Toronto reports surge in Covid-19 cases, Windsor-Essex region new ‘hotspot’

Ontario health officials reported a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the province, with a majority in the Windsor-Essex region. An additional 257 new infections were confirmed on Monday, up from 178 reported on Sunday, 160 reported on Saturday and 111 on Friday. Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announced on Monday that […]

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US mulls imposing tariffs on aluminium import from Canada, Trudeau cautions

Amid reports that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering slapping tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the U.S. “needs Canadian aluminum” and would only be hurting its own economy. “We have heard, obviously, the musings and proposals from the United States that perhaps there needs to be more tariffs […]

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Tam warns against laxity, more younger people contracting virus than ever before

OTTAWA — New national modelling on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada shows that “hotspots” remain in Ontario and Quebec, and the percentage of younger people contracting the virus has increased in proportion to a decrease in older patients in the last month. Federal health officials are projecting that as of July 12 the country could […]

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Beginning July 1, social distancing protocol will be skipped by WestJet, Air Canada

Starting July 1, both Air Canada and WestJet have announced the removal of seat distancing protocol on domestic flights. The Calgary-based airline made the announcement Friday in a release following a review of the International Air Transport Association’s guidance. Officials said because its flights have HEPA filters installed to clean recirculated air and the air […]

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Last day of school, Public school teacher among 20 new Covid-19 cases in B.C.

Thursday marked the last day of instruction for schools before the summer break. The day also marked a public school teacher in the Fraser Health region being among 20 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in British Columbia. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Thursday: “We anticipated and planned for this potential.” Health officials are monitoring the situation very closely. […]

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Scheer pitches CERB revision to incentivise Canadians return or look for jobs

Outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is pitching a revision to the existing Canada Emergency Response Benefit to incentivize Canadians to return to work or look for a job as the economy reopens. As it stands, the program cuts off eligibility to those who make more than $1,000 per month, which the Tories have argued is […]

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Trudeau dismisses call to drop Meng’s extradition process in return for two Michaels

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dismissed out of hand calls from former parliamentarians and diplomats to release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and unilaterally end her extradition process — saying such a move would embolden China to detain other Canadians to further its political goals. A group of 19 high-profile Canadians, including former foreign affairs ministers Lloyd Axworthy and […]

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Four Atlantic Canadian provinces will be ‘bubbling’ July 3 onwards

It’s official. The four Atlantic Canadian provinces will be “bubbling” next month. Residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador can travel within the four Atlantic provinces without having to self-isolate, starting July 3. “This is exciting news for Nova Scotia families and, quite frankly, for Atlantic Canadian families who […]

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