-use pricing will shift to off-peak rat...
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Community spread of COVID-19 in Canada growing

Community spread of COVID-19 in Canada growing

Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says overall in Canada, an equal number of Canadians who have tested positive for COVID-19 contracted the virus from travel and from transmission within their own communities. But the trend is n...
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Trudeau commits to upholding Canada's democratic principles during pandemic

Trudeau commits to upholding Canada's democratic principles during pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians have his "unwavering commitment" to uphold the country’s democratic principles. The comment follows anger from the opposition parties over draft legislation that promised $82 billion in emergency aid fo...
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Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are officially postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 fears
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Scheer says Tories will support aid to Canadians, not Liberal 'power grab'

Scheer says Tories will support aid to Canadians, not Liberal 'power grab'

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says his MPs will help pass emergency economic measures that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced last week to cushion the blow from COVID-19. But Scheer says Conservatives won't give the consent the Liberals w...
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B.C. premier announces $5-billion COVID-19 aid and recovery plan

B.C. premier announces $5-billion COVID-19 aid and recovery plan

Premier John Horgan says his government has introduced a $5-billion plan to help individuals, businesses, service organizations and the government endure the novel coronavirus pandemic and rebuild the economy once it ends. He says individuals who ...
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B.C. reports three COVID-19 deaths, 48 new cases

B.C. reports three COVID-19 deaths, 48 new cases

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported three deaths related to COVID-19 on Monday and 48 new cases, bringing British Columbia's total to 472 people infected with the novel coronavirus. Henry says two of the three deaths are residents ...
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Ontario ordering non-essential businesses to close

Ontario ordering non-essential businesses to close

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses in the province to help deal with the spread of COVID-19. Ford says the order will be effective Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. and will be in place for at least 14 days. He s...
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Manitoba officials recommend no travel outside province due to COVID-19

Manitoba officials recommend no travel outside province due to COVID-19

Manitoba's chief public health officer on Monday urged people to cancel all non-essential travel outside the province to stop the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Brent Roussin also said anyone who returns from travel, either international or domestic, sho...
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Don't rush to untested treatments: Tam

Don't rush to untested treatments: Tam

The World Health Organization is organizing tests of potential COVID-19 treatments, says Dr. Theresa Tam, and it's vital not to rush to try ideas that haven't been proved.
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Trudeau gives sharp warning about social distancing

Trudeau gives sharp warning about social distancing

Seeing Canadians out in crowds on the weekend when they're supposed to be keeping apart to stop the spread of COVID-19 is alarming, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. He says enough is enough, and if things don't improve, fast, governments will s...
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Feds release ads to back COVID-19 fight

Feds release ads to back COVID-19 fight

In an attempt to get to Canadians directly, the federal government is launching an advertising campaign showing Dr. Theresa Tam, the country's chief public health officer, giving direct warnings about safe and unsafe behaviour.
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Trudeau says Canada is not at the point of declaring a federal emergency

Trudeau says Canada is not at the point of declaring a federal emergency

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is not at the point where the federal government needs to take emergency measures to force people to stay at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Trudeau says provinces and local governments continue to take...
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Feds trying to help Canadians come home

Feds trying to help Canadians come home

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday the federal government is doing what it can to help Canadians who are stranded overseas make their way home to Canada. But he warned again that the government won't be able to help everyone. He also took...
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COVID-19: B.C. health officials announce 77 new cases of the novel coronavirus

COVID-19: B.C. health officials announce 77 new cases of the novel coronavirus

B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, says the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia has grown to 348 with the addition of 77 new cases announced Friday. Henry also ordered all restaurants in the province to close...
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Feds ask industry to retool to produce medical goods

Feds ask industry to retool to produce medical goods

With an immediate need for medical supplies and tools, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is seeking contributions from any manufacturer or innovator that can help. Industry Minister Navdeep Bains says the full weight of the federal...
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Ontario rolls out online learning plan while schools are closed due to COVID-19

Ontario rolls out online learning plan while schools are closed due to COVID-19

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is pointing parents and students toward online learning resources while schools are closed due to COVID-19, with the province planning a second phase should the closures have to be extended. Ford said the "learn at home" ...
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Refugee claimants to be turned away at border

Refugee claimants to be turned away at border

A day after the government said irregular border-crossers would continue to be accepted, screened for health concerns and isolated, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says instead they will be sent back to the United States.
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Alternate workout setups help with wellness

Alternate workout setups help with wellness

The recent closure of gyms and yoga/pilates studios has forced people to get creative in their pursuit of wellness.Working out at home has become the go-to option for many as they try to stay fit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Alberta reports first COVID-19 death

Alberta reports first COVID-19 death

Alberta has recorded its first death from COVID-19. Chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the man who died was in his 60s and had underlying health conditions.
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Sask. doctor tests positive for COVID-19 after curling bonspiel for doctors in Alberta

Sask. doctor tests positive for COVID-19 after curling bonspiel for doctors in Alberta

Saskatchewan Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab provides details on the case of a local doctor who tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a curling bonspiel in Edmonton with physicians from across Western Canada. Public health off...
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B.C. announces 40 new COVID-19 cases, one death

B.C. announces 40 new COVID-19 cases, one death

B.C. announced 40 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and one death. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the province now has 271 COVID-19 cases and eight people have died. She says she can't stress strongly enough for people to practise socia...
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What do the latest COVID-19 numbers tell us?

What do the latest COVID-19 numbers tell us?

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says it could be weeks, or even months before we know if self-isolation efforts are slowing the spread of COVID-19. Canada has seen day-over-day increases in the confirmed number of cases, even as more p...
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What to expect when Canada-U.S. border closes

What to expect when Canada-U.S. border closes

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland explains what to expect when the border between Canada and the United States closes to tourists and visitors. She says essential workers will still be able to get through. She also says the federal governmen...
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