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More contagious variants driving Covid increase in Canada

Doug Ford, premier of Canada's most populous province of Ontario, announced on Tuesday that his government is considering additional restrictions to combat a surge in Covid-19 cases

Canada’s Covid-19 cases surpass 900,000

Ontario, the most populous province with a population of more than 14 million, reported 1,371 new Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Infosys to double Canadian workforce to 4,000 by 2023

Infosys said it has recently been recognised as a Best Place to Work in Canada- Glassdoor Employees Choice Award.

Canada extends ban on UK flights till January 6

"In addition to the significant measures we already have in place, we acted quickly on additional travel restrictions in response to the situation in the UK," Trudeau said at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Graffiti explodes across pandemic-era New York

Since March, it is the raw, illegal type of graffiti that has spread in a disorderly fashion

Canada signs deal with US to send astronaut around moon

At a video news conference on Wednesday, Bains unveiled the Gateway Treaty, which formalises Canada's involvement in the US-led effort to build a new international space station above the moon surface

Canada signs deal to secure 20mn more Covid-19 vaccine doses

Addressing the media here, Trudeau said the agreement was signed with AstraZeneca for access to a vaccine prospect now being developed at Oxford University, CBC News reported.

Daily Covid-19 cases in Canada up by 25%

Overall, in the last week, 3,955 people tested positive across Canada, and 28 people died of the disease, reports Xinhua news agency.

Canada seeing more COVID-19 cases among younger people

In terms of age, the trend of increased disease activity among younger individuals has continued for many weeks, with people under 40 years of age accounting for over 62 per cent of cases

Canada to impose $2.7bn tariffs on US goods as countermeasure

Addressing reporters in Ottawa on Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said that the countermeasure tariffs will take effect in 30 days after the government will spend a month in consultations with Canadians

Canada authorises remdesivir to treat patients of severe Covid-19

Remdesivir is the first drug that Canada has authorised for the treatment of Covid-19, according to a press release on Tuesday from Health Canada, Xinhua reported.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to testify in ethics probe

Trudeau, who is at the center of an ethics investigation into the controversy, will testify for an hour on Thursday at 3:00 pm (1900 GMT) before the House of Commons Finance Committee. This is an exceptional move for a head of government

Canada to provide $13bn for ‘safe restart’ of economy

The direct transfers are part of a comprehensive agreement to help those governments cover some of their budgetary costs over the next six to eight months as they reopen and prepare for a possible second wave of COVID-19

Canada, US agree to extend border closure for another month

The ban, which has to be reviewed each month, was set to expire on July 21. It is now being renewed for the fourth time since the border was closed to non-essential traffic on March 21, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

Trudeau’s mother, brother paid to speak at charity events: Report

In a response to an inquiry from CBC News, WE Charity on Thursday provided details of the speaking fees paid to both individuals for their participation at events between 2016 and 2020.

Canada suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

"Effective immediately, Canada will not permit the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong," CBC News quoted Trudeau as saying in a news conference on Friday.

New North American free trade deal comes into effect

In terms of auto industry, all three countries technically win with revisions made to the "rules of origin" for vehicles where the percentage of North American-made material in cars has been increased from 62.5 percent to 75 percent.

Canada extends ban on international travellers to July 31

"The government remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada," Xinhua news agency quoted the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) as saying on Tuesday.

Air Canada suspends 30 domestic routes

These structural changes to Air Canada's domestic regional network are being made as a result of continuing weak demand for both business and leisure travel due to COVID-19 and provincial and federal government-imposed travel restrictions

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ after China charges Canadians with spying

Asked what his government would do to secure the release of Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a businessman, Trudeau told the media on Friday that Canada would continue to work "behind the scenes in very direct and firm ways"

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