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COVID-19 spending package and Big Brother Canada; In The News for March 17

COVID-19 spending package and Big Brother Canada; In The News for March 17

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of March 17 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
Crown to make closing submissions in Kalen Schlatter trial

Crown to make closing submissions in Kalen Schlatter trial

TORONTO — Prosecutors are expected to make their closing arguments today in the trial of a Toronto man accused of strangling a young woman.
Homeless vulnerable to COVID-19 need help from governments: advocates

Homeless vulnerable to COVID-19 need help from governments: advocates

VANCOUVER — Homeless people staying in close quarters at shelters, tent cities and warming centres are especially at risk for COVID-19, says a community advocate who is working to ensure hand-washing stations and clean bathrooms are available in Vanc
COVID-19 pandemic brings out the best in many Canadian communities

COVID-19 pandemic brings out the best in many Canadian communities

On a weekend when many Canadians were getting themselves ready to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, Jennifer Teufel-Shatilla was figuring out how to help others do so.
Canada closes borders to most foreigners to fight spread of COVID-19

Canada closes borders to most foreigners to fight spread of COVID-19

OTTAWA — Canada is closing its borders to most foreign nationals except Americans and is barring anyone, including Canadian citizens, with symptoms of the novel coronavirus from boarding flights to this country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Mon
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 11:45 p.m. WestJet says it is suspending all commercial operations for international and transborder flights for a 30-day period.

NewsAlert: WestJet to suspend international and transborder flights for 30 days

OTTAWA — WestJet says it is suspending all commercial international and transborder flights for a 30-day period to help control the spread of COVID-19, effective March 23.
Cineplex to close theatres nationwide in response to COVID-19

Cineplex to close theatres nationwide in response to COVID-19

TORONTO — Canada's largest movie exhibitor Cineplex Inc. says it's closing all of its 165 theatres nationwide until at least April 2 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Canadian travellers trying to return trapped by border closures for COVID-19

Canadian travellers trying to return trapped by border closures for COVID-19

CUSCO, Peru — As the federal government urges Canadians overseas to return, some travellers in countries where borders are closing don't know how they're going to get home.

Supreme Court postpones hearing on constitutionality of federal carbon tax

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has postponed until at least June hearing a constitutional challenge of the federal government's carbon tax.