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Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet tests positive for COVID-19

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet has tested positive for COVID-19.

Canada's premiers map out demands ahead of next week's speech from the throne

Canada's premiers are meeting in Ottawa today to map out their demands ahead of next week's throne speech — demands that include more money to cover ballooning health care costs.

Some good news from across the country

With much of the country struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still some good-news stories to report. Here's a brief roundup.

Federal COVID-19 supports for Canadians with disabilities are too little, too late, advocates say

More than six months into the global pandemic, the Liberal government is being accused of failing to meet the needs of the Canadians with disabilities who are among those hardest-hit by the public health crisis.

What trusted journalism looks like in the age of disinformation, polarization

CBC News is one of the most trusted news brands in Canada, but we do not take the public's trust for granted or assume most people understand how our stories get made. The editor's blog is an attempt to share some of what goes on behind the scenes. In this edition, we unpack how CBC News deals with confidential sources and allegations of political bias.

U.S. bans WeChat, TikTok, citing national security reasons

The U.S. Commerce Department has issued an order that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok, starting Sunday.

Suspicious activity found on 48,000 CRA accounts after cyberattacks: treasury board

The Treasury Board of Canada says it has uncovered suspicious activities on more than 48,000 Canada Revenue Agency accounts following cyberattacks in July and August.

Missing P.E.I. teens identified as Alex Hutchinson and Ethan Reilly

With first light, fishermen in Northport, P.E.I., were getting geared up to head back onto the water to continue with the search for two missing teenagers.

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday

Provinces say people are flouting provincial rules around gathering size limits, leading officials to crack down and impose new restrictions as COVID-19 infections climb across Canada. 

WATCH The National: Ontario slashes gathering limits, B.C. approves a less invasive COVID-19 test for kids

The National for September 17, 2020

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