Trudeau calls first ministers meeting on COVID-19, promises better data soon

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will soon be able to give Canadians a better sense of the impact COVID-19 is going to...

Canada, NATO allies discuss COVID-19 response in face of world security issues

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is meeting his NATO counterparts this morning to discuss the alliance's response to the COVID-19 crisis while...

MPs to quiz Morneau on COVID-19 bailout as PBO releases new estimates

OTTAWA — Parliament's spending watchdog says three federal measures to help low-income earners, families and seniors weather the economic shock from COVID-19 will cost...

Energy sector leads stocks higher in Toronto as price of oil rises

TORONTO — The energy sector led Canada's main stock index higher at the start of trading as the price of oil moved up. The S&P/TSX...

Feds amplify stay-home message as cost of compensating for financial loss mounts

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers are expected today to amplify their message that Canadians have a duty to stay home, even...

DesRosiers says auto sales plunged 48% in March from last year due to outbreak

TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says auto sales plunged 48 per cent in March from last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The consultancy says March sales...

Feds likely didn’t have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile: Hajdu

OTTAWA — Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the federal government likely did not have enough protective equipment in its emergency stockpile to meet needs during...

Cineplex to keep its theatres doors closed for the foreseeable future

TORONTO — Canada's largest movie exhibitor, Cineplex Inc., will keep its doors closed nationwide into the foreseeable future amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After initially setting an April...

Trudeau defends new flights bringing Canadians home from across the globe

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians being flown home from abroad must subject themselves to "rigorous" and mandatory 14-day self-isolation to keep their...

Insurance companies predict changes to virtual care after COVID-19

TORONTO — When COVID-19 started spreading through Canada, the president of one of the country’s largest insurance companies was thinking about mothers who have...