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Trudeau: Ottawa does not want wage subsidy to become 'brake on growth and rehiring'

Trudeau: Ottawa does not want wage subsidy to become 'brake on growth and rehiring'

The wage subsidy program is meant to keep people stay connected to their jobs, not incentive to keep businesses from re-hiring staff
Feds launch student grant program, earmark $40m for 5,000 internships

Feds launch student grant program, earmark $40m for 5,000 internships

Ottawa is officially launching its Canada Student Service Grant after initially unveiling the program in April
Hundreds of Canadians could be affected by Trump's decision to extend visa ban

Hundreds of Canadians could be affected by Trump's decision to extend visa ban

The new ban freezes the issuance of temporary work visas until the end of the year
No COVID-19 deaths, outbreaks in Downtown Eastside shelters

No COVID-19 deaths, outbreaks in Downtown Eastside shelters

Toronto has 125 active COVID-19 cases spread over seven shelters and recorded at least two deaths
Canada among safest countries in the world from COVID-19: report

Canada among safest countries in the world from COVID-19: report

A new report assesses the safety of 200 countries and regions across the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Two-thirds of Canadians want to keep two-metre physical distancing rules

Two-thirds of Canadians want to keep two-metre physical distancing rules

Two-thirds of Canadians don't want to relax physical distancing rules imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, a new poll suggests
Spousal approval ratings from inside the COVID confinement pod

Spousal approval ratings from inside the COVID confinement pod

How satisfied are Canada's married couples as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis?
Canada set to launch voluntary contact-tracing app: PM

Canada set to launch voluntary contact-tracing app: PM

The nationwide app will first launch in Ontario before being deployed in other provinces
Trudeau promises economic and fiscal ‘snapshot’ July 8

Trudeau promises economic and fiscal ‘snapshot’ July 8

The prime minister had previously called such an update "an exercise in invention and imagination”
Feds extend CERB eight weeks, U.S.-Canada border closure to 'at least' July 21

Feds extend CERB eight weeks, U.S.-Canada border closure to 'at least' July 21

The $2,000 monthly CERB payments are now set to conclude after the last full week of August