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Trudeau defends announcing $37B income-support plan after shuttering Parliament

Trudeau defends announcing $37B income-support plan after shuttering Parliament

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending his choice to shut down Parliament shortly before unveiling a $37-billion plan to replace a key emergency aid benefit.
Trudeau, Ford unveil deal to produce N95 masks at 3M plant in Brockville, Ont.

Trudeau, Ford unveil deal to produce N95 masks at 3M plant in Brockville, Ont.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Friday to announce a deal aimed at ensuring Canada is never again at the mercy of unreliable foreign suppliers of personal protective equipment during a pandemic.
Trudeau government appeals Federal Court ruling on Canada-U.S. refugee pact

Trudeau government appeals Federal Court ruling on Canada-U.S. refugee pact

Ottawa is appealing a court ruling that struck down a key refugee agreement between Canada and the United States, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Friday.
19-year-old youngest in Quebec to die from complications linked to COVID-19

19-year-old youngest in Quebec to die from complications linked to COVID-19

MONTREAL — A 19-year-old in Quebec has died from complications linked to COVID-19, the Health Department confirmed Friday, marking the first time since the pandemic hit that someone in the province under the age of 20 has succumbed to the disease.
Five things to know about how the Conservatives will choose their new leader

Five things to know about how the Conservatives will choose their new leader

OTTAWA — Today is the last day for ballots in the Conservative party leadership race to be submitted. A winner will be revealed on Sunday night.
New Brunswick political parties race to confirm candidates ahead of September election

New Brunswick political parties race to confirm candidates ahead of September election

FREDERICTON — At least three of New Brunswick's political parties are promising a full slate of candidates ahead of next month's provincial election.
Cowboys swapped out for lawyers: Calgary to use Stampede site for jury trials

Cowboys swapped out for lawyers: Calgary to use Stampede site for jury trials

CALGARY — Hotels. Convention centres. Even rodeo grounds. Courts across the country are working to figure out how — and where — to resume jury trials this fall after months of delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hammered by COVID-19, Kingston pins hopes of recovery on returning students

Hammered by COVID-19, Kingston pins hopes of recovery on returning students

KINGSTON, Ont. — Two weeks after much of Ontario reopened, Aba Mortley was optimistic that her business would recover despite the financial strain caused by the global pandemic. Her hometown of Kingston, Ont.
Canada Post reports second-quarter loss of $378 million due to COVID-19

Canada Post reports second-quarter loss of $378 million due to COVID-19

OTTAWA — Canada Post is reporting a second quarter pre-tax loss of $378 million, a figure the service says was largely driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Search continues for Indigenous Cape Breton teen believed to be travelling on foot

Search continues for Indigenous Cape Breton teen believed to be travelling on foot

ESKASONI, N.S. — RCMP say ground and aerial searches are continuing today along several trails in southeast Cape Breton for an Indigenous teenager who has been missing for more than a week.