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Companies have modest hiring plans, low wage growth expectations, Bank of Canada says

Companies have modest hiring plans, low wage growth expectations, Bank of Canada says

OTTAWA — Canadian workers and companies expect wage growth to stay low over the coming year over heightened uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bank of Canada says in two new reports.

Clashes over a treaty dispute and a new name for Asbestos : In The News for Oct. 19

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 19... What we are watching in Canada ...
N.S. calls on Ottawa to define a 'moderate livelihood,' as fishing dispute boils over

N.S. calls on Ottawa to define a 'moderate livelihood,' as fishing dispute boils over

HALIFAX — Calls for Ottawa to define a "moderate livelihood" fishery mounted on Sunday, as hundreds gathered in support of Indigenous lobster fishers after a heated dispute over treaty rights boiled over.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 3:47 p.m. EDT on Oct. 18, 2020: There are 198,151 confirmed cases in Canada.
Opposition parties gear up for next round of fight with Liberals over WE controversy

Opposition parties gear up for next round of fight with Liberals over WE controversy

OTTAWA — The threat of a possible snap election will be hovering over Parliament Hill this week as opposition parties resume their fight with the Liberal government over the WE controversy and preparations for the second wave of COVID-19.
Canada inches toward to 200,000 COVID-19 case mark, with most new cases in Quebec

Canada inches toward to 200,000 COVID-19 case mark, with most new cases in Quebec

TORONTO — Canada's COVID-19 caseload edged closer to the 200,000 mark on Sunday after a weekend in which Quebec had the majority of new infections and public health officials urged Canadians to remain united in their efforts to combat the pandemic.

UCP members pass resolution at AGM calling for privately funded health care option

EDMONTON — Members of Alberta's governing United Conservative Party have narrowly endorsed a resolution at their party's annual general meeting that supports the option of a privately funded and privately managed health-care system that would operate

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

SAN DIEGO — By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound Tampa Bay teammates, too.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $8 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $8 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in British Columbia. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Oct.
B.C.'s snap election means 700k ballots will be counted manually, delaying results

B.C.'s snap election means 700k ballots will be counted manually, delaying results

VANCOUVER — British Columbia residents won't learn the results of next Saturday's snap election for at least two weeks after polls close thanks to the need to count hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots by hand.