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As coronavirus vaccine trial is paused, WHO says safety is top priority, not speed

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The safety of a prospective coronavirus vaccine comes “first and foremost,” the World Health Organization’s chief scientist said on Wednesday, as a trial of a leading candidate from AstraZeneca was paused due to concerns over side effects.

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New home construction picked up the pace in August as builders started up again

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Builders broke ground on more new homes in August amid a surge in construction on apartments, condos and other types of multiple-unit housing projects in urban centres.

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Trudeau announces new loan program to support Black entrepreneurs

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new multi-million dollar program today to help Black Canadians get business loans with national banks, while promising more measures to tackle systemic racism in Canada.

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Trudeau praises Payette again, says he’s waiting on external review of Gov. Gen.’s office

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised Gov. Gen. Julie Payette again today for her past work as a scientist and astronaut and said he’s still awaiting the results of an external review into “serious allegations” of workplace harassment at Rideau Hall.

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TD faces class-action lawsuit over travel insurance and cancelled trips amid pandemic

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Toronto-Dominion Bank is facing a class-action lawsuit over its refusal to pay travel insurance claims following trip cancellations triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Legault, Ford meet in Mississauga, Ont., to discuss economic recovery

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Doug Ford and François Legault, the leaders of the two provinces hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, are meeting in Mississauga, Ont., today to discuss economic recovery and health preparedness.

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O’Toole promises to offer Canadians compassionate, intelligent ‘government in waiting’

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Erin O’Toole promised Wednesday that a united Conservative team will offer Canadians a pandemic recovery plan that will rebuild the economy and give people fresh hope.

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Amazon to hire 2,500 people for 2 new fulfilment centres in southern Ontario

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Amazon is opening two new fulfilment centres about an hour east and west of Toronto, a move that will result in the hiring of 2,500 people.

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Jobs, billions at risk as Husky announces sweeping review of White Rose extension

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Another shockwave has hit the Newfoundland and Labrador oil industry, with Husky Energy announcing Wednesday that it will carry out a review of the massive White Rose extension project.

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Kyle Rittenhouse becomes poster boy for armed self-defence after Kenosha shooting

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Accused Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse has emerged as the latest conservative cause célèbre in a highly politicized campaign over gun rights in the U.S. and the perennial debate about armed citizens defending themselves.

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The faceoff: what to watch for when a new Conservative team takes the stage in the Commons

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When the House of Commons returns in two weeks, Liberal ministers will face questions from a new bench of Conservative critics appointed by Erin O’Toole.

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Trump’s plan to ‘decouple’ from China will require a robot revolution: Don Pittis

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Trump’s latest plan to spurn China and bring manufacturing jobs home is no quick fix but it’s a step in the right direction as an “economic catastrophe” transforms North American jobs. But it will need to be well managed.

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Rangers group facing probe says its mission is to guard against illegal immigration

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A Canadian Ranger group under investigation over ties between one of its members and two far-right militia groups has advertised on its website for years that part of its mission is to guard Canada against illegal immigration.

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Navy’s gender-neutral change to ranks not legally binding, says ex-military lawyer

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The Royal Canadian Navy’s move to change the titles of its junior ranks has no legal force, says a former military lawyer.

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Testing sewage for COVID-19 could be ‘early warning’ system, Ontario researchers hope

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A team of researchers at an Ontario university is monitoring wastewater in hope of giving public health units around the province a COVID-19 early warning system.

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The federal budget won’t be balanced anytime soon. Here’s what that means for Canada’s future

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New Conservative leader Erin O’Toole’s recent talk of balancing the federal budget over “a decade or two” shows just how far the political conversation in Canada has shifted away from an overwhelming focus on deficits.

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How Ottawa hopes to supercharge Canada’s hydrogen fuel sector

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For decades, hydrogen has been referred to as the fuel of the future. But that might change this fall if the federal government releases its hydrogen fuel strategy as planned.

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WATCH | B.C. and Ontario put the brakes on reopening. Plus, can Beirut rise again?

WATCH | B.C. and Ontario put the brakes on reopening. Plus, can Beirut rise again?

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WestJet flight cancelled after dispute over whether toddler should wear mask

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WestJet says it cancelled a flight from Calgary to Toronto early Tuesday when tensions on board rapidly escalated after a family refused to obey a rule that all passengers over the age of two wear masks. 

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Fireballing 15-year-old makes statement with 83 m.p.h. fastball

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Raine Padgham’s pitch was possibly one of the hardest ever thrown by a female player — and almost certainly the hardest ever thrown by a 15-year-old.

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B.C. orders nightclubs, banquet halls closed as new coronavirus cases spike

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