Prime minister is asked to help with search for N.L. man who disappeared in B.C.

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 22, 2020 1:36 pm     Updated October 22, 2020 3:14 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Prime minister’s help sought in search for N.L. man who disappeared in B.C.

The case of a Newfoundland and Labrador man who recently went missing in British Columbia reached the prime minister Wednesday during a virtual town hall with members of Memorial University. … Read More

Prime minister is asked to help with search for NFLD man who disappeared in B.C.

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 22, 2020 1:36 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The case of a … Read More

Canada must ‘immunize’ public against misinformation before COVID-19 vaccine arrives: Tam

Canada’s chief public health doctor says in the age of social media, fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading faster than the virus itself. Dr. Theresa Tam says … Read More

Trudeau not taking kids trick-or-treating for Halloween this year due to coronavirus

As novel coronavirus cases continue to mount amid the second wave, Canadians have faced conflicting safety advice when it comes to holidays and trick-or-treating from public health officials. Prime Minister … Read More

Long-term care homes remain vulnerable to second COVID-19 wave, insiders say

Fear and anxiety have taken over in Canada’s long-term care homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and industry insiders say it will take more than a federal band-aid solution to fix … Read More

Civil rights group prepares lawsuit on ‘discriminatory’ N.B. abortion law

FREDERICTON – A civil rights group is threatening New Brunswick’s government with a lawsuit to force the province to repeal its abortion-related legislation and to make the procedure more widely … Read More

Ontario training hundreds of lab workers to deal with testing backlog. But is it enough?

A new program to train desperately needed medical lab workers amid a growing backlog of COVID-19 tests is being rolled out at The Michener Institute in downtown Toronto, Global News … Read More

Trudeau says Toronto byelections will continue despite increase in coronavirus cases

OTTAWA — The two federal byelections underway in Toronto will continue even as cases of COVID-19 soar in the city, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. Byelections for Toronto Centre and … Read More

Canadians must reduce contacts to bring pandemic under control: modelling

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to accelerate unless Canadians reduce their contact with others, new modelling shows. Health Canada’s latest modelling suggests that by Oct. 17, the cumulative case total … Read More

Bill to amend law on assisted dying in Canada reintroduced 2 months before court deadline

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 5, 2020 5:09 pm     Updated October 5, 2020 5:10 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Canada needs to ‘test smartly’ to survive second wave of coronavirus, Tam says

Canada will need to “test smartly” if the country hopes to successfully navigate its way through a second wave of the novel coronavirus, Canada’s chief public health officer said Monday. … Read More

‘It failed’: O’Toole slams Liberals’ handing of coronavirus pandemic after throne speech

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole used his first speech in the House of Commons as party leader to lambaste the Liberal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In his formal reply … Read More

‘It failed’: O’Toole slams Liberals’ handling of coronavirus pandemic after throne speech

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole used his first speech in the House of Commons as party leader to lambaste the Liberal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In his formal reply … Read More

Health-care delays from COVID-19 won’t improve without major fed support: Pallister

The coronavirus pandemic has caused major backlogs and delays in accessing health care across the country and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says things will only get worse without major federal … Read More

Canada surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases

Eight months after the novel coronavirus was first diagnosed in Canada, the number of cases recorded has surpassed 150,000. Read more: Trudeau reinstates coronaviruses updates as 2nd wave intensifies As … Read More

House of Commons tests virtual voting ahead of throne speech

Tests of how MPs can vote virtually are underway ahead of the planned return of Parliament Wednesday. The Liberal minority government is set to deliver a speech from the throne … Read More

Feds say they’re prepared to discuss health-care funding after provinces voice concerns

The federal government is prepared to discuss more funding for provinces that saw their health-care systems severely impacted by the novel coronavirus, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said. He told … Read More

Canada’s Public Health Agency president resigns amid rising coronavirus cases

Tina Namiesniowski, the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada, has resigned leaving the department in charge of leading country’s response to the coronavirus without a leader, amid rising … Read More

Canada must implement ‘distance voting’ for MPs in wake of coronavirus, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government will be moving ahead with a hybrid model for Parliament that will include “distance voting” in the wake of the novel coronavirus … Read More

Rising coronavirus case numbers appear to ease threat of Canadian federal election

The threat of a federal election seemed to be easing as the Liberal government and opposition parties prepared for a return to Parliament amid concerns Canada could already be dealing … Read More

Liberal cabinet expected to focus on coronavirus pandemic, economy during retreat

Bold plans to rebuild Canada’s shattered economy will take a back seat during a two-day cabinet retreat as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers confront the more immediate challenge … Read More

Guaranteed basic income emerges as top policy priority for Liberal MPs amid COVID-19

A guaranteed basic income for all Canadians has emerged as the top policy choice of Liberal MPs, just as the Trudeau government is crafting its plan to help people weather … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau, Tam say Canada prepared early for pandemic

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government began preparing for a possible pandemic as soon as it received the first alert about a mysterious cluster of pneumonia … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau, Tam say Canada prepared early for possible pandemic

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 11, 2020 4:54 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin … Read More

Despite record drug deaths amid coronavirus, Trudeau still won’t support decriminalization

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is continuing to distance himself from growing calls to decriminalize personal possession of hard drugs, despite a recent spike of overdose deaths across multiple provinces amid … Read More

Liberals to unveil ‘ambitious green agenda’ in throne speech, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will unveil an “ambitious green agenda” in the throne speech scheduled to be delivered later this month. “We know the world is going … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada to give provinces $2B to ensure kids can go back to school in fall

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 25, 2020 10:27 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government is giving … Read More

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

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Ontario Premier Doug Ford today to announce a deal aimed at ensuring Canada is never again at the mercy of unreliable foreign suppliers … Read More

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

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join Ontario Premier Doug Ford today to announce a deal aimed at ensuring Canada is never again at the mercy of unreliable foreign … Read More

Ottawa to invest $59M on protecting migrant farm workers amid coronavirus

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will invest nearly $59 million to protect migrant workers on Canadian farms amid the coronavirus pandemic. Advocates have been calling for greater protections … Read More

B.C. Premier John Horgan formally asking federal government to decriminalize illegal drugs

B.C. Premier John Horgan is formally asking the federal government to decriminalize possession of illegal drugs for personal use. In a letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, … 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

No word from feds on student volunteer program since WE deal scrapped, charities say

Non-profit groups that wanted to use Canada Student Service Grant to hire volunteers say they have not heard a peep from the federal government since WE Charity walked away from … Read More

Feds should have put $900M into existing summer jobs programs, opposition says

Federal opposition parties are demanding to know why the Liberal government created a $900-million program to help students find volunteer positions rather than putting the much-needed funds into an existing … Read More

Groups seek answers on status of $900M student program as WE controversy mounts

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 9, 2020 4:31 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA — Anxious students and … Read More

Students, groups looking for answers on status of $900M coronavirus grant program

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 9, 2020 4:31 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA — Anxious students and … 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

Ethics commissioner launches investigation into Trudeau, $900M WE Charity contract

The federal ethics commissioner has announced a probe into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau relating to his government’s now-scrapped $900-million contract with WE Charity. Ethics critics for both the Conservatives and … Read More

Ethics commissioner launches probe into Trudeau and $900M WE Charity contract

The federal ethics commissioner has announced a probe into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau relating to his government’s now-scrapped $900-million contract with WE Charity. Ethics critics for both the Conservatives and … Read More

Coronavirus on ‘steady decline’ in Canada, latest modelling data shows

Canada is seeing a “steady decline” in new coronavirus cases despite recent outbreaks across the country, according to new modelling from the federal government. Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa … 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

Trudeau hopes Quebec remains ‘transparent’ on coronavirus case numbers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he hopes Quebec will remain “transparent” on coronavirus case numbers a day after the province announced it would switch from daily to weekly … Read More

Trudeau to speak at Collision tech conference amid COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be among some 600 prominent politicians, business leaders and journalists featured at one of the world’s largest tech conferences. The two-day Collision conference begins Wednesday … Read More

Winnipeg plant gets $100M in federal financing to pull protein from peas, canola

The federal government is helping finance an innovative, new agricultural production plant in Winnipeg that turns peas and canola into protein powders for the food industry. Merit Functional Foods Corp. … 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

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