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New nursing home cluster amid rising COVID deaths and economic gloom

New nursing home cluster amid rising COVID deaths and economic gloom

TORONTO — The COVID-19 death toll in Quebec more than doubled on Friday as the growing case load of infections in Canada surpassed 4,000 amid questions about how pandemic fatalities are counted and gloomy economic predictions.
Tory leadership candidates asked to stop calls, fundraising as vote postponed

Tory leadership candidates asked to stop calls, fundraising as vote postponed

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidates were asked Friday to stop fundraising and making calls to party members following a decision to suspend the race.

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada's chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they're sick.
'Tremendous' response from blood donors has supply keeping pace with demand

'Tremendous' response from blood donors has supply keeping pace with demand

OTTAWA — Canadians have been coming forward in large numbers to donate blood after Canadian Blood Services warned of a possible shortage as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Defence chief puts Canadian military on COVID-19 war footing

Defence chief puts Canadian military on COVID-19 war footing

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is being put on a war footing as it prepares to be thrown into the COVID-19 crisis. Chief of the defence staff Gen.

Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19

A look at some of the top quotes from across Canada on Friday in relation to COVID-19: "We're in it for the long haul. It's not going to be days and weeks, it's definitely months. Many months." — Dr.
Trudeau seeking U.S. decision on troops at border; calls possibility a mistake

Trudeau seeking U.S. decision on troops at border; calls possibility a mistake

OTTAWA — Historic uncertainty hovered over the world's longest undefended border on Friday as the spectre of President Donald Trump's musing about deploying military forces to America's northern frontier with Canada lingered.
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