National Newswatch

Immunocompromised should receive 3rd COVID-19 mRNA vaccine: immunization panel

Sep 10 2021 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A national advisory panel recommended Friday people who are immunocompromised should receive a third vaccine dose against COVID-19.  It's the latest piece of advice to come from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), which says people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are shown to have a weaker response to vaccinations.  Even […]

Immunocompromised should receive 3rd COVID-19 mRNA vaccine: immunization panel

Sep 10 2021 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A national advisory panel recommended Friday people who are immunocompromised should receive a third vaccine dose against COVID-19.  It's the latest piece of advice to come from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), which says people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are shown to have a weaker response to vaccinations.  Even […]

Global task force urges countries to consider regulation to fight online antisemitism

Jul 14 2021 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — An international task force that includes three Canadian members of Parliament says social media sites must be held accountable for driving users to extremist content and legislators should consider regulations to combat the rise of antisemitism online. Liberal MP Anthony Housefather, along with Conservative Marty Morantz and the NDP's Randall Garrison, are joined […]

Global task force urges countries to consider regulation to fight online antisemitism

Jul 14 2021 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — An international task force that includes three Canadian members of Parliament says social media sites must be held accountable for driving users to extremist content and legislators should consider regulations to combat the rise of antisemitism online. Liberal MP Anthony Housefather, along with Conservative Marty Morantz and the NDP's Randall Garrison, are joined […]

Singh promises public infrastructure to be made with ‘Canadian products’ in jobs plan

Jul 14 2021 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh is promising that infrastructure projects funded by a New Democratic government would use Canadian steel and other domestic goods to help get people working. "Any time we talk about big infrastructure, there has to be a commitment that the infrastructure is made with Canadian products, Canadian steel, Canadian aluminum," the NDP […]

Singh promises public infrastructure to be made with ‘Canadian products’ in jobs plan

Jul 14 2021 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh is promising that infrastructure projects funded by a New Democratic government would use Canadian steel and other domestic goods to help get people working. "Any time we talk about big infrastructure, there has to be a commitment that the infrastructure is made with Canadian products, Canadian steel, Canadian aluminum," the NDP […]

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney wants Canada to reopen to fully vaccinated visitors

Jul 12 2021 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada should reopen the border to fully vaccinated foreign visitors, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Monday, adding he will advocate for the loosened rules the next time provincial leaders have a conversation with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "Scientifically the chances of them transmitting are statistically insignificant. So we should follow the science, not […]