“We expect people to apply for the programs for which they qualify," the prime minister said.
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The Conservative leader wants "regular opportunities" to question Trudeau in the House.
04/15/2020 07:55 EDT
The answer seems to depend on who you ask.
04/10/2020 20:04 EDT
One business told its employees they'll only get 75 per cent of their usual wage.
04/10/2020 15:03 EDT
The prime minister said “normality” is on hold until a vaccine is available.
04/09/2020 12:50 EDT
The Trudeau government has been pushed to bring in universal basic income amid the coronavirus pandemic.
04/08/2020 20:36 EDT
The CDC urged Americans Friday to wear cloth masks in public to protect themselves against COVID-19.
04/03/2020 21:04 EDT
Critic Peter Julian called on the government to raise minimum wage to at least $15 during pandemic.
04/02/2020 21:44 EDT
Interim leader Jo-Ann Roberts says the party has time on its side.
03/27/2020 16:21 EDT
The measure should help struggling businesses keep workers on their payroll, he says.
03/27/2020 12:45 EDT
The U.S. is on track to surpass China in the number of COVID-19 cases.
03/26/2020 13:20 EDT
The U.S. president suggested he wants to scale back social-distancing measures to boost the economy.
03/24/2020 13:19 EDT
Many of MacKay's opponents have called for the race to be postponed.
03/23/2020 21:41 EDT
“It is likely to take months before we are truly through this,” the prime minister acknowledged.
03/22/2020 16:19 EDT
An estimated three million Canadians are thought to be living and travelling outside the country at any given time.
03/20/2020 07:50 EDT
Dr. Theresa Tam called incoming health data “like watching the lights coming from a star.”
03/19/2020 19:31 EDT
The fiscal package is on top of $11 billion in funding announced last week.
03/18/2020 10:55 EDT
The prime minister wants Canadians to take it seriously during a pandemic.
03/17/2020 13:34 EDT
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair is also defending the screening process.
03/16/2020 16:03 EDT
“Addressing COVID-19 must be a Team Canada effort,” the prime minister said.
03/13/2020 14:32 EDT
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