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Military deployed to help Manitoba; Trudeau supports search for COVID-19 origin

Military deployed to help Manitoba; Trudeau supports search for COVID-19 origin

Members of the military are being deployed to Manitoba where surging COVID-19 cases have overwhelmed hospitals, while the prime minister has put his support behind international efforts to understand how the global pandemic began.
Calls grow to get second doses of COVID-19 vaccines out faster amid variants worry

Calls grow to get second doses of COVID-19 vaccines out faster amid variants worry

OTTAWA — Vaccine experts and infectious disease specialists are urging provinces to move faster to start getting second doses into arms in Canada, particularly for seniors and people with high-risk health conditions.
World body says Canadian beef officially poses 'negligible risk' for mad cow disease

World body says Canadian beef officially poses 'negligible risk' for mad cow disease

WASHINGTON — Canadian beef producers are finally able to turn the page on the mad cow era, the federal agriculture minister said Thursday after an international animal-health watchdog gave the industry a long-awaited all-clear.
Trudeau delivers apology to Italian Canadians for internment during WW2

Trudeau delivers apology to Italian Canadians for internment during WW2

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized on Thursday for the internment of Canadians of Italian descent during the Second World War, saying the community has carried the weight of the unjust policy for generations.
Trans Mountain pipeline begins construction of tunnel in Burnaby, B.C.

Trans Mountain pipeline begins construction of tunnel in Burnaby, B.C.

BURNABY, B.C. — Construction has begun on the 2.6-kilometre tunnel in Burnaby, B.C., for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Thursday, May 27

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 5:50 p.m. Alberta is reporting 513 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death.
Rising interest rates could dampen stimulus impact from federal budget, PBO says

Rising interest rates could dampen stimulus impact from federal budget, PBO says

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer is pouring cold water on the economic fires from the government's latest spending plan, saying that an expected rise in interest rates should temper the amount of stimulus from the Trudeau Liberals' budget.
CRA estimates 30,000 self-employed people may not have to repay CERB

CRA estimates 30,000 self-employed people may not have to repay CERB

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency says thousands of self-employed workers who received emergency benefits last year won't have to repay any of it, as long as they meet certain conditions.
Quebec partially reopens major bridge in Montreal closed last week for safety reasons

Quebec partially reopens major bridge in Montreal closed last week for safety reasons

MONTREAL — The Quebec government says a major Montreal bridge closed last week for safety reasons will be gradually reopened to traffic starting Friday.
NDP team up with Liberals, promising to get its net-zero climate bill into the Senate

NDP team up with Liberals, promising to get its net-zero climate bill into the Senate

OTTAWA — Federal New Democrats are ensuring the survival of a key piece of Liberal legislation aimed at keeping Canada accountable to its target of achieving net-zero carbon-related emissions by mid-century.