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Trudeau to address the nation as Conservatives reject throne speech

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak to the nation in a rare televised address tonight, after his government outlined an ambitious plan to protect Canada from a worsening pandemic and build back an economy ravaged by job losses.

The major broadcast networks have agreed to hand over nearly 30 minutes of airtime for Trudeau to speak directly to Canadians at a time when COVID-19 cases are spiking — particularly in Ontario and Quebec — and the economy is shaky.

Following Trudeau, the opposition leaders will have a chance to respond. The logistics of that response could be challenging, now that Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has COVID-19.

  • CBC News will carry the prime minister’s live address to the nation at 6:30 p.m. ET followed by analysis and reaction. 
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Liberals promise to extend emergency COVID supports, build national child-care program in throne speech

The Liberal government is promising to extend emergency support for Canadians hit by the COVID-19 crisis while building a more resilient economy that empowers women, fights climate change and tackles systemic racism.

It also says it plans to impose criminal penalties for those who neglect vulnerable, elderly Canadians after the pandemic exposed shocking gaps in some long-term care facilities.

Calling its roadmap an “ambitious plan for an unprecedented reality,” the plan outlined in today’s speech from the throne compares the current challenges to the wars and economic collapses endured by previous generations.

“The economic impact of COVID-19 on Canadians has already been worse than the 2008 financial crisis. These consequences will not be short-lived,” said Gov. Gen...

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Kentucky grand jury indicts 1 officer, but no direct charges in police killing of Breonna Taylor

A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted a single police officer for shooting into neighbouring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in Breonna Taylor’s death.

The grand jury announced that Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid on the night of March 13.

Neither the grand jury nor the presiding judge elaborated on the charges.

Taylor, a Black emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by officers who entered her home using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation on March 13. The warrant used to search her home was connected to a suspect who did not live there, and no drugs were found inside...

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Conservatives look for messages of fiscal restraint, national unity in today’s throne speech

The federal Conservatives say they are looking for signs that the Liberal government will take steps to rein in spending and unite Canadians in today’s speech from the throne.

Deputy Conservative Leader Candice Bergen and Conservative House Leader Gerard Deltell held a news conference ahead of today’s speech, which will be delivered at 3 p.m. ET by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, to lay out their expectations for the government’s priorities.

The speech will be followed by an address to the nation at 6:30 p.m. ET from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It’s not yet clear who will give the Conservative Party’s formal televised response to the speech, since leader Erin O’Toole is in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will respond on behalf of his party, as wi...

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Public health experts say Ontario must act now to avoid a full-scale lockdown

With Ontario reporting its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases since early May on Tuesday, there are mounting calls for the government to take more actions to slow the spread of the virus now, in an effort to avoid a full-scale lockdown later.

The province is facing rapid growth in coronavirus infections. The average number of new cases reported daily over the past week was 383, double what it was just nine days earlier. The daily case count has exceeded 400 on four of the past five days, though the number dropped to 335 on Wednesday. 

“The premier and I are both very concerned about the rapid increase in numbers, as I know the people of Ontario are, but we do have a plan,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said Tuesday. 

But Elliott and Premier Doug Ford did not announce any new publ...

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Canadian family begs government for help to return as adopted daughter needs medical care

When Derek and Emilie Muth left Calgary to adopt their daughter Zoe in Nigeria last October, they had no idea that nearly a year later — after a terrifying medical ordeal and the onset of a global pandemic — they’d still be stuck abroad with no word on when they can come home.

That’s because despite their 2½-year-old daughter’s adoption being completed, her citizenship is not yet finalized. Canadian immigration staff have been repatriated from the only government office in West Africa that can finish processing their paperwork.

The family has gone months with government officials seemingly not even opening their documents, according to an access-to-information request, and, until CBC News reached out, no reply from the immigration minister to their urgent requests.

They still have ...

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Now a post-tropical storm, Teddy lands in Nova Scotia

Teddy has arrived in Nova Scotia as a post-tropical storm, bringing plenty of wind and rain for the province on Wednesday.

It made landfall in the Sheet Harbour area on the province’s Eastern Shore around 7:30 a.m. AT, according to CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin. It had picked up forward speed early Wednesday to arrive about two hours ahead of schedule.

Those on the left side of the storm track will get the heaviest rain, while the right side will have the strongest winds.

More than 7,300 customers were without power in the province as of just before 8 a.m., with the largest outage in Halifax affecting more than 3,400.

WATCH | Atlantic Canada braces for remnants of Hurricane Teddy:

Hurricane Teddy is expected to weaken to a tropical storm by the time it arrives in Atlantic Canada, but pr...
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Trudeau’s televised message challenge: speak to the moment, but set course for future

Prime ministers rarely ask the television networks for time to address the nation, and when they do it is not always for the most serious reasons — for Lester B. Pearson in 1968, Paul Martin in 2005 and Stephen Harper in 2008, extraordinary appeals were delivered to Canadians only because a minority government was facing possible defeat in the House of Commons.

In 2020, there is at least a lot more than that to talk about. So much so, in fact, that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak to Canadians Wednesday evening just a few hours after Gov. Gen. Julie Payette has presented the throne speech

A pair of speeches — from the head of state and head of government, respectively — might befit a moment that is now heavy with both the profound crisis of the present and the restless aspira...

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We looked at every confirmed COVID-19 case in Canada. Here’s what we found

Canada’s first known case of COVID-19 was detected eight months ago this week. As of Sept. 22, the coronavirus has been confirmed in 146,663 people across the country.

CBC News has dug deep into the data collected by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to examine how COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, affects the young, the elderly, men and women in order to better understand what’s most likely to land you in hospital — or worse.

The data contains details on 121,795 cases up to the first week of September. See the methodology at the bottom to learn more.

Here are our findings.

Who is getting the virus?

In the early days, people over 80 years old made up the largest group getting sick as long-term care homes were hit hard, resulting in more older people getting tested.


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Not guilty plea entered on behalf of Canadian arrested in White House ricin case

A U.S. judge has entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of the woman suspected of sending ricin-laced envelopes from Canada to the White House and to several officials in Texas.

Pascale Ferrier, 53, made a brief appearance in a Buffalo, N.Y., courtroom this afternoon after she was arrested over the weekend at the Peace Bridge border crossing between Fort Erie, Ont., and New York State. She faces a charge of threatening the president.

U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr. said since it is a criminal complaint there was no need for her to enter a plea during her brief court appearance today, but he entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf.

The matter was put over until Monday for an identity and probable cause hearing.

Ferrier, who is using a French interpreter in court, will re...

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