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Food processor Maple Leaf Foods to pay weekly bonuses to hourly staff

Food processor Maple Leaf Foods to pay weekly bonuses to hourly staff

The food processing company says it will pay a bonus of $80 a week in addition to regular and overtime pay to its hourly staff
Caution on chloroquine as Canada joins global drug-testing effort: Tam

Caution on chloroquine as Canada joins global drug-testing effort: Tam

Dr. Theresa Tam says chloroquine is just one of a 'vast suite' of existing drugs being tested for use against the virus
Veterinarians offer ventilators as they fight to be declared essential service

Veterinarians offer ventilators as they fight to be declared essential service

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says animal doctors are not currently classified as an essential service
Trudeau points to bailout for help for renters facing financial crunch

Trudeau points to bailout for help for renters facing financial crunch

The Liberals are asking the opposition parties and Senate to rapidly approve a $27-billion spending package, with a further $55 billion in tax breaks and available credit
PM announces new flights to Peru, Americas to repatriate stranded Canadians

PM announces new flights to Peru, Americas to repatriate stranded Canadians

Trudeau is urging all Canadians abroad to return home by commercial means while options are still available
Military says No link between military vehicle movement and COVID crisis: Armed Forces

Military says No link between military vehicle movement and COVID crisis: Armed Forces

Video of the military vehicles being transported by rail circulated on social media over the weekend
A new breed of celebrity in the age of COVID-19: the chief medical officer

A new breed of celebrity in the age of COVID-19: the chief medical officer

Dr. Robert Strang has been the Nova Scotia's chief medical officer since 2007
COVID-19 cases in Canada surge to 1,472 as the death toll hits 21

COVID-19 cases in Canada surge to 1,472 as the death toll hits 21

The number of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada rose to 1,472 by the end of Sunday, an increase of 141 over the previous 24 hours
Canada refuses to go to Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics in 2020

Canada refuses to go to Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics in 2020

Canada won't participate in the Tokyo Olympics or Paralympics — at least this summer
Parliament set to reconvene on Tuesday to pass COVID-19 measures with fewer MPs

Parliament set to reconvene on Tuesday to pass COVID-19 measures with fewer MPs

The House will reconvene at noon for 4 1/2 hours to approve the emergency legislation put forward by the federal government
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