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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, July 8

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, July 8

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:47 p.m. on July 8, 2020: There are 106,434 confirmed cases in Canada.

Canada's chief medical officers plan some downtime after months of hard work

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's chief medical officers were hailed as the nation's rising stars.
Ontario overestimated cost of services to irregular border crossers, AG finds

Ontario overestimated cost of services to irregular border crossers, AG finds

TORONTO — Ontario significantly overstated the costs of providing services to asylum seekers coming into Canada from the United States, the province's auditor general said Wednesday.
Liberals foresee high unemployment, $343 billion deficit due to COVID-19

Liberals foresee high unemployment, $343 billion deficit due to COVID-19

OTTAWA — Nearly two million Canadian workers could remain unemployed this year, according to forecasts in the federal government's long-awaited "fiscal snapshot.
Southern Alberta hailstorm caused almost $1.2B in damage: insurance bureau

Southern Alberta hailstorm caused almost $1.2B in damage: insurance bureau

EDMONTON — The powerful hail storm that pounded homes, vehicles and crops across parts of southern Alberta last month caused almost $1.2 billion in insured damage.
Feds promise recovery will focus on people hurt most by COVID-19 economic crisis

Feds promise recovery will focus on people hurt most by COVID-19 economic crisis

OTTAWA — Fixing the social and economic gaps that left women, young people and racialized Canadians to suffer the biggest economic blows from the COVID-19 pandemic is a top priority in the recovery effort, Finance Minister Bill Morneau says.
Almost 35,000 people pegged for removal from Canada evade border agency

Almost 35,000 people pegged for removal from Canada evade border agency

OTTAWA — Canada's border agency has failed to promptly remove most of the people under orders to leave the country, and in tens of thousands of cases it has simply lost track of them, the federal auditor general says.
U.S., Mexican presidents meet at White House to talk USMCA, without Canada

U.S., Mexican presidents meet at White House to talk USMCA, without Canada

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump promised an absent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau some in-person presidential face time Wednesday as the U.S.
Ban federal use of facial-recognition tools, groups urge Trudeau government

Ban federal use of facial-recognition tools, groups urge Trudeau government

OTTAWA — Dozens of groups and individuals working to protect privacy, human rights and civil liberties want the Trudeau government to ban the use of facial-recognition surveillance by federal law-enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Montreal police say policy to stop street checks represents culture change

Montreal police say policy to stop street checks represents culture change

MONTREAL — A new Montreal police street check policy aimed at curbing arbitrary and discriminatory stops was described by the police chief as "an important change to the culture," but critics said it will do little to reduce profiling.