Taxpayers spent up to $720K on salaries for military leaders sidelined by sexual misconduct crisis
News/Politics: Taxpayers have spent an estimated $639,000 to $720,900 on salaries for high-ranking military officers who have been moved out of their jobs in connection with the military's sexual misconduct crisis, according to a CBC News analysis.
Liberals express concerns over concessions to Manchin and Sinema as Democrats struggle to close deal
Democrats are once again on track to miss a self-imposed deadline to reach a deal on President Joe Biden's sweeping social safety net plan by the end of the week, as progressive Democrats confront the reality that many of their top priorities are going to be scrapped in a last-minute round of negotiation.
International community 'complicit' in gain-of-function research: book
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) came under fire this week after it admitted to using taxpayer funds to support gain-of-function research on the coronavirus in China's Wuhan Institute of Virology, but the U.S. is not the only country that was "complicit" in supporting the controversial research, according to investigative Australian reporter Sharri Markson.
Senior soldier returned to leadership role after investigation into alleged use of racial slur
News/Politics: A senior member of the Canadian Armed Forces who was removed from his role in Canada's vaccine rollout in the spring has been deemed fit to continue as a senior military leader.
White House report on climate, migration opens door to refugee status for 'environmental defenders’
A new White House report on the alleged links between climate change and migration opened the door to potentially giving refugee status to those who are classed as "climate activists" or "environmental defenders."
Canadians who had allergic reaction to first vaccine dose can safely get second, advisory committee says
News/Politics: Those who had an allergic reaction to their first shot of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine can safely receive future doses of the same product or a different mRNA vaccine, says Canada's vaccine advisory committee.
US counterintelligence officials warn of threats from China, Russia to emerging technology
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center on Friday said it is prioritizing industry outreach efforts in U.S. technology sectors where the stakes are “potentially greatest” for U.S. economic and national security, warning of “nation-state threats” posed by China and Russia.
Health-care worker fired for drinking can't challenge termination using Human Rights Code: Supreme Court
News/Politics: A Manitoba health-care worker who was fired from her job for drinking alcohol cannot challenge her termination under her province’s Human Rights Code, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.