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Return of North American economy will negate need for tariffs, PM tells Trump

WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says as the North American economy gets back up to speed, Canada's aluminum production is returning to normal, undercutting the argument for American tariffs on imports from north of the border.

Trudeau says he made that point to U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call earlier today.

Ontario set to announce plans for Stage 3 of COVID reopening

TORONTO - Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce plans for Stage 3 of Ontario's reopening today.

The development comes as the spread of COVID-19 continues to slow.

Most of Ontario entered Stage 2 of reopening on June 12, with another seven regions following on June 19.

Toronto, Peel and parts of Windsor-Essex were allowed to progress to Stage 2 five days later.

As postponed NHL season resumes, some fans say the lure of parties will be strong

EDMONTON - As hockey fans gear up for a truncated season to begin next month, some in Canada's two “hub cities” say the temptation to celebrate - and flout physical distancing guidelines - may prove too great.

“I can't say no to a good time,” said Edmonton Oilers fan Jeet Jermana. “I'd be hard-pressed not to jump into a big party.”

Quebec police still looking for father, two days after missing girls found dead

ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. - Quebec provincial police continue to search today for the father of two girls whose bodies were found Saturday in a small town southwest of Quebec City.

The bodies of Norah and Romy Carpentier, aged 11 and 6, were located in a wooded area in the community of St-Apollinaire, Que.

Ontario reports 112 new cases

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 112 new cases of COVID-19, and two new deaths due to the novel coronavirus.

The total number of cases now stands at 36,060, which includes 31,603 marked as resolved and 2,691 deaths.

The province is also reporting 177 newly resolved cases today.

Ontario completed more than 15,100 tests for the novel coronavirus over the previous 24 hours.