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Liberals back off bid for power in COVID-19 crisis under Opposition fire

Liberals back off bid for power in COVID-19 crisis under Opposition fire

OTTAWA — Hours before introducing a bill to spend up to $82 billion and increase federal powers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Liberals backed off a measure that the Opposition decried as an attempt to get Parliament to sign them a blank cheque.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times eastern): 11:15 p.m. An employee at a Real Canadian Superstore in Oshawa, Ont., has tested positive for COVID-19.
'Enough is enough,' Trudeau says to Canadians ignoring COVID-19 advice

'Enough is enough,' Trudeau says to Canadians ignoring COVID-19 advice

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's tone hardened Monday as he warned Canadians there are limits to the government's patience for those ignoring COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
Veterinarians offer ventilators as they fight to be declared essential service

Veterinarians offer ventilators as they fight to be declared essential service

Canada's veterinarians said Monday they're willing to join in the nationwide efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic even as they fight to ensure they're allowed to keep providing care to the country's animals.
MacKay calls for Conservative leadership vote to be held as soon as possible

MacKay calls for Conservative leadership vote to be held as soon as possible

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay says an election for party leader should be held as soon as logistically possible.

Federal government helps farm loan agency to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — Farm Credit Canada is getting support from the federal government that will boost its lending capacity by $5 billion to help farmers and food processors cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kalen Schlatter found guilty of murder in killing of Tess Richey

Kalen Schlatter found guilty of murder in killing of Tess Richey

TORONTO — A Toronto man was found guilty of first-degree murder Monday in the killing of a young woman whose body was found crumpled at the bottom of an outdoor stairwell days after she failed to return from a night out with a friend.
Trudeau points to bailout for help for renters facing financial crunch

Trudeau points to bailout for help for renters facing financial crunch

OTTAWA — Federal officials are looking at ways to get money to community housing providers and the nation's renters, who may be hit hardest by the economic shock caused by COVID-19, and warning anyone already receiving housing funding to refrain from
The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada

The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:21 p.m. ET on March 23, 2020: There are 2,091 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Consider exemptions to travel restrictions, border-state senators urge Trump

Consider exemptions to travel restrictions, border-state senators urge Trump

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from states that share borders with Canada are urging President Donald Trump to preserve the flow of essential goods and services between the two countries, even if the global pandemic forces more stringent quarantines and trav