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Philippine Senators laud President Duterte for signing anti-terror bill

MANILA – Several senators on Friday lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for signing into law the anti-terrorism bill despite mounting opposition from various sectors over fears that it could be used to silence government critics and stifle dissent.  Senator Panfilo Lacson, author of the anti-terrorism bill, credited President Duterte for his strong political will in signing the...

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A look at how provinces plan to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces and territories 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: Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador is joining the other Atlantic provinces in lifting travel restrictions within the region today, with an agreement that’s causing a...

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Ontario Celebrating Canada Day with Free Parks Admission and Extending Free Family Fishing

As we celebrate Canada's 153rd birthday, this is our way of saying thank you to everyone in Ontario who has followed the public health advice to stop the spread of COVID-19," said Premier Doug Ford. "Tourism is a major source of jobs and economic benefits for many communities across the province, so it's important to support our local businesses and explore everything our province has to offer as we reopen the province this summer."

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Canadian seniors to receive special payment in early July

Canadian seniors across the country are facing significant health, economic, and social challenges due to COVID-19. Physical distancing is weighing heavily on those who are separated from their families and rely on help to get groceries and other essential items. We need to support seniors and to be there for them, as they have been...