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Testing backlog linked to shortage of chemicals needed for COVID-19 test

Testing backlog linked to shortage of chemicals needed for COVID-19 test

Regions across Canada are ramping up efforts to identify people with COVID-19 but some labs are facing a backlog due to diminishing supplies of essential chemicals needed for tests. "We all would want more tests," Canada's chief public officer Dr.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 3:35 a.m. The government has won unanimous consent to pass emergency legislation to free up $82 billion to help Canadians weather the COVID crisis.
Conservatives balk at 'power grab,' emergency COVID-19 aid package bogs down

Conservatives balk at 'power grab,' emergency COVID-19 aid package bogs down

OTTAWA — Hopes that Parliament could speedily approve emergency legislation freeing up billions in aid to help Canadians weather the COVID-19 pandemic were dashed Tuesday over Conservative objections to what they dubbed a Liberal "power grab.

Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19

A look at some of the top quotes from across Canada on Tuesday in relation to COVID-19: "In New Brunswick, a kid, one small hand-coloured words of encouragement in crayon.
Worst case scenario: Saskatchewan officials preparing for thousands to die

Worst case scenario: Saskatchewan officials preparing for thousands to die

REGINA — The spread of COVID-19 could exceed the Saskatchewan Health Authority's capacity for acute services and lead to a death toll in the thousands, says an internal document.
Federal Court rules in favour of injured veteran's class-action suit

Federal Court rules in favour of injured veteran's class-action suit

OTTAWA — Thousands of injured veterans could be in line for payments from the federal government after a Federal Court ruled in favour of a former special-forces soldier whose class-action lawsuit alleged he was shortchanged on his long-term disabili
Despite signs of accelerating pandemic, Trump wants Americans back to work

Despite signs of accelerating pandemic, Trump wants Americans back to work

WASHINGTON — A chilling debate is unfolding in the virus-racked United States as President Donald Trump, desperate to reanimate his country's paralyzed economy, considers scaling back its COVID-19 defences and sending people back to work in a matter
The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada

The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:30 p.m. ET on March 24, 2020: There are 2780 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Online meeting: Indigenous health managers to discuss response to COVID-19

Online meeting: Indigenous health managers to discuss response to COVID-19

Hundreds of Indigenous health managers from across Canada are to meet online Wednesday to discuss how to prepare for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their communities.
Canadian Forces close colleges and training centres to fight COVID-19

Canadian Forces close colleges and training centres to fight COVID-19

OTTAWA — The Canadian military is closing its colleges, recruit school and training institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those include the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont., and the College militaire royal in St-Jean, Que.
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