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Military families are truly unsung heroes in Canada. Now there’s a day to remember them too

Article content continued The whole campaign has the feel of a campaign launch, a star-studded premiere, an event. Olympian bold-faced names, like Hayley Wickenheiser and Wayne Gretzky, grab the attention while two former prime ministers from different parties as patrons, Stephen Harper and Paul Martin, keep the whole thing floating above politics. A Canadian soldier …

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Liberals extend CERB by one month as part of $37B pandemic relief spending package

Article content continued A survey in July by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which represents 110,000 small firms, found that 27 per cent of owners have encountered workers who have refused work, the majority of whom cited CERB as their primary reason. Qualtrough on Thursday acknowledged that the CERB in its initial form was …

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Windsor-Essex stuck in Stage 2, making Ontario region one of the last in Canada to emerge from COVID-19 lockdown

Article content By Jonathan Bradley The Ontario government said Windsor-Essex will stay in Stage 2 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening strategy for now, making it one of the last places in Canada to be given a green light to ease tight lockdown restrictions. In its announcement on Tuesday, the Ontario government said that Windsor-Essex will not …

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Are you an essential worker? In Canada, it depends on where you live

OTTAWA – Just how essential you are and how much of a federal government bonus you receive for your hard work during the pandemic depends entirely on what province you live in. The program, announced in early May, was meant to provide top-up pay to essential workers, with the federal government putting $3 billion on …

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WE Charity pulls out of $912-million contract with Trudeau government

Article content continued “In order to remove any question whatsoever concerning WE Charity’s motivation for becoming involved in this initiative, WE Charity waives all costs associated with the creation and administration of the program. To be clear, any funds earmarked for WE Charity staff or WE Charity administration will be returned in full to the …

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In first debate of Conservative leadership contest, it was the O’Toole and MacKay show

Article content continued You are an angry man, Mr. O’Toole you are always angry There was also a significant clash between the two on social issues and who is best able to build an inclusive party. “You are an angry man, Mr. O’Toole you are always angry,” MacKay said. “The same thing applies to your …

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Nearly half of federal candidates would let 16-year-olds vote: Elections Canada survey

Nearly half of candidates who ran for Parliament in the last federal election would lower the voting age to 16, according to Elections Canada. A survey of candidates who ran in the 2019 federal election found 7% of elected MPs were “dissatisfied” with democracy in Canada, according to Blacklock’s Reporter. None of the legislators were …

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Cirque de Soleil founder can’t recover $41M spent on his space flight as a business expense: appeal court

EDMONTON — In an “unusual and exotic” court case, Canada’s Federal Court ruled that Cirque de Soleil founder Guy Laliberté — Canada’s first space tourist — won’t be able to recover the tens of millions of dollars he spent on his 12-day trip to the International Space Station. Laliberté, the Quebec billionaire who co-founded the …

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Scheer presses for more House of Commons powers as coronavirus crisis stretches on – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 19, 2020 11:45 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says more parliamentary powers must be restored to properly scrutinize the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the existing …

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Blackstone shale oil venture Gavilan Resources files for bankruptcy

HOUSTON — Blackstone Group’s Gavilan Resources LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late on Friday, citing this year’s oil price collapse and a bitter legal battle with a partner. Formed following the $2.3 billion acquisition of Texas shale oil properties in 2017, Gavilan listed secured debt of more than $550 million in its filing in …

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