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Canada says new waves of coronavirus could swamp healthcare system, send death toll soaring

14 Aug 2020

OTTAWA Canada is planning for a "reasonable worst case scenario" in which new waves of the coronavirus would intermittently swamp the public health system and send the death toll soaring, officials said on Friday.

Travel restrictions to be extended at U.S. land borders, DHS says

14 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA The United States will extend to a ban on non-essential travel at land borders with Canada and Mexico for another 30 days as several states struggle to contain a coronavirus outbreak, a top U.S. official confirmed Friday.

U.S., Canada set to extend ban on non-essential travel -sources

14 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, Aug 14 The United States and Canada are set to approve another extension to a ban on non-essential travel as several major states struggle to contain a coronavirus outbreak, sources in both nations said.

Canada's Trudeau says he has confidence in finance minister after report of policy clash

11 Aug 2020

OTTAWA/TORONTO Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he had "full confidence" in Finance Minister Bill Morneau amid reports of a clash over policy between the two men, who also both face an ethics probe.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Canadian finance minister's job appears unsure, markets fret over distraction

11 Aug 2020

OTTAWA/TORONTO, Aug 11 Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau's job appeared uncertain on Tuesday after reports he had clashed with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, prompting analysts to fret about Ottawa becoming distracted as it tackles the coronavirus crisis.

Canada to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, hopes for resolution

07 Aug 2020

OTTAWA Canada will slap retaliatory tariffs on C$3.6 billion ($2.7 billion) worth of U.S. aluminum products after the United States said it would impose punitive measures on Canadian aluminum imports, a senior official said on Friday.

Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna for experimental COVID-19 vaccines

05 Aug 2020

OTTAWA Canada has signed separate deals with Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc to supply millions of doses of their experimental coronavirus vaccines, a top official said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Canada finance minister apologizes over expenses paid by charity for foreign travel

22 Jul 2020

OTTAWA, July 22 Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Wednesday he had repaid C$41,366 in travel expenses covered for him by a charity at the heart of an ethics probe and apologized for not doing so earlier, prompting new pressure from opposition legislators.

Canada finance minister apologizes over expenses paid by charity for foreign travel

22 Jul 2020

OTTAWA, July 22 Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Wednesday he had repaid C$41,366 in travel expenses covered for him by a charity at the heart of an ethics probe and apologized for not doing so earlier, prompting new pressure from opposition legislators.

Canada annual inflation rate jumps by most in nine years as economy reopens

22 Jul 2020

OTTAWA Canada's annual inflation rate in June posted its biggest jump in more than nine years as restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak were lifted, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday.

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