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Canada adds 1,085 new coronavirus cases as Trudeau warns of second wave – National

Canada adds 1,085 new coronavirus cases as Trudeau warns of second wave - National

Canada added 1,085 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, marking the fifth day in a row the country has seen a daily increase of more than 1,000. The new infections bring the country’s total case count to 147,612. Health authorities also said 10 more people have died …

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Canada ‘on the brink’ of coronavirus surge, second wave underway in some regions: Trudeau – National

Canada ‘on the brink’ of coronavirus surge, second wave underway in some regions: Trudeau - National

Canada is “on the brink” of a coronavirus surge as many parts of the country enter a second wave. And it’s likely Thanksgiving gatherings will be out of the question as cases spike across the country following the recent lifting of many social restrictions. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is …

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Throne speech pledges extended wage subsidy, help for women and taxes – National

Throne speech pledges extended wage subsidy, help for women and taxes - National

The throne speech promises a slew of measures that would financially affect individual Canadians as the Trudeau government outlines its strategy to set the country on a recovery path from the health and economic consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Liberal government unveiled plans to extend the Canada …

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Trudeau dangles national childcare system in throne speech with few hints of fiscal restraint – National

Trudeau dangles national childcare system in throne speech with few hints of fiscal restraint - National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a national childcare and early education system as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter gender equality gains by forcing Canadian women out of the workforce. But just how such an unprecedented national system could work is unclear and there were few concrete signs …

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Coronavirus: Most MPs to participate in House of Commons via video this fall – National

Coronavirus: Most MPs to participate in House of Commons via video this fall - National

OTTAWA — The House of Commons will sit this fall with most MPs participating by video link so they can stay physically apart during the COVID-19 pandemic. Government House leader Pablo Rodriguez introduced a motion to set the rules for “hybrid” sittings as the Commons sat for the first …

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Coronavirus: Education minister says Ontario to review COVID-19 symptoms list for schools – National

Coronavirus: Education minister says Ontario to review COVID-19 symptoms list for schools - National

TORONTO – Ontario’s education minister says he is considering shortening the list of COVID-19 symptoms that require kids to stay home from school. Stephen Lecce says he is working with the province’s medical officials to consider possible changes to the list. British Columbia shortened its list earlier this week …

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1 active case of COVID-19 remains in Nova Scotia as of Wednesday – National

1 active case of COVID-19 remains in Nova Scotia as of Wednesday - National

Nova Scotia reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with only one active case remaining in the province. According to Public Health, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 972 Nova Scotia tests on Tuesday. To date, Nova Scotia has 89,037 negative test results, 1,087 positive COVID-19 cases and …

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Finland using dogs trained to sniff out coronavirus at Helsinki Airport – National

Finland using dogs trained to sniff out coronavirus at Helsinki Airport - National

Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers. Four dogs of different breeds trained by Finland’s Smell Detection Association started working Wednesday at the …

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COMMENTARY: Justin Trudeau doesn’t have much to gain from an election right now – National

COMMENTARY: Justin Trudeau doesn’t have much to gain from an election right now - National

Canada’s political pundits have been abuzz for the last several weeks about the possibility of a federal election being triggered by the Trudeau government’s throne speech. Yet there’s only one reason for prime ministers to call early elections, and that’s if they think they can win. A clear-eyed review …

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Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine candidate begins phase 3 trial – National

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine candidate begins phase 3 trial - National

Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus. The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South …

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