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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces vaccine passport system and wide-ranging public health restrictions

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 04:09

After promising not to for weeks, Premier Jason Kenney announced a vaccine passport system for Alberta which has been grappling with a wave of COVID-19 cases that is putting intense pressure on the health-care system.
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Private school scrubs website of its connection to principal with student sex abuse, assault record

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 03:54

Barrie-area school will not say if it has broken ties with principal Antonio Ross
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With COVID cases spiking, could Alberta be forced to triage ICU patients? Here’s what that nightmare-scenario would look like

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 02:27

In the past week, Alberta posted just over 10,000 active COVID-19 cases — more than Ontario and Quebec combined.
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Justin Trudeau and Erin O’Toole grilled over mixed messages as campaign nears end

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 01:51

The muddled messages Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole appear to be sending voters about their priorities complicated efforts by both of them Wednesday to sharpen their closing arguments of the 2021 federal election campaign.
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Globe and Mail workers reach tentative deal with management, averting strike action

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 00:41

The union representing workers at the Globe and Mail says they will go on strike at midnight, over ‘not just one issue, but many,’ including a demand to boost wages, and improve diversity and gender equality in the newsroom.
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Top Liberal is ‘very confident’ in chances of winning a majority

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 20:00

Dominic LeBlanc, the New Brunswick Liberal candidate and Justin Trudeau’s intergovernmental affairs minister, said out loud what his party’s leader has not yet acknowledged: that the Liberals are still hoping to form a majority government.
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Two NDP candidates step down after being accused of making antisemitic social media posts

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 16:10

Toronto—St Paul’s candidate Sidney Coles and Cumberland Colchester candidate Dan Osborne made the decision to resign after apologizing for their remarks in recent days.
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A private boarding school principal in the Barrie area has an assault conviction. He recently lost his teacher’s licence for sexual abuse of a student

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 16:01

“Antonio Ross” has surfaced as the principal of Convoy International Academy, a private boarding school for Canadian and international students nestled on a 22-acre wooded property.
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Erin O’Toole talks vaccines, abortion and Doug Ford in lively interview with Star journalists

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 14:30

During a discussion with the Star’s editorial board on Tuesday, O’Toole described himself as a new kind of Conservative leader who is trying to build trust with progressive voters.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney brings in vaccine passports; Windsor high school closes due to outbreak

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 13:39

Meanwhile, Ontario did not spend any funds from a new $2.7 billion COVID-19 response program in the first quarter, according to the province's fiscal watchdog.
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Erin O’Toole recycles a Scheer-era false claim: No, thousands of asylum seekers haven’t crossed ‘illegally’ at Roxham Road

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 12:00

The people crossing at Roxham Road are presenting themselves to Canadian authorities to declare asylum — and that’s “perfectly lawful,” said refugee lawyer Maureen Silcoff.
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COVID-19 is spreading faster than last year among students and staff. Are we being ‘set up to fail?’

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 00:20

Out of the 4,844 schools being tracked in the in the province, 218 schools — or about 5 per cent — have confirmed cases of COVID-19.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Alberta doctors press government to strengthen restrictions as ICU admissions rocket; Putin to self-isolate due to COVID-19 cases among inner circle

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 13:22

Meanwhile, Australia’s capital city of Canberra will remain locked down for a second month after the local government reported 22 new coronavirus infections.
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Toronto NDP candidate apologizes for tweets that baselessly linked Israel to missing COVID-19 vaccines

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 02:36

An NDP candidate in a key Toronto riding is under fire after appearing to invent and then spread a conspiracy theory about Israel and COVID-19 vaccines.
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Nervous workers, defiant businesses and a fistfight: Here’s how Day 1 of B.C.’s vaccine passport went

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 02:32

Vaccine card program comes in while anti-pandemic restrictions protests heat up across the country.
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Conservative support slips as race with the Liberals tightens, poll analysis shows

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 02:27

Polls suggest the Conservatives and Liberals are locked in a tight race for the final sprint to election day, as Erin O’Toole sharpens makes his most pointed attack on Justin Trudeau since the start of the federal campaign.
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California might fire its governor midterm in favour of a Donald Trump supporter. Here’s how that’s possible

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 01:59

Despite being relatively popular, the Democratic governor of the largest Democratic party stronghold in the country could lose his job to a Republican, Edward Keenan writes.
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‘A man who’s focused solely and squarely on himself’: O’Toole slams Trudeau as tight campaign enters final week

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 01:44

O’Toole launched an aggressive and lengthy broadside against Trudeau as the two set the stage for what’s likely to be a provocative final week on the campaign trail.
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Susan Delacourt: Justin Trudeau is betting you want more change. Erin O’Toole is sure you don’t

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 01:24

One week from now, Canadians should know whether they’ve had an election about change or stability, Susan Delacourt writes.
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‘The pandemic’s not over’ but subsidies soon will be — and experts warn both owners and workers will suffer

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 23:55

Ottawa financial supports — a lifeline for both employers and employees during the COVID-19 lockdowns — are coming to an end in late October which has experts fearing for both owners and workers
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