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Feds establishing guidelines to reopening economy, won’t be as easy as ‘flipping a switch’: PM

OTTAWA — In an effort to temper expectations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to reopening the economy and while it may happen more quickly in one province, others will have to remain patient. Trudeau said he and his team will work with provincial and territorial leaders on a set of […]

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Keir Starmer hands major role to Labour leadership rival in huge shadow cabinet overhaul | Politics | News

The new Labour leader has appointed Lisa Nandy as Shadow Foreign Secretary and takes over from Emily Thonberry, who was eliminated early on in the leadership race. But there is no role on the revamped Shadow Cabinet for fellow leadership rival Rebecca LongBailey, who is a strong ally of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. His […]

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UK coronavirus live: hospital car parking charges waived for NHS staff in England | Politics

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce that the taxpayer will pay self-employed workers up to 80% of their recent earnings to help contain the economic impact of coronavirus, as 470,000 extra benefits claims sparked warnings of an “unemployment crisis”. Sunak has been under growing pressure to do more for the UK’s 5 million […]

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Draft emergency funding bill proposes broad spending powers through end of 2021

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are proposing to grant themselves the power to spend money, borrow, and change taxes without parliamentary approval through to Dec. 31, 2021, according to a draft copy of legislation the government is expected to table Tuesday as it passes COVID-19 emergency economic measures. According to a copy of the bill […]

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How well are women represented on your local city council? Search hundreds of cities in our exclusive database to find out

One hundred years ago, on a winter day in 1920, Constance Hamilton, a suffragist, social activist and talented pianist, took her seat on Toronto city council, making history as the first woman elected to municipal office in Ontario. A century later, and despite a decades-long push to get more women into municipal politics, gender parity […]

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Who is Sir Keir Starmer? Meet the MP who is favourite to become Labour leader

The latest headlines in your inbox Sir Keir Starmer is the current favourite to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. The MP for Holborn and St Pancras entered the race with calls to “rebuild” the party “fast”. The shadow Brexit secretary said Labour had lost the public’s trust over a lack of clarity on Brexit, anit-Semitism and a […]

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IRS, Facebook Square Off In Court Over $9 Billion In Unpaid Taxes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is slated to begin a tax trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, as the Internal Revenue Service tries to convince a judge the world’s largest social media company owes more than $9 billion linked to its decision to shift profits to Ireland. The trial, which Facebook expects […]

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Government could fail surplus ‘test’ says Labor – politics live | Australia news

Welcome to the last sitting day of this week. There is a one week break after this, and the mood in the building could best be described as ‘GETOUTOFMYWAYIHAVETOGETOUTOFHERE’, which, honestly, is a mood most of them have put on themselves. The Nationals are still trying to convince everyone that they have moved on. Party […]

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N.S. government extends Northern Pulp’s use of Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until April – Halifax

Northern Pulp will continue to use its Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until the end of April as the company prepares the facility for its indefinite closure. On Wednesday, Northern Pulp announced it had received an order from Nova Scotia Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson that directs the continued use of its wastewater treatment plant […]

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UAE confirms new coronavirus case in family arriving from China

A family in the United Arab Emirates, arriving from China’s central city of Wuhan, has been diagnosed with a case of the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday, Trend with reference to Reuters reports. It is the first known confirmed case in the UAE of a virus that has killed at least 132 […]

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