Ottawa says two of its key COVID-19 relief programs aimed at helping businesses - the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) - will continue at their current levels until June. An additional top-up to the rent subsidy for businesses forced to close due to lockdowns will be maintained as well. "It's the time to see people through what is hopefully the final stretch of this crisis". But some say the government went too far - spending $20 in transfers to households a year ago for every dollar of regular income that was lost. "We're making sure that the wage and rent subsidies continue through the spring and that the amount of support remains consistent".
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $518-million Wednesday he says will support the work of almost 1,000 researchers. The maximum rent subsidy rate will stay at 65 per cent.
"We are on track to defeating the virus", Freeland noted, adding vaccines are rolling out in greater quantities.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland stressed the government will do "whatever it takes" to support Canada's recovery and suggested it's too early to declare victory despite data that show surprising strength in the economy.
Trudeau also announced just over half a billion dollars will be invested in research projects and researchers across the country.
As of Saturday, 4.55 million people had received at least one shot of an AstraZeneca , Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. However, she did urge people to take the shot when they are feeling in good health.
A ban remains on indoor gatherings, as Kenney says about 30 per cent of known transmissions are coming from these settings. While numbers in ICU peaked at over 100, there are now only 55 people as of the weekend receiving that level of care.
Old Saybrook Police Chief Michael Spera says in statement: "The individual has targeted those who we count on to save lives". He's waiting for extradition to CT on a warrant filed by Middletown related to the Old Saybrook incident, Makuc said.
The Australian National University's Chinese Investment in Australia Database than $780m (A$1bn; £550m) in speculation. Accordingly, China has forced duties on Australian products like grain, wine, hamburger and lobster.
Psaki announced Tuesday that the federal government would invoke the Defense Production Act to assist Johnson & Johnson and Merck. One would make the vaccine and the other would handle inserting the vaccine into vials and ensuring strict quality controls.
The Group of Seven countries, including Japan, are calling for Navalny's release, saying his arrest is politically motivated. European Union leaders condemned Navalny's treatment on Thursday and demanded his immediate release.
In an unsworn statement she claimed the incident happened in 1988 after a night of drinking and dancing in Kings Cross. The attorney-general said the woman's parents did not deserve the "frenzied politicisation" over the past few days.
Recent polls have given Biden a job approval rating well past 50 per cent, a strong showing from Americans. Trump's remarks marked his first public appearance since he left the White House on January 20.
Both the underlying fraud case and his current imprisonment have been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights. An anti-corruption campaigner, he has always been the most prominent face of Russian opposition to Mr Putin's rule.
US Ain al-Asad base targeted with Katyusha rockets
On Feb. 16 a rocket attack on US -led forces in northern Iraq killed a civilian contractor and injured a USA service member. Washington has blamed these on Shiite militias attempting to pressure the USA into withdrawing from the country.