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Pandemic highlights existing barriers for those with communication disabilities

Pandemic highlights existing barriers for those with communication disabilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted long-standing barriers preventing Canadians with communication disabilities from fully accessing the health-care system, according to advocates across the country who are calling for governments to address the is
Presidential politics, sidelined by pandemic, poised for Trump-fuelled comeback

Presidential politics, sidelined by pandemic, poised for Trump-fuelled comeback

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's re-election efforts appear to be showing new signs of life despite lingering concerns about whether the accelerated reopening in parts of the United States could prompt a second wave of the novel coronavirus.
COVID-19 kills scores more in Canada; Greyhound to shut down all service

COVID-19 kills scores more in Canada; Greyhound to shut down all service

TORONTO — Scores more people in Canada have succumbed to COVID-19, authorities reported Thursday, as one of the country's major inter-city bus carriers announced it would be shutting down completely due to a precipitous drop in passengers caused by t
Canadians trust doctors, scientists and government more since pandemic began

Canadians trust doctors, scientists and government more since pandemic began

OTTAWA — An annual survey looking at who Canadians trust most suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has given Canadians almost absolute trust in doctors, while trust in corporate leaders and the media has plummeted to all-time lows.
Watchdogs warn COVID-19 apps come with privacy risks to Canadians

Watchdogs warn COVID-19 apps come with privacy risks to Canadians

OTTAWA — Governments that want to use smartphones to trace the movements of Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis should handle personal information with care, privacy watchdogs from across the country warned Thursday in a united call for caution.
Greyhound Canada to shut down temporarily all bus routes as ridership plunges

Greyhound Canada to shut down temporarily all bus routes as ridership plunges

TORONTO — Greyhound Canada is temporarily slamming the brakes on all of its bus routes and services as ridership plummets amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting May 13, the transportation company will halt all routes until passenger demand recovers.
Experts warn of increasing car use, loss of transit routes post-crisis

Experts warn of increasing car use, loss of transit routes post-crisis

VANCOUVER — Getting around Stanley Park since the pandemic struck is a new experience for Tom Green.
Feds to partly cover 'top-ups' for front-line workers on minimum wage

Feds to partly cover 'top-ups' for front-line workers on minimum wage

OTTAWA — Janitors at long-term care facilities, those restocking food on store shelves, along with other low-wage employees who have made it possible for millions of Canadians to avoid contracting COVID-19 while getting the supplies and services they
Supreme Court to review Ontario ruling that jeopardized multiple verdicts

Supreme Court to review Ontario ruling that jeopardized multiple verdicts

TORONTO — Canada's highest court agreed Thursday to review an Ontario ruling that could cause scores of criminal cases in that province to be thrown out over how changes to the jury selection process were applied.
Canadian Forces still unsure how to raise helicopter that crashed

Canadian Forces still unsure how to raise helicopter that crashed

OTTAWA — The Canadian military is still determining how to raise the wreckage of a military helicopter that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last week, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Thursday.