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The senior military officer once tasked with overseeing Canada's COVID-19 vaccination drive is opting to have his sexual assault case tried by a Quebec judge without a jury present. A lawyer for Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin announced the decision during a brief hearing in a Gatineau courtroom this morning. Fortin was removed from his position on the vaccine campaign in May and was charged with one count of sexual assault in August. He is fighting for reinstatement to his former role with the Public Hea
A truck rally held Sunday in Southwestern Ontario is believed to be the beginning of a national protest against vaccine mandates imposed on the industry by the federal government. But as Brittany Rosen reports, it draws questions about the feasibility of restrictive public health policy decisions.
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The association that represents 14,000 physicians, residents and medical students in British Columbia is once again asking employers to do away with any requirements for sick notes during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Sick notes place an unnecessary burden on the health-care system particularly now during the Omicron surge," said Dr. Ramneek Dosanjh, president of Doctors of B.C. "If a patient is sick they need to stay at home to recover, not come into the doctor's office." The demand comes as thousand
COVID-19 hospital numbers continue to climb in Saskatchewan as the contagious Omicron variant spreads across the province. The number of people in hospital has climbed from 244 yesterday to 252 on Sunday, according to the daily update on the province's online dashboard. 26 of the hospital cases reported today are in intensive care, the same as announced on Saturday. This month the province started tracking hospitalizations as a key indicator of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, breaking down how hospita
Italy's next president will have an important role in acting as a neutral referee among the various parties — as Italy struggles to emerge from the pandemic — and will work to enact reforms to help the recovery and boost economic growth.View on euronews
Thousands of traditional place names that have been used for generations in Nunavut won't become official any time soon because the key government position that determines them — the toponymist — is still vacant after more than a year. "They need to be made official or they're going to disappear," said Lynn Peplinski, manager of traditional place names with Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT). "They might not disappear in the next 10 years but, 50 years from now, if these place names are not on the map,
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich completely outclassed Hertha Berlin to restore its six-point lead in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 win on Sunday. The visitors should have won by more with Bayern having a host of missed chances. It also saw two goals rightly ruled out through VAR. Corentin Tolisso and Thomas Müller scored in the first half before Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry rewarded Bayern’s dominance in the second. Substitute Jurgen Ekkelenkamp scored seconds after coming on for Hertha’s consolation goa
The Vancouver Canucks have hired former player agent Émilie Castonguay as assistant general manager. The 38-year-old Quebec native is only the second woman to be named an assistant GM in NHL history, and the first in Vancouver. "It is a big day ... an historic day," she said. "It goes to show that women have a place in sports and in hockey. I'm starting as assistant general manager and we'll see where that takes me." Jim Rutherford, Vancouver's president of hockey operations and interim GM, said
A convoy of vehicles protesting mandatory COVID-19 vaccination made a stop in the Edmonton area. Some of those involved in the "freedom convoy" are heading to Ottawa in protest of the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers. Chris Chacon has more from Acheson.
Gunfire was reported at military barracks across the country on Sunday, prompting the government to deny the army was taking over.View on euronews
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the president beileves in "diversity in higher education" when asked about the conservative-dominated Supreme Court agreeing to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions. (Jan. 24)
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Armenian President Armen Sarkissian tendered his resignation on Sunday, saying he believes the country's constitution does not give him sufficient powers to influence events. Sarkissian, president since 2018, was in a standoff with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan last year over a number of issues, including the dismissal of the head of the armed forces. "I have been thinking for a long time, I have decided to resign from the post of the President of the Republic after working actively for about four years," Sarkissian said in a statement published on the president's official website.
Hospitalizations continue to rise in Saskatchewan, with the province's latest report showing three children with COVID-19 are in intensive care. According to the Saskatchewan Health Authority's latest report, two of the children are being treated for COVID-19 related illness, while the other is deemed an incidental COVID infection. That's one more than Sunday, when the province recorded one incidental pediatric case and one COVID-related ICU admission. An incidental infection means the person wa
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool reduced the gap at the top of the Premier League to nine points after a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Virgil Van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored in the first half but Patrick Vieira’s side reduced the deficit through Odsonne Edouard's goal after the break. It took a string of saves by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker to keep the lead for the visitors before Fabinho scored a penalty in the 89th minute to seal the win that took advantage of leader Manchest
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A movement to add a statue of the first woman to graduate from university, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, to a famed square, Prato della Valle, in Padua, Italy, has sparked a national debate about historical conservation and gender representation in monuments.
The leader of Quebec's official opposition (PLQ) is calling on the province to create a squad to coordinate the reopening of the province's economy as well as prepare for potential next waves of the pandemic. At a news conference Sunday, Dominique Anglade unveiled her plan for a "COVIE-19 unit" with a goal of adapting to life with the virus and preventing the economy from closing down in the event of a future wave. Anglade criticized the Quebec government's "short-term management" of the pandemi