Category: Politics

How provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown
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How provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far:    Prince Edward Island Priority non-urgent surgeries and select health-service providers, including physiotherapists, optometrists, and chiropractors, resumed on May 1 under The Renew P.E.I. Together plan. The plan also...

Do as we say, not as we do? Trudeau, Scheer forced to defend family trips
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Do as we say, not as we do? Trudeau, Scheer forced to defend family trips

OTTAWA — Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer are fighting off criticism that they’re asking Canadians to do more to stop the spread of COVID-19 than they’re willing to do themselves. Both men were forced Tuesday to defend trips they took with their families that appear to flout the physical distancing measures...

Liberals rejig benefits for workers affected by COVID-19
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Liberals rejig benefits for workers affected by COVID-19

The government of Canada will provide 16 weeks of payments to workers whose income drops to zero because of the pandemic. The emergency benefit will include workers who have been furloughed by their employers but technically still have jobs. OTTAWA — The federal government is repackaging two previously promised benefits for Canadians whose working lives are disrupted by...

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Marco Mendicino as Canada’s next Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship.

2019 November 20: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Marco Mendicino as Canada’s next Minister of Immigration. Refugees and Citizenship. A descendant of Italian immigrants to Canada, Mendicino represents the riding of Eglinton-Lawrence in Toronto, Ontario. A passionate advocate, Marco has dedicated his career to keeping our community safe. As a federal prosecutor for nearly...