Anand says Canada is 'aggressively ordering' medical supplies in competitive market

Anand says Canada is 'aggressively ordering' medical supplies in competitive market

Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand says Canada is working hard behind the scenes on the increasingly challenging logistics of getting critical COVID-19 medical equipment to Canada from foreign countries. She says the fight for su...
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First Ontario-made pandemic masks ready for use

First Ontario-made pandemic masks ready for use

Premier Doug Ford announced Monday that the first made-in-Ontario face masks are ready, one day after he warned that the province would run out of personal protective equipment in one week. Ford was at the Woodbridge manufacturing facility in Vaug...
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Legault says Quebec is making progress in the fight against COVID-19

Legault says Quebec is making progress in the fight against COVID-19

Quebec Premier Francois Legault is urging citizens to stay home during the Easter holiday in order to slow the progress of COVID-19. The province announced 760 new cases on Tuesday and 29 new deaths, but Legault said the encouraging hospitalizatio...
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Trudeau says 30,000 ventilators on order

Trudeau says 30,000 ventilators on order

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has ordered 30,000 new ventilators from Canadian companies but hopes that will end up being far more than this country will actually need. Trudeau says more than 5,000 Canadian companies have answered the ...
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Quebec won't expand ban on birth companions: Premier

Quebec won't expand ban on birth companions: Premier

A Montreal hospital's decision to ban a companion from the delivery room during childbirth has sparked an outcry from expectant moms across the country. Some of Canada's experts says childbirth amid the COVID-19 pandemic raises complicated health ...
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Luck, timing credited for lower COVID-19 rate in B.C.: top doctor

Luck, timing credited for lower COVID-19 rate in B.C.: top doctor

B.C.'s provincial health officer says timing, luck and good planning appear to be factors in the lower rate of COVID-19 infection compared with Quebec and Ontario. Dr. Bonnie Henry says March break came later in B.C. than Quebec and Ontario, and h...
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Cities make room for distancing on sidewalks

Cities make room for distancing on sidewalks

Battles are brewing in some cities over use of increasingly limited public space, as local governments struggle with whether to give more room for pedestrians to spread out.
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Some donation bins becoming dumping grounds

Some donation bins becoming dumping grounds

Diabetes Canada has issued an open letter to community leaders and elected officials to help raise awareness about overflowing donation bins and illegally dumped garbage.
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Tam explains new evidence for mask-wearing

Tam explains new evidence for mask-wearing

The evidence for wearing masks to stop the spread of COVID-19 is still weak, says chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, but has changed enough that the federal government's advice on the subject has changed. It now tilts toward wearing non-...
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One more week of protective gear: Ford

One more week of protective gear: Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says recent restrictions on shipments at the U.S. border have left the province with just one more week's worth of personal protective equipment for health-care workers. Ford says a shipment of masks was held up by U.S. o...
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Scheer calls on government to increase charitable donation tax credit

Scheer calls on government to increase charitable donation tax credit

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling on the government to increase the charitable donation tax credit. He says this would help increase charitable contributions to hospitals, churches, food banks, women's shelters and other worthy organiza...
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Shipments of medical equipment from U.S. to continue, Trudeau says

Shipments of medical equipment from U.S. to continue, Trudeau says

The federal government has been talking to American officials after reports that a shipment of millions of N95 masks bound for Ontario was held at the U.S.-Canada border, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
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Manitoba government offers financial aid to people hurt by COVID-19 economic fallout

Manitoba government offers financial aid to people hurt by COVID-19 economic fallout

The Manitoba government is letting people affected by the COVID-19 economic fallout defer payments of some utility bills and property taxes, Premier Brian Pallister says the aim is to give help to those who most need it.
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Trudeau asks for help from volunteers, reservists as part of COVID-19 response

Trudeau asks for help from volunteers, reservists as part of COVID-19 response

At his daily briefing on Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked for Canadians with special skills to volunteer their help as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also announced that reservists in the Canadian military will be off...
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Ignoring COVID-19 restrictions can have ‘devastating effects and endangers lives,’ Ontario Premier D

Ignoring COVID-19 restrictions can have ‘devastating effects and endangers lives,’ Ontario Premier D

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says people are putting lives at stake if they don't self-isolate or stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19. To drive home the message, the province issued another emergency alert warning everyone other than essential p...
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Trudeau ready to talk to Trump about masks

Trudeau ready to talk to Trump about masks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he plans to talk to U.S. President Donald Trump about White House orders to Minnesota-based 3M to stop exporting its surgical-grade face masks. Trudeau says he is not looking at counter-measures against this move...
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British Columbia's health minister is disappointed that the U.S. is blocking the export of N-95 mask

British Columbia's health minister is disappointed that the U.S. is blocking the export of N-95 mask

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says President Donald Trump's recent clampdown on the export of surgical-grade face masks that are critical in the fight against the new coronavirus is wrong. Dix says the world needs to work together in the fight a...
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Freeland says Ottawa working to resolve 3M masks issue

Freeland says Ottawa working to resolve 3M masks issue

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she welcomed the statement by Minnesota-based 3M, which pushed back against a White House order to stop exporting its N95 respirator masks. Freeland says Ottawa is in touch with the Americans to resolve...
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More businesses to close in Ontario

More businesses to close in Ontario

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says more businesses will be closing in the province in the wake of grim projections about the spread of COVID-19. Ford says the new closures will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday and will include all industrial cons...
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How to make life and death decisions in a pandemic

How to make life and death decisions in a pandemic

When there's only one ventilator but two patients need it, how should a doctor decide who survives?
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Ontario: Up to 15,000 could die from COVID-19

Ontario: Up to 15,000 could die from COVID-19

Public health officials in Ontario say between 3,000 and 15,000 could die of COVID-19 in the province, even with public health measures in place. Projections from Public Health Ontario suggest without strong public health measures to combat the pa...
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Canada pressing case for continued U.S. exports of medical gear, Trudeau says

Canada pressing case for continued U.S. exports of medical gear, Trudeau says

Open trade between Canada and the United States in medical supplies, drugs and even health workers has to be protected, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. This week President Donald Trump told major manufacturer 3M to stop exporting critical N95 ...
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Conservatives seek more accountability from government on COVID-19 response

Conservatives seek more accountability from government on COVID-19 response

Parliament isn't sitting during the COVID-19 pandemic and that means the Opposition needs new ways to hold the governing Liberals to account, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says. He's seeking regular updates on supplies of medical goods and a c...
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The B.C. government says six more people have died after contracting COVID-19

The B.C. government says six more people have died after contracting COVID-19

British Columbia has 55 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 1,121 infections. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says one of the new cases is an inmate at the Okanagan Correctional Centre, the first positive test at a jail in B.C.
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Alberta imposing new rules on seniors care centres

Alberta imposing new rules on seniors care centres

Alberta health officials say there are outbreaks in nine care homes in the province, including 65 cases and four deaths at the McKenzie Towne centre in Calgary.
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COVID-19 cases jump in Manitoba, more than 40 health-care workers sent home to self-isolate

COVID-19 cases jump in Manitoba, more than 40 health-care workers sent home to self-isolate

More than 40 health-care workers at a Winnipeg hospital have been sent home to self-isolate after two staff tested positive for COVID-19 Health officials also reported that nine residents at a nursing home in Gimli, Man. have developed symptoms of...
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Despite gaps, economic-relief package for COVID-19 is biggest in history, Freeland says

Despite gaps, economic-relief package for COVID-19 is biggest in history, Freeland says

The immense financial measures to cushion the hit from the COVID-19 pandemic are being rolled out as fast as the government can prepare them, says Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. Though the multibillion-dollar Canada Emergency Response Be...
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Ontario to release COVID-19 modelling

Ontario to release COVID-19 modelling

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province will release data Friday showing how many Ontarians could die from COVID-19 in various scenarios. Ford had resisted calls to release that modelling as recently as Thursday, saying there were many differe...
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Trudeau says better data on COVID-19 in Canada is on its way

Trudeau says better data on COVID-19 in Canada is on its way

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will soon be able to give Canadians a better sense of the impact COVID-19 is going to have on this country but he isn’t able to do it yet. Trudeau says he is chairing a first-ministers meeting with premiers Th...
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COVID-19 spells disaster for Canada's restaurant businesses

COVID-19 spells disaster for Canada's restaurant businesses

A survey by a Canadian not-for-profit says restaurant jobs have been lost in Ontario as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Staying at home offers chance to declutter

Staying at home offers chance to declutter

In a time of rising stress levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the act of decluttering can come with a number of benefits. With Canadians being encouraged to stay home to help flatten the curve, many are taking the opportunity to tidy up.
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COVID-19: désastre pour la restauration au Canada

COVID-19: désastre pour la restauration au Canada

Le regroupement Restaurants Canada affirme que la crise de la COVID-19 sème le désastre dans l'industrie de la restauration.
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B.C’s public health officer says the province is holding its own against COVID-19

B.C’s public health officer says the province is holding its own against COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, says British Columbia still has a few more weeks to go in the fight against the novel coronavirus. But even when restrictions on the movement of people are lifted, she says it will have to be done i...
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Manitoba starts to see community transmission of COVID-19

Manitoba starts to see community transmission of COVID-19

Manitoba's COVID-19 numbers continued to climb Wednesday and health officials said they are starting to see early signs of community transmission in Winnipeg. The province's chief public health officer warned the numbers could start to rise more r...
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B.C. Hydro gives customers a break during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Hydro gives customers a break during COVID-19 pandemic

Premier John Horgan says people who have lost wages or their jobs will be able to get a three-month credit on their residential power bills. While small business owners will also be able to apply for a three month payment holiday on their bills.
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Feds likely didn't have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile, Hajdu says

Feds likely didn't have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile, Hajdu says

The federal government likely did not have enough protective equipment in its emergency stockpile to meet needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister Patty Hajdu acknowledges. Successive governments in Ottawa have not spent enough money pr...
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Ontario launches new $50 million fund for medical production

Ontario launches new $50 million fund for medical production

Ontario is launching a $50 million fund to help businesses retool their operations to produce medical equipment and personal protective gear for front-line workers. The province says the money will go to the most viable, innovative proposals that ...
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U.S. standing down on plan for border troops: Trudeau

U.S. standing down on plan for border troops: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the United States appears to have backed off on its plan to send soldiers to the Canada-U.S. border. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had been floating the idea to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...
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Trudeau says duration of COVID-19 measures depends on obeying health authorities

Trudeau says duration of COVID-19 measures depends on obeying health authorities

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the longer it takes for all Canadians to follow the rules and stay home the longer it will be before life can return to normal. In his daily briefing to Canadians Wednesday, Trudeau said the length of the lockdow...
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TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta will invest $1.5 billion and give loan guarantees to help Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. build its US$8-billion Keystone XL Pipeline project. On Tuesday, he said the export pipeline will position the provin...
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Health officer says normal life not likely until summer because of COVID-19

Health officer says normal life not likely until summer because of COVID-19

British Columbia's provincial health officer says physical distancing and self-isolation rules over COVID-19 may have to carry on into the summer. Dr. Bonnie Henry says the province will always be in some form of prevention until there's a vaccine...
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TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta will invest $1.5 billion and give loan guarantees to help Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. build its US$8-billion Keystone XL Pipeline project. On Tuesday, he said the export pipeline will position the provin...
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Ontario to close schools until May 4

Ontario to close schools until May 4

Ontario says it will extend school closures until May 4 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Doug Ford confirmed the decision at a news conference Tuesday, saying he's following the advice of medical experts. Earlier this month, Education...
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First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says

First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says

As concerns grow about what will happen when the COVID-19 pandemic reaches communities that already have poor health services compared to large cities, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says protecting them and serving their residents is a t...
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Manitoba to close schools indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic

Manitoba to close schools indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Manitoba government is closing elementary, junior high and high schools indefinitely due to COVID-19 concerns. The province originally planned a three-week shutdown that was to end April 13, but Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen says schools ...
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Three thousand companies offer services in COVID-19 fight, Trudeau says

Three thousand companies offer services in COVID-19 fight, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says thousands of suppliers answered a federal call for companies that can make gear and commodities Canada needs to treat people with COVID-19. The government is putting up $2 billion to buy personal protective equip...
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Five things to stream this April

Five things to stream this April

With Canadians spending most of their time indoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it's fortunate that streaming services were already ramping up a busy month of programming for April. Here's a roundup of what's worth streaming in April:
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Alberta announces jump in COVID-19 deaths

Alberta announces jump in COVID-19 deaths

Alberta's chief medical officer says there have been five COVID-19-related deaths in 24 hours in the province. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the total number of deaths in Alberta so far is eight, with a total of 690 cases. She says of the five deaths rep...
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