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Sources say Canada, U.S. likely to extend mutual travel ban into late August

Sources say Canada, U.S. likely to extend mutual travel ban into late August

The mutual ban on non-essential travel between the two countries is likely to continue for another 30 days
Call for decriminalization of drugs an old story in Vancouver

Call for decriminalization of drugs an old story in Vancouver

Former VPD inspector talked of ‘de facto decriminalization’ in presentation to Canadian Senate in 2001
Ottawa to extend wage subsidy program until end of year

Ottawa to extend wage subsidy program until end of year

In addition to the extension of the wage subsidy, Trudeau talked about Trump, tariffs, and the WE Charity situation
Canada's restaurant industry could take a year to recover from COVID-19

Canada's restaurant industry could take a year to recover from COVID-19

“Downtown Victoria and downtown Vancouver are just disasters,” said the head of the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association
Trudeau cautions against COVID-19 complacency ahead of fiscal snapshot

Trudeau cautions against COVID-19 complacency ahead of fiscal snapshot

The Canadian leader warned some “hotspots” still remain in long-term care and some agricultural settings
OPINION: Why Canada is kicking America's butt on COVID-19

OPINION: Why Canada is kicking America's butt on COVID-19

The COVID-19 situation in the U.S. is out of control in many places.
Trudeau dismisses potential aluminum tariffs as harmful to U.S. economy

Trudeau dismisses potential aluminum tariffs as harmful to U.S. economy

He also announced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program would be extended by one month
Pandemic hasn’t cooled climate-change concerns in Canada and U.S.: poll

Pandemic hasn’t cooled climate-change concerns in Canada and U.S.: poll

Large majorities of Canadians and Americans want companies and corporations, governments, and individuals and consumers to do more in order to deal with issues related to climate change
This map can help you figure out where in Canada you can go this summer

This map can help you figure out where in Canada you can go this summer

Some provinces are shutting their doors to visitors, and others staying open - but with precautions
WestJet to end physical distancing policy as domestic air travel picks up

WestJet to end physical distancing policy as domestic air travel picks up

The carrier has blocked the purchase of middle seats and adjacent seats for the past few months to prevent the spread of COVID-19