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Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

The Prime Minister's Office later provided a breakdown showing more than seven million of the doses being donated are from pharmaceutical firm Novavax, whose vaccine remains in clinical trials and has yet to be approved for use in Canada. 
Advocates call for more rights for migrant workers amid deaths on the job

Advocates call for more rights for migrant workers amid deaths on the job

“It’s very difficult to count all of the people who have died as a direct result of working in Canada,” said Syed Hussan, executive director of the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, but he believes the numbers are “quite astonishing.” 
Canada paid a premium to get doses from Pfizer earlier than planned

Canada paid a premium to get doses from Pfizer earlier than planned

Every detail in the contract related to the price paid for dose was deleted before the documents were made public. 
Alberta launches COVID vaccine lottery with million-dollar prizes to encourage uptake

Alberta launches COVID vaccine lottery with million-dollar prizes to encourage uptake

The premier said the lottery will offer three prizes worth $1 million each, as well as other unspecified prizes. 
Alberta creates grant program for security measures to deter hate crimes

Alberta creates grant program for security measures to deter hate crimes

The province is directing a total of $500,000 to the program. The grants will be for up to $10,000 for everything from security cameras to protection planning, training, and education.
'Unacceptable environmental effects:' New federal policy restricts thermal coal

'Unacceptable environmental effects:' New federal policy restricts thermal coal

Federal Environment Minister Jonathon Wilkinson said the move was made because of the need to stop burning coal for power — the single greatest source of greenhouse gases in the world. 
Newborn daughter's death inspires MP's bill on bereavement leave for parents

Newborn daughter's death inspires MP's bill on bereavement leave for parents

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec is pushing for the expansion of job-protected bereavement leave from five days to eight weeks.
Liberals table bill to make criminal pardons quicker, cheaper

Liberals table bill to make criminal pardons quicker, cheaper

The cost of applying for a pardon shot up to $658 from $50 over the past decade, pushing down the number of applications by 57 per cent, said Public Safety Minister Bill Blair.
National group concerned about provincial reopening plans in light of COVID variant

National group concerned about provincial reopening plans in light of COVID variant

Some provinces hit hard by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic have moved toward shedding more public health restrictions, but a national group is calling for those governments to slow their plans.
Feds face calls for inquiry into military's handling of Iraq war crime reports

Feds face calls for inquiry into military's handling of Iraq war crime reports

“What I've seen over time is that rank and file Canadian troops and lower levels of the officer corps have brought these issues to the attention of senior leaders, and senior leaders appear to have a pattern of telling people just not to pay attention,” said NDP defence critic Randall Garrison.