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Feds top up relief fund with $600 million to help small- and medium-sized businesses

Feds top up relief fund with $600 million to help small- and medium-sized businesses

OTTAWA — The federal government is adding $600 million to a fund to help small- and medium-sized businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic, Economic Development Minister Melanie Joly said Friday.
Second wave killing fewer Canadians but is no reason to let down guard, doctors warn

Second wave killing fewer Canadians but is no reason to let down guard, doctors warn

OTTAWA — Seven months into the pandemic, medical experts have a better idea of how to treat COVID-19 and how to keep it out of high-risk settings which means there are far fewer people dying of the virus now than there were in the spring.
Another possible COVID-19 case at gold mine in Nunavut

Another possible COVID-19 case at gold mine in Nunavut

Nunavut's chief public health officer says there is another presumptive case of COVID-19 at a gold mine in western Nunavut, bringing the total to eight possible cases. On Monday, Dr.
U.S. Republicans, Democrats in Canada agree: Expat Americans should vote

U.S. Republicans, Democrats in Canada agree: Expat Americans should vote

TORONTO — Despite the bitter partisan divide racking U.S. politics, there is one thing both Republicans and Democrats living in Canada agree on when it comes to November's presidential election — the need for American expats here to vote.
Experts, national parents group, call for specialized proton therapy clinic in Canada

Experts, national parents group, call for specialized proton therapy clinic in Canada

HALIFAX — An advocacy group for children's cancer research says it's time Canada makes an advanced form of radiotherapy, called proton beam therapy, more widely available.
PBO complains of lack of transparency on $422 billion in federal business support

PBO complains of lack of transparency on $422 billion in federal business support

OTTAWA — Crown corporations have handed out an estimated $422 billion in loans, guarantees and deferrals to businesses since the start of the pandemic, the parliamentary budget officer says in a report that warns about a lack of details around the me

Who stands in for an ill prime minister is not as clear as it is in American politics

OTTAWA — Should U.S. President Donald Trump fall too ill with COVID-19 to be able to perform his duties, there's an automatic backup: U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence. The Canadian approach to succession is a bit more complicated.
New institute to shine spotlight on Canada's little known history of slavery

New institute to shine spotlight on Canada's little known history of slavery

MONTREAL — Charmaine Nelson wagers that if you asked people in cities across Canada what they know about the history of slavery in this country, most would be surprised to hear that the practice even took place.
Trump COVID test and military exports: In The News for Oct. 2

Trump COVID test and military exports: In The News for Oct. 2

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 2 ... What we are watching today ...

With Trump testing positive, a look at some Canadian politicians and COVID-19

United States President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.