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Air Canada to begin laying off 15,000 employees this week due to COVID-19, internal memo suggests | CBC News

Air Canada will temporarily lay off 16,500 employees starting this week as the airline struggles with fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective this Friday, the layoffs of 15,200 unionized workers and 1,300 managers will last through April and May amid drastically reduced flight capacity from the Montreal-based airline."To furlough such a large proportion of our…

Canadian military assembles ‘rapid reaction’ teams to help with pandemic response | CBC News

The Canadian military will mobilize up to 24,000 full-time and part-time members to respond to calls from provinces and northern Indigenous communities for help with pandemic measures, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Monday. The military's "rapid reaction" teams will be available for a range of missions, such as delivering medical supplies and supporting remote communities…

Details coming today on wage subsidy, loan programs for small, medium businesses | CBC News

Businesses and non-profit organizations seeing a drop of at least 30 per cent in revenue due to COVID-19 will qualify for the government's 75 per cent wage subsidy program, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today — adding that "serious consequences" await those who abuse the system. During the daily media briefing outside his residence at Rideau Cottage, Trudeau…

Suspected, confirmed COVID-19 patients filling roughly 1 in 4 Ontario ICU beds | CBC News

More than 430 patients in Ontario hospital intensive care beds have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are suspected to have the coronavirus, a far higher number than officials have revealed. CBC News has obtained copies of COVID-19 reports issued daily by Critical Care Services Ontario, a branch of the Ministry of Health. The reports…

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world Monday | CBC News

The latest: Top public health officer says coming week a crucial period in COVID-19 struggle. How deadly is COVID-19? Why it's different in every country. A COVID-19 glossary: What the terms mean and some subtle differences. INTERACTIVE | Tracking the spread of coronavirus. Dr. Theresa Tam, the country's chief public health officer, urged Canadians over…

Government overreach during the pandemic crisis | CBC Radio

Front BurnerAs countries around the world take extraordinary measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some experts are worried about governments abusing their power.CBC News · Posted: Mar 30, 2020 5:25 AM ET | Last Updated: March 30Members of the Airport Medical Service take temperature readings from staff members with a digital thermometer at…

Daughter describes mother’s final days at B.C. care home hit by COVID-19 outbreak | CBC News

May Mikhail was with her 94-year-old mother until the end, as her health deteriorated at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, where Canada's first COVID-19 death was recorded on March 8. Her mother, Isabelle Mikhail, became the eighth person to die of COVID-19 at the B.C. long-term care home. "It was difficult," May Mikhail said about about her…

Email, text message attacks surge during COVID-19 crisis | CBC News

Cybersecurity experts describe it as a perfect storm: employees working from home — away from their firm's IT experts and sometimes without the protection of a corporate computer network —  and hungry for information about a mysterious coronavirus. With the COVID-19 crisis as the backdrop, fraudsters appear to be redoubling their efforts to steal information or money…

Are your groceries and food deliveries safe? Your daily COVID-19 questions answered | CBC News

We're breaking down what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic by answering your questions. You can send us your questions via email at COVID@cbc.ca and we'll answer as many as we can. We'll publish a selection of answers every weekday on our website, and we're also putting some of your questions to the…