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Biochemist Daniela Beatriz Ori manipulates swab samples to make a real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis for COVID-19 testing at the biochemistry lab of Central Navy Hospital Dr. Pedro Malloon April 28, 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images)
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Canada extends pandemic benefits through to Oct. 23

The federal government is tapping the brakes on its plans to phase out pandemic aid programs this summer, deciding instead to freeze benefits at current levels and extend help by an extra month beyond the previously planned end date.

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UPDATED | Election day 2021: Canadians to decide who will lead the country

After 36 days of parties campaigning for their votes, Canadians are making their voices heard, heading to the polls across 338 ridings to elect their next member of Parliament and ultimately determining who will form the next federal government at a pivotal time in the pandemic.

People arrive to cast their ballot on federal election day in Montreal, Monday, September 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

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Follow the CTVNews.ca live blog for real-time updates, analysis and 2021 federal election results as they come in. We will also feature updates from the headquarters of every major federal party.

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