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Restrictions at Canada-U.S. border could soon be eased, Trump suggests

Restrictions at Canada-U.S. border could soon be eased, Trump suggests

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signalled Wednesday that he's prepared to support easing travel restrictions along the Canada-U.S.
Harsh policing and big fines don't make people safer from COVID-19: criminologists

Harsh policing and big fines don't make people safer from COVID-19: criminologists

Corey Yanofsky, a data scientist living in Ottawa, took his dog out for a walk last week and ended up with an $880 fine for standing in the wrong place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cause for cautious optimism in Canada's COVID-19 fight, top doctor says

Cause for cautious optimism in Canada's COVID-19 fight, top doctor says

OTTAWA — While there's reason to believe the spread of COVID-19 is slowing, Canadian leaders warned Wednesday it was too soon to ease distancing measures, even as the country's central bank warned the downturn tied to the virus could be the worst on
Canada needs to increase testing capacity before life can return to normal: PM

Canada needs to increase testing capacity before life can return to normal: PM

OTTAWA — Life in Canada won't return to normal until Canadian authorities can quickly find and weed out new outbreaks of the virus that causes COVID-19, but the country is far from capable of that now.
Canada's emissions count jumped 15 million tonnes in 2018, report shows

Canada's emissions count jumped 15 million tonnes in 2018, report shows

OTTAWA — A surge in emissions from road traffic, manufacturing, home heating and fossil-fuel production in 2018 almost entirely erased any progress this country had made cutting greenhouse gas emissions since 2005, the federal government reported Wed

B.C. woman charged after deliberately coughing on grocery clerk: RCMP

COQUITLAM, B.C. — A woman is facing criminal charges after RCMP in British Columbia allege she coughed at a grocery clerk who would not let her buy extra tissues.
MPs should return to House of Commons to scrutinize COVID-19 measures: Scheer

MPs should return to House of Commons to scrutinize COVID-19 measures: Scheer

OTTAWA — With a Monday deadline looming, federal parties are grappling with the question of whether in-person sittings of the House of Commons and the Senate should resume in Ottawa.
Liberals ease access to emergency benefit as economy shrinks fast

Liberals ease access to emergency benefit as economy shrinks fast

OTTAWA — The federal government will expand its main relief program for people losing work because of COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday, just after Statistics Canada delivered a preliminary report that the economy contracted
Bibeau says Canada has enough food but COVID-19 will still bring challenges

Bibeau says Canada has enough food but COVID-19 will still bring challenges

OTTAWA — Higher prices and less variety on store shelves is a possibility as the agriculture industry confronts a wide range of challenges created by COVID-19, the federal agriculture minister said Wednesday.
Military seeks to attract commercial pilots affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Military seeks to attract commercial pilots affected by COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Air Force is hoping to address a critical shortage of experienced pilots by scooping up some of the hundreds of commercial pilots whose jobs have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 crisis.