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Pandemic has shunted aside an array of Liberal initiatives, at least for now

Pandemic has shunted aside an array of Liberal initiatives, at least for now

OTTAWA — As a new year dawned, the government's throne-speech commitments, unfurled just weeks earlier, were grabbing headlines and galvanizing the attention of federal policy-makers. Then came the most serious public health crisis in recent memory.
Feds pulled between bailing out oil and gas and moving to cleaner energy

Feds pulled between bailing out oil and gas and moving to cleaner energy

OTTAWA — Canada's oil producers could only sit and watch as the price of their product plummeted last month to less than what it costs to buy a litre of soda, hit by the double whammy of a COVID-19-induced drop in global demand and a production war b

No winning ticket for Friday night's $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $70 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. However, five of the 19 Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each were won by ticket holders in the Prairies and in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada's chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they're sick.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. on April 4, 2020: There are 12,547 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
B.C. temporarily lifts data residency requirement in response to COVID-19

B.C. temporarily lifts data residency requirement in response to COVID-19

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has temporarily modified its access to information and privacy act in response to COVID-19, lifting a requirement that personal data must be stored in Canada.
PM expected to unveil more help for most vulnerable to weather pandemic

PM expected to unveil more help for most vulnerable to weather pandemic

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce today more financial support aimed at helping the most vulnerable Canadians survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
Being on the East Coast a double-edged sword in COVID-19 pandemic medical battle

Being on the East Coast a double-edged sword in COVID-19 pandemic medical battle

HALIFAX — Being a small East Coast province in the pandemic is a double-edged sword: there are fewer critically ill patients, but the supply of hospital beds is limited if the worst-case scenario materializes.
'Always new expenses:' Lawsuits filed as anniversary of Broncos bus crash nears

'Always new expenses:' Lawsuits filed as anniversary of Broncos bus crash nears

It's been almost two years since the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan and with the solemn anniversary comes a closing legal window that has seen several lawsuits filed in court.
3M pushes back on Trump administration order to stop sending N95 masks to Canada

3M pushes back on Trump administration order to stop sending N95 masks to Canada

WASHINGTON — One of the biggest American manufacturers of protective medical gear went to bat for its Canadian customers Friday as it pushed back against a White House order to stop exporting its surgical-grade face masks — mission-critical armour in