Federal cabinet ministers offer support for Dorian recovery efforts in the Maritimes

Federal cabinet ministers offer support for Dorian recovery efforts in the Maritimes

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Rural Economic Development Minister Bernadette Jordan visit Herring Cove to meet with residents and talk about federal help as Nova Scotia recovers from post-tropical storm D...
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Ignoring COVID-19 restrictions can have ‘devastating effects and endangers lives,’ Ontario Premier D

Ignoring COVID-19 restrictions can have ‘devastating effects and endangers lives,’ Ontario Premier D

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says people are putting lives at stake if they don't self-isolate or stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19. To drive home the message, the province issued another emergency alert warning everyone other than essential p...
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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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British Columbia's health minister is disappointed that the U.S. is blocking the export of N-95 mask

British Columbia's health minister is disappointed that the U.S. is blocking the export of N-95 mask

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says President Donald Trump's recent clampdown on the export of surgical-grade face masks that are critical in the fight against the new coronavirus is wrong. Dix says the world needs to work together in the fight a...
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Freeland says Ottawa working to resolve 3M masks issue

Freeland says Ottawa working to resolve 3M masks issue

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she welcomed the statement by Minnesota-based 3M, which pushed back against a White House order to stop exporting its N95 respirator masks. Freeland says Ottawa is in touch with the Americans to resolve...
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More businesses to close in Ontario

More businesses to close in Ontario

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says more businesses will be closing in the province in the wake of grim projections about the spread of COVID-19. Ford says the new closures will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday and will include all industrial cons...
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How to make life and death decisions in a pandemic

How to make life and death decisions in a pandemic

When there's only one ventilator but two patients need it, how should a doctor decide who survives?
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Ontario: Up to 15,000 could die from COVID-19

Ontario: Up to 15,000 could die from COVID-19

Public health officials in Ontario say between 3,000 and 15,000 could die of COVID-19 in the province, even with public health measures in place. Projections from Public Health Ontario suggest without strong public health measures to combat the pa...
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Canada pressing case for continued U.S. exports of medical gear, Trudeau says

Canada pressing case for continued U.S. exports of medical gear, Trudeau says

Open trade between Canada and the United States in medical supplies, drugs and even health workers has to be protected, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. This week President Donald Trump told major manufacturer 3M to stop exporting critical N95 ...
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Conservatives seek more accountability from government on COVID-19 response

Conservatives seek more accountability from government on COVID-19 response

Parliament isn't sitting during the COVID-19 pandemic and that means the Opposition needs new ways to hold the governing Liberals to account, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says. He's seeking regular updates on supplies of medical goods and a c...
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The B.C. government says six more people have died after contracting COVID-19

The B.C. government says six more people have died after contracting COVID-19

British Columbia has 55 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 1,121 infections. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says one of the new cases is an inmate at the Okanagan Correctional Centre, the first positive test at a jail in B.C.
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Alberta imposing new rules on seniors care centres

Alberta imposing new rules on seniors care centres

Alberta health officials say there are outbreaks in nine care homes in the province, including 65 cases and four deaths at the McKenzie Towne centre in Calgary.
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COVID-19 cases jump in Manitoba, more than 40 health-care workers sent home to self-isolate

COVID-19 cases jump in Manitoba, more than 40 health-care workers sent home to self-isolate

More than 40 health-care workers at a Winnipeg hospital have been sent home to self-isolate after two staff tested positive for COVID-19 Health officials also reported that nine residents at a nursing home in Gimli, Man. have developed symptoms of...
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Despite gaps, economic-relief package for COVID-19 is biggest in history, Freeland says

Despite gaps, economic-relief package for COVID-19 is biggest in history, Freeland says

The immense financial measures to cushion the hit from the COVID-19 pandemic are being rolled out as fast as the government can prepare them, says Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. Though the multibillion-dollar Canada Emergency Response Be...
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Ontario to release COVID-19 modelling

Ontario to release COVID-19 modelling

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province will release data Friday showing how many Ontarians could die from COVID-19 in various scenarios. Ford had resisted calls to release that modelling as recently as Thursday, saying there were many differe...
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Trudeau says better data on COVID-19 in Canada is on its way

Trudeau says better data on COVID-19 in Canada is on its way

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will soon be able to give Canadians a better sense of the impact COVID-19 is going to have on this country but he isn’t able to do it yet. Trudeau says he is chairing a first-ministers meeting with premiers Th...
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COVID-19 spells disaster for Canada's restaurant businesses

COVID-19 spells disaster for Canada's restaurant businesses

A survey by a Canadian not-for-profit says restaurant jobs have been lost in Ontario as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Staying at home offers chance to declutter

Staying at home offers chance to declutter

In a time of rising stress levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the act of decluttering can come with a number of benefits. With Canadians being encouraged to stay home to help flatten the curve, many are taking the opportunity to tidy up.
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COVID-19: désastre pour la restauration au Canada

COVID-19: désastre pour la restauration au Canada

Le regroupement Restaurants Canada affirme que la crise de la COVID-19 sème le désastre dans l'industrie de la restauration.
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B.C’s public health officer says the province is holding its own against COVID-19

B.C’s public health officer says the province is holding its own against COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, says British Columbia still has a few more weeks to go in the fight against the novel coronavirus. But even when restrictions on the movement of people are lifted, she says it will have to be done i...
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Manitoba starts to see community transmission of COVID-19

Manitoba starts to see community transmission of COVID-19

Manitoba's COVID-19 numbers continued to climb Wednesday and health officials said they are starting to see early signs of community transmission in Winnipeg. The province's chief public health officer warned the numbers could start to rise more r...
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B.C. Hydro gives customers a break during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Hydro gives customers a break during COVID-19 pandemic

Premier John Horgan says people who have lost wages or their jobs will be able to get a three-month credit on their residential power bills. While small business owners will also be able to apply for a three month payment holiday on their bills.
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Feds likely didn't have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile, Hajdu says

Feds likely didn't have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile, Hajdu says

The federal government likely did not have enough protective equipment in its emergency stockpile to meet needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister Patty Hajdu acknowledges. Successive governments in Ottawa have not spent enough money pr...
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Ontario launches new $50 million fund for medical production

Ontario launches new $50 million fund for medical production

Ontario is launching a $50 million fund to help businesses retool their operations to produce medical equipment and personal protective gear for front-line workers. The province says the money will go to the most viable, innovative proposals that ...
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U.S. standing down on plan for border troops: Trudeau

U.S. standing down on plan for border troops: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the United States appears to have backed off on its plan to send soldiers to the Canada-U.S. border. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had been floating the idea to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...
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