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Trudeau: U.S. standing down plan to send soldiers to backstop northern border

Trudeau: U.S. standing down plan to send soldiers to backstop northern border

OTTAWA — The United States appears to have backed off on its plan to send soldiers to the Canada-U.S. border, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had been floating the idea to help U.S.
Parliament to sit again to approve more COVID-19 relief as spending climbs

Parliament to sit again to approve more COVID-19 relief as spending climbs

OTTAWA — Parliamentarians will soon find themselves voting anew on spending measures to help the country to combat the financial fallout from COVID-19 — help that is going to cost the federal treasury at least $95 billion — as the result of changes t
Supply-line disruptions could cause Canadian drug shortage

Supply-line disruptions could cause Canadian drug shortage

OTTAWA — Canadians should brace for drug shortages as COVID-19 disrupts global supply lines, the federal health ministry's top public servant says.
Scenarios for Indigenous COVID-19 response include calling in the army: Miller

Scenarios for Indigenous COVID-19 response include calling in the army: Miller

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government is ready to call in the army to help First Nations, Inuit or Metis communities contend with COVID-19.
Nova Scotian hosts online kitchen party as antidote to the COVID-19 blues

Nova Scotian hosts online kitchen party as antidote to the COVID-19 blues

HALIFAX — For those growing weary of gloomy news about the COVID-19 pandemic, Nova Scotian Heather Thomson has created an upbeat antidote: an online, down-home kitchen party.
Unemployed during COVID-19? Here's how to navigate federal programs

Unemployed during COVID-19? Here's how to navigate federal programs

A quick look at some of the federal COVID-19 benefit programs and who qualifies for assistance: Canada Emergency Response Benefit The CERB pays a monthly $2,000 payment to workers who wouldn't otherwise be eligible for employment insurance.
Feds likely didn't have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile: Hajdu

Feds likely didn't have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile: Hajdu

OTTAWA — The federal government likely did not have enough protective equipment in its emergency stockpile to meet needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister Patty Hajdu acknowledges.
PM, Scheer among MPs to donate pay hike to charities during COVID-19 crisis

PM, Scheer among MPs to donate pay hike to charities during COVID-19 crisis

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer are among the MPs who are promising to donate an automatic increase in their salaries to charity, as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the economy and puts thousands of Canadian
Troops await word on quarantine location upon return from Ukraine

Troops await word on quarantine location upon return from Ukraine

OTTAWA — Canadian troops returning from Ukraine this month have not been told whether they will allowed to quarantine at home or be forced to spend two weeks somewhere else while they wait to see whether they develop symptoms of COVID-19.
Trudeau defends new flights bringing Canadians home from across the globe

Trudeau defends new flights bringing Canadians home from across the globe

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians being flown home from abroad must subject themselves to "rigorous" and mandatory 14-day self-isolation to keep their fellow citizens safe.
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