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Government consulting with remote Indigenous communities about mandatory vaccines

Government consulting with remote Indigenous communities about mandatory vaccines

OTTAWA — The federal government is working on exemptions to its newly released mandatory vaccine policy for people in remote Indigenous communities, many of which are only accessible by airplane.
Expert tells Nunavut inquest many police tools not effective in cold weather

Expert tells Nunavut inquest many police tools not effective in cold weather

GJOA HAVEN, Nunavut — A use of force expert says an RCMP officer who shot and killed an armed man in a remote Nunavut community didn't have effective, less-lethal options he could have used that day. Sgt.
Quebec premier to prorogue legislature, with new session starting Oct. 19

Quebec premier to prorogue legislature, with new session starting Oct. 19

Quebec Premier François Legault says he will prorogue the province's legislature and a new session will begin Oct. 19.
Chief of Joyce Echaquan's community says trust in Quebec health-care system returning

Chief of Joyce Echaquan's community says trust in Quebec health-care system returning

JOLIETTE, Que. — Members of an Atikamekw community northeast of Montreal are slowly regaining their trust in Quebec's health-care system, a year after Joyce Echaquan died in a hospital northeast of Montreal, according to Chief Paul-Émile Ottawa.
COVID-19 shot 'could save your life,' RCMP boss says after federal vaccination order

COVID-19 shot 'could save your life,' RCMP boss says after federal vaccination order

OTTAWA — RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki is publicly touting vaccination against COVID-19 following the Liberal government's announcement that Mounties must be immunized.
NDP prepared to withhold votes in Parliament, including on the Liberal budget: Singh

NDP prepared to withhold votes in Parliament, including on the Liberal budget: Singh

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh warned Thursday that he is willing to "withhold votes" for Liberal legislation he does not agree with, including the budget.

A look at COVID-19 vaccine certificate programs across Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be mandatory for people travelling by air and rail by the end of October. By the end of November, all travellers will need to be vaccinated.

Some of Ontario's guidelines for celebrating Thanksgiving in groups

This weekend's Thanksgiving celebrations in Ontario may look a little more normal than they did last year, the province's top public health official said Thursday, but there are still some precautions those marking the holiday should take.
No response from PM to Kamloops invitation an 'insult': B.C. First Nation

No response from PM to Kamloops invitation an 'insult': B.C. First Nation

KAMLOOPS, B.C.
Pfizer to seek approval for its vaccine for kids as young as five in about a week

Pfizer to seek approval for its vaccine for kids as young as five in about a week

OTTAWA — The first COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 12 could be in front of Health Canada's review team in just days, and Pfizer expects to start shipping a new pediatric formulation of its vaccine shortly after it gets the green light.