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Reverse job-killing oilpatch monitoring suspensions: Alberta Opposition leader

Reverse job-killing oilpatch monitoring suspensions: Alberta Opposition leader

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney should step in to reverse a decision by the province's energy regulator to suspend most environmental monitoring in the oilpatch, says the province's Opposition leader.
Federal parties tap wage subsidy program to avoid layoffs as donations dry up

Federal parties tap wage subsidy program to avoid layoffs as donations dry up

OTTAWA — Federal political parties are tapping into the emergency wage subsidy program to avoid laying off their staff as donations dry up during the COVID-19 crisis.

Air Force to hold funeral procession in Halifax for victim of Snowbirds crash

The Royal Canadian Air Force is organizing a procession through the streets of Halifax this weekend to honour the Snowbirds aerobatic team member who was killed in a recent plane crash. Halifax native Capt.

Financial help lacking as COVID-19 shuts courts, kills legal work, lawyers say

TORONTO — The shutdown of much of the country's court system due to the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a financial toll on many lawyers, and law societies are not doing enough to help, members of the profession say.
Trudeau urges provinces to seek federal help with testing, contact tracing

Trudeau urges provinces to seek federal help with testing, contact tracing

Canada must ramp up its efforts to test residents for COVID-19 and trace anyone who may have come into contact with the virus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday as he urged provinces to seek federal help with the process if needed.
Tories want Parliament declared 'essential service,' regular House sittings

Tories want Parliament declared 'essential service,' regular House sittings

OTTAWA — Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer called Friday for Parliament to be declared an essential service so a reduced number of MPs can resume their House of Commons duties amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Feds hope to endorse single contact tracing app: PM

Feds hope to endorse single contact tracing app: PM

OTTAWA — Canada may soon be implementing a more unified approach to tracing the close contacts of COVID-19 cases, including a federally recommended app to track people's movements.
Canadian peacekeeping levels hit lowest level in more than 60 years

Canadian peacekeeping levels hit lowest level in more than 60 years

OTTAWA — Canada's contribution to peacekeeping has reached what is believed to be an all-time low, as the Liberal government makes its final push to secure a coveted seat on the United Nations Security Council.
COVID-19 could complicate preparations for hurricane season: meteorologist

COVID-19 could complicate preparations for hurricane season: meteorologist

HALIFAX — As the Canadian Hurricane Centre warned of another active hurricane season Friday, one of the country's top meteorologists said the COVID-19 pandemic could make it more difficult for people to prepare for a long line of tropical storms.
PM avoids promising federal inquiry into Nova Scotia shooting rampage

PM avoids promising federal inquiry into Nova Scotia shooting rampage

HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won't commit to a federal inquiry into the recent Nova Scotia shootings, even as the province's premier continues to say it's up to Ottawa to take the lead in examining the tragedy.
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