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Former Canadian prime minister, Jean Chrétien, is facing backlash after claiming that he was not aware of the abuse at residential schools when he was Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development from 1968 to 1974.
California Governor Gavin Newsom was given a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot at an Oakland clinic on Wednesday. Newsom was eligible for the booster because he received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine earlier this year. (Oct. 27)
Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government will reveal new legislation Thursday for the province's long-term care homes, where COVID-19 outbreaks killed more than 3,800 people during the pandemic. Advocates for seniors are describing this as a now-or-never moment for Ontario to improve long-term care and the living conditions of the vulnerable elderly who reside there. The government is pledging that its bill will bring better accountability, enforcement and transparency to the nursing home sector a
Here's the latest for Wednesday October 27th: Regulators endorse Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids; Biden campaigns in Virginia governor's race; Congressional Democrats closer to finishing domestic agenda package; Two arrests in Texas child's death.
OTTAWA (Reuters) -The Bank of Canada signaled on Wednesday it could hike interest rates as soon as April 2022 and said inflation would stay above target through much of next year, due to higher energy prices and supply bottlenecks. The central bank held its key overnight interest rate at 0.25%, as expected, and said it was ending its bond-buying program, citing Canada's robust economic growth, high COVID-19 vaccination rates, and strong employment gains. "We now expect slack to be absorbed sooner, and that signals that we will be considering raising interest rates sooner than we previously thought," Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem told reporters in Ottawa after the rate decision.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed the new makeup of his cabinet that included some additions, subtractions and a shakeup for others. Here are five things to know about the cabinet and what it all could mean. In, out, and moving about: The prime minister expanded his cabinet to 38 ministers, not including Trudeau himself, which meant adding some new faces in Kamal Khera as seniors minister, Pascal St-Onge as sport minister (also the only rookie MP in cabinet), Marci Ien as gender eq
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is facing a growing backlash to his government's new policy on Indigenous land acknowledgments, and some of the opposition has come from within his own cabinet. A leaked series of emails reveals Education Minister Dominic Cardy and Transportation Minister Jill Green wrote to the premier on Oct. 15 complaining that the new policy is causing unnecessary conflict and "creates the impression of a government intentionally reinforcing racist behaviour."
BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations says a “leadership gap” is undermining the world's efforts to curb global warming, days before presidents and prime ministers from around the globe gather for a climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters Tuesday that time is running out to cut greenhouse gas emissions and meet the goals of the 2015 Paris accord to avert global warming that he said could become “an existential threat to humanity.” “The c
President Joe Biden wants to show the U.N. climate conference in Scotland that the United States is back in the fight against global warming. Biden leaves for Europe on Thursday for a G20 meeting in Rome followed by a gathering of world leaders in Glasgow aimed at saving the planet from the devastation wreaked by rising temperatures. Biden had hoped to showcase legislation designed to fulfill a U.S. pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50-52% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels, seeking to provide an example that would encourage other nations to take bold, quick action to protect the Earth.
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A London nursing home faces charges under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act after a registered nurse died from COVID-19 and many others were infected early into the pandemic. Court documents obtained by CBC News show Kensington Village is accused of misleading health inspectors and not providing proper training or supervision for wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) or room cleaning. Brian Beattie, 57, an RN for 23 years who started at Kensington in 2018, died from the novel co
Snowfall likely to impact travel across major roadways in southern Alberta on Friday.
Who knew that digging the Kinks could be so dangerous? “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society” (an album good enough to die for, truth be told) is one of the records that Eloise Turner (Thomasin McKenzie) stuffs into her suitcase when she gleefully packs for London. Eloise has long fantasized about living in the city, a dream built on the allure of London's 1960s swinging past. Her grandmother (Rita Tushingham), who raised her and supplied the piles of vinyl, watches Eloise's grea
TORONTO — Ontario plans to spend up to $100 million to add 2,000 nurses to the long-term care sector over the next few years as part of a larger plan to beef up staffing levels and improve care for residents. Long-Term Care Minister Rod Phillips said Wednesday that the plan will support Ontario's commitment to increasing direct care for long-term care residents to four hours a day, on average. Seniors entering long-term care are older and have more complex needs than a decade ago, Phillips said,
A member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on pediatric use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine talks to the CBC's Heather Hiscox about why she recommended emergency use authorization of the vaccine. 'I'm feeling very good about this step,' said Dr. Oveta Fuller.
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s governor has been hospitalized with severe fatigue for the second time in four months and will take about a week off, the metropolitan government said Wednesday. Gov. Yuriko Koike’s hospitalization comes days after she announced an end to 11 months of restrictions on eateries in which they were told to close early and not serve alcohol, after new daily COVID-19 cases in the nation’s capital fell to the lowest levels in more than a year. Koike was previously hospitalized in l
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Citing continued community transmission of COVID-19 in Behchokǫ̀, Dr. Kami Kandola, the territory's chief public health officer, said she is extending the containment order for the community until Nov. 8. It had been scheduled to be lifted on Oct. 29. Kandola said in a news release she made the decision after consulting with local leadership. "Extending the public health order is a difficult decision that must be made as this slow burn of COVID-19 throughout Behchokǫ̀ puts the surrounding commun
Nova Scotia is home to some of the oldest universities in the country. The 10 institutions are steeped in history and tradition. Many of them are also in rough shape. Government documents released in response to an access to information request show the schools are facing a combined deficit of more than $600 million in deferred maintenance. "A number of universities have approached the province for support for capital infrastructure plans to replace or renovate existing infrastructure," accordin
WASHINGTON (AP) — For nine months under President Joe Biden, the U.S. has pursued a diplomatic strategy that could be characterized as about China, without China. On security, trade, climate and COVID-19, the Biden White House has tried to reorient the focus of the U.S. and its allies toward the strategic challenges posed by a rising China — all while there has been little direct engagement between the two rivals. The president is now preparing for a pair of global summits where he again won't b