Tag Archives: Canada

Justin Trudeau Wins Third Term As Prime Minister

The CBC reports: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has won enough seats in this 44th general election to form another minority government — with voters signalling Monday they trust the incumbent to lead Canada through the next phase of the pandemic fight by handing him a third mandate with a strong plurality. After a 36-day campaign and a $600-million election, the …

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Anti-Vax Extremists Force BC Schools Into Lockdown

Reuters reports: A school district in the Canadian province of British Columbia will be locking down schools starting Monday due to ongoing anti-vaccine protests, the district said late on Friday. The “hold and secure” protocol was enacted on Friday after people protesting vaccines and masks, who the district said had been targeting schools all week, entered two school buildings in …

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Obama Endorses Trudeau Ahead Of Canadian Election

CTV News reports: With less then a week until election day, former U.S. president Barack Obama has waded into the fray to bolster the campaign of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, who he describes as his “friend.” Even after Obama left office, the pair have maintained friendly relations, with the former president visiting Trudeau at an Ottawa brewery for a pint …

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Anti-Vaxxers Throw Rocks At Justin Trudeau [VIDEO]

The CBC reports: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was hit by some gravel Monday while boarding a campaign bus in London, Ont. As Trudeau went to get on the bus, which was surrounded by angry protesters, small objects could be seen thrown in his direction. A masked Trudeau looked startled before he went into the vehicle. Trudeau later confirmed to reporters …

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BC Mask Refuser Urinates On Dairy Queen Counter

CTV News reports: A disgruntled customer at a Dairy Queen in Port Alberni, B.C., took out his frustration over being told to wear a mask by relieving himself in front of staff at the counter. The incident was captured on camera and appears to show the man urinating on the counter following an altercation with restaurant employees. In the video, …

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DHS Extends Ban On Travel To Mexico And Canada

ABC News reports: The U.S. is extending travel restrictions from Canada for another month. In a tweet, the Department of Homeland Security says restrictions on nonessential travel at land and ferry crossings with both Canada and Mexico are extended until September 21. The extension, the tweet says, is to minimize the spread of COVID-19, including the Delta variant. Restrictions were …

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Justin Trudeau Calls Snap Election, Parliament Dissolved

The Wall Street Journal reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an early national election for next month, looking to capitalize on popular support for his government’s efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and secure a third term in power. On Sunday, Mr. Trudeau officially requested that Governor General Mary Simon, the representative of Queen Elizabeth, who is Canada’s head …

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Canada Mandates Vaccine For All Federal Workers And Passengers On Commercial Flights, Trains, Cruise Ships

The CBC reports: Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced today that the federal government will soon require that all public servants be vaccinated — a mandate that he said will also be implemented by Crown corporations and other federally regulated businesses in the coming weeks. The vaccine will be mandatory for federal employees and those working in some federally regulated sectors …

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Canada Reopens Border To Fully Vaxxed Americans

The Associated Press reports: Canada on Monday is lifting its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but the United States is keeping similar restrictions in place for Canadians, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from COVID-19 travel bans. U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents must be both fully vaccinated and test negative for COVID-19 …

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Canada Fines Couple $32K For Using Fake Vax Cards

NBC News reports: Two airline passengers entering Canada from the United States were fined nearly $16,000 each for submitting fake vaccination cards and Covid-19 test results, officials said. The passengers also failed to stay at government-authorized accommodations, as is also required by the country’s government, Canada’s public health agency said Friday. The passengers, who were not identified in a news …

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Why Canada Overtook The US In Vaccination Rates

The Los Angeles Times reports: Last month, Canada blew past the United States in the share of its population that’s fully vaccinated — 58% as of Friday, versus 49% in the U.S. — to take first place among the seven big industrial democracies. (The United States ranks sixth, ahead of only Japan.) How did Canada, the country that most closely …

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Canada To Admit Vaxxed Americans On August 9th

The Vancouver Sun reports: Canada will open its border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents living in the U.S., starting Aug. 9 — and it plans to reopen the border to international travellers on Sept. 7. Travelers will have to submit proof of vaccination on the ArriveCAN app or online portal. They must also provide results of a …

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Canada May Admit Vaccinated Americans Next Month

The New York Daily News reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday Canada could start allowing fully vaccinated Americans into Canada as of mid-August for nonessential travel and should be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travelers from all countries by early September. Trudeau noted Canada continues to lead G-20 countries in vaccination rates with approximately 80% of …

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Canada Eases Travel Restrictions For Vaccinated Citizens

USA Today reports: Pandemic restrictions on travel between Canada and the U.S. began to loosen Monday for some Canadians, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said plans to totally reopen the border would be announced over the next few weeks. Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have had a full dose of a coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Canada can …

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Canada’s Ex-Gay Torture Ban On Hold Until September

Reuters reports: A pledge by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban LGBT conversion therapy has been delayed until at least September, after an attempt to recall the Senate over the summer to deal with the bill failed late on Tuesday. Canada’s Senate, or upper chamber, held special sittings earlier this week to deal with a raft of bills passed …

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Trudeau: Pope Must Apologize For Graves Scandal

The Christian Post reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Pope Francis to visit Canada and apologize after 751 more unmarked graves were found at the site of what was once that country’s residential school under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church to assimilate indigenous people. “I have spoken personally directly with His Holiness Pope Francis to press …

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Canada Classifies Pro-Trump Militia As Terrorist Group

The CBC reports: The federal government has added the Three Percenters movement to its list of terrorist entities, an anti-government group linked to a recent bomb plot in the U.S. with a known presence in Canada. The Three Percenters, named after a debunked theory that only three per cent of Americans took up arms and served in George Washington’s Colonial …

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US Extends Travel Restrictions With Mexico, Canada

CNN reports: The United States has extended Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential travel at land and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico until July 21, according to a tweet from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Sunday. “To reduce the spread of #COVID19, the United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at our land and ferry crossings with Canada …

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QAnon Leader Claims To Be Queen Of Canada, Orders Followers To Put “Bullets In Heads” Of Health Workers

Vice News reports: The woman whom thousands of Canadians believe is their secret ruler isn’t afraid to tell her followers she’s calling for the executions of health care workers and politicians behind the vaccination rollout. “At the firing squad, the military firing squad, you will receive not one, but two bullets on your forehead for each child that you have …

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Trudeau Discussed US Border With Biden, No Deal Yet

The Globe And Mail reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday he has spoken with U.S. President Joe Biden about how to lift pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries but made clear no breakthrough has been achieved. U.S. and Canadian business leaders have voiced increasing concern about the ban on non-essential travel in light of COVID-19 that was …

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