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Trudeau calls byelections for late October, one day after Liberals name candidates

Trudeau calls byelections for late October, one day after Liberals name candidates

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called two byelections less than a day after the Liberals named their candidates in each of the Toronto ridings.
Students anxious for more time as federal loan repayment freeze winds down

Students anxious for more time as federal loan repayment freeze winds down

Ottawa's freeze on federal student loan payments and interest is weeks away from its end date, but students and graduates say extending the measure would offer relief from the lasting financial pressures of the pandemic.
Federal pay-equity commissioner reappointed, but new national law still not in force

Federal pay-equity commissioner reappointed, but new national law still not in force

OTTAWA — Canada's first national pay-equity commissioner is having her term extended amid delays getting new pay-equity legislation into action.
Man sentenced to 7 years for gas-and-dash death of Alberta gas station owner

Man sentenced to 7 years for gas-and-dash death of Alberta gas station owner

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — A man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the gas-and-dash death of an Alberta gas station owner has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Quebec town Asbestos, hits pause on name change process after citizen complaints

MONTREAL — The town of Asbestos, Que., is hitting the pause button on its search for a new name after citizens voiced displeasure about the four contenders on the short list.
Admitted to Canada under pilot program, refugee nurses ready for work as PSWs

Admitted to Canada under pilot program, refugee nurses ready for work as PSWs

OTTAWA — Halfway through their 14-day quarantine period, Diala Charab and Yehya Al-Ayoubi are excited to start working as health-care aides after arriving Sunday from Lebanon.
Design of post-CERB benefits could change as pandemic shifts course, minister says

Design of post-CERB benefits could change as pandemic shifts course, minister says

OTTAWA — The federal minister overseeing key aid programs for workers during the pandemic says there could still be changes to a proposed package of income-support benefits as the country faces renewed pressure from COVID-19.
Partial closure of Canada-U.S. border extended to Oct. 21

Partial closure of Canada-U.S. border extended to Oct. 21

OTTAWA — The partial closure of Canada's border with the United States is being extended another month, to Oct. 21, both countries announced Friday.
Silver lining? Cases of infectious diseases plunge amid anti-COVID measures

Silver lining? Cases of infectious diseases plunge amid anti-COVID measures

TORONTO — Lockdowns and other tough measures implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic decline in other infectious illnesses such as influenza and sexually transmitted infections, public health data suggest.
Case against man accused of threatening PM in Rideau Hall incident put off again

Case against man accused of threatening PM in Rideau Hall incident put off again

OTTAWA — A Manitoba man accused of threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an incident at Rideau Hall has had his case put off until Oct. 16.