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Military commanders asks troops to use COVID-19 app, says no privacy concerns

Military commanders asks troops to use COVID-19 app, says no privacy concerns

OTTAWA — The commander of the Canadian Armed Forces is encouraging his troops to download the federal government's smartphone application for tracking potential exposure to COVID-19, saying he has no privacy or security concerns about the program.
Company behind tariffs on Canadian aluminum confronts critics in Canada, U.S.

Company behind tariffs on Canadian aluminum confronts critics in Canada, U.S.

WASHINGTON — Aluminum industry advocates from Canada and the United States shook their heads in dismay Thursday as an emissary for two U.S. producers tried to defend the White House decision to slap fresh national-security tariffs on Canadian metal.
New Brunswick Liberals promise subsidy for home renos, Greens release platform

New Brunswick Liberals promise subsidy for home renos, Greens release platform

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Liberal leader pledged to create an incentive program for home renovations Thursday on the campaign trail, while the Green party released its platform, promising a $15 minimum wage and to lower the legal voting age to 16
Trudeau says program extension delayed some CERB payments

Trudeau says program extension delayed some CERB payments

OTTAWA — There have been some delays getting some emergency pandemic benefit cheques out the door this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Thursday.
Feds short $14.5 billion over decade of equalization payments, PBO says

Feds short $14.5 billion over decade of equalization payments, PBO says

OTTAWA — The federal government has shortchanged provinces on equalization payments under rules put in place after the last economic crisis in the late 2000s, Parliament's spending watchdog says, warning the under-funding may get worse due to COVID-1
Push on for Alberta bottle depots to accept cannabis containers for refunds

Push on for Alberta bottle depots to accept cannabis containers for refunds

EDMONTON — The group that oversees bottle depots in Alberta says people should be allowed to drop off cannabis containers and get a small refund just as they do for bottles and cans.
Lawsuit filed against makers of Montreal-area dike that burst, flooding town

Lawsuit filed against makers of Montreal-area dike that burst, flooding town

MONTREAL — A Montreal-area town says its insurance company is suing the maker of a dike that burst last spring, flooding streets and forcing thousands of residents from their homes.
Trudeau's virtual Atlantic tour and a busy sports day: In The News for Sept. 3

Trudeau's virtual Atlantic tour and a busy sports day: In The News for Sept. 3

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 3 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Canada trails other rich countries in caring for kids: reports

Canada trails other rich countries in caring for kids: reports

A pair of newly released reports collectively argue Canada was failing to provide healthy, safe childhoods prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, setting kids up to be hit particularly hard by the global outbreak.
Canada condemns poisoning of Putin critic in Russia, Champagne says

Canada condemns poisoning of Putin critic in Russia, Champagne says

OTTAWA — Canada's minister of foreign affairs says he is deeply troubled by reports from German experts who have concluded that a Russian political opposition figure was poisoned with the same type of nerve agent used on a former spy in 2018.