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Financial sector leads gains for S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stocks also climb

TORONTO — The financial sector led Canada's main stock index higher in early trading, while U.S. stock markets also climbed. The S&P/TSX composite index was...

How proceedings in the House of Commons during pandemic differ from normal

OTTAWA — Canadians who tune in to watch proceedings in the House of Commons during the COVID-19 crisis may wonder why Conservative and Bloc Quebecois...

Liberals to ask MPs to OK $87 billion in new spending, fuelled by pandemic...

OTTAWA — The Trudeau Liberals are asking parliamentarians to approve $60 billion in spending on a key COVID-19 emergency benefit for workers. The Liberals had...

Ford says Canada doesn’t have same ‘systemic, deep roots’ of racism as U.S.

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says Canada doesn't have the "systemic, deep roots" of racism that the United States does. Ford was asked today...

Ontario mulls collection of race-based COVID-19 data; some argue it’s essential

TORONTO — The importance of understanding the role race might play in the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Ontario to look at regulatory changes to...

Federal delay of MMIWG action plan sparks dismay ahead of inquiry anniversary

OTTAWA — Disheartened, disappointed, disbelieving. But still determined. Indigenous women and leaders fighting to end violence against Indigenous women in Canada say that's how they...
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Traffic Stop Leads To Multiple Charges

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) - On June 1, 2020, at approximately 12:15 p.m. members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic...

Energy and financials boost S&P/TSX composite, loonie heads higher

TORONTO — The financial and energy sectors helped lift Canada's main stock index in early trading, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite...

Police investigate after two people found dead in home in Espanola, Ont.

ESPANOLA, Ont. — Ontario provincial police are investigating after two people were found dead in Espanola, west of Sudbury. Investigators say they made the discovery late Sunday...

Ontario legislature expected to extend state of emergency to June 30

TORONTO — Ontario is expected today to extend its state of emergency until June 30. The measure bans gatherings larger than five people. It also orders...

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Labour shortages on some Ontario farms threaten crop harvest groups say

TORONTO — Groups that advocate for Ontario's farmers say a worker shortage could threaten the harvest of some crops across the province. The Ontario Federation of...

Trudeau positions Canada as champion of co-ordinated global recovery plan

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue today to make the case for a co-ordinated global response to cushion the economic impact of...

Groups say Ontario emergency orders to fight pandemic violate privacy

Advocates and legal experts are raising concerns about potential privacy violations in the emergency orders the Ontario government has implemented to help fight the...

Federal aid for care home systems needed ahead of second wave, advocates say

OTTAWA — The Ontario Long Term Care Association says the federal government must do more to help provinces prepare nursing and retirement homes for...

Canadian auto sales drop 44 per cent in May, an improvement from April

TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian auto sales dropped by 44 per cent in May, an improvement from the estimated 74.6-per cent decline...
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