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Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough says it's likely that people who lose their jobs for not complying with employer COVID-19 vaccine policies will not be eligible for employment insurance (EI). "It's a condition of employment that hasn't been met," Qualtrough said in an interview with CBC's Power & Politics. "And the employer choosing to terminate someone for that reason would make that person ineligible for EI. "I can tell you that's the advice I'm getting, and that's the advice I'll move for
The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. (Oct. 21)
MALUALKON, South Sudan (AP) — He feels like a man who has drowned. The worst flooding that parts of South Sudan have seen in 60 years now surrounds his home of mud and grass. His field of sorghum, which fed his family, is under water. Surrounding mud dykes have collapsed. Other people have fled. Only Yel Aguer Deng’s family and a few neighbors remain. This is the third straight year of extreme flooding in South Sudan, further imperiling livelihoods of many of the 11 million people in the world’s
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Ida MacKay of Mount Stewart was working as a nurse in Montreal in the 1930s when she decided she needed a break, maybe reconnect with some ancestors in Scotland. So off to Europe she went. It wasn't the vacation she expected. The Second World War broke out in 1939. She had booked her trip home on the Athenia, but cancelled and decided instead to join the British Nursing Corps. The Athenia was sunk on its way back to Canada, killing 117 civilian passengers and crew. MacKay stayed another six year
WINNIPEG — A judge who ruled against seven Manitoba churches that were fighting public health orders says the restrictions were reasonable and necessary to stem the spread of COVID-19. Chief Justice Glenn Joyal of Court of Queen's Bench said the orders did not violate the Charter of Rights and Freedomsand the chief provincial public health officer can lawfully impose such restrictions. "The decision to temporarily close places of worship and otherwise limit the size of gatherings was rational, r
Capacity limits for bars, restaurants and gyms in Ontario will be lifted on Monday, a senior government source says as the province is poised to unveil its plan to move beyond current COVID-19 public health restrictions. Morganne Campbell reports.
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth spent a night in hospital for the first time in years for what Buckingham Palace termed 'preliminary investigations' but returned to Windsor Castle on Thursday where she was in good spirits. "Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today, and remains in good spirits," the palace said in a statement. She returned to her desk for work on Thursday afternoon and was undertaking some light duties, the source said.
LONDON (Reuters) -Italy's government and UniCredit are preparing to call off negotiations over the sale of ailing bank Monte dei Paschi (MPS) after efforts to reach an agreement over a costly recapitalisation plan failed, two sources told Reuters. Italy has long seen a merger with a stronger peer as the best solution for the Tuscan bank, which has plans to raise 2.5 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in capital next year. But the sources said the terms of a potential sale agreed by UniCredit and Italy's Treasury when they entered exclusive negotiations on July 29 have made the merger plan too costly an alternative to a stand-alone recapitalisation.
Ontario plans to lift all remaining public health measures including proof of vaccination and mask requirements indoors by March 2022. At a Friday news conference in Toronto with Premier Doug Ford, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Keiran Moore and Minister of Health Christine Elliott, it was announced that the removal of the measures will take place "slowly and incrementally" over the next six months, guided by ongoing monitoring of key public health indicators. Those indicators include: whet
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Glenn Youngkin threw his hat and his cash into the Republican nominating contest for Virginia governor this year, he was a rich former private equity executive with no experience as a candidate, and few insider connections or public political views. “Most party loyalists and insiders didn’t know much about him," said Todd Gilbert, the state House minority leader, who initially endorsed a fellow lawmaker in the race. Nearly nine months later, Gilbert and much of his part
Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gathered in central London on Saturday. Holding signs reading "Don't extradite Assange", they marched from the BBC's New Broadcasting House building down a London street. (Oct. 23)
A man has died from injuries he sustained earlier this week after being hit by a vehicle in the southeastern edge of the city, Edmonton police say. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man was picking up items that had fallen from his truck onto the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle, police say. The vehicle, driven by a 60-year-old man, was travelling north on 34th Street SW, near 28th Avenue SW, when it struck the man. The 41-year-old victim was treated and sent to hospital with serious
Calgary's mayor-elect, Jyoti Gondek, won the most votes in all 14 of the city's electoral wards, according to official results of the municipal election released Friday afternoon. The final count gave Gondek 176,344 votes and 45 per cent of the vote share, in total. Second-place finisher Jeromy Farkas earned 116,698 votes, or 30 per cent of the total. Jeff Davison finished third with 50,654 votes, or 13 per cent of the total. Of the ballots cast on election day, Gondek won the most votes in ever
Investors who have watched China's property sector crisis play out in recent months have just been denied their Evergrande grand finale as the world's most indebted developer dodged a $19 billion default, but they might not have too long to wait. China Evergrande Group's woes have been snowballing for months. "There is a positive out of this, they have not defaulted," said Himanshu Porwal, corporate credit analyst at Seaport Global in London.
Federal health officials say millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different vaccine for that shot. The FDA authorized such an expansion of the nation’s booster campaign, also endorsed Thursday by a CDC advisory panel. (Oct. 21)
A Northern California sheriff says a family and their dog died of extreme heat exhaustion and dehydration while hiking in a remote area in August. Sheriff Jeremy Briese said they were walking in extreme heat conditions before they died. (Oct. 21)
CALGARY — A murder trial has heard a Calgary man who killed his girlfriend and is also accused of killing her young daughter told undercover police that the woman wanted "too much" from their relationship. Robert Leeming, 36, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Jasmine Lovett and not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 22-month-old Aliyah Sanderson. The mother and toddler were reported missing in April of 2019 after they didn't show up for a family dinner. Court
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata, including Canada's Jamal Khokhar. The envoys, including the U.S., French and German representatives in Ankara, issued a statement earlier this week calling for a resolution to the case of Osman Kavala, a businessman and philanthropist held in prison since 2017 despite not having been convicted of a crime. "The cont
P.E.I.'s mobile mental health response service is now active, the province's health minister announced Friday. Ernie Hudson said two of the planned three units are now operational, based in Summerside and Charlottetown, and they have responded to eight calls across the province since Monday. A third unit based in Kings County is to join them later. The province originally announced it was developing the service with federal funding in 2018. In January 2021, Health PEI said it was preparing to la