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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 31

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 31

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:12 p.m. EDT on Aug. 31, 2020: There are 128,948 confirmed cases in Canada.
Green Party expects eight candidates on final leadership ballot

Green Party expects eight candidates on final leadership ballot

OTTAWA — Green Party officials said Monday they anticipate eight people will be able to hit Tuesday's deadline to submit another $20,000 and make it onto the ballot for the party's leadership vote in October.
Former Edmonton nightclub employee appeals sex assault conviction

Former Edmonton nightclub employee appeals sex assault conviction

EDMONTON — A former Edmonton nightclub employee who was found guilty of sexually assaulting five women is appealing the convictions. Matthew McKnight, who is 33, was sentenced last month to eight years in prison.
Trudeau calls out vandals who toppled Montreal's Macdonald statue

Trudeau calls out vandals who toppled Montreal's Macdonald statue

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he's "profoundly disappointed" in the vandals who toppled and defaced a Montreal statue of the first prime minister of Canada, as Quebec's premier promised the monument would be restored.
Canada has contracts for up to four COVID-19 vaccines but they won't be mandatory

Canada has contracts for up to four COVID-19 vaccines but they won't be mandatory

OTTAWA — Canada is near the front of the line to get millions of doses of four of the most promising COVID-19 vaccines in development, but the federal government does not plan to make getting a vaccine mandatory, federal cabinet ministers said Monday
Calls mount, frustration grows over Trudeau's promise to help Hong Kong

Calls mount, frustration grows over Trudeau's promise to help Hong Kong

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government is facing increasingly frustrated and worried calls to help people leave Hong Kong for Canada as China continues to crack down on pro-democracy activists in the former British colony.
Feds 'looking into' alleged bullying by RCMP employee facing security charges

Feds 'looking into' alleged bullying by RCMP employee facing security charges

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Public Safety Minister Bill Blair is "looking into" allegations the RCMP brushed off complaints about a senior director who was later arrested on national-security charges.
Trade minister says she'll keep eye on U.S. probe of Canadian lobster industry

Trade minister says she'll keep eye on U.S. probe of Canadian lobster industry

HALIFAX — International Trade Minister Mary Ng says she's keeping a close watch on a trade investigation into the Canadian lobster industry requested by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Business rent aid to fall short of budget, PBO says as credit program expands

Business rent aid to fall short of budget, PBO says as credit program expands

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals threw a credit lifeline to small businesses on the eve of rent coming due, extending a loan program as new figures showed a rent-relief effort is going to fall well short of expectations.
Alberta woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in shooting death of partner

Alberta woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in shooting death of partner

EDMONTON — An Alberta woman who was granted a new trial by the Supreme Court of Canada has been sentenced to eight years in prison after she pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her domestic partner.