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Trudeau urges vaccinations amid a rise in kids’ illnesses clogging hospital ERs

Trudeau urges vaccinations amid a rise in kids’ illnesses clogging hospital ERs

The prime minster says he is “extremely worried” about a rise in respiratory illnesses among children as hospitals across the country report they are struggling to keep up with high volumes of patients.  Justin Trudeau is urging Canadians to get vaccinated against both COVID-19 and influenza and says officials will consider the advice of public health authorities when it comes...

Permanent residents can now apply to join the Canadian Armed Forces

Permanent residents can now apply to join the Canadian Armed Forces

Permanent residents can now apply to join the Canadian Armed Forces, regardless of whether they have been trained by a foreign military. It’s the latest effort by Canada’s military to boost recruitment numbers, which are lagging well behind the target of adding 5,900 new members by March.  Officials have blamed a series of factors including the COVID-19 pandemic and reputational...

Ottawa calls for project proposals that help internationally trained health workers

Ottawa calls for project proposals that help internationally trained health workers

A program announced Monday will fund projects to remove barriers preventing qualified new Canadians from working in health care, the federal immigration minister said. Sean Fraser said Ottawa’s call for proposals is aimed at tackling major health labour shortages and the underemployment of internationally trained health professionals. The government will put $90 million toward projects that streamline medical credential recognitions...

Trudeau listening to ‘concerns’ assault-style gun definition covers hunting rifles

Trudeau listening to ‘concerns’ assault-style gun definition covers hunting rifles

The Liberal government is listening to concerns that some of the firearms it’s looking to ban are used primarily for hunting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.  He made the comment during a press conference in Ingersoll, Ont., suggesting a shift in tone from the Liberals on a piece of gun-control legislation being studied by members of Parliament.  A Liberal...

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