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Science needed to combat disinformation in COVID-19 fight: Champagne

Science needed to combat disinformation in COVID-19 fight: Champagne

OTTAWA — Canada and its G7 counterparts are concerned about the spread of disinformation in the COVID-19 fight, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Thursday, stressing the need for a co-ordinated world response based on science.
Feds seeking lower credit-card interest rates over COVID-19

Feds seeking lower credit-card interest rates over COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government is asking banks and credit-card companies to lower interest rates for Canadians, many of whom are struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada to cut number of troops in Ukraine due to COVID-19 pandemic

Canada to cut number of troops in Ukraine due to COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces plans to withdraw the 200 troops it currently has in Ukraine and replace them with a skeleton force next month to hold the fort until the COVID-19 pandemic has passed.
'A death sentence:' Advocates warn of COVID-19 spread in jails, prisons

'A death sentence:' Advocates warn of COVID-19 spread in jails, prisons

Advocates across Canada are calling for the release of non-violent offenders and a unified plan to deal with the health and safety of inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facts about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Ottawa announced Wednesday the Canada Emergency Response Benefit intended to quickly get cash to workers who need it and support their employers. Here's a look at how the program is going to work.
COVID-19 or no, Iran must release black boxes from January crash: Champagne

COVID-19 or no, Iran must release black boxes from January crash: Champagne

OTTAWA — Despite the daunting hurdles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Iran must live up to its pledge to co-operate with the investigation into its downing of a commercial airliner in January, says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne
Agriculture sector scrambling to offset consequences of COVID-19 crisis

Agriculture sector scrambling to offset consequences of COVID-19 crisis

CALGARY — Canada's agriculture sector is warning of higher prices and potential food shortages if it isn't designated an essential service and allowed to do business as usual during the COVID-19 crisis.
Astronauts on coping with COVID-19: plenty of routine, keep sight of big picture

Astronauts on coping with COVID-19: plenty of routine, keep sight of big picture

MONTREAL — In David Saint-Jacques' line of work, physical distancing comes with the job.
Top court to hear fight over Premier Doug Ford's deep cuts to Toronto council

Top court to hear fight over Premier Doug Ford's deep cuts to Toronto council

TORONTO — Canada's highest court agreed on Thursday to hear Toronto's challenge to a unilateral decision by Ontario Premier Doug Ford that slashed the size of city council midway through the last municipal election.
Pandemic response must uphold human rights, avoid discrimination: B.C. commissioner

Pandemic response must uphold human rights, avoid discrimination: B.C. commissioner

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's human rights commissioner is urging policy-makers, employers, landlords and service providers to keep human rights principles at the core of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.