Video plans & items as of 5:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 6
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Singh slams Trudeau on Tofino, and talks of rebuilding
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh addressed his caucus for the first time since the election and expressed his disappointment in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision last week to holiday in Tofino, B.C. with family on a day meant to honour Indigenous survivors of Canada’s residential school system. Singh also announced his party will undertake a review of its performance in the latest federal election.
Time Published: 3:20 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 6
'People are tired of health care being the political hot potato:' CMA
The Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Nurses Association speak to reporters after convening a cross-Canada summit with health-care workers over the current state of the COVID-19 crisis. CMA President Dr. Katharine Smart says there's a feeling of hopelessness among health-care workers that their governments are not listening to them as they try to manage the pandemic and feel there's no end in sight.
Time Published: 2:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 6
Freeland says 'toxic culture' in military must change
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland criticized the Canadian Armed Forces' decision to appoint a general who provided a character reference for a soldier convicted of sexual assault to a role co-ordinating efforts to change the military's culture. Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe was removed from the role after outrage from observers. Freeland says there is a systemic problem with the treatment of women and sexual harassment in the Armed Forces, adding it's clear there is a "toxic culture" that needs to change and it will.
Time Published: 2:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 6
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Federal workers, air and rail travellers must get vaccine: Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the the core public service, air travel and rail employees and travellers must all be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October. He says public servants must attest they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 29, or be put on unpaid administrative leave.
Time Published: 1:20 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 6
Trudeau blasts military's approach to sexual misconduct
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says military commanders “simply still don’t get it” following the assignment of a senior officer who provided a reference for a convicted sex offender. Trudeau says he was "stunned and dismayed" after Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe was selected for a key position co-ordinating efforts to change the military's approach to sexual misconduct. Dawe was removed from the role following uproar from observers.
Time Published: 1:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 6
Trudeau says Tofino trip on Reconciliation Day a mistake
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he regrets the mistake of travelling to British Columbia to join his vacationing family on a day meant to honour Indigenous survivors of Canada's residential schools system. Trudeau's presence in Tofino, B.C., on the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation came as a shock after his itinerary initially reported he was in Ottawa for private meetings.
Time Published: 11:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 6
COVID-19 contact tracing to resume in Alberta schools
The Alberta government is reinstating COVID-19 contact tracing in schools while increasing rapid testing and reporting of cases to curb spread of the virus. Premier Jason Kenney says that COVID-19 remains a serious threat in the province and cases are growing in children between five and 11 years old.
Time Published: 10:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 5
B.C. public workers, long-term care employees must get vaccinated
British Columbia's health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says long-term care and assisted-living workers must get vaccinated. The public health order comes into effect Tuesday and those who don’t get immunized face being placed on leave without pay. The BC Public Service Agency also set a deadline of Nov. 22 for an estimated 30,000 government employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face losing their job.
Time Published: 9:50 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 5
Joyce Echaquan's family reacts to coroner's report into her death
Joyce Echaquan’s family said it would launch legal action against the hospital where she died after a Quebec coroner said a combination of “undeniable” systemic racism and health-care system failings contributed to her death. Lawyer Patrick Martin-Ménard said Echaquan was the victim of negligence “at several levels” and said her death was “triggered by a combination of deficient health-care and racist prejudices and misconceptions.”
Time Published: 4:45 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 5
Toronto Zoo and Toronto Symphony Orchestra announce new collaboration
The Toronto Zoo and Toronto Symphony Orchestra announced a new creative partnership Tuesday that will introduce young audiences to the sounds of animals by illuminating them with performances by TSO musicians. Zoophony, a digital concert being filmed at the Toronto Zoo, will be released to schools on Nov. 22.
Time Published: 3:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 5
Ontario announces rapid testing for schools in areas with high COVID-19 transmission
Ontario is rolling out a rapid COVID-19 testing program for schools in areas of the province with high transmission. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore said it can help identify cases and prevent transmission in schools and licensed child-care centres.
Time Published: 1:25 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 5
NDP calls for end to court battles with Indigenous children
NDP MP Charlie Angus called on the federal government to cease its court battles around services and compensation for First Nations children. The call came after the Federal Court upheld two key rulings last week that Ottawa had discriminated against Indigenous children by knowingly underfunding child and family services on reserve.
Time Published: 12:45 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 5
Injured Humboldt Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki making progress in his recovery
Ryan Straschnitzki, who was paralyzed from the chest down in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, continues to make progress in his recovery including being able to take steps using a walker and taking up a new sport. But one thing he’s excited about is a new found feeling of independence.
Time Published: 12:00 p.m. ET Monday, Oct. 4
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