Trudeau says holiday gatherings are on the line unless people act now

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says action needs to be taken immediately to preserve any chance Canadians will be able to gather over the holidays, “even in a restrained way,” as … Read More

Liberals keep edge in support over Tories as coronavirus cases grow

The federal Liberals are holding on to a small lead over the Conservatives in decided voter support as the coronavirus second wave tightens its grip across broad swaths of the … Read More

Canada ‘desperately’ needs people to dig in, stay home in coronavirus fight: Qualtrough

As coronavirus cases continue to spike rapidly across the country, the federal government is “desperately” urging people to dig in and stay home. In an interview with The West Block‘s … Read More

Canada ‘on the brink’ of coronavirus surge, second wave underway in some regions: Trudeau

Canada is “on the brink” of a coronavirus surge as many parts of the country enter a second wave. And it’s likely Thanksgiving gatherings will be out of the question … Read More

Trudeau dangles national childcare system in throne speech with few hints of fiscal restraint

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a national childcare and early education system as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter gender equality gains by forcing Canadian women out of the … Read More

U.S., Europe pre-ordered millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses. Why hasn’t Canada?

As countries around the world are jockeying to secure a supply of vaccines under development for the novel coronavirus, many are striking advance deals with biopharmaceutical giants. But Canada doesn’t … Read More

Canada, U.S. extend border closure agreement until Aug. 21

WASHINGTON — The U.S., Canada and Mexico have agreed to keep their shared borders closed to non-essential traffic until at least late August because of COVID-19. Acting U.S. Department of … Read More

Coronavirus: Payments for Canadians with disabilities still in limbo

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to provide a $600 payment to disabled Canadians to help with additional costs in the COVID-19 pandemic remains in limbo. The measure was contained in … Read More

Canada to contribute $300M to global fight against coronavirus, Trudeau says

By Mike Blanchfield The Canadian Press Posted June 27, 2020 7:07 am     Updated June 27, 2020 10:53 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds urged to spend $1.5B more to battle COVID-19 around the world

Canada is expected to send hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding towards an international effort to develop and fairly distribute an eventual COVID-19 vaccine when Prime Minister Justin … Read More

Coronavirus tracing app not yet OK’d by privacy watchdog, but outside experts give thumbs up

The federal government’s newly announced coronavirus contact-tracing app hasn’t yet been approved by the federal privacy watchdog but outside privacy and cybersecurity experts are already giving the digital tool an … Read More

Coronavirus contact-tracing app to launch nationally in early July, Trudeau says

A smartphone app developed to help with coronavirus contact-tracing efforts will be launched nationally in early July, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday. Trudeau said the app, which will … Read More

Coronavirus contact tracing app to launch nationally in coming weeks: Trudeau

A smartphone app developed to help with coronavirus contact tracing efforts will be launched nationally in the coming weeks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday. Trudeau said the app, … Read More

Coronavirus: CERB to be extended by 8 weeks, Trudeau says

Posted June 16, 2020 11:17 am Updated June 16, 2020 11:22 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government will … Read More

Trudeau calls today’s youth ‘greatest generation’ of 21st century in commencement speech

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed faith in the young people of today to face the myriad challenges facing Canada and world, comparing them to the generation who came of age … Read More

Coronavirus: Nothing ‘off the table’ in solving long-term care crisis, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he’s “not taking anything off the table” when it comes to addressing shortcomings in Canada’s long-term care homes, but stayed tight-lipped on whether … Read More

Canada to co-host virtual UN conference on coronavirus amid bid for Security Council seat

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 26, 2020 2:12 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada will co-host a major … Read More

Trudeau says he’ll get coronavirus antibody test once serological testing available

After potentially being exposed to the novel coronavirus earlier this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he intends to get a test that detects COVID-19 antibodies when those tests become … Read More

Warmer weather no reason to break COVID-19 public health rules, Trudeau warns

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 25, 2020 12:07 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says … Read More

Conservatives propose declaring Parliament an ‘essential service’ amid COVID-19 crisis

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 22, 2020 12:44 pm Updated May 22, 2020 12:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Trudeau says Ottawa will help fund coronavirus contact tracing across Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 22, 2020 8:30 am Updated May 22, 2020 11:09 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Canada on UN Security Council would help world rebuild after COVID-19: Trudeau

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 19, 2020 1:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says … Read More

U.S.-Canada border closure extended another 30 days amid coronavirus

Canada and the United States have agreed to once again extend the closure of their shared border to non-essential travel for another 30 days amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, … Read More

Coronavirus: Some businesses begin to slowly reopen after long weekend

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 19, 2020 6:09 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Businesses in some provinces begin … Read More

Trudeau mum on help for workers with health conditions as coronavirus restrictions ease

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sidestepped questions on Friday on whether the federal government will implement any measures to help Canadians with underlying health conditions who fear returning to work as … Read More

Coronavirus aid applications for Canadian students, recent grads open May 15

Canadian students and recent graduates who have lost income or summer jobs as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic can apply to receive funding from an emergency aid program … Read More

Applying for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit? Here’s what you need to know

Canadian post-secondary students and recent graduates who have lost income or summer jobs as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic can apply to receive funding from an emergency aid … Read More

Coronavirus: Smaller Canadian airlines fear being left out of federal aid programs

As the federal government gears up to deliver relief measures for hard-hit industries, smaller airlines worry they’ll be left out. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that federal financing will … Read More

Wage boosts for essential workers should last beyond COVID-19 pandemic: union leaders

Union leaders across the country applauded the federal government on Thursday for contributing up to $3 billion to help boost wages for essential workers across the country in the COVID-19 … Read More

Feds expected to unveil emergency COVID-19 aid for agri food sector

The Trudeau government is expected to announce today significant, targeted financial support for farmers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement will come just as some farmers are making … Read More

Coronavirus: Officials outline 7 criteria needed before restrictions can be loosened

Canadian officials have released a broad range of public health guidelines provinces will have to consider in order to reopen economies stalled by the novel coronavirus pandemic. But, as expected, … Read More

Businesses can begin applying for emergency COVID-19 wage subsidy program today

Some key developments are coming this week in the country’s relentless struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic. They begin today with businesses being allowed to apply for the federal government’s $73 … Read More

Coronavirus: Almost 10K businesses apply for wage subsidy as applications open

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 27, 2020 6:08 am Updated April 27, 2020 11:36 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau taking cautious approach to economic recovery plans

COVID-19 claimed another 115 lives in Canada Saturday as the number of confirmed and presumptive cases across the country rose by nearly a thousand to 45,354. Despite the ongoing coronavirus … Read More

Trudeau announces $62.5 million for seafood, fish processors during coronavirus pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $62.5 million to support seafood and fish processors who may be struggling during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Speaking from Rideau Cottage on Saturday, he told … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada looking into disinfecting, reusing masks amid shortages, Tam says

As the global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) continues to grow amid the novel coroanvirus outbreak, Canada’s chief public health officer says the country is looking into whether or … Read More

Canada to recruit volunteers, offer jobs to reservists amid COVID-19: Trudeau

Canada has put a call out for volunteers to support frontline healthcare workers and is offering full-time jobs to Canadian Forces reservists, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during an update … Read More

Trudeau to continue self-isolation despite wife’s coronavirus recovery

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will remain in isolation at his home for almost two more weeks even though his wife recently announced she has recovered from COVID-19. Trudeau … Read More

Canada to provide more funding for seniors, vulnerable amid coronavirus pandemic: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced increased funding for seniors, youth and other vulnerable groups that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking from the Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on … Read More

Trudeau to offer update on Canada’s response to coronavirus pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to offer an update on Sunday on his government’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to his official itinerary, Trudeau is scheduled to … Read More

Canada at critical juncture in coronavirus battle: Canada’s top health official

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 29, 2020 7:03 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s chief public health officer … Read More

Trudeau encouraged by B.C. coronavirus data, but warns ‘we’re not out of the woods yet’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday he was encouraged by data out of British Columbia showing the novel coronavirus pandemic may be starting to level off in that province, but … Read More

Those with COVID-19 symptoms will be barred from domestic flights, intercity trains: Trudeau

Anyone showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus will now be banned from boarding domestic flights and intercity passenger trains, the prime minister announced at a press conference Saturday. Speaking from … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada to ban sick travellers from domestic flights, intercity trains

Anyone showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus will now be banned from boarding domestic flights and intercity passenger trains, the prime minister announced at a press conference Saturday. Speaking from … Read More

Trudeau to provide update on Canada’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to offer an update on Canada’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to his official itinerary, Trudeau will address Canadians at 11 a.m. … Read More

Liberal bill on coronavirus would give feds power to spend, tax without parliamentary approval

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal Liberals are poised to table a bill granting them sweeping new powers to spend money and raise taxes without having to get … Read More

Canada not at the point of declaring a federal emergency over COVID-19: Trudeau

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 22, 2020 12:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says … Read More

Trudeau to offer update on Canada’s COVID-19 response as threat escalates

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 22, 2020 7:18 am Updated March 22, 2020 7:21 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada working with commercial airlines to repatriate stranded citizens

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday announced the government of Canada is working with commercial airlines to repatriate Canadians stranded abroad over the coronavirus pandemic. Trudeau said several considerations are … Read More

Justin Trudeau unveils funding for families, small businesses amid coronavirus uncertainty

Trudeau said the government will spend up to $82 billion, including $27 billion in direct support for Canadian workers and businesses. “These are extraordinary times, our government is taking extraordinary … Read More

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