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Canadian economy posted record drop in second quarter due to pandemic

Canadian economy posted record drop in second quarter due to pandemic

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy suffered its worst three-month stretch on record in the second quarter as the economy came to a near halt in April before starting to recover in May and June.
Federal deficit through June hits $120 billion, Finance Department says

Federal deficit through June hits $120 billion, Finance Department says

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of $120.4 billion during the first three months of its 2020-2021 fiscal year as the treasury pumped out aid to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sports cancellations and economy data: In The News for Aug. 28

Sports cancellations and economy data: In The News for Aug. 28

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 Aug. 28 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Police service boards grapple with diversity, inclusion amid calls for change

Police service boards grapple with diversity, inclusion amid calls for change

OTTAWA — Daljit Nirman's message was clear: Before the Ottawa police could better meet a diverse community's needs, they must take meaningful steps to ensure their own ranks are free of bias and discrimination.
Reopening schools safely tied to other COVID-19 measures: B.C. model

Reopening schools safely tied to other COVID-19 measures: B.C. model

VANCOUVER — A group of COVID-19 modellers says the British Columbia government should increase physical distancing measures to help it more safely reopen schools next month.
Parties have until this afternoon to nominate candidates for New Brunswick election

Parties have until this afternoon to nominate candidates for New Brunswick election

FREDERICTON — Today is the deadline for political parties to nominate candidates and submit paperwork to Elections New Brunswick. The full list of candidates who will appear on the ballot will be made public later in the day.
White House plays role of partisan prop as Trump accepts GOP nomination

White House plays role of partisan prop as Trump accepts GOP nomination

WASHINGTON — The Republicans and Donald Trump rolled out their biggest political guns Thursday on the final night of their national convention, using the south facade of the White House as a backdrop — literally — for the president's largest, highest
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 27

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 27

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:47 p.m. EDT on Aug. 27, 2020: There are 126,848 confirmed cases in Canada.
Feds creating 'inventory' of racial minorities to fill senior public service posts

Feds creating 'inventory' of racial minorities to fill senior public service posts

OTTAWA — The Liberal government wants to create an "inventory" of Black, Indigenous and other racialized people who could play high-ranking roles in the federal public service.
Bill Blair says prison segregation oversight panel will get the data it needs

Bill Blair says prison segregation oversight panel will get the data it needs

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair is stepping in to ensure an advisory panel tasked with overseeing the segregation of federal inmates will get the data it needs to do its job.