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Defence chief puts Canadian military on COVID-19 war footing

Defence chief puts Canadian military on COVID-19 war footing

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is being put on a war footing as it prepares to be thrown into the COVID-19 crisis. Chief of the defence staff Gen.

Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19

A look at some of the top quotes from across Canada on Friday in relation to COVID-19: "We're in it for the long haul. It's not going to be days and weeks, it's definitely months. Many months." — Dr.
Trudeau seeking U.S. decision on troops at border; calls possibility a mistake

Trudeau seeking U.S. decision on troops at border; calls possibility a mistake

OTTAWA — Historic uncertainty hovered over the world's longest undefended border on Friday as the spectre of President Donald Trump's musing about deploying military forces to America's northern frontier with Canada lingered.
Marc Miller urges First Nations to delay elections during COVID-19 crisis

Marc Miller urges First Nations to delay elections during COVID-19 crisis

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is encouraging Indigenous communities gearing up for elections this year to postpone their votes.
Rural doctors and mayors ask city-dwellers to stay home and not tax system

Rural doctors and mayors ask city-dwellers to stay home and not tax system

Rural health-care providers and small-town politicians are pleading with snowbirds and city-dwellers to stay at their primary homes during the COVID-19 pandemic rather than self-isolating in more remote locales and putting additional strain on a syst
Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target while Libs up wage subsidy

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target while Libs up wage subsidy

OTTAWA — Canada's central bank made yet another unscheduled rate cut Friday to bring its key interest target down to a crisis-level low, and the federal government upped its financial lifeline to businesses in a two-pronged effort to further combat t
COVID-19 closures: It's as if Ottawa has fallen off the electricity grid

COVID-19 closures: It's as if Ottawa has fallen off the electricity grid

TORONTO — It's as if the COVID-19 epidemic had tripped a circuit breaker, shutting off all power to a city the size of Ottawa.
Financial-aid requests won't be hindered by Service Canada closures: Trudeau

Financial-aid requests won't be hindered by Service Canada closures: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Service Canada employees can and should be working from home, despite the growing demand generated by financial-aid applications, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
Supreme Court rules against speeder in dangerous-driving case

Supreme Court rules against speeder in dangerous-driving case

OTTAWA — A reasonable person should foresee the risk of driving almost three times the speed limit towards a major city intersection, the Supreme Court of Canada says in upholding a man's conviction.
Federal deficit to top $112 billion in coming year due to COVID-19, PBO says

Federal deficit to top $112 billion in coming year due to COVID-19, PBO says

OTTAWA — Parliament's budget watchdog is projecting that the federal deficit for the coming fiscal year could be $112.7 billion, a jump of $89.
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