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Trudeau 'proud' of Canadian response to COVID-19 as U.S. caseload soars

Trudeau 'proud' of Canadian response to COVID-19 as U.S. caseload soars

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump slowly comes to grips with his country's grim prognosis for COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau conceded Monday he's taking a measure of comfort from early signs that the caseload in Canada is on a different
Donated organs not being used as hospitals scale back transplants for COVID-19

Donated organs not being used as hospitals scale back transplants for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Transplant centres across the country have massively scaled back organ transplants as hospitals try to make sure they are able to accommodate COVID-19 cases.
Large business, non-profits, charities eligible for wage subsidy, Trudeau says

Large business, non-profits, charities eligible for wage subsidy, Trudeau says

OTTAWA — Businesses of any size that have seen sharp and sudden drops in revenues due to COVID-19 will be eligible for a new federal wage subsidy program, the federal government said Monday, just as it signalled more help for some of the country's ma
Charities seek extra help from feds to keep services running as revenues dry up

Charities seek extra help from feds to keep services running as revenues dry up

OTTAWA — Canada's charities say they have begun laying off staff and shutting down their services, which are usually in high demand during economic downturns, as the sector feels the financial sting from COVID-19.
Cruise ships carrying Canadians on the move toward Florida

Cruise ships carrying Canadians on the move toward Florida

An Ottawa woman stranded at sea for more than a week on a cruise ship where four passengers have died said Monday she's "had it" after being moved to another ship that's en route to Florida.

Parents should respect custody arrangements during COVID-19 pandemic: Ont. courts

TORONTO — Parents who share custody of their children should continue to split parenting duties with their former spouse during the COVID-19 pandemic, unless there is evidence the kids' health is at risk, Ontario courts advise.
Canadian military ready to mobilize 24,000 troops for COVID-19: Minister

Canadian military ready to mobilize 24,000 troops for COVID-19: Minister

OTTAWA — The crews of two Royal Canadian Navy vessels were ordered to sequester in a Halifax hotel for two weeks as the federal government announced Monday that it is ready to mobilize up to 24,000 Canadian troops at the drop of a hat to help with th

Hospitality workers hit 'first and hit hardest,' says union seeking more support

The union representing many of Canada's hotel and hospitality workers says almost all its 18,000 members face layoffs due to COVID-19, and it wants immediate help for service workers across the country.
Two inmates, nine employees at Quebec prison test positive for COVID-19

Two inmates, nine employees at Quebec prison test positive for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Two inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at a maximum-security prison in Quebec, the first confirmed cases involving prisoners in a federal institution.
Ferry operators call for inclusion in COVID-19 travel restrictions

Ferry operators call for inclusion in COVID-19 travel restrictions

OTTAWA — As new restrictions came into effect barring people with symptoms of COVID-19 from planes and trains, ferry operators called for the federal government to ban such travellers from their vessels as well.