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Stats Canada: Unemployment rate in July higher for South Asian, Arab and Black Canadians

Ottawa – A key aspect of the COVID-19 economic shutdown and the associated labour market shock has been unprecedented increases in unemployment, including a historically high unemployment rate observed in May (13.7%). After falling for two consecutive months, the unemployment rate in July was 10.9% for the population aged 15 …

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Feds temporarily sets minimum unemployment rate for Employment Insurance program

Gatineau – Since the beginning of the pandemic the Government of Canada has taken action to provide Canadians with the health and financial support needed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Since it was launched, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has been an important income support for over …

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Suspended Driver Caught with Firearm during Traffic Stop

Region of Peel – Officers from 22 Division have charged a man with drug and firearms-related offences during a traffic stop in Brampton. On Saturday, August 8, 2020, at approximately 3:30 p.m., uniform officers investigated a vehicle in the area of Kenwood Drive and Gilgorm Road in the City of …

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Windsor-Essex Joins Ontario in Stage 3

Following Public Health Advice Remains Critical as Ontario Continues Down the Road to Economic Recovery August 10, 2020 9:00 A.M.Office of the Premier TORONTO — On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer Health and the local medical officer of health, Windsor-Essex will be allowed to move into Stage 3 …

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Mayor John Tory announces $2m to support Black professionals in Toronto’s music industry

Toronto – Today, Mayor John Tory announced a $2 million partnership between the City of Toronto, the Slaight Family Foundation and Advance, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective, to support the entry, retention and advancement of Black professionals in Toronto’s music industry. Mayor Tory and Derrick Ross, President of Slaight Music, …

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Canada deeply concerned by violence following Belarus presidential elections

Ottawa – François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada is deeply concerned by the actions of Belarusian authorities following yesterday’s presidential elections which have reportedly left at least one person dead, seen many arrested and further eroded the democratic legitimacy of the vote. “The people …

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Traffic Stop Leads To Seizure of Firearm and Drugs

Region of Peel – Officers from 11 Division have charged a man with drug and firearms-related offences during a traffic stop in Mississauga. On Thursday, August 6, 2020, at approximately 2:30 p.m., uniform officers investigated a vehicle in the area of Hurontario Street and King Street West in the City …

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Canada to impose $3.6b worth of tariffs on US goods in retaliation

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will slap retaliatory tariffs on C$3.6 billion ($2.7 billion) worth of U.S. aluminum products after the United States said it would impose punitive measures on Canadian aluminum imports, a senior official said on Friday. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland told a news conference the countermeasures would …

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Ontario in partnership with feds providing $234.6m in funding to keep children, staff safe in child care

Safe Restart Agreement Will Support Ontario’s Plan to Safely Reopen Child Care and Early Years Programs TORONTO — The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is providing $234.6 million in funding to keep children and staff safe in child care and early years settings. This funding will help …

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Brampton City Council endorses Heritage Heights concept plan

BRAMPTON – At its meeting Wednesday, August 5, Brampton City Council endorsed the concept plan for Brampton’s last undeveloped area: Heritage Heights. Spanning 4,000 acres and representing 1/16th of Brampton’s total area, Heritage Heights is in northwest Brampton, stretching from Mayfield Road to the Credit River valley, and from Winston …

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