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Feds reviewing COVID-19 aid to prep for potential second wave, Trudeau say

Feds reviewing COVID-19 aid to prep for potential second wave, Trudeau say

OTTAWA — The federal government's ongoing review about the good, bad and possibly ugly parts of its response to COVID-19 will feed into plans for an improved response to a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

EDMONTON — Alberta is cutting business taxes, pumping billions into infrastructure and making a full court press to lure jobs from Toronto, Montreal and elsewhere to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ottawa granted extension to overhaul medical assistance in dying legislation

Ottawa granted extension to overhaul medical assistance in dying legislation

MONTREAL — Quebec Superior Court has granted the federal government a five-month extension to revise its legislation on medical assistance in dying, giving Ottawa until just before Christmas to conform with a provincial court ruling.
Veterans Affairs hiring more staff to tackle growing backlog of disability cases

Veterans Affairs hiring more staff to tackle growing backlog of disability cases

OTTAWA — The federal government will hire hundreds more temporary staff as part of a broader plan to tackle the growing backlog of requests for support and benefits from disabled veterans, many of whom are being forced to wait years for an answer.
N.L. liquor corp. to change 'Old Sam' logo over concerns about racist branding

N.L. liquor corp. to change 'Old Sam' logo over concerns about racist branding

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp. says it will change the logo — but keep the name — of a locally bottled rum brand that appears to depict a laughing Black man.
New models show COVID-19 progress but with 'hotspots' to monitor

New models show COVID-19 progress but with 'hotspots' to monitor

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer says the country appears to have largely gotten a handle on the spread of COVID-19, limiting transmission after weeks of restrictions that are being slowly eased — raising the possibility of numbers going
Democracies must unite to share intel in disinformation fight, LeBlanc says

Democracies must unite to share intel in disinformation fight, LeBlanc says

WASHINGTON — Canada, the United States and democracies around the world have lessons to share and plenty more to learn in what federal cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc said Monday must be a collective, global effort to fight the scourge of online dis
Asylum-seekers who tried to cross from U.S. last month turned back

Asylum-seekers who tried to cross from U.S. last month turned back

OTTAWA — The Canada Border Services Agency says it turned back 21 people who tried to enter the country from the U.S. in May to claim asylum. The CBSA says 17 were sent back to the U.S.
Buzzing through air and space: New species of bee named after Canadian astronaut

Buzzing through air and space: New species of bee named after Canadian astronaut

REGINA — A Saskatchewan scientist has named a new species of bee after Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Rights group blasts Ottawa for not helping detained ISIL members, families

Rights group blasts Ottawa for not helping detained ISIL members, families

OTTAWA — The federal government has been accused of violating its international human-rights obligations by refusing to help dozens of Canadian men, women and children detained in squalid camps in Syria because of their suspected links to the Islamic
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