Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos Taking Medical Leave

OTTAWA — Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos is stepping aside due to illness.Duclos says in a statement that he felt persistent chest pain over the past several days.He went to hospital on Sunday and was told he had a pulmonary embolism.He...

Two Sudbury schools closed due to confirmed variant COVID cases

Public health officials in Sudbury have dismissed students and staff from two schools following five confirmed cases of COVID-19. Lasalle Secondary School and Cyril Varney Public School were closed Wednesday. All five cases have been identified by Public Health Sudbury & Districts as variants of concern. The afternoon route of elementary bus N100 is also […]

Canada Joins Forces With Australia To Make Digital Giants Pay For News

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison have agreed to continue “co-ordinating efforts” to ensure the revenues of web giants are shared more fairly with creators and media, a Tuesday statement from Ottawa...

Canadian Housing Market Showing Signs Of ‘Excess Exuberance,’ Bank Of Canada Warns

OTTAWA ― Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem says the central bank is seeing early signs that people may be purchasing homes solely because they believe prices may go up.Macklem says rising prices in particular for single-family homes are still a long...

Feds missed chance to help Canadian vaccines move quickly last spring: Developers

Two vaccine developers in Canada say a lack of federal funding early in the pandemic kept homegrown vaccines from moving as quickly as international versions. John Lewis, the CEO of Entos Pharmaceuticals in Alberta, says his company is one of six that received about $5 million to move their COVID-19 vaccine along. But Lewis says […]

Trudeau And Biden To Hold First Meeting Virtually On Tuesday

OTTAWA — The first face-to-face meeting between Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the newly minted U.S. president will take place early next week, the two countries announced on Saturday amid questions about how the long-time allie...

Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended To March 21

OTTAWA — The border between Canada and the United States will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month.Public Safety Minister Bill Blair announced late Friday that the closure has been extended to March 21 — precisel...

Feds seek fourth extension to update assisted-dying law

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is seeking a fourth extension to the court-imposed deadline for expanding access to medical assistance in dying. Justice Minister David Lametti is asking the court to give the government one more month — until March 26 — to pass Bill C-7. The bill is intended to bring the law into […]

Ford Recalls 8,800 Vehicles In Canada

Ford Motor Co. says it will recall about 8,800 vehicles in Canada after the automaker lost track of some older Takata air bags that can explode and hurl shrapnel.Ford says 8,762 Ford Ranger pickup trucks with model years between 2004 and 2006 will be r...

Canada Could Hit 20,000 COVID Cases A Day If Restrictions Eased: Forecast

New federal forecasts project that COVID-19 variants could fuel a surge of 20,000 new cases per day by mid-March if public health restrictions are relaxed further.The Public Health Agency of Canada released modelling Friday suggesting that while infect...