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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.
Controls can keep Canadian COVID-19 deaths under 44,000, health agency says

Controls can keep Canadian COVID-19 deaths under 44,000, health agency says

OTTAWA — Canada could see the end of the first wave of the COVID-19 epidemic before autumn, according to federal projections, but only if strong physical distancing measures are strictly maintained the whole time.
Former Supreme Court justice Peter Cory remembered for integrity, wisdom

Former Supreme Court justice Peter Cory remembered for integrity, wisdom

OTTAWA — Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Peter Cory has died. According to a written statement from the top court, Cory passed away April 7 in Mississauga, Ont., at the age of 94.
People needing addiction services feeling 'abandoned' during pandemic

People needing addiction services feeling 'abandoned' during pandemic

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's former provincial health officer says he has "grave concerns" about reduced services because of COVID-19 for people struggling with drug addiction, while the manager of a supervised consumption site in Toronto says peop

Towns, municipal districts ask for provincial boundary closures on long weekend

Towns and municipal districts near provincial boundaries are asking campers and second-home owners to stay away this Easter weekend because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawyers, advocate call for inmate release before COVID-19 spreads

Lawyers, advocate call for inmate release before COVID-19 spreads

The number of COVID-19 cases in prisons is rising, prompting Canada's criminal lawyers and an inmate advocacy group to ask federal and provincial governments to reduce the number of people in the institutions.
Top court won't hear bid to suspend Quebec's secularism law

Top court won't hear bid to suspend Quebec's secularism law

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday it will not look at whether parts of Quebec's secularism law should be suspended while a full legal challenge of the measure plays out.
Supreme Court refuses to hear case concerning rights of disabled air passengers

Supreme Court refuses to hear case concerning rights of disabled air passengers

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not examine whether new air-travel rules that allow lengthy delays breach the rights of some Canadians with disabilities.
Virtual choir brings N.L. students together in song, with cameo from Trudeau

Virtual choir brings N.L. students together in song, with cameo from Trudeau

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A "virtual choir" has brought students across Newfoundland and Labrador, along with professional musicians and politicians, together in song during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Six Nations reports first COVID-19 death on southwestern Ontario reserve

SIX NATIONS RESERVE, Ont. — A First Nation in southwestern Ontario says one of its members has died of COVID-19. Six Nations of the Grand River's elected chief, Mark Hill, says the community is grieving the death.