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Controls can keep Canadian COVID-19 deaths under 44,000, health agency says

Controls can keep Canadian COVID-19 deaths under 44,000, health agency says

OTTAWA — Canada could see the end of the first wave of the COVID-19 epidemic before autumn, according to federal projections, but only if strong physical distancing measures are strictly maintained the whole time.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 1:45 p.m. ET on April 9, 2020: There are 20,696 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 2:20 p.m. Manitoba is reporting three new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 207 confirmed cases and 17 probable.
Lawyers, advocate call for inmate release before COVID-19 spreads

Lawyers, advocate call for inmate release before COVID-19 spreads

The number of COVID-19 cases in prisons is rising, prompting Canada's criminal lawyers and an inmate advocacy group to ask federal and provincial governments to reduce the number of people in the institutions.
Top court won't hear bid to suspend Quebec's secularism law

Top court won't hear bid to suspend Quebec's secularism law

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday it will not look at whether parts of Quebec's secularism law should be suspended while a full legal challenge of the measure plays out.

Teen dies in hospital after police shooting during vehicle stop in Winnipeg

Winnipeg police say a 16-year old girl shot by an officer has died in hospital. Manitoba’s Independent Investigation Unit says officers were pursuing a stolen vehicle in the city Thursday evening.
COVID likely to kill thousands even with tough measures; job losses staggering

COVID likely to kill thousands even with tough measures; job losses staggering

TORONTO — Amid staggering job losses across Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government on Thursday said it expected the number of Canadians killed by the novel coronavirus to double over the next week.
Conservatives not holding up aid bill, but want to see improvements: Scheer

Conservatives not holding up aid bill, but want to see improvements: Scheer

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says his party isn't deliberately holding up a new financial aid package for COVID-19 relief.
Supreme Court refuses to hear case concerning rights of disabled air passengers

Supreme Court refuses to hear case concerning rights of disabled air passengers

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not examine whether new air-travel rules that allow lengthy delays breach the rights of some Canadians with disabilities.
Canada lost more than a million jobs in March, but April may be even worse

Canada lost more than a million jobs in March, but April may be even worse

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy lost an unprecedented one million jobs in March — the worst recorded single-month change — as the COVID-19 crisis began to take hold, lifting the unemployment rate to 7.8 per cent, Statistics Canada reported Thursday.