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REFILE-Next year, Canadians may get a COVID-19 vaccine, billions in stimulus - and an election

01 Dec 2020

OTTAWA, Nov 30 Next year, if all goes as planned, Canadians will get a free COVID-19 vaccine, billions of dollars in economic stimulus, and perhaps, insiders and analysts say, an early election.

Canada blocks bulk exports of some prescription drugs in response to Trump import plan

29 Nov 2020

OTTAWA Canada on Saturday blocked bulk exports of prescription drugs if they would create a shortage at home, in response to outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to allow imports from Canada to lower some drug prices for Americans.

Canada to reveal huge COVID-19 deficit, make 'down payment' on national childcare

27 Nov 2020

OTTAWA Canada next week will reveal the breadth of the emergency spending it has made during the pandemic and lay the groundwork for future stimulus and social measures, like a national childcare program, government sources told Reuters.

UPDATE 1-Canada to deliver 2020 fiscal update on Nov. 30 -finance minister

23 Nov 2020

OTTAWA, Nov 23 Canada will provide a "full" update on federal spending on Nov. 30, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Monday, as the government pledged to support people and businesses through a surging second wave of COVID-19.

Main rival to Canada PM Trudeau says he would be tougher on China, may boycott some goods

19 Nov 2020

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's main rival in an election that could come as early as next year on Thursday said he would toughen the country's stance on China, including potentially boycotting some goods produced there.

Canada's opposition parties urge Trudeau government to ban Huawei 5G, say China is threat

18 Nov 2020

OTTAWA Canada's opposition on Wednesday called on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to get tougher on China, including by officially banning Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's 5G technology from being used in the country.

Canada's opposition parties urge Trudeau government to ban Huawei 5G, say China is threat

18 Nov 2020

OTTAWA, Nov 18 Canada's opposition on Wednesday called on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to get tougher on China, including by officially banning Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's 5G technology from being used in the country.

Canada could deliver a COVID-19 vaccine to most by end of 2021, says top health official

17 Nov 2020

OTTAWA Canada has signed several agreements for potential COVID-19 vaccines and should be able to get them out to a large part of the population by the end of next year, one of Canada's top doctors said on Tuesday.

Canada's remote Nunavut to impose COVID-19 lockdown after community outbreak

16 Nov 2020

OTTAWA Canada's remote Arctic territory of Nunavut is suffering its first community outbreak of COVID-19 and will close all non-essential services, as well as schools, for at least two weeks, officials said on Monday.

Canadians can save Christmas if COVID-19 contained now, Trudeau says

14 Nov 2020

OTTAWA Canadians have time to tamp down the surging second wave of COVID-19 by Christmas if they act now, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, as he urged provincial leaders for the second time this week to impose more health restrictions.

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