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House of Commons back Saturday to deal with $73-billion wage subsidy bill

House of Commons back Saturday to deal with $73-billion wage subsidy bill

OTTAWA — Parliament will be recalled Saturday to vote on the Trudeau government's $73-billion emergency wage subsidy program to help businesses keep their employees on the payroll through the COVID-19 crisis.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 7:05 p.m.

Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19

A look at some of the top quotes from Thursday on COVID-19 in Canada: "We will not be coming back to our former normal situation. We can't do that until we have developed a vaccine and that could take 12 to 18 months.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:20 p.m. ET on April 9, 2020: There are 20,765 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Alberta doctors file lawsuit against province over changes to billing

Alberta doctors file lawsuit against province over changes to billing

EDMONTON — The Alberta Medical Association has filed a lawsuit against the province over how the government pushed through changes in the way doctors can bill for their services. The association's president, Dr.
Climate, clean tech could take centre stage in federal economic recovery plans

Climate, clean tech could take centre stage in federal economic recovery plans

OTTAWA — The federal government is quietly looking at a plan for longer-term recovery from the COVID-19 crisis even as its focus remains squarely on getting more than $100 billion in emergency economic aid out the door.
Two dead, including 16-year-old girl, in two Winnipeg police shootings

Two dead, including 16-year-old girl, in two Winnipeg police shootings

WINNIPEG — A 16-year-old girl and a man have died after two separate shootings involving police officers in Winnipeg.
Quebec health-care workers going without protective equipment, union says

Quebec health-care workers going without protective equipment, union says

OTTAWA — A health-care union in Quebec says workers dealing with at-risk patients are going without protective equipment in some cases, sparking criticism of the national emergency stockpile.
Toronto company expands ventilator production tenfold to meet demand

Toronto company expands ventilator production tenfold to meet demand

OTTAWA — One of the companies making ventilators for the federal government is expanding its production capacity more than tenfold to meet demands created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada lost more than one million jobs in March, but April could be even worse

Canada lost more than one million jobs in March, but April could be even worse

OTTAWA — More than one million Canadians lost their jobs at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in March, a grimly historic one-month figure Statistics Canada reported Thursday, as the number of people applying for federal aid surpassed five million.