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Hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizenship hopefuls waiting for applications to be processed
News/Politics: Permanent residents and advocates want Ottawa to move faster on pending applications as the COVID-19 pandemic boosts the number of people waiting to take a citizenship test, documents show. Ottawa says more digital tests are coming "very soon."
Israel's Canadian supporters rally, more pro-Palestinian demonstrations held as violence continues in Gaza
News/Canada: A prominent Canadian Jewish advocacy group hosted a virtual event in solidarity with Israel on Sunday, and pro-Palestinian demonstrations continued in Canadian cities, amid ongoing violence between Israeli forces and Palestinians in Gaza.
Here's the latest on the review of Canada's assisted dying law
News/Politics: Five years after assisted dying was legalized in Canada, lawmakers are preparing to review the system that has permitted thousands of Canadians to choose the time and place of their deaths. Here are some of the thorny issues they'll have to examine.
Embattled doctor steps down after allowing sex offender to mentor survivors at military trauma retreat
News/Politics: Dr. Manuela Joannou is stepping down from her role as the medical director of a trauma program for veterans and first responders in eastern Ontario amid public anger over her decision to place a registered sex offender as a peer mentor for a group of sexual assault survivors.
Legault pens letter to Trudeau about Bill 101 reforms, stressing need to protect French language
News/Canada/Montreal: Fresh off tabling a 100-page bill that seeks to strengthen existing language laws, Premier François Legault took to Facebook to share a letter he wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
CBC Radio's The House: Breaking the third wave
Radio/The House: On this week’s show: Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin discusses his province’s efforts to fight its third wave of COVID-19. Plus — hear a panel of political strategists take on the Trudeau ethics probe, Bill C-10 and Quebec language laws; a dive into why some Indigenous groups support the shutdown of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline; a report on the rise of politician-hosted podcasts; and a look at the fate of summer camps during the pandemic.
'I'll do whatever I have to': N.S. Premier Iain Rankin doubles down on lockdown
Radio/The House: Nova Scotia’s Premier Iain Rankin says he’ll continue to use every legal means available to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province — even if the effort ends up limiting individual rights.
Canada is at a turning point in the pandemic and there's reason for hope — even in lockdown
News/Health: Vaccines are now rolling out across Canada at a rapid pace as supply has finally begun to catch up with demand. While we're still far from returning to normal life, Canadians are more and more protected from the worst of COVID-19 with each passing day.
Steven Guilbeault is trying to take on Big Tech. It's not going well.
News/Politics: Bill C-10 was supposed to be the Trudeau government's opening salvo in a campaign to rein in Big Tech. Rookie minister Steven Guilbeault's clumsy handling of the file threatens to knock that campaign sideways.
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin under military investigation, is no longer leading vaccine campaign
News/Politics: Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander leading vaccine logistics at the Public Health Agency of Canada, has left his post and is now the subject of a military investigation, according to a statement from the Department of National Defence.
Lobbyists set a new record for efforts to influence federal government during pandemic
News/Politics: The past year saw lobbyists set a record for the number of contacts with official Ottawa as they tried to influence how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government spent billions of dollars on pandemic aid, Canada's lobbying commissioner said Friday.
Heritage minister stands by controversial Bill C-10, urges MPs to pass it 'quickly'
News/Politics: Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault today urged MPs to "quickly" pass the Liberal government's controversial broadcasting bill despite criticism that it could infringe on the free speech rights of social media users.
Experts call on Canada to use COVAX AstraZeneca doses or give them back
News/Politics: Some health experts are questioning Canada's decision to accept thousands of doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from a global vaccine-sharing alliance, only to have them sit in freezers in an Ontario warehouse.
Military replaces another top officer in wake of sexual misconduct allegations
News/Politics: The Canadian military has put another senior officer in charge of its personnel command after the former commander, Vice-Admiral Hayden Edmundson, stepped away earlier this year amid allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.
Partially vaccinated Canadians can socialize outdoors this summer, Tam says
News/Politics: Canadians who have been vaccinated with one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can socialize with close family and friends outdoors over the summer months, Canada's chief public health officer said Friday.