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Canada's New Democrats will back Trudeau's government, averting election

Sep 29 2020

OTTAWA Canada's left-leaning opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) on Friday said it would back Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a confidence vote to be held in coming weeks, averting the threat of a fall election.

Trudeau says Canada is in second wave of pandemic, urges renewed caution

Sep 23 2020

OTTAWA Canada has entered a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, warning that the country was on the brink of a surge if people did not follow public health guidelines.

Canada's Trudeau to unveil plan to address coronavirus outbreak, revive economy

Sep 23 2020

OTTAWA, Sept 23 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil on Wednesday what he says is a far-reaching plan to help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic while ensuring efforts to fight the outbreak do not falter.

Canada at 'crossroads' as COVID-19 cases surge

Sep 22 2020

OTTAWA COVID-19 infections have surged in Canada and if people do not take stringent precautions, they could balloon to exceed levels seen during the first wave of the pandemic, health officials warned on Monday.

Ontario cracks down on parties amid COVID-19 resurgence

Sep 19 2020

OTTAWA Canada's most populous province is cracking down on private social gatherings as COVID-19 cases surge, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said in a surprise news conference called on Saturday.

Coronavirus surge in Canada checks Trudeau's green ambitions

Sep 18 2020

OTTAWA A recent surge in COVID-19 cases is forcing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to scale back his plan to outline an ambitious green economic recovery package next week.

Bank of Canada senior deputy Wilkins, passed over for top job, to leave bank next year

Sep 17 2020

OTTAWA/TORONTO Carolyn Wilkins, the senior deputy governor at the Bank of Canada who lost her bid for the top job just four months ago, will not seek a second term, the bank said on Thursday.

Canada task force urges billions in environmental spending to boost recovery

Sep 16 2020

OTTAWA, Sept 16 A Canadian environmental working group called on Wednesday for billions in spending over the next five years to spur a green economic recovery, a week before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is due to outline his own plan to parliament.

Canada touts plan to cut fuel carbon intensity; refiners fret about costs

Sep 11 2020

WINNIPEG/OTTAWA/TORONTO, Sept 11 The Canadian government says its plan to require reductions in carbon intensity of fuels will boost the economy as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, but oil and chemical companies say they are worried it will boost their costs as they struggle to rebound.

Canada has big plans to use hydrogen to cut emissions - and produce more oil

Sep 04 2020

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA Canada's main crude-producing province Alberta looks to use hydrogen to fuel expansion of its oil sands without increasing emissions, even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises strong action against climate change, officials with the two governments said.

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