October 21st, 2021

National News

PMO says it will do all it can to ensure all residential school records are provided

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

OTTAWA – The Prime Minister’s Office says “to the best of our knowledge,” it has provided all residential school records to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. The PMO says in a written statement that it has provided more than four million documents to the centre, and if all the records haven’t been supplied, ... Read More »

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Quebec introduces family law reform, would regulate surrogate motherhood

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

Quebec Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette has introduced a bill that would create a legal framework for surrogate mothers. While people are allowed to have someone else carry a baby for them – as long as the surrogate mother isn’t paid – any contracts signed between the surrogate mother and the parents who intend to raise ... Read More »

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Quebec Premier François Legault commits to adding 37,000 daycare spots by 2025

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

Quebec Premier François Legault is committing to adding 37,000 more daycare spots in the province by 2025 in order to ensure any family that needs a place can get one. Legault’s government today tabled a bill and an action plan aimed at meeting the province’s child care needs. Quebec’s child-care network is under increasing strain, ... Read More »

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Entirely Indigenous-designed jerseys at University of Northern B.C. a Canadian first

By Ethan Ready, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia says it has became the first college or university athletic program in Canada to unveil an alternate logo and jersey designed completely by an Indigenous artist. The new look for teams at the Prince George, B.C., university was revealed this week at a ceremony attended ... Read More »

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Q&A: What you need to know about the national proof-of-vaccine document

By Laura Osman, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

OTTAWA – All provinces and territories have agreed to conform their proof-of-vaccine documents, or COVID-19 vaccine passports, to a national standard so that they can be used for international and domestic travel. The idea is that the standardized document will make it easier for travel authorities domestically and abroad to verify the vaccine status of ... Read More »

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Canada’s unfair extradition system needs major reform: legal and human rights experts

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

OTTAWA – Canada’s extradition laws need a thorough overhaul to ensure fairness, transparency, and a balance between administrative efficiency and constitutional protections, say legal and human rights experts. In a report released Thursday, the voices calling for reform say the Canadian process for sending people to face prosecution and incarceration abroad is riddled with shortcomings ... Read More »

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With hours before deadline, Liberals reshape pandemic aid to businesses, workers

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

OTTAWA – Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the federal government is reshaping a suite of pandemic aid programs for businesses and individuals starting this weekend. The federal wage and rent subsidies are scheduled to expire on Saturday, along with benefits for some unemployed workers. Freeland says the measures were always designed to be temporary to ... Read More »

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Ancient solar storm helped pinpoint the exact date Vikings settled in Newfoundland

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

HALIFAX – A groundbreaking study has confirmed Vikings settled in Newfoundland in AD 1021, marking with scientific certainty the date when Europeans first arrived in the Americas – exactly 1,000 years ago. The remains of the Norse settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows were unearthed by Norwegian explorer Helge Ingstad and his wife, archaeologist Anne Stine, ... Read More »

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Pfizer will ship millions of vaccine doses for kids as soon as it’s approved: Trudeau

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says as soon as Health Canada approves the COVID-19 vaccine for kids, Pfizer will ship millions of doses to vaccinate children as young as five. Pfizer and BioNTech asked Health Canada Monday to approve the vaccine for children between five and 11 years old but said the doses already ... Read More »

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Feds, provinces agree on vaccine passport for domestic, international travel: PM

By Laura Osman, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced provinces and the federal government have agreed on a new national vaccine passport for domestic and international travel – and many Canadians already have them in their phones and wallets. The provinces and territories agreed on the look, feel and security measures based on the international standard forSmart ... Read More »

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