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National Chief Bellegarde urges Ottawa to rethink Mi'kmaq fisheries decision
News/Politics: The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is demanding the federal government restart talks on Mi'kmaq moderate livelihood fisheries after the Department of Oceans and Fisheries (DFO) announced it will not issue to First Nation in Atlantic Canada outside of the commercial season.
Sajjan had a duty to pursue misconduct claim against Vance, say former military members
News/Politics: Women who experienced sexual assault in the military say they're disappointed and dismayed by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's alleged refusal to look at evidence of possible misconduct involving the former chief of the defence staff.
Line 5 'very different' from Keystone XL and Canada will fight hard for it: O'Regan
News/Politics: The federal government won't let Michigan shut down the Line 5 pipeline, Canada's natural resources minister said Thursday as he dismissed opposition comparisons to the thwarted Keystone XL project.
Ottawa, airlines close to bailout package that could soar past $7 billion, says labour leader
News/Politics: The federal government is in the final stages of talks with airlines on what could turn out to be a $9 billion support package for the pandemic-battered industry, says union representative Jerry Dias.
Vaccine panel's call for longer dosage intervals is based on 'real-world' evidence, says health official
News/Politics: One of Canada’s top public health officials sought to reassure Canadians today that a recommendation by a federal advisory committee to stretch out the interval between vaccine doses is a sound one.
Government staffers fretted about the 'optics' of N95 mask donation for Korean War veterans: documents
News/Politics: Federal Liberal government staffers were worried that a donation of medical-grade masks for Korean War veterans in Canada would send the wrong message as the country grappled with shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) at the outset of the pandemic.
Air Canada to offer refunds to passengers as part of potential bailout package: Source
News/Politics: Air Canada has agreed to offer refunds to passengers who had their travel plans cancelled because of the pandemic as part of a bailout package from the federal government, said a source with knowledge of the talks between the airline and the government but who is not permitted to speak publicly.
National advisory committee recommends stretching interval between vaccine doses to 4 months
News/Politics: Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) now says the maximum interval between the first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine should increase from three weeks to four months.
Former ombudsman says he warned Sajjan about allegations against Gen. Vance 3 years ago
News/Politics: Canada's former military ombudsman said today he warned Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan about possible sexual misconduct involving Gen. Jonathan Vance in his final meeting with the minister three years ago.
An earlier end date for vaccination campaign is 'possible', Trudeau says
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that Canada's vaccination campaign could wrap up before September if the country secures the necessary shots and if there's a change in dosing timelines.
Trudeau says China invented charges for Canadian detainees after Meng's arrest
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that China concocted national security charges to pin on Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig following the arrest of Huawei telecom executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver — smacking down a claim by China's ambassador that the cases are not linked.
National security watchdog says the pandemic is slowing its work
News/Politics: Physical distancing measures meant to keep Canadians safe during the pandemic have had an unintended consequence for the people keeping tabs on the nation's spies: they can't always access the classified information they need to do their jobs.