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Ottawa beefs up loans for hard-hit sectors — but big airlines not included for now

Ottawa beefs up loans for hard-hit sectors — but big airlines not included for now

The move aims to bolster an industry made up largely of small and medium-sized businesses and that accounts for roughly 750,000 jobs and two per cent of GDP, according to the government.
Canadians’ pessimistic pandemic state of mind worsening

Canadians’ pessimistic pandemic state of mind worsening

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Canadians to endure a series of different restrictions for more than eight months.
Ottawa extends rules and restrictions for travelers amid rising COVID-19 case counts

Ottawa extends rules and restrictions for travelers amid rising COVID-19 case counts

The federal government says it's extending a slew of travel restrictions and rules meant to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic into the new year as case counts continue their steady rise across the country.
PM put all vaccine 'eggs' in one China basket, didn't consider other options: O'Toole

PM put all vaccine 'eggs' in one China basket, didn't consider other options: O'Toole

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole accused the Liberal government Sunday of putting too much emphasis on partnering with a Chinese company for a COVID-19 vaccine in what turned out to be a failed deal.
COVID-19 cases in Canada remain on troubling course, Tam says, amid rising numbers

COVID-19 cases in Canada remain on troubling course, Tam says, amid rising numbers

Canada's top doctor says the country is still on a troubling track for new COVID-19 infections as case counts continue mounting in much of the country. Chief Medical Health Officer Dr.
Growth investing needed as pandemic wanes, says former BoC governor David Dodge

Growth investing needed as pandemic wanes, says former BoC governor David Dodge

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Canada must shift its attention to investing for economic growth as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic downturn over the next few years, says former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge.
When COVID-19 vaccines could be available: What we know so far

When COVID-19 vaccines could be available: What we know so far

OTTAWA — Vaccines are now a bright spot of hope on the COVID-19 pandemic horizon. But much about them, and their rollout in Canada, remains up in the air.
Trudeau feels most Canadians could be vaccinated by September 2021

Trudeau feels most Canadians could be vaccinated by September 2021

Beset by ongoing questions about Canada's COVID-19 vaccine strategy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to assuage the public with assurances most Canadians could be inoculated by September 2021, with distribution led by a former NATO commander.
How to tell family their Christmas gathering is too risky and you're not going

How to tell family their Christmas gathering is too risky and you're not going

Dr. Nancy Hurst, an Edmonton-based psychologist, says those conversations are needed in the coming weeks as we deal with "the pandemic that stole Christmas."
Many Canadians gaining weight during COVID-19: poll

Many Canadians gaining weight during COVID-19: poll

The online survey of 1,516 Canadians was conducted Oct. 29-31.