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MacKay calls for Conservative leadership vote to be held as soon as possible

MacKay calls for Conservative leadership vote to be held as soon as possible

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay says an election for party leader should be held as soon as logistically possible.

Federal government helps farm loan agency to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — Farm Credit Canada is getting support from the federal government that will boost its lending capacity by $5 billion to help farmers and food processors cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kalen Schlatter found guilty of murder in killing of Tess Richey

Kalen Schlatter found guilty of murder in killing of Tess Richey

TORONTO — A Toronto man was found guilty of first-degree murder Monday in the killing of a young woman whose body was found crumpled at the bottom of an outdoor stairwell days after she failed to return from a night out with a friend.
Trudeau points to bailout for help for renters facing financial crunch

Trudeau points to bailout for help for renters facing financial crunch

OTTAWA — Federal officials are looking at ways to get money to community housing providers and the nation's renters, who may be hit hardest by the economic shock caused by COVID-19, and warning anyone already receiving housing funding to refrain from
The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada

The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:21 p.m. ET on March 23, 2020: There are 2,091 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Consider exemptions to travel restrictions, border-state senators urge Trump

Consider exemptions to travel restrictions, border-state senators urge Trump

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from states that share borders with Canada are urging President Donald Trump to preserve the flow of essential goods and services between the two countries, even if the global pandemic forces more stringent quarantines and trav
PM announces new flights to Peru, Americas to repatriate stranded Canadians

PM announces new flights to Peru, Americas to repatriate stranded Canadians

OTTAWA — Canada's door to the world edged open on Monday as the government announced new flights to repatriate stranded travellers abroad, but it was clear that door will soon slam shut, leaving many with no apparent options for coming home.
COVID-19 a 'devastating blow' to mountain towns that rely on tourism

COVID-19 a 'devastating blow' to mountain towns that rely on tourism

CALGARY — The COVID-19 pandemic has walloped tourism-dependent mountain towns by cutting short what had been shaping up to be a great ski season in Western Canada.
Ottawa opens COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre for homeless

Ottawa opens COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre for homeless

OTTAWA — A local recreation centre in Ottawa has become an isolation and treatment centre for homeless people with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.
Health officials sound alarm over looming shortage of protective gear

Health officials sound alarm over looming shortage of protective gear

TORONTO — A southwestern Ontario city and a nearby county have joined hospitals and health-care associations in their call out to communities for face masks and other protective gear to help during the COVID-19 crisis.