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Despite jarring jobs numbers, Canada, U.S. plotting different exit strategies

WASHINGTON — In the shark-infested seas of the world's new normal, Canada and the United States are in the same leaky economic boat — but one is bailing water while the other swims for shore.
Office highrise elevators COVID pinch point; long line-ups and delays feared

Office highrise elevators COVID pinch point; long line-ups and delays feared

TORONTO — As tens of thousands of Canadian workers start preparing for a post-lockdown return to their offices, elevators have become a hot-button issue amid concerns about the potential for long line ups and frustrating waits to get up or down.
Wage-subsidy program to be extended as steep job losses continue, Trudeau says

Wage-subsidy program to be extended as steep job losses continue, Trudeau says

OTTAWA — The federal government will extend its emergency wage-subsidy program beyond its early-June endpoint as new job figures showed historic losses since COVID-19 forced an economic shutdown in March that has had a disproportionate impact on wome
Canada pushes African debt relief to ward off COVID-19 economic crisis: minister

Canada pushes African debt relief to ward off COVID-19 economic crisis: minister

OTTAWA — Canada's development minister says the government is pushing international actors to provide debt relief in Africa and other less-developed regions to help fight threats of hunger, economic ruin and terrorism from COVID-19.
Nova Scotia families seek to certify class action against mass killer's estate

Nova Scotia families seek to certify class action against mass killer's estate

HALIFAX — Families of victims of a Nova Scotia mass shooting are hoping to gain a small measure of justice by suing the estate of the dead gunman, says a lawyer working on a civil action.
Ottawa police seek exam answers following alleged paper pilfering

Ottawa police seek exam answers following alleged paper pilfering

Ottawa police want the public's help with some vexing exam questions.
Outside police agency to review how officers handled run-in with costumed worker

Outside police agency to review how officers handled run-in with costumed worker

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — An outside police agency is to investigate the actions of officers who forced a restaurant worker in a "Star Wars'' storm-trooper costume to the ground in southern Alberta.
Jobless numbers to be released and return of 'Hamilton'; In The News for May 8

Jobless numbers to be released and return of 'Hamilton'; In The News for May 8

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 8 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ... .

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Peter MacKay suggests Magnitsky Act should be used against China for COVID-19

Peter MacKay suggests Magnitsky Act should be used against China for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership hopeful Peter MacKay is calling for use of the Magnitsky Act if specific individuals in China can be identified as having suppressed information related to COVID-19 A full inquiry, perhaps an international one, into h