House Speaker Sides With The Conservatives On Vaccination Rules

House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota has sided with the Conservatives in saying the chamber’s governing body had no right to require anyone entering the Commons precinct to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Rota says only the House itself can make a decision to restrict access to the chamber and other parliamentary buildings. However, Rota’s ruling changes nothing for MPs … Read more

Auditor General Flags Major Financial Issues With Provincial COVID Benefits

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Ontario’s auditor general says thousands of businesses received COVID-19 provincial aid they weren’t eligible for. Auditor general Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report estimates 200 million dollars in provincial pandemic supports went to businesses that didn’t meet the province’s criteria for eligibility. Her audit found lack of good consultation, improper tracking of funds, and poorly designed eligibility criteria allowed … Read more

Trudeau Waiting For NACI To Decide On Booster Shots – Full COVID-19 Update

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the question about booster shots for COVID-19 is not whether Canada has enough — but when people should get them. Trudeau says the country has plenty of vaccine doses for boosters. He says he’s consulting with the National Advisory Committee on Immunization for guidance about who should get them and when. As some provinces prepare … Read more

CNN Indefinitely Suspends Chris Cuomo After Damning AG Report

CNN host Chris Cuomo was suspended “indefinitely” yesterday over revelations regarding his secret role in trying to defend his brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, from the sexual harassment allegations that forced him from office, the network said Tuesday evening.  The announcement came a day after state Attorney General Letitia James released a bunch of subpoenaed records that include texts … Read more

Lululemon Is Taking Peleton To Court

Lululemon is suing exercise equipment company Peloton Interactive over allegations of patent infringement. The Vancouver-based retailer claims in court documents that Peloton is selling knock-off Lululemon bras and leggings, infringing on multiple design patents. The lawsuit, filed Monday in the US, comes after Peloton ended a co-branding agreement with Lululemon earlier this year and launched its own private label clothing … Read more

Breaking Down Canada’s Labour Shortage

A new survey of Canadian manufacturers has found that 82 per cent of respondents are facing labour shortages and 75 per cent feel their hiring troubles are even worse than last year. The survey of 445 companies was conducted by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters in October. It found a lack of workers and material shortages have caused the sector’s … Read more

The Travel Restrictions Change Today In Canada

Today: There are changes to travel restrictions in Canada, starting today. Also: Will you get a booster when you’re eligible? Plus: Putting calorie info on alcohol labels, Privatize the LCBO, 61 customers got stranded inside a bar during a snowstorm, A link between cars and psychopathic tendencies, A collection of wild stories, Reading with your kids, and decriminalizing illicit drugs. … Read more

Will Chris Cuomo Get Fired From CNN?

CNN says Chris Cuomo’s fate will be decided in the next several days after texts showed how he helped write his brother Andrew’s rebuttals to accusations of sexual harassment and used sources to dig up dirt on accusers – moves that drew the ire of the former governor’s first accuser.  Documents released yesterday by the office of the New York … Read more

The Travel Rules Change Today – Full COVID-19 Update

Canadian travel rules get a little tougher today for some unvaccinated travellers. Anyone unvaccinated and over age 12 won’t be able to board a plane or train in Canada beginning today. There are some exceptions, including valid medical exemptions and travel to remote communities only accessible by plane. Most people who qualify for an exemption will need a recent COVID-19 … Read more

Canada’s Turkey Supply Is At A 30-Year Low

This is not good news with just weeks to go before Christmas. Farmers say turkey supplies are at 30-year lows this holiday season because of supply chain challenges affecting Canada’s agriculture industry. The supply-managed poultry industry cut production last year because of demand uncertainties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The flooding disaster in BC has compounded problems by killing an unknown … Read more

Omicron Is Already Here

Today: It’s Cyber Monday! Plus: Dr Moore talks about the Omicron variant, Kat had a girls’ weekend, all Family doctors need to get back to work, Pray for British Columbia, And stop complaining about Justin Bieber merch at Tim Hortons. … Read more

Black Friday Sales In America Were Massive

These days, the digital line has been blurred between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. But one thing is clear: people did a lot of online shopping this past weekend _ just not as much as last year. Adobe’s tally says Black Friday spending was $8.9 billion. That’s below both this year’s estimates and last year’s totals. Adobe … Read more

The Omicron Variant Is Already In Ontario – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario has Canada’s first two known cases of Omicron, a new COVID-19 variant of concern. Provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott says both cases were found in the Ottawa area in people who had recently returned from Nigeria. She says Ottawa Public Health is conducting case and contact management and the patients are self-isolating. The federal government recently banned visitors from … Read more

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