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— Rodriguez caught swearing on scorching mic: Authorities Home chief Pablo Rodriguez was caught cursing throughout query interval yesterday, as opposition MPs questioned the Liberals over their dealing with of sexual misconduct allegations towards Gen. Jonathan Vance. Rodriguez, who attended nearly, seems to have believed he was muted when he mentioned, in reference to a query directed to the Defence Minister for response, slightly than to MP Karen McCrimmon: “Oh f—, did you ship that to Sajjan?”
Per the Canadian Press: “Commons Speaker Anthony Rota mentioned the Home deserved an apology by whomever uttered the comment; Rodriguez instantly owned as much as being the supply of the ‘unacceptable’ language and apologized.”
— Kady O’Malley writes in iPolitics AM that, “because the Conservatives get able to kick off a full day of debate on whether or not he ought to fireplace his longtime chief of workers Katie Telford over her alleged position within the ongoing controversy over how his workplace dealt with a 2018 misconduct allegation towards then-chief of defence workers Jonathan Vance, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to the Hill for a mid-morning look on the COVID-19 briefing circuit.”
— Feds will change broadcasting invoice: Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault mentioned the federal government would carry ahead an modification to make it “crystal clear” that content material uploaded to social media by people is not going to be regulated beneath Invoice C-10. The announcement follows pushback by politicians and consultants who’ve warned of potential infringements on freedom of speech beneath the proposed modifications to the Broadcasting Act, which had been meant to control content material from platforms like Netflix and Spotify.
— Kenney to announce extra restrictions at present: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he was angered by a weekend rodeo that brazenly defied public well being measures. He’ll announce new guidelines at present for the province, which as the best COVID-19 charges within the nation.
— NACI recommendation sparks confusion and anger: The Nationwide Advisory Committee on Immunization has come beneath fireplace after contradicting the recommendation Canadians have been receiving for weeks in regards to the various kinds of COVID vaccines. It referred to the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines as “most well-liked” over Johnson & Johnson or Oxford/AstraZeneca. Prime Minister Trudeau has for weeks been saying the perfect vaccine is “the primary one you’re supplied.” Docs, consultants, and confused residents took to social media to precise their frustration.
— Victims’ households demand Invoice C-21 rewrite: Relations and colleagues of these killed in capturing sprees at Montreal’s Dawson School and Concordia College despatched a letter to Liberal MPs asking them to rewrite the “hole” federal gun invoice.
“Invoice C-21 is an insult to all victims of gun violence,” they wrote, expressing considerations in regards to the “tens of hundreds of absolutely useful killing machines” that will be allowed “to stay in personal arms” beneath the proposed laws.
— Halifax Discussion board awards Taiwan’s president: Tsai Ing-wen, the president of Taiwan, was given the John McCain Prize for Management in Public Service by the Halifax Worldwide Safety Discussion board final evening, regardless of the federal authorities urging the group not to take action. The federal authorities is a sponsor of the annual occasion. Two U.S. senators final month wrote to Trudeau in assist of giving the award to the Taiwanese president.
— The 2021 census has launched: Statistics Canada launched its first-ever pandemic census yesterday. Canada’s chief statistician mentioned it’s an much more essential second to find out how persons are residing, studying, working, and commuting.
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— India’s COVID disaster: Delhi has referred to as within the military to assist town grapple with a lethal wave of the pandemic. Throughout the nation, trainee medical doctors and nurses have been pulled from exams to assist struggle the surge. Heartbreaking pictures are rising from Delhi and round India.
In the meantime, the nation is about to obtain 220 million vaccine doses over the subsequent few months from its personal Serum Institute, which might cowl 8 per cent of the inhabitants. Pfizer can also be hoping to obtain expedited approval in India.
— Colombia braces for extra unrest: Not less than 16 protesters and one police officer have died in clashes after 5 days of protests towards a proposed tax reform in Colombia. President Iván Duque has scrapped the proposed reform which might have hiked taxes on people and companies. Demonstrations are nonetheless anticipated to proceed this week.
— Invoice and Melinda Gates are getting a divorce. After 27 years of marriage, the ultra-wealthy couple mentioned they now not imagine they will “develop collectively as a pair.” Invoice Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, is presently the fourth wealthiest individual on this planet, price $124 billion. The 2 mentioned they’ll proceed to work collectively on the Invoice and Melinda Gates Basis to struggle infectious illnesses and local weather change.
— Elsewhere: Verizon is promoting AOL and Yahoo. Germany is cancelling Oktoberfest once more. France registered its lowest each day COVID demise depend in over six months. India and the U.Ok. struck a £1 billion commerce deal. The variety of migrants crossing to Europe from Tunisia is rising, and the bulk now come from sub-Saharan Africa. 30 folks had been killed in an assault in Burkina Faso. Humanitarian teams say hundreds of kids have been separated from their dad and mom in Tigray. Not less than 23 folks had been killed after a metro overpass collapsed in Mexico Metropolis. And Mexico apologized to the Mayan folks for historic abuses.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service caught a 240-pound sturgeon that may very well be greater than 100 years outdated. The practically 7-foot-long fish, regarded as a feminine, was rapidly launched again into the Detroit River.