Internal audit of Scheer’s expenses turns up money on school, clothes, minivan

OTTAWA — An internal audit of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's expenses has found the outgoing party chief spent $18,000 a year on private parochial...

TIFF looking at innovative ways to deliver screenings for September festival

TORONTO — Organizers behind the Toronto International Film Festival say they're still planning to go ahead with the annual movie marathon from Sept. 10-21. But given...

Canada, NATO allies discuss COVID-19 response in face of world security issues

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is meeting his NATO counterparts this morning to discuss the alliance's response to the COVID-19 crisis while...

MPs to quiz Morneau on COVID-19 bailout as PBO releases new estimates

OTTAWA — Parliament's spending watchdog says three federal measures to help low-income earners, families and seniors weather the economic shock from COVID-19 will cost...

Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers

OTTAWA — Canada Revenue Agency employees know a giant spotlight will be pointed at them come Monday. That's when they begin the monumental task of...

DesRosiers says auto sales plunged 48% in March from last year due to outbreak

TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says auto sales plunged 48 per cent in March from last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The consultancy says March sales...

Feds likely didn’t have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile: Hajdu

OTTAWA — Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the federal government likely did not have enough protective equipment in its emergency stockpile to meet needs during...

Canadians in New York’s arts scene describe the city’s grim COVID-19 situation

TORONTO — As a New York-based Canadian with a home in Toronto, Allana Harkin has been closely following how COVID-19 is affecting this country. The Hamilton-raised "Full Frontal...

Cineplex to keep its theatres doors closed for the foreseeable future

TORONTO — Canada's largest movie exhibitor, Cineplex Inc., will keep its doors closed nationwide into the foreseeable future amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After initially setting an April...

Trudeau defends new flights bringing Canadians home from across the globe

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians being flown home from abroad must subject themselves to "rigorous" and mandatory 14-day self-isolation to keep their...

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