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UPDATE 3-Canada's GDP likely to climb in July, large Q3 rebound looms

28 Aug 2020

OTTAWA, Aug 28 Canada's real GDP is likely to climb 3% in July, edging economic activity closer to pre-pandemic levels, Statistics Canada said in a flash estimate on Friday, as data continued to paint a picture of a sharp fall followed by a strong rebound.

Central banks must talk directly to public to stem misinformation: Bank of Canada governor

27 Aug 2020

OTTAWA Central banks must explain their actions clearly to the people they serve to preserve public confidence amid a flood of misinformation during the coronavirus crisis, the head of the Bank of Canada said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Central banks must talk directly to public to stem misinformation -Bank of Canada governor

27 Aug 2020

OTTAWA, Aug 27 Central banks must explain their actions clearly to the people they serve to preserve public confidence amid a flood of misinformation during the coronavirus crisis, the head of the Bank of Canada said on Thursday.

Canada to give provinces, territories up to C$2 billion for school restart

26 Aug 2020

OTTAWA Canada will give up to C$2 billion ($1.5 billion) in additional funding to provinces and territories to help reopen schools safely as students return to classrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday.

Bank of Canada says pandemic to test inflation expectations

25 Aug 2020

OTTAWA The economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic will test public confidence in the Bank of Canada's 2% inflation target, a senior official at the bank said on Tuesday.

Canada outlines plan to move unemployed off COVID-19 emergency benefits

20 Aug 2020

OTTAWA Canada on Thursday outlined a plan to move the unemployed off an emergency COVID-19 income-support program and onto an expanded employment insurance plan that requires people to look for a job to qualify.

Canadians brace as COVID-19 income support and debt deferrals wind down

20 Aug 2020

TORONTO, Aug 20 Chris Timms, who was laid off his job as sous-chef at an Ottawa sports pub in March, has since been receiving government support. While the restaurant has partially reopened, he has not returned, and his efforts to find another job have failed.

Canada's Maple Leaf suspends pork exports to China amid COVID-19 outbreak at Manitoba plant

19 Aug 2020

OTTAWA Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods Inc has voluntarily suspended exports of pork to China following an outbreak of COVID-19 in a Manitoba plant.

UPDATE 2-Canada's annual inflation rate falls to 0.1% in July

19 Aug 2020

OTTAWA, Aug 19 Canada's annual inflation rate fell to 0.1% in July from 0.7% in June as price growth slowed broadly across the goods and services sectors, with air transportation prices declining for the first time since 2015, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday.

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.

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