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Experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work spurred by coronavirus pandemic

Experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work spurred by coronavirus pandemic

Despite years of discussions between politicians and doctors, the Quebec government couldn’t find a way to pay its general practitioners for phone and video consultations with patients. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Premier Legault called a public health emergency March 14, sweeping aside legislative hurdles as well as the bureaucratic …

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Alberta MLAs to debate COVID-19 legislation

Alberta MLAs to debate COVID-19 legislation

Posted March 31, 2020 7:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s government house leader is schedule to hold a media availability Tuesday morning to discuss legislation needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the downturn …

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Feds must be as transparent as possible on COVID-19 response, former minister says – National

Feds must be as transparent as possible on COVID-19 response, former minister says - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 31, 2020 6:49 am Updated March 31, 2020 6:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Former Liberal public safety minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government must be as …

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City of Kelowna preparing to slash 2020 budget amid coronavirus pandemic

City of Kelowna preparing to slash 2020 budget amid coronavirus pandemic

With businesses shuttered and residents losing jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Kelowna anticipates revenues will plummet in 2020 and not support their proposed plan to run the city with $148 million this year. Related News “Local governments cannot run a deficit like higher levels of …

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U.S. senators push for delay to June 1 CUSMA start date, citing coronavirus pandemic – National

U.S. senators push for delay to June 1 CUSMA start date, citing coronavirus pandemic - National

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan group of 19 U.S. senators urged the Trump administration to push back the planned June 1 start date for the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact, saying the short lead time would add to pressures on U.S. companies due to the spread of the coronavirus. READ MORE: …

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Coronavirus: Wage subsidies may not be enough to reverse Okanagan, B.C. layoffs

Coronavirus: Wage subsidies may not be enough to reverse Okanagan, B.C. layoffs

Last week, the federal government announced a 75-per cent wage subsidy for businesses impacted by COVID-19. However, as Okanagan companies scramble to radically change their business models in the face of the pandemic, it may not be enough for many to rehire all their staff. Related News Some …

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Alberta’s ‘energy war room’ sees budget cut by 90% amid coronavirus

Alberta’s ‘energy war room’ sees budget cut by 90% amid coronavirus

The UCP’s Canadian Energy Centre has had its operating budget cut by 90 per cent in light of the COVID-19 public health crisis. According to a news release from the province, the majority of the budget was allotted for paid advertising campaigns, which aren’t going ahead anymore. READ MORE: Suncor …

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Comparing coronavirus responses: What did Canada and the U.S. do differently? – National

Comparing coronavirus responses: What did Canada and the U.S. do differently? - National

The United States has quickly become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 2,500 Americans have lost their lives due to the illness since the pandemic broke out, according to Johns Hopkins University. There are more than 143,000 cases of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. as of Sunday …

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Coronavirus: Trudeau says he’s ‘proud’ of Canada’s COVID-19 response as U.S. cases soar – National

Coronavirus: Trudeau says he’s ‘proud’ of Canada’s COVID-19 response as U.S. cases soar - National

As U.S. President Donald Trump slowly comes to grips with his country’s grim prognosis for the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau conceded Monday he’s taking a measure of comfort from early signs that the caseload in Canada is on a different trajectory than the United States. Trudeau said he’s …

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Alberta doctors ask for healthcare changes to be halted amid COVID-19 in open letter to Kenney government

Alberta doctors ask for healthcare changes to be halted amid COVID-19 in open letter to Kenney government

More than 800 doctors across Alberta have signed an open letter urging the provincial government to halt healthcare changes coming April 1, so that those on the frontline battling the new coronavirus can focus on the pandemic and their patients. The letter, released at 9 a.m. on Monday, is addressed …

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