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CEO out, new board chair in as Liberals shakeup infrastructure bank leadership

CEO out, new board chair in as Liberals shakeup infrastructure bank leadership

OTTAWA — The federal government is shaking up the people in the top spots at the Canada Infrastructure Bank, including saying goodbye to the chief executive and installing a new board chair.
Being on the East Coast a double-edged sword in COVID-19 pandemic medical battle

Being on the East Coast a double-edged sword in COVID-19 pandemic medical battle

HALIFAX — Being a small East Coast province in the pandemic is a double-edged sword: there are fewer critically ill patients, but the supply of hospital beds is limited if the worst-case scenario materializes.
Ontario closing more businesses effective Saturday to limit spread of COVID-19

Ontario closing more businesses effective Saturday to limit spread of COVID-19

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford moved swiftly to shutter a larger swath of Ontario's economy on Friday in the wake of bleak projections about the death toll of the CODIV-19 pandemic.
Ontario forecasts thousands of COVID-19 deaths, even with restrictions

Ontario forecasts thousands of COVID-19 deaths, even with restrictions

TORONTO — As known COVID-19 cases climbed nationally and almost all construction in the country's economic heartland was idled on Friday, health authorities in Ontario said the death toll in that province alone could be kept below 15,000 if stringent
Concerns raised about feds dealings on First Nations elections amid COVID-19

Concerns raised about feds dealings on First Nations elections amid COVID-19

OTTAWA — The chief of an Ontario First Nation says her community is caught up in bureaucratic and "paternalistic" voting rules that could leave it with a governance gap in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
GST credit payments to low-income earners to arrive one month earlier

GST credit payments to low-income earners to arrive one month earlier

OTTAWA — The federal government is speeding up financial help to low-income earners hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with payments through the GST credit a month sooner than planned as it prepares to deliver billions more on benefits beginning next week
Grassy Narrows signs deal with Ottawa on mercury poisoning treatment centre

Grassy Narrows signs deal with Ottawa on mercury poisoning treatment centre

OTTAWA — The federal government has signed an agreement with Grassy Narrows First Nation that will see a long-promised treatment centre for residents with mercury poisoning finally built in the community.
3M pushes back on Trump administration order to stop sending N95 masks to Canada

3M pushes back on Trump administration order to stop sending N95 masks to Canada

WASHINGTON — A battle is shaping up between Donald Trump's White House and one of the world's largest manufacturers of protective medical gear — and Canada's supply of surgical masks, a mission-critical tool in the fight against COVID-19, is hanging
Northern residents embrace plan for unique beaded pin honouring COVID-19 workers

Northern residents embrace plan for unique beaded pin honouring COVID-19 workers

DAWSON CITY, Yukon — A made-in-Yukon initiative to celebrate front-line workers fighting COVID-19 is gaining momentum across the North. An administrative assistant at a health centre in Dawson City has launched the Fireweed Heroes project.
Scheer calls for more oversight of government's COVID-19 response

Scheer calls for more oversight of government's COVID-19 response

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling for the Liberals to be more transparent about their response to the COVID-19 crisis.