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Freeland says aid needed, but not infinite, as central bank targets 2022 for recovery

Oct 28 2020 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland laid out how federal spending might be reshaped along a bumpy recovery, saying relief will be targeted and likely greater than what was needed after the last recession a decade ago. The federal government has spent unprecedented amounts in record time to limit the economic damage wrought by COVID-19, […]

The Latest: Site of Pence rally agrees to follow virus rules

Oct 28 2020 — AP — WASHINGTON — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The lease holder at a Reno airport hangar where Vice-President Mike Pence plans a rally Thursday has signed an agreement that requires the Republican National Committee to adhere to all Nevada COVID-19 restrictions, including a 250-person attendance cap and mandatory masks. The […]

Advocates call for migrant care worker protections, document alleged pandemic abuses

Oct 28 2020 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Migrant care workers are increasingly being exploited during the COVID-19 pandemic, an advocacy group said Wednesday as it called on the federal government to bolster protections for the workers and grant them permanent resident status.  The Migrant Rights Network said a growing number of the workers who come from abroad to care for […]

Advocates call for migrant care worker protections, document alleged pandemic abuses

Oct 28 2020 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Migrant care workers are increasingly being exploited during the COVID-19 pandemic, an advocacy group said Wednesday as it called on the federal government to bolster protections for the workers and grant them permanent resident status.  The Migrant Rights Network said a growing number of the workers who come from abroad to care for […]

The Latest: Biden will tell world leaders ‘America is back’

Oct 28 2020 — AP — WASHINGTON — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 3 p.m. If he wins the presidency, one of Joe Biden’s first moves will be to call foreign leaders and tell them “America is back.” That’s what the Democratic presidential nominee told more than two dozen donors on a virtual fundraiser Wednesday. Biden said […]

The Latest: Trump campaign says website briefly ‘defaced’

Oct 27 2020 — AP — WASHINGTON — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 8:25 p.m. President Donald Trump’s campaign says its website was “defaced” on Tuesday evening. Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh says the campaign is working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of what it called an “attack.” He adds, “There was no exposure […]