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Federal wage subsidy to be extended to December, Trudeau says

OTTAWA - The federal government is extending its program to subsidize wages in companies hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic until December, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.

The program is the heart of the government's promise to help Canadians get back to work, even if has to be at a slower pace, as the pandemic wanes.

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.

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.