Defence chief puts Canadian military on COVID-19 war footing

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is being put on a war footing as it prepares to be thrown into the COVID-19 crisis. In an...
small business

Five things about Ottawa’s support for Canadians, businesses during COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government capped an unprecedented week Friday by announcing a slew of measures to help small businesses cope with the COVID-19...

Financial aid requests won’t be hindered by Service Canada closures: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Service Canada employees can and should be working from home, despite the growing demand generated by financial-aid applications, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

What Trudeau is offering small businesses struggling amid COVID-19

TORONTO — Small and medium business owners and entrepreneurs got a boost from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday as he handed more out relief...

Ontario reports three new COVID-19 deaths, 135 new cases

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 135 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the provincial total to 993. There are three new deaths, meaning now 18 people...

Trudeau seeking U.S. decision on troops at border; calls possibility a mistake

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it would be a mistake for the United States to position troops near the Canadian border. Trudeau says today he's told that to...
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Special Report – Morning March 27

Join Colette Linden, Dani Dupuis, and Chris Oldcorn on weekdays at 8AM and 1PM for continuing Special Reports amid the COVID-19 Crisis.

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25 per cent

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is cutting its key interest target by half a percentage point to 0.25 per cent in an unscheduled rate announcement. In...
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Federal deficit to top $112 billion in coming year due to COVID-19, PBO says

OTTAWA — Parliament's budget watchdog is projecting that the federal deficit for the coming fiscal year could be $112.7 billion, a jump of $89.5...

Leaders detail concerns about COVID-19 impacts on Indigenous populations

OTTAWA — Indigenous leaders from across Canada say they are worried supports promised by the federal government to help First Nations, Inuit and Metis...

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