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

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

A look at some of the top quotes from across Canada on Thursday in relation to COVID-19: "One should not be embarrassed to go in a food bank. It is not your fault that you have lost your job in the past few days, in the past few weeks.
Benefit to COVID-19 impacted workers may be model for future: Qualtrough

Benefit to COVID-19 impacted workers may be model for future: Qualtrough

OTTAWA — The newly created benefit for workers whose livelihoods are affected by COVID-19 may be a model for how the federal government helps unemployed Canadians in the future, Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough said Thursday.
Trudeau says refusing to self-isolate after travelling is 'dangerous'

Trudeau says refusing to self-isolate after travelling is 'dangerous'

OTTAWA — Canadians who ignored the government's request to isolate at home after coming back from a trip abroad endangered the lives of others, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.
Freedom-of-information requests shunted to sidelines during virus crisis

Freedom-of-information requests shunted to sidelines during virus crisis

OTTAWA — As government agencies across Canada focus strained resources on protecting people from COVID-19, efforts to respond to freedom-of-information requests from the public are slowing or even stopping altogether.
Hockey gear manufacturer Bauer gets green light to make visors for medical staff

Hockey gear manufacturer Bauer gets green light to make visors for medical staff

MONTREAL — Canadian hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer says it has received government authorization to produce protective gear for medical staff and first responders.
COVID-19 cases, deaths climb despite restrictions; experts warn of 'cures'

COVID-19 cases, deaths climb despite restrictions; experts warn of 'cures'

TORONTO — The unrelenting climb in COVID-19 cases in Canada continued Thursday amid tightening restrictions aimed at curbing the pandemic as experts warned against prescribing or using unproven cures for the disease that has killed 39 people and infe

Ontario college sends respiratory therapists to work ahead of schedule

The regulatory body for Ontario's respiratory therapists is fast-tracking the certification of final-year students as officials warn the COVID-19 pandemic could stretch the medical field too thin.
Trudeau makes acting ambassador Kirsten Hillman permanent envoy to U.S.

Trudeau makes acting ambassador Kirsten Hillman permanent envoy to U.S.

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promoting a veteran of the international-trade trenches to be Canada's first permanent female envoy to the United States — just as a raging global pandemic tests the continent's cross-border resolve.

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada's chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they're sick.

Famous lone wolf killed by hunter in British Columbia: conservation service

VICTORIA — British Columbia's conservation agency says a wolf that spent years alone roaming a tiny island off Victoria has been shot and killed.