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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:39 p.m. ET on April 21, 2020: There are 38,422 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.

Staff at Alberta meat plant scared of COVID-19, not showing up to work: union

CALGARY — The union representing workers at a southern Alberta meat-packing plant says some employees don't feel safe because of an outbreak of COVID-19 and they aren't showing up for work.
Urban Indigenous left behind by Ottawa's COVID-19 response: friendship centres

Urban Indigenous left behind by Ottawa's COVID-19 response: friendship centres

OTTAWA — Canada's urban Indigenous population is being left behind by the federal response to the COVID-19 crisis, according to the The National Association of Friendship Centres.
Feds pledge $350M to help charities plug holes in funding

Feds pledge $350M to help charities plug holes in funding

OTTAWA — Canada's charities are getting a $350-million injection of federal funding while they deal with growing revenue gaps related to COVID-19, as the federal government considers a request for billions more to help community groups seeing a surge
Having all MPs at virtual Parliament next week beyond current capacity: Clerk

Having all MPs at virtual Parliament next week beyond current capacity: Clerk

OTTAWA — Having a virtual meeting of Parliament next week with all 338 MPs present remains beyond the capacity of the House of Commons, the institution's most senior administrator said Tuesday.
Nova Scotia mass killing investigation monumental logistical task: ex-Mountie

Nova Scotia mass killing investigation monumental logistical task: ex-Mountie

HALIFAX — A retired high-ranking Mountie says the investigation into one of Canada's worst mass killings will tax the resources of the Nova Scotia RCMP.
Social gatherings and congregational prayers cancelled during Ramadan

Social gatherings and congregational prayers cancelled during Ramadan

This week is usually when kids in the Muslim community get excited about an annual trip to see the new moon that marks the start of Ramadan, says Cindy Jadayel, a member of the Mosque of Mercy in Ottawa.
COVID-19 latest hurdle in Canada's long road to buying new fighter jets

COVID-19 latest hurdle in Canada's long road to buying new fighter jets

OTTAWA — COVID-19 is presenting another challenge to Canada's long-running and tumultuous effort to buy new fighter jets.
Mourners struggle to grieve N.S. mass-murder victims during pandemic

Mourners struggle to grieve N.S. mass-murder victims during pandemic

The death toll from a massacre that stretched across rural Nova Scotia last weekend rose to 23 Tuesday as families grappled with the heart-wrenching question of how to mourn during a pandemic that is forcing people to stay apart.
Hotels for homeless people could tackle two crises at once: advocates

Hotels for homeless people could tackle two crises at once: advocates

OTTAWA — Since there is already a housing and homelessness crisis in many parts of the country, advocates say funds to fight the spread of COVID-19 could be used to keep people housed long after the pandemic has ended.