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Marc Miller urges First Nations to delay elections during COVID-19 crisis

Marc Miller urges First Nations to delay elections during COVID-19 crisis

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is encouraging Indigenous communities gearing up for elections this year to postpone their votes.
Rural doctors and mayors ask city-dwellers to stay home and not tax system

Rural doctors and mayors ask city-dwellers to stay home and not tax system

Rural health-care providers and small-town politicians are pleading with snowbirds and city-dwellers to stay at their primary homes during the COVID-19 pandemic rather than self-isolating in more remote locales and putting additional strain on a syst
Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target while Libs up wage subsidy

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target while Libs up wage subsidy

OTTAWA — Canada's central bank made yet another unscheduled rate cut Friday to bring its key interest target down to a crisis-level low, and the federal government upped its financial lifeline to businesses in a two-pronged effort to further combat t
COVID-19 closures: It's as if Ottawa has fallen off the electricity grid

COVID-19 closures: It's as if Ottawa has fallen off the electricity grid

TORONTO — It's as if the COVID-19 epidemic had tripped a circuit breaker, shutting off all power to a city the size of Ottawa.
Financial-aid requests won't be hindered by Service Canada closures: Trudeau

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 said Friday.
Supreme Court rules against speeder in dangerous-driving case

Supreme Court rules against speeder in dangerous-driving case

OTTAWA — A reasonable person should foresee the risk of driving almost three times the speed limit towards a major city intersection, the Supreme Court of Canada says in upholding a man's conviction.
Federal deficit to top $112 billion in coming year due to COVID-19, PBO says

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.
'The value of a statistical life' and tiptoe through Dutch tulips; In The News for March 27

'The value of a statistical life' and tiptoe through Dutch tulips; In The News for March 27

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of March 27 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
Leaders detail concerns about COVID-19 impacts on Indigenous populations

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 deal with the fallout of COVID-19 might not do enough to prevent the most vulnerable people from fa
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on March 27, 2020: There are 4,043 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.