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Trump administration’s demand for 3M to halt shipment of masks will ‘hurt’ Canada, U.S., Trudeau says

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The government is also spending $100-million to help food banks, which have been hit hard during the pandemic with fewer donations and limited volunteers.
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'If they want the ads to be amplified, having community partners of each of those language groups would be useful,' says former MP Olivia Chow.
The government is working to recall Parliament to consider passing what the prime minister has cast as the 'biggest economic measures' in Canada’s history.
'We need a sustainable and stable supply of these products, and that means making them at home, and we’re optimistic that they will be available in the coming weeks,' says Prime Minister Trudeau.
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It’s still unclear how much the support will ultimately cost, and how many businesses and organizations will apply and receive such assistance, though Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged that the 'costs keep climbing.'
'The level of correspondence has been hard to describe,' says rookie Green MP Jenica Atwin. 'People are really worried. They're really stressed out.'
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'We do not think it would be appropriate, given the very cordial relationship that our two countries have, and the military alliance that exists between our two countries,' says Deputy Prime Minister Freeland.
Neil Brodie, former ministerial staffer, suggests the situation may eventually breathe new life into efforts by some parties to revisit the per-vote subsidy.
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'We didn’t want to change those goalposts, but we also wanted to take pressure off candidates that may have been already working towards raising that $40,000,' says Green interim leader Jo-Ann Roberts.
'You can work with a client to figure out if there is a way in which the client can be helpful, genuinely helpful, and not superficially helpful,' says Joe Jordan of Bluesky Strategy Group.
Government officials, provincially, federally, and municipally, have repeatedly urged Canadians who are able to, to stay at home, and only leave when running essential errands.
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Health Canada on Thursday announced that it is waiving some regulatory  requirements, including bilingual labelling for products, to 'expedite access' to essential supplies such as hand sanitizers and disinfectants.
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More than 50,00 people in Canada have been tested for the virus so far, says Health Minister Patty Hajdu.
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'Implementation of the new measures has begun and will be finalized' in the 'coming days,' says a CBSA spokesperson.
MPs, Senators talk about facing the ‘unprecedented challenge from the coronavirus.’
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'We have a responsibility to make sure Canada is ready for all scenarios,' Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters Wednesday, as he announced a $1-billion package aimed at mitigating the spread.
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Former envoy John McCallum, who was fired over remarks he made about the extradition of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou, was initially scheduled to appear before committee, but was a no-show.
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'Provinces and territories are going to argue ... that they’re going to see absolutely no investment decisions by the private sector to develop natural resources, until the feds make clear what their net-zero plans are.'
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Ultimately, Dr. Theresa Tam, federal public health officer, said it would be up to local health authorities to consider whether to implement social-distancing measures, such as the cancellation of public gatherings.
'All parties should also reflect upon the many very real and helpful suggestions that have been made to prevent these moments,' says Ry Moran of the National Centre for Reconciliation.
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'Further police action threatens to undermine any chance of real reconciliation,' says NDP MP Taylor Bachrach.
'It’s a question of the Crown and its relations with Indigenous people and chiefs. It’s not a question of getting their views to a parliamentary committee,' says Green parliamentary leader Elizabeth May.
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Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne says there's no plan to repatriate those asking to be repatriated from Iran amid the coronavirus outbreak.
'There’s no solution here that gives the hereditary chiefs what they want that doesn’t blow the underpinnings of the Canadian regulatory process for reviewing infrastructure,' says pollster Greg Lyle.
'The decision that was taken was a decision taken by Teck for its reasons,' says Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.
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'Indigenous law prevails over Canadian constitution law because we have never surrendered our law,' says Ellen Gabriel, who served as an official spokesperson for the Mohawk during the 1990 Oka Crisis in Quebec.
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'Focusing on resilience ignores the systemic problem that forces people to fight so hard in the first place,' says Julie Lalonde.
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One Mohawk scholar who experienced the 1990 Oka Crisis firsthand says Ottawa's offer to meet with protesters shows 'they’ve lost control of the situation, to a certain extent.'
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One Mohawk scholar who personally witnessed the 1990 Oka Crisis says Ottawa's offer to meet with protesters shows 'they’ve lost control of the situation, to a certain extent.'
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'It's very troubling to see the turn that this has taken. It doesn't feel like reconciliation to many people,' says NDP MP Taylor Bachrach.

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