As we speak’s Morning Temporary is dropped at you by Information Media Canada. It’s time to degree the digital taking part in area. Google and Fb are utilizing their monopoly to threaten and undermine native information. Different international locations are taking motion. It’s time for Canada to face as much as the net giants – and step up for native information. Be taught extra.
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— Well being Canada calls for detailed AstraZeneca examine: After Canada’s Nationwide Advisory Committee on Immunization yesterday advisable pausing the usage of the AstraZeneca vaccine in individuals underneath 55, Well being Canada is asking the vaccine-maker for extra data on the dangers and advantages of the shot throughout age teams.
Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island have all suspended the vaccine’s use for under-55s, with different provinces and territories anticipated to comply with. Right here’s an in depth take a look at why.
— Kady O’Malley appears to be like forward to the remainder of the day in politics with iPolitics AM: “Amid a contemporary wave of issues over yesterday’s transfer by provincial governments throughout the nation to droop the usage of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine on individuals underneath the age of 55 attributable to security issues flagged by the nationwide immunization advisory committee, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ought to be ready to clarify simply how the most recent developments will have an effect on the continuing rollout when he goes earlier than the cameras to ship one in all his semi-weekly updates on ‘the COVID-19 state of affairs’ later this morning.”
— PM defends efforts to ban Xinjiang items: Prime Minister Trudeau defended the federal authorities’s efforts to ban items produced from Xinjiang cotton, that are prone to have been made with pressured labour. The Globe and Mail earlier this week reported that, regardless of the federal government’s vow to cease imports of such items from China, Canadians can nonetheless purchase them on-line by way of Amazon and eBay.
— Fb Canada government Kevin Chan and two different prime execs appeared earlier than the Commons committee on Canadian Heritage. Amongst different issues, Chan rejected the thought of Australia-style laws on cost for information content material. In the meantime, MPs chastised the officers over the failure of Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg to look earlier than the committee after he was invited to in February, after which summoned earlier this month.
Individually, The Canadian Press studies that the federal authorities’s Finance Division has deep issues with Fb’s deliberate digital foreign money and is engaged on choices to handle the potential dangers it poses to the monetary system.
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AROUND THE WORLD
— China radically overhauls Hong Kong parliament: Chinese language lawmakers in Beijing endorsed a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system. It is going to cut back by half the variety of immediately elected seats in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, and potential MPs can be vetted by a pro-Beijing committee in an effort to restrict parliamentarians to “patriots” solely.
— The WHO releases its report on the origins of COVID-19. Spoiler alert: Investigators nonetheless don’t have any clear solutions or new perception on how the coronavirus pandemic started.
— U.S. President Joe Biden says 90 per cent of adults can be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines by April 19. In a speech he pressured the the battle was “removed from gained” and known as on state and municipal officers to keep up or reinstate masks mandates.
— Suez Canal authorities hope to clear the 400-vessel visitors jam — created by a 400-metre-long container ship that was caught sideways for practically every week — over the subsequent three-and-a-half days. Ever Given was lastly dislodged yesterday afternoon, and visitors is beginning to transfer once more.
— Elsewhere: U.S. suspends diplomatic commerce engagement with Myanmar. Indian state of Manipur reverses order to show away Myanmar refugees. Proof of pressured labour at a Malaysian medical glove producer. Three feminine polio vaccination well being employees shot lifeless in Afghanistan. Cupboard shuffle in Brazil. Nike sues rapper Lil Nas X.
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