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PM expected to unveil more help for most vulnerable to weather pandemic

Apr 4 2020 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce today more financial support aimed at helping the most vulnerable Canadians survive the COVID-19 pandemic. The new announcement follows Friday’s commitment of $100 million for organizations that help get food to Canadians who can’t afford groceries or who have uncertain access to food and other basic necessities, […]

Pandemic has shunted aside an array of Liberal initiatives, at least for now

Apr 4 2020 — — As a new year dawned, the government’s throne-speech commitments, unfurled just weeks earlier, were grabbing headlines and galvanizing the attention of federal policy-makers. Then came the most serious public health crisis in recent memory. The Trudeau government’s planned gun-control measures, assisted-dying legislation and efforts to advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples are taking a back seat, […]

The Latest: UN to decide in month whether to delay meeting

Apr 4 2020 — AP — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —CDC recommending Americans cover their faces when leaving home. —Chinese man sentenced to 18 months […]

3M pushes back on Trump administration order to stop sending N95 masks to Canada

Apr 3 2020 — James McCarten, The Canadian Press — WASHINGTON — One of the biggest American manufacturers of protective medical gear went to bat for its Canadian customers Friday as it pushed back against a White House order to stop exporting its surgical-grade face masks — mission-critical armour in the war against COVID-19. In front of an international backdrop of frenzied buying, dwindling global supply and […]

3M pushes back on Trump administration order to stop sending N95 masks to Canada

Apr 3 2020 — James McCarten, The Canadian Press — WASHINGTON — One of the biggest American manufacturers of protective medical gear went to bat for its Canadian customers Friday as it pushed back against a White House order to stop exporting its surgical-grade face masks — mission-critical armour in the war against COVID-19. In front of an international backdrop of frenzied buying, dwindling global supply and […]

Government lawyer named as new Grand Canyon park leader

Apr 3 2020 — AP — GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — A veteran lawyer for the federal government has been selected to oversee Grand Canyon National Park — a rare appointment of someone who did not move up through the ranks of the National Park Service. Edward Keable currently serves as the assistant solicitor of general law for the Interior […]

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

Apr 3 2020 — The Canadian Press — The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 7:15 p.m. Police in Delta, B.C., say it was "troubling" to catch two people this week allegedly reselling medical face masks at highly inflated prices. The police department alleges in a news release that officers found one vendor offering 60 N-95 respirators for $1,200 and another selling […]

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

Apr 3 2020 — The Canadian Press — The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 7:15 p.m. Police in Delta, B.C., say it was "troubling" to catch two people this week allegedly reselling medical face masks at highly inflated prices. The police department alleges in a news release that officers found one vendor offering 60 N-95 respirators for $1,200 and another selling […]