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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 6

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 6

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 5:44 p.m. on Aug. 6, 2020: There are 118,514 confirmed cases in Canada.
Oilers increase capacity for online 50/50 raffle ahead of Game 4 against Blackhawks

Oilers increase capacity for online 50/50 raffle ahead of Game 4 against Blackhawks

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation says its server provider has increased capacity for its online 50/50 raffle for Friday's hockey game.
Elections Canada recalculates, says voter turnout last fall higher than 2015

Elections Canada recalculates, says voter turnout last fall higher than 2015

OTTAWA — Elections Canada says voter turnout in last fall's federal election was actually slightly higher than the 2015 election. The independent agency initially reported a slight decline in turnout, to 67 per cent from 68.3 per cent in 2015.
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil: a fiscal hawk with a folksy demeanour

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil: a fiscal hawk with a folksy demeanour

HALIFAX — During more than six years as Nova Scotia premier, Stephen McNeil earned a reputation as an ardent fiscal conservative who wasn't shy about taking on the province's public sector unions.
Saudi Crown prince sent hit squad to Canada to kill former spy, lawsuit claims

Saudi Crown prince sent hit squad to Canada to kill former spy, lawsuit claims

TORONTO — The crown prince of Saudi Arabia sent a hit squad to Canada in an effort to hunt down and kill a former top intelligence official who knows too much, a civil suit filed Thursday in court in the United States asserts.
As CERB winds down, labour group asks Liberals to rethink EI

As CERB winds down, labour group asks Liberals to rethink EI

OTTAWA — The federal government is being urged to rethink Canada's employment insurance program as millions of workers are moved off of an emergency benefit while the country's job market is still recouping heavy losses due to COVID-19.
Ottawa's buffer against provincial economic shocks needs reform: economist

Ottawa's buffer against provincial economic shocks needs reform: economist

CALGARY — A new paper suggests a federal program meant to buffer provinces against economic shocks is not up to the task — especially in the COVID-19 era.

Trump slaps tariffs on Canadian raw aluminum

OTTAWA — U.S. President Donald Trump says he is reimposing tariffs on Canadian aluminum. Trump says he signed a proclamation today that will put back in place the 10 per cent tariffs on raw aluminum imports from Canada.
Union wants production halt at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant over COVID-19 cases

Union wants production halt at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant over COVID-19 cases

BRANDON, Man. — Manitoba's largest increase in positive COVID-19 cases in months has prompted a union representing employees at Maple Leaf Food Inc.'s pork processing plant in Brandon to call for it to cease production.
Canada promises immediate help to Lebanon, wants political reform over long term

Canada promises immediate help to Lebanon, wants political reform over long term

OTTAWA — Canada is joining France and other countries in emphasizing the need for economic and political reform in Lebanon over the long term as it looks at immediate ways to help the country following this week's deadly explosion in Beirut.