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Veterans Affairs could clear application backlog in a year if it hired hundreds: PBO

Veterans Affairs could clear application backlog in a year if it hired hundreds: PBO

OTTAWA — Veterans Affairs Canada can clear its backlog of disability benefit applications in a year if it hires nearly 400 more people, says the parliamentary budget office.
U.S. appeals softwood ruling to WTO appeals body the U.S. has rendered inoperative

U.S. appeals softwood ruling to WTO appeals body the U.S. has rendered inoperative

OTTAWA — International Trade Minister Mary Ng says it is extremely disappointing that the United States has decided to appeal a World Trade Organization ruling against its softwood-lumber duties, particularly because the U.S.
Trudeau urges largest countries in the world to support UN biodiversity plan

Trudeau urges largest countries in the world to support UN biodiversity plan

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling on countries with the largest land masses to do more to protect the biodiversity of their land and water.
Families sue Ontario sperm bank, allege they were misled on donor background

Families sue Ontario sperm bank, allege they were misled on donor background

Seven Canadian families are suing an Ontario sperm bank, alleging they were misled about their donor's background, including a potentially debilitating genetic condition.
Gap in early death rates between rich and poor growing: research

Gap in early death rates between rich and poor growing: research

Poor Canadians stand a greater chance of dying early than the well off and that gap has been growing for decades, says a detailed new analysis.
Opposition leaders in the House and DND shopping: In The News for Sept. 28

Opposition leaders in the House and DND shopping: In The News for Sept. 28

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 Sept. 28. What we are watching in Canada ...

COVID-19 further delaying some overdue military procurements

OTTAWA — While the federal government is pressing ahead with plans to buy billions of dollars worth of much-needed equipment for the Canadian Armed Forces, the Department of National Defence's top procurement official says COVID-19 is further slowing

Speakers acknowledge criticism during police and peace officer memorial services

Annual ceremonies across Canada held Sunday to honour police and peace officers who died in the line of duty acknowledged challenges members have endured from the global pandemic, with some speakers also defending officers from the criticism and prot
Must-see TV: Trump, Biden to square off in first face-to-face debate of 2020 election

Must-see TV: Trump, Biden to square off in first face-to-face debate of 2020 election

WASHINGTON, Wash. — To borrow a favourite phrase from a certain sitting U.S. president, Tuesday's debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden promises to be something the likes of which no one's ever seen.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 27

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 5:09 p.m. EDT on Sept. 27, 2020: There are 153,124 confirmed cases in Canada.