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$9B in new COVID-19 funding for students: Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) and Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG)
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$9B in new COVID-19 funding for students: Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) and Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG)

OTTAWA—Students and new graduates who were anxious about their employment prospects, summer jobs, and financial status that were hampered by the ongoing COVID pandemic will soon be able to claim a new Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced this benefit as part of a $9 billion package comprised of new...

NEWS ALERT: Prime minister’s wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, tests positive for COVID-19: PMO
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NEWS ALERT: Prime minister’s wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, tests positive for COVID-19: PMO

OTTAWA — The Prime Minister’s Office says Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has tested positive for the novel corona virus. Following medical advice, the prime minister’s wife is remaining in isolation for the time being. The PMO says in a statement that she is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild. It says...

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Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

OTTAWA — Four days before Canadians go to the polls, the leaders of Canada’s three largest federal parties argued over how the country will be governed if there is no clear winner on election day.    Most polls continue to suggest the Liberals and Conservatives are deadlocked, raising talk about potential minority or coalition governments as support also...

Trudeau targeted in English leaders’ debate
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Trudeau targeted in English leaders’ debate

OTTAWA — The only English−language debate to feature all six federal party leaders devolved Monday into crosstalk and mudslinging as the leaders tried to break the impasse in voting intentions that have persisted through three weeks of campaigning. As the incumbent prime minister, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau inevitably bore the brunt of the attacks, with the...

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Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface’ costume in 2001

HALIFAX — A 2001 yearbook photo of a costumed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his face and hands darkened by makeup, detonated Wednesday on the federal campaign trail, instantly tarnishing the Liberal leader’s bona fides as a champion of tolerance and stopping the party’s re-election momentum squarely in its tracks. The jarring black-and-white photo, posted online by Time magazine, originally...

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Liberals pledge $535 million a year for child care outside school hours

WATERLOO, Ont. — As the three main political parties continue courting votes from middle−class families, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau surrounded himself with children Monday and promised help for parents who need more child care before and after regular school hours. Trudeau’s campaign announcement that a re−elected Liberal government would create up to 250,000 more spaces for before− and after−school...