January 24th, 2021

National News

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 42,622 new vaccinations administered for a total of 738,864 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 1,949.546 per 100,000. There were 13,260 new vaccines delivered to the ... Read More »

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B.C. slated to give more details on COVID-19 vaccine program

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

VICTORIA – British Columbia is updating its immunization strategy for COVID-19 today as Premier John Horgan is scheduled to be joined by health officials to lay out the latest on the government’s plan. Nearly 31,000 doses of vaccine that the province expected to arrive by Jan. 29 could be curtailed due to production delays in ... Read More »

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Political scientists say Kenney must rethink pugilistic approach on oil, environment

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

EDMONTON – Political analysts say Premier Jason Kenney must rethink his traditional “fight back” approach and start building bridges to reconcile environmental concerns with oil and gas development. “Attacks are not going to persuade anybody,” Lori Williams, a political scientist at Mount Royal University, said in an interview Thursday. “You don’t set up a war ... Read More »

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Veterans face increasing wait times for mental-health support at government clinics

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

OTTAWA – Internal reports prepared by Veterans Affairs Canada show Canadian veterans have been waiting longer and longer in recent years to access psychiatric services and other medical support at government-run clinics. The reports obtained by The Canadian Press through the access-to-information system are separate from the controversy surrounding the backlog of tens of thousands ... Read More »

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Legal review shows British Columbia can’t restrict interprovincial travel: Horgan

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2021

VICTORIA – The B.C. government says a review of legal options has made it clear it cannot prevent people from travelling to the province from elsewhere in Canada. Premier John Horgan says in a statement that much of the travel that is happening between provinces is work-related and can’t be restricted. The province had asked ... Read More »

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Trudeau speaks to Pfizer CEO as delays to vaccine shipments get worse

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

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla by phone Thursday, the same day the company informed Canada delays to its shipments of COVID-19 vaccines are going to be even worse than previously thought. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander now overseeing the vaccine logistics for the Public Health Agency of ... Read More »

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Canadians react as Julie Payette steps down as Governor General

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2021

OTTAWA – “Every employee in the government of Canada has the right to work in a safe and healthy environment, and we will always take this very seriously. Today’s announcement provides an opportunity for new leadership at Rideau Hall to address the workplace concerns raised by employees during the review.” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ... Read More »

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What happens when the Governor General resigns?

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2021

OTTAWA – Some questions and answers about what happens when a governor general suddenly leaves office. Who does the job in the meantime? The usual term for a governor general is five years. In the event of the absence, removal, incapacitation or death of a governor general, the chief justice or, if he or she ... Read More »

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The highlights — and lowlights — of Julie Payette’s tenure as Governor General

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2021

OTTAWA – Oct. 2, 2017: Julie Payette is sworn in as Canada’s fourth female Governor General, taking over from David Johnston. Nov. 1, 2017: Payette takes on fake news and bogus science, criticizing climate change deniers, believers in creationism and even horoscopes at a convention on science policy, rankling some critics but earning plaudits from ... Read More »

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Cartoonist elated ‘Kamala in Canada’ included in Canadian Biden inauguration event

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2021

WINNIPEG – A Winnipeg cartoonist says he is honoured to play a small role in a historic moment after his comic book about U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris was included in a Canadian celebration of Joe Biden’s inauguration. “Kamala in Canada” by Kaj Hasselriis was part of a swag bag given to people who attended a ... Read More »

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