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Feds will step in with unified measures on COVID-19 if provinces hesitate: Hajdu

Feds will step in with unified measures on COVID-19 if provinces hesitate: Hajdu

OTTAWA — Canada needs a more unified approach in the fight against COVID-19 and the feds "will not hesitate" to step in with stronger measures if provinces can't make it happen, the health minister said Sunday.
Nova Scotia declares state of emergency to deal with COVID-19 cases

Nova Scotia declares state of emergency to deal with COVID-19 cases

FREDERICTON — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has declared a provincial state of emergency because he says some people are blatantly ignoring requirements for social distancing and self-isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Erin O'Toole latest to call for delay in Conservative leadership vote

Erin O'Toole latest to call for delay in Conservative leadership vote

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Erin O'Toole is adding his voice to the chorus of people calling for the June 27 vote to be delayed.
Joyce Milgaard, tireless activist mother of wrongfully convicted son, dies

Joyce Milgaard, tireless activist mother of wrongfully convicted son, dies

TORONTO — Joyce Milgaard, who spent decades fighting tirelessly for the exoneration of her wrongfully convicted son, David Milgaard, has died after a lengthy illness, his brother said on Sunday.
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

OTTAWA — The House of Commons will reconvene Tuesday to vote on measures aimed at easing the burden of COVID-19 on individuals and businesses.
Canadian scientists fight coronavirus pandemic on dozens of fronts

Canadian scientists fight coronavirus pandemic on dozens of fronts

Public health officials across Canada and around the world are working flat out to test as many people as possible for the novel coronavirus. Srinivas Murthy is working to figure out how to help them if the result is positive.
Opposition must take different approach in COVID-19 fight, says Andrew Scheer

Opposition must take different approach in COVID-19 fight, says Andrew Scheer

OTTAWA — The unprecedented nature of the economic and health crisis created by COVID-19 means the Conservatives are finessing their approach to their role as the Official Opposition, says leader Andrew Scheer.
Clergy move prayers, services online to support congregations amid pandemic

Clergy move prayers, services online to support congregations amid pandemic

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Clergy across Canada are moving services to the digital world as they adapt to support their congregations amid the global COVID-19 pandemic that has seen governments restrict large gatherings.
'No new anything:' Guards union says prison needle exchange expansion on hold

'No new anything:' Guards union says prison needle exchange expansion on hold

CALGARY — The union representing Canadian correctional officers says a program making clean needles available to inmates at a number of prisons across the country won't be expanding to new institutions during the COVID-19 crisis.
Trudeau says Canada working hard, but won't be able to get all Canadians home

Trudeau says Canada working hard, but won't be able to get all Canadians home

OTTAWA — As the federal government scrambles to bring Canadians home from foreign countries that have closed their borders and airports, provinces and territories are wrestling with what limitations need to be placed on internal travel to slow the sp