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Trudeau makes acting ambassador Kirsten Hillman permanent envoy to U.S.

Trudeau makes acting ambassador Kirsten Hillman permanent envoy to U.S.

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promoting a veteran of the international-trade trenches to be Canada's first permanent female envoy to the United States — just as a raging global pandemic tests the continent's cross-border resolve.

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada's chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they're sick.

Famous lone wolf killed by hunter in British Columbia: conservation service

VICTORIA — British Columbia's conservation agency says a wolf that spent years alone roaming a tiny island off Victoria has been shot and killed.
Science needed to combat disinformation in COVID-19 fight: Champagne

Science needed to combat disinformation in COVID-19 fight: Champagne

OTTAWA — Canada and its G7 counterparts are concerned about the spread of disinformation in the COVID-19 fight, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Thursday, stressing the need for a co-ordinated world response based on science.
Feds seeking lower credit-card interest rates over COVID-19

Feds seeking lower credit-card interest rates over COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government is asking banks and credit-card companies to lower interest rates for Canadians, many of whom are struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada to cut number of troops in Ukraine due to COVID-19 pandemic

Canada to cut number of troops in Ukraine due to COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces plans to withdraw the 200 troops it currently has in Ukraine and replace them with a skeleton force next month to hold the fort until the COVID-19 pandemic has passed.
'A death sentence:' Advocates warn of COVID-19 spread in jails, prisons

'A death sentence:' Advocates warn of COVID-19 spread in jails, prisons

Advocates across Canada are calling for the release of non-violent offenders and a unified plan to deal with the health and safety of inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facts about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Ottawa announced Wednesday the Canada Emergency Response Benefit intended to quickly get cash to workers who need it and support their employers. Here's a look at how the program is going to work.
COVID-19 or no, Iran must release black boxes from January crash: Champagne

COVID-19 or no, Iran must release black boxes from January crash: Champagne

OTTAWA — Despite the daunting hurdles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Iran must live up to its pledge to co-operate with the investigation into its downing of a commercial airliner in January, says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne
Agriculture sector scrambling to offset consequences of COVID-19 crisis

Agriculture sector scrambling to offset consequences of COVID-19 crisis

CALGARY — Canada's agriculture sector is warning of higher prices and potential food shortages if it isn't designated an essential service and allowed to do business as usual during the COVID-19 crisis.