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Business generally supports changes to wage subsidy rules unveiled by Trudeau

Business generally supports changes to wage subsidy rules unveiled by Trudeau

Business groups applauded the federal government's decision to loosen requirements for its wage subsidy program for employers hit by COVID-19, even as they emphasized the need for money to quickly flow to struggling Canadian enterprises.
'Little to do with COVID:' Landowners, law experts criticize well cleanup bill

'Little to do with COVID:' Landowners, law experts criticize well cleanup bill

EDMONTON — Landowners and legal experts say Alberta's hastily passed bill to help clean up the province's huge stockpile of abandoned energy facilities harms property rights without addressing why the problem exists in the first place.
Politicians ask public to work from home, but are they taking their own advice?

Politicians ask public to work from home, but are they taking their own advice?

Canada's politicians have been urging the public to work from home during the COVID-19 crisis, but a look at federal and provincial leaders suggests not all of them are following their own advice.

Man charged with assaulting police after allegedly coughing on officers

COQUITLAM, B.C. — Police say a 24-year-old man from Coquitlam, B.C., has been charged with assaulting a police officer after allegedly coughing towards three officers during an arrest. RCMP Cpl.
Jean Truchon, who fought to expand medically assisted death, receives procedure

Jean Truchon, who fought to expand medically assisted death, receives procedure

MONTREAL — One of the two Quebecers who successfully fought to expand medically assisted dying laws has undergone the procedure, saying the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to push up his death.
Man charged after licking product in store as part of 'COVID Challenge:' police

Man charged after licking product in store as part of 'COVID Challenge:' police

TABER, Alta. — A man from southern Alberta has been charged with mischief after police say he tried to lick a product inside a food store as part of an online prank related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Police in Taber said it happened last Thursday.
Canada-U.S. ties getting 'constant gardening' to protect supply lines: Freeland

Canada-U.S. ties getting 'constant gardening' to protect supply lines: Freeland

WASHINGTON — Canada's relationship with the United States has always required "constant gardening," but never more so than in the throes of a global pandemic, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday as she cheered the partial arrival o

'Upskirt' filming man sees child porn conviction quashed over police conduct

TORONTO — A man who filmed up the skirt of a young woman at a fair and then swallowed the camera's memory card as police approached him has had his child pornography conviction overturned because officers violated his rights egregiously, Ontario's to
Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory.
First troops return from Ukraine, in quarantine at Ontario military base

First troops return from Ukraine, in quarantine at Ontario military base

OTTAWA — More than 100 Canadian soldiers have returned home from Ukraine and are in quarantine at an Ontario military base for the next two weeks to ensure they do not have COVID-19.