Skip to content
Join our Newsletter

National News

Scheer calls for more oversight of government's COVID-19 response

Scheer calls for more oversight of government's COVID-19 response

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling for the Liberals to be more transparent about their response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19

Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19

A look at some of the top quotes from on Friday in relation to COVID-19 in Canada: "If we do everything that we can think of — everything that already has been done stays in place (and) all of the other measures which are being considered (are) put i
GST credit payments to low-income earners to arrive one month earlier

GST credit payments to low-income earners to arrive one month earlier

OTTAWA — The federal government is speeding up financial help to low-income earners hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with payments through the GST credit a month sooner than planned as it prepares to deliver billions more on benefits beginning next week
Ontario closing more businesses effective Saturday to limit spread of COVID-19

Ontario closing more businesses effective Saturday to limit spread of COVID-19

TORONTO — The sacrifices Ontarians have made recently have saved thousands from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Doug Ford said Friday, even as he announced more stringent measures in a bid to avert what new projections suggest could be
Canadians on Florida-bound cruise ship say it's unclear when they'll get home

Canadians on Florida-bound cruise ship say it's unclear when they'll get home

Canadian passengers aboard a Florida-bound cruise ship said it was still unclear Friday when they would get to come home, or even reach shore, as their counterparts aboard two other vessels began their journey back to Canada.
First Nations face governance crisis as pandemic threatens elections

First Nations face governance crisis as pandemic threatens elections

OTTAWA — The chief of an Ontario First Nation says her community is caught up in bureaucratic and "paternalistic" voting rules that could leave it with a governance gap in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID expected to kill thousands just in Ontario even with stiff restrictions

COVID expected to kill thousands just in Ontario even with stiff restrictions

TORONTO — As known COVID-19 cases rose nationally and almost all construction in the country's economic heartland was idled on Friday, health authorities in Ontario said the death toll in that province alone could be kept below a still-staggering 15,
Alberta suspends environmental reporting requirements over COVID crisis

Alberta suspends environmental reporting requirements over COVID crisis

EDMONTON — Alberta has suspended environmental reporting requirements for industry under emergency powers the province has enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former Obama security adviser calls on Canada to show global COVID-19 leadership

Former Obama security adviser calls on Canada to show global COVID-19 leadership

OTTAWA — A former top Obama adviser says Canada's disciplined, science-based approach to the COVID-19 crisis should spur it to pursue greater international leadership on global health issues in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Feds offer full-time work to all military reservists as part of COVID-19 response

Feds offer full-time work to all military reservists as part of COVID-19 response

OTTAWA — The federal government is planning to offer full-time employment to all reservists in the Canadian Armed Forces until the end of the summer as it seeks to bolster the military's ranks and help offset some of the economic damage from COVID-19