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BoC to maintain inflation mandate, will consider job market in rate decisions

BoC to maintain inflation mandate, will consider job market in rate decisions

OTTAWA — Canada’s central bank will aim to keep the annual pace of price gains at its historic target rate, but will now more formally take into account the health of the job market as part of its inflation-targeting regime.
'Every pandemic runs its course,' Tam assures public in face of Omicron

'Every pandemic runs its course,' Tam assures public in face of Omicron

OTTAWA — COVID-19 is unlikely to be wiped out completely, but it might be tamed, Canada's chief public health officer said Monday.
Canada willing to 'align' EV incentives with U.S. to avert tax-credit crisis: Trudeau

Canada willing to 'align' EV incentives with U.S. to avert tax-credit crisis: Trudeau

WASHINGTON — Canada would be willing to "align" its own electric-vehicle incentives with those south of the border if the United States were to ensure Canadian-built cars and trucks would be eligible for President Joe Biden's proposed tax-credit sche
New Brunswick latest province to sign child-care deal with federal government

New Brunswick latest province to sign child-care deal with federal government

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick and federal governments announced a child-care deal on Monday that would create 5,700 new spaces at an average cost to parents of $10 per day by 2026 and increase the wages of daycare workers.
Ottawa extends exemption for Canadian travellers stranded in South Africa

Ottawa extends exemption for Canadian travellers stranded in South Africa

OTTAWA — The federal government is extending, and slightly expanding, a travel exemption for Canadians trying to return home from South Africa.
Apologizing for military misconduct and Grey Cup deja vu: In The News for Dec. 13

Apologizing for military misconduct and Grey Cup deja vu: In The News for Dec. 13

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 Dec. 13 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Poll suggests 40 per cent of Canadians know unvaccinated people, don't discuss issue

Poll suggests 40 per cent of Canadians know unvaccinated people, don't discuss issue

OTTAWA — About 40 per cent of Canadians know a family member or friend who is not vaccinated against COVID-19, and most don’t raise the issue with them, a poll carried out this month suggests.
Doug Ford pitching Ontario as electric vehicle leader, but not reintroducing rebates

Doug Ford pitching Ontario as electric vehicle leader, but not reintroducing rebates

TORONTO — Doug Ford is pitching Ontario as the next electric vehicle manufacturing powerhouse, seemingly a far cry from the premier who three years ago cancelled incentives for people to buy them.
As seas rise, study sees need for national, natural approach to help coastal towns

As seas rise, study sees need for national, natural approach to help coastal towns

HALIFAX — For Darlene Norman, being a municipal leader faced with what the author of a new study sees as Ottawa's piecemeal approach to climate-related flooding feels like drowning in ever-rising seas.
Massive software flaw with global reach forces Quebec to shut government websites

Massive software flaw with global reach forces Quebec to shut government websites

MONTREAL — Almost 4,000 Quebec government websites were shut down over the weekend as a preventative measure following threats of a cyberattack, the province's minister of digital transformation said Sunday.