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Singh calls on federal government to provide $12 billion for child care

Singh calls on federal government to provide $12 billion for child care

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on Ottawa to provide the provinces with billions in funding for child care — a demand that could help determine whether the minority Liberal government survives.
Higgs considers N.B. election call after Liberals reject power-sharing proposal

Higgs considers N.B. election call after Liberals reject power-sharing proposal

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs said Friday he will take the weekend to decide whether to call an election after the Opposition Liberals rejected his proposed deal to keep the Tories in power through the pandemic.
Asylum seekers on front lines of COVID-19 to have chance at permanent residency

Asylum seekers on front lines of COVID-19 to have chance at permanent residency

MONTREAL — Asylum seekers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis are getting an early chance at permanent residency in Canada, but some advocates say the government's plan will leave thousands of workers on the sidelines.
Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica faces funding crunch as COVID-19 curbs tourism

Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica faces funding crunch as COVID-19 curbs tourism

MONTREAL — One of Canada's best-known religious landmarks, the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, is seeking urgent government assistance to withstand a budget shortfall caused by COVID-19.
Police chiefs embrace health-led response to dealing with people in mental crisis

Police chiefs embrace health-led response to dealing with people in mental crisis

OTTAWA — Police chiefs say they support closer collaboration with crisis workers to help prevent tragedies when their officers confront people dealing with mental-health issues.

From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here is a look at what the various provinces have said about getting kids back to classes.
Canada-U.S. to extend border restrictions until Sept. 21

Canada-U.S. to extend border restrictions until Sept. 21

OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border are being extended another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
'So sorry:' Man pleads guilty for gas-and-dash death of gas station owner

'So sorry:' Man pleads guilty for gas-and-dash death of gas station owner

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — A man who was charged after an Alberta gas station owner was killed in a gas-and-dash apologized to the victim's distraught family after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Ki Yun Jo, 54, was killed on Oct.
Expected fall peak of COVID-19 in Canada could overwhelm health systems: Tam

Expected fall peak of COVID-19 in Canada could overwhelm health systems: Tam

OTTAWA — Federal health officials are preparing for surges in new cases of COVID-19, including an expected peak of the outbreak this fall that could temporarily exceed the ability of the health-care system to cope.
WE Charity registers as lobbyist, lays off staff, looking to sell real estate

WE Charity registers as lobbyist, lays off staff, looking to sell real estate

WE Charity registered Thursday as a lobbyist of the federal government — months after it began talks with federal officials about potential programs to help Canadian youths during the COVID-19 pandemic.