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National rental subsidy needed to avoid mass evictions: advocates

National rental subsidy needed to avoid mass evictions: advocates

OTTAWA — The federal government should consider rent relief for the precariously housed, or risk a wave of Canadians becoming homeless in the wake of COVID-19, advocates told MPs Friday.
Regional approach to COVID-19 beginning as feds roll out new measures

Regional approach to COVID-19 beginning as feds roll out new measures

Regional disparities in Canada's COVID-19 crisis emerged with growing clarity on Friday, as some provinces celebrated relative success while the federal government rolled out new measures to help others still grappling with the pandemic.
Liberals pledge financial aid to sectors of economy hit hard by COVID-19

Liberals pledge financial aid to sectors of economy hit hard by COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government is rolling out billions of dollars in new financial help targeting hard-hit sectors of the economy, acknowledging that some companies need more support and others are slipping through the safety net of emergency aid me
Doctors don't know when masks are coming, despite deliveries arriving in Canada

Doctors don't know when masks are coming, despite deliveries arriving in Canada

OTTAWA — Even as planeloads of supplies to protect Canada's medical workers arrive, many primary-care physicians say they are in the dark about when they're going to get what they need to keep helping patients.
'A free-for-all:' Union wants grocery trips curtailed to slow COVID-19 spread

'A free-for-all:' Union wants grocery trips curtailed to slow COVID-19 spread

CALGARY — Western Canada's largest private-sector union is proposing that people be limited to one trip to the grocery store each week to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among customers and workers.
Two Montreal lawyers file application to trademark the term COVID-19

Two Montreal lawyers file application to trademark the term COVID-19

Two Montreal lawyers have applied to trademark COVID-19, a filing that some experts said it is unlikely to succeed.
Son remembers 'tough lady' who died from COVID-19 in Calgary care home

Son remembers 'tough lady' who died from COVID-19 in Calgary care home

CALGARY — Rita Owen died in a Calgary care home three weeks shy of her 92nd birthday never knowing she'd contracted COVID-19.

COVID-19 exploits systemic cracks in nursing homes to devastating effect

TORONTO — The brutal assault of the novel coronavirus on long-term care facilities in Ontario has exposed long-standing, systemic problems in a sector that otherwise seldom receives top-of-mind public attention.
Ontario could be headed for primary-care crisis: medical association

Ontario could be headed for primary-care crisis: medical association

OTTAWA — Nearly half the primary-care clinics in Ontario are at risk of closing their doors if the provincial government can't immediately pay doctors for virtual visits, according to a survey by the Ontario Medical Association.
As millions of workers apply for help, mothers-to-be say they can't get CERB

As millions of workers apply for help, mothers-to-be say they can't get CERB

OTTAWA — Nearly one month ago, Effie Poole was laid off from her job as a server when the restaurant she worked at in Burlington, Ont., closed due to COVID-19.
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