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The West Block – Episode 6, Season 11 – National

THE WEST BLOCK Episode 6, Season 11 Sunday, December 5, 2021 Host: Mercedes Stephenson Guests: Omar Alghabra, Transport Minister Dr. Zain Chagla, Infectious Diseases Physician Maryscott Greenwood, Canadian American Business Council CEO Location: Ottawa, ON   Mercedes Stephenson: This week on The West Block:  Ottawa announces new restrictions for…
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COMMENTARY: Candidate dropped by Liberals who still won riding should resign before taking seat – National

From the most unwanted election in Canadian history emerged its most unwanted winner. In the Toronto riding of Spadina—Fort York, voters elected the disavowed Liberal candidate Kevin Vuong as their new member of Parliament on Monday night. But many thousands of his supporters wouldn’t have known the party had…
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Former N.S. Premier Stephen McNeil takes on new job with law firm – Halifax

Former Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has a new role with an Atlantic Canadian law firm. Cox & Palmer has named McNeil as their strategic business advisor in the firm’s Halifax office. Read more: Stephen McNeil ‘proud’ of legacy as N.S. Liberals prepare to choose new leader McNeil resigned…
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Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario urge Michigan governor to reconsider shutting down Line 5

Shutting down the Line 5 pipeline would create a “dangerous precedent” that would forever imperil future cross-border infrastructure projects between Canada and the United States, says Alberta’s energy minister. Sonya Savage joined counterparts from Saskatchewan and Ontario in warning a House of Commons committee Tuesday about the knock-on effects…
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Biden says lifting mask mandates a ‘big mistake’ as COVID-19 remains threat in U.S. – National

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said decisions to end the required wearing of masks — such as those by governors of Texas and Mississippi — amounted to “Neanderthal thinking” given the rising death toll from the coronavirus pandemic. Asked if he had a message to Texas and Mississippi,…
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Ontario Greenbelt consultation now underway, but advocates say plans don’t go far enough

It’s been more than a week since the Ontario government launched a public consultation on expanding the multi-region Greenbelt, but advocates say the focus of the consultation is narrow and there are calls to enact critical environmental protections outside of the Greater Toronto Area. “It’s always going to be…
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Long-running Mile End bookstore says it will be forced to close after landlord demands rent hike

A growing number of Montrealers are expressing outrage about the fate of a small independent book store in the Mile End. S.W. Welch Books has been operating for nearly 40 years. But because its landlord is imposing a huge rent increase, the owner says the store will likely be…
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‘Human beings are not bartering chips’: Biden calls for China to release 2 Michaels – National

U.S. President Joe Biden said Canada and America will work together to secure the safe release of two Canadians — Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig — detained in China. Biden’s remarks came after a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday afternoon. 3:21 Trudeau and Biden hold first bilateral meeting virtually Trudeau and Biden hold…
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Canada assessing SolarWinds hack as U.S. agencies lock down – National

Canadian security officials are eyeing a significant hack south of the border that appears to have penetrated top U.S. government agencies and left officials there scrambling to limit the damage. Reuters reported on Monday that the Department of Homeland Security, the Treasury Department, and the Department of Commerce were…
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Ottawa’s budget, transit fares, Lansdowne: Highlights from a packed council meeting – Ottawa

Ottawa city council went through a series of high-profile items during a long meeting on Wednesday, approving a $3.94-billion budget and changes to the city’s deal with the Lansdowne Park operators but finding little common ground amid battling councillors. Mayor Jim Watson started Wednesday’s meeting stating his belief that…