Politics

Feds face calls for answers after general overseeing COVID-19 vaccine rollout sidelined

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 16, 2021 1:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal Liberal government is facing growing calls for answers on why the military general …

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COVID-19 grey areas like ‘one-dose summer’ show challenges in communicating science: experts

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a whole new lexicon of words and phrases over the past 18 months, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced another one last week: “one-dose summer, two-dose fall.” He made the reference in a press conference when asked about when Canadians could see some …

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Canada could donate excess AstraZeneca doses to other countries, Anand suggests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says conversations are happening right now about what to do with millions more doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine set to arrive over the coming months. Those arrivals are set to come as several provinces have paused the use of the vaccine over extremely rare …

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Emails show close communication between transport regulator, feds on flight refunds

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Advocates, experts and opposition MPs say correspondence showing close communication between the federal Transport Department and the Canadian Transportation Agency around passenger refunds throws into question the independence of the CTA, an arm’s-length regulator. Emails tabled with the House of Commons transport committee reveal that senior officials last spring …

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Hundreds of migrant farm workers in Ontario denied fresh air during quarantine

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Last July, Jeremiah Sovigno found himself desperate for fresh air. He was in the midst of quarantining for two weeks in a Brantford hotel room with windows that didn’t open. At one point, when the local health unit called him for his daily wellness check, he asked if he could …

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Military head of Canada’s vaccine rollout steps aside amid investigation

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is stepping aside from his role as the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout amid a military investigation into him. Details are unclear at this time but the military announced the news in a statement late Friday evening. “Today, Major-General Dany Fortin has left his assignment …

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Alberta leadership responsible for protests against COVID-19 public health orders: expert

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A criminologist says a recent court order that allows Alberta RCMP to arrest organizers of anti-lockdown rallies can limit or prevent future gatherings but does little to educate people who don’t believe in the COVID-19 pandemic. The injunction issued May 6 allows police, for the first time, to arrest …

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COVID-19: Bloc Québécois leader says next federal election campaign could begin in mid-August 

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 14, 2021 2:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet says he sees an opening to begin the next federal …

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Sask. NDP makes pitch to waive provincial park gate fees, remove PST from restaurant meals

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Saskatchewan NDP is calling on the provincial government to “Save our Summer.” With more and more people vaccinated against COVID-19 and the latest iteration of reopening Saskatchewan expected to be underway by next month, the official Opposition launched its SOS campaign Thursday morning. Read more: ‘One-dose spring, two-dose …

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How effective is the 1st COVID-19 jab? What we know as deleted Tory tweet slams ‘one dose summer’

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Conservatives deleted a tweet on Thursday that leader Erin O’Toole has said was “detracting” from important conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Canada. “A ‘one dose summer’ is not good enough for Canadians,” the tweet read. The tweet had a meme attached, which showed a group of …

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