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HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CANADA

Conservative MPs accuse Trudeau of pushing 'vaccine vendetta' as convoy protest heads to Ottawa

John Paul Tasker | News/Politics | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:05:07 EST

Conservative MPs fiercely opposed to the federal government's new vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers have slammed what they call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "vaccine vendetta," saying that a policy requiring truckers to show proof of vaccination will disrupt the country's supply chains. read more

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Federal government investigating after cyberattack hits Global Affairs

Peter Zimonjic | News/Politics | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:24:37 EST

A number of federal departments and agencies say they are working together to respond to a recent cyberattack that targeted systems at Global Affairs Canada. read more

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Canadian academic Hassan Diab goes to trial next year in French terrorism case

David Cochrane | News/Politics | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:01:17 EST

France’s case against Ottawa academic Hassan Diab in connection with a bombing outside a Paris synagogue 40 years ago will go to trial in 2023 — more than five years after he was set free due to a lack of evidence. read more

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Canada planning technological fixes to make crossing the border faster

Elizabeth Thompson | News/Politics | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

The Canada Border Services Agency has big plans for technological innovations to speed travellers through airports and the border. But privacy experts say the agency must ensure that the information is being stored securely — and travellers need to know how their information is going to be used. read more

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How the COVID-19 outbreak in Bearskin Lake shows Canada needs to boost crisis response in First Nations

Logan Turner,Kyle Muzyka | News/Canada/Thunder Bay | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

The federal government's response to a COVID-19 outbreak in a northern Ontario First Nation was criticized for being slow and ineffective. Indigenous leaders and experts say Canada needs to rethink how it responds to crises in First Nations. read more

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Former Ukrainian president says war can still be avoided but urges accelerated Canadian aid

Christian Paas-Lang | News/Politics | Sun, 23 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's president from 2014-19, says he hopes Canada will "accelerate" military aid plans and that diplomacy can stop further expansion of the conflict with Russia. read more

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'Freedom Convoy' leaves B.C. for Ottawa to protest trucker vaccine mandate

| News/Canada/British Columbia | Sun, 23 Jan 2022 15:34:23 EST

On Sunday, a 'Freedom Convoy' is slated to roll out from British Columbia en route to the capital for a demonstration against the mandate at the end of next week. read more

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As U.S. accelerates distribution of rapid tests, critics call on Ottawa to catch up

John Paul Tasker | News/Politics | Sun, 23 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

As Canadians grapple with the highly transmissible Omicron variant and a molecular testing regime that has all but collapsed, rapid antigen tests have become a much-needed lifeline — for those lucky enough to get their hands on one. In the U.S., 875 million at-home tests will be distributed this month. read more

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B.C.-based First Nation may put names to unmarked graves with new residential school documents

Olivia Stefanovich | News/Politics | Sun, 23 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

The leadership of Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc hopes to identify and locate missing children believed to be buried in unmarked graves near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School (IRS) with the help of previously undisclosed documents set for release by the federal government. read more

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Canada still needs to engage with China despite its human rights record, experts say

Chris Hall | Radio/The House | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

Canadians with experience working in China say Ottawa must continue to engage with Beijing despite its ongoing concerns about the country’s human rights record at home — and new evidence of its efforts to coerce dissidents living abroad to return. read more

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Public outrage over the unvaccinated is driving a crisis in bioethics

Evan Dyer | News/Politics | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

The pandemic has triggered a new debate over what used to be a settled principle of bioethics — that you don't treat patients differently based on past behaviour that may have contributed to their condition. read more

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Lack of action on supply chain will make 'empty shelves the norm,' say Conservatives

Nick Boisvert | News/Politics | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

The federal government must take stronger and more decisive action to repair Canada’s supply chains and keep food on grocery store shelves, Conservative MPs say. read more

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CBC Radio's The House: Testing the West

CBC Radio | Radio/The House | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

On this week’s show: A Ukrainian MP discusses the threat of a Russian invasion, a Canadian in Kyiv talks about preparing for war and the CBC’s Murray Brewster outlines the state of play. Plus — experts Jeff Nankivell and Sarah Kutulakos discuss Canada-China relations. Laura Harth of the group Safeguard Defenders talks about China’s tactics in forcing some of its citizens to return home to face charges. And a discussion about human trafficking in Canada, after the tragedy in Manitoba. read more

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Canada offers $120 M loan, considers sending small arms to Ukraine to counter threat of Russian invasion

Murray Brewster | News/Politics | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:35:38 EST

Canada today offered Ukraine a $120 million dollar loan to help the eastern European nation face down what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an “aggressive” attempt by Russia to destabilize it. read more

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Denise Batters will remain in Sask. Conservative caucus after bid to oust her fails

Hannah Thibedeau,Peter Zimonjic | News/Politics | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:37:34 EST

Saskatchewan Conservatives have rejected a move to expel Sen. Denise Batters from their regional caucus. read more

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Canada 'may' have passed peak of Omicron wave, says top doctor

Peter Zimonjic,Lauren Pelley | News/Politics | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:53:01 EST

Canada may have passed the peak of the Omicron wave but the number of people hospitalized because of COVID-19 is now at its highest level since the pandemic began, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said today. read more

Canada commits to resettling Afghan lawyers and judges now in limbo in Greece

Canada commits to resettling Afghan lawyers and judges now in limbo in Greece

| News/Politics/Power & Politics | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:16:00 EST

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser joins Power & Politics to talk about Canada's continuing efforts to resettle Afghan refugees. read more

MEXICO-VIOLENCE/CANADA

2 Canadians killed, another injured in Mexico resort shooting, police say

The Associated Press | News/World | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:24:06 EST

Two Canadians were killed Friday and one more wounded in a shooting at a hotel along Mexico's Caribbean coast, state authorities said. read more

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What should the government do about inflation?

| News/Politics/Power & Politics | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:54:00 EST

MPs Rachel Bendayan, Pierre Poilievre and Daniel Blaikie join Power & Politics to discuss Canada's record inflation rate. read more

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Trudeau says he's looking at options for the crumbling prime minister's residence at 24 Sussex

Catharine Tunney | News/Politics | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:09:08 EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government continues to assess options for 24 Sussex, the crumbling, mouldy official prime minister's residence that badly needs millions of dollars in repairs. read more

UK’s Boris Johnson facing 2020 lockdown birthday bash allegation: report

UK’s Boris Johnson facing 2020 lockdown birthday bash allegation: report

Politics/World/Boris Johnson | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 21:58:18 +0000

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is already facing investigation over two alleged government parties during COVID-19 lockdowns . read more

Quebec punching below its economic weight, federal officials tell new minister

Quebec punching below its economic weight, federal officials tell new minister

Economy/Politics/Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 20:26:41 +0000

The regional economic development agency is the first government department to pro-actively release the briefing binders given to ministers after they were sworn in last October. read more

Indigenous non-profit group seeks ownership stake in Trans Mountain Pipeline

Indigenous non-profit group seeks ownership stake in Trans Mountain Pipeline

Canada/Economy/Environment | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 19:36:20 +0000

Nesika Services publicly launched Monday, calling itself a grassroots, community-led not-for-profit. read more

U.K. to drop COVID test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers Feb. 11

U.K. to drop COVID test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers Feb. 11

Health/Politics/World | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 18:17:35 +0000

Currently, people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 arriving in Britain are required to take a lateral flow test within two days of arriving. read more

Canada weighing small weapons shipment to Ukraine amid Russia threat: sources

Canada weighing small weapons shipment to Ukraine amid Russia threat: sources

Canada/Politics/World | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 17:19:05 +0000

The federal cabinet is meeting as tensions remain high over the potential for a Russian incursion into Ukraine and as NATO beefs up defence and deterrence forces. read more

Nunavut latest to sign $10-a-day child care deal with feds, only Ontario left

Nunavut latest to sign $10-a-day child care deal with feds, only Ontario left

Canada/Politics/Child Care | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:13:31 +0000

The deal is part of the Liberal government's promise to spend $30 billion over five years to realize a national child-care program and cut fees to $10-a-day over five years. read more

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin opts for trial by Quebec judge only in sexual assault case

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin opts for trial by Quebec judge only in sexual assault case

Politics/Canadian Forces/Canadian Forces sexual misconduct | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 15:10:59 +0000

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin was charged with one count of sexual assault in August 2021, related to an alleged incident in 1988. He has decided to have a trial by judge only in Quebec. read more

Majority of truckers are vaccinated, Trudeau says, as ‘freedom convoy’ heads to Ottawa

Majority of truckers are vaccinated, Trudeau says, as ‘freedom convoy’ heads to Ottawa

Canada/Health/Politics | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 15:00:46 +0000

The "vast majority" of Canadian trucking industry members are vaccinated against COVID, the alliance said, on par with that seen among the general public. read more

NATO beefing up presence amid Russian threats as chief vows to ‘defend all allies’

NATO beefing up presence amid Russian threats as chief vows to ‘defend all allies’

Canada/Politics/World | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:21:56 +0000

The decision comes after Ireland warned that new Russian war games off its coast are not welcome given tensions over whether President Vladimir Putin intends to attack Ukraine. read more

Majority of Canadians support more COVID-19 restrictions for unvaccinated: poll

Majority of Canadians support more COVID-19 restrictions for unvaccinated: poll

Canada/Health/Politics | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:00:16 +0000

An Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News showed that 67 per cent want the government to impose further measures on the unvaccinated population. read more

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