In the News is a roundup of stories from the Canadian press designed to kickstart your day. Here’s what’s on our editors’ radar on the morning of January 25th.
What we see in Canada …
OTTAWA – The federal government’s handling of the National Parliamentary Covid-19 vaccination campaign is set to take over the agenda after parliament resumed today.
MPs are expected to work together again to allow a virtual presence in the House of Commons, as many provinces remain locked down during the second wave of the epidemic.
Yet this show of unity will be an exception, as opposition parties say they plan to put pressure on the minority Liberal government on several fronts.
This COVID-19 begins with grilling the government over delays in the delivery and distribution of vaccines, with Fizer deciding to deliver only a fraction of what he promised in the next few weeks.
The government has also promised to close a loophole that currently allows those who leave the country on unnecessary trips to take advantage of sick leave in isolation.
Opposition parties, meanwhile, want to see more support for families and businesses.
The ever-present threat of snap spring elections sinking into the background.
Canada’s chief public health officer said on Sunday it was too early to say whether the recent downturn in the new COVID-19 case would continue, with Canada’s chief public health official saying on Sunday that several provinces had threatened to reverse their fragile progress.
Dr Theresa Tam said COVD-19 numbers had improved in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, but the disease was re-emerging elsewhere.
“Although community-based initiatives have begun to take effect in some areas, it is too early to confirm that the current measures are strong enough and broad enough to maintain a stable downward trend across the country,” he wrote in a statement.
Some chronic virus hot spots have been on the way to reducing the number of new cases in recent weeks, but they are fighting with concern and excitement as they continue to fight to vaccinate vulnerable populations.
The federal public safety minister announced Sunday that the Canadian Armed Forces would support vaccination efforts in a large part of northern Ontario.
Bill Blair said on Twitter that members of the armed forces would support efforts to vaccinate 32 Assyrian communities in Nishanbabe, the first UN gathering in nearly two-thirds of the province.
The military has previously been asked to assist in the vaccine rollout of first-nation communities in Newfoundland and Labrador and Manitoba.
Health officials in Ontario are also investigating whether the second long-term care home in the province of Ontario could be linked to Covid-19, a second infectious strain.
It’s been almost a year since COVID-19 arrived in Canada.
Despite pursuing physical, emotional, and economic devastation, the virus fostered a social upheaval that would fundamentally change the lives of millions of Canadians.
By March, as CVID cases spread, wearing masks became a norm, schools and businesses began to close, lockdowns and travel bans were imposed, while major sports and other events were canceled.
People were told to distance themselves physically – even employees working from loved ones turned into an earthquake.
Jack Jedbob, president of the Association for Canadian Studies, says the biggest change in Canadians’ daily lives is the separation from friends, family and colleagues.
An online survey conducted for the Jeddah group in September found that more than 1,500 people surveyed said that Kavid-19 had changed their lives, citing the inability to see most family and friends as the biggest reasons.
Jedab noted that women, newcomers to Canada and already economically and socially vulnerable people have been the hardest hit, especially in terms of job losses.
What we see in the United States …
WASHINGTON – Top allies of U.S. President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats about Biden’s proposed $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
Biden came to the talks in the face of a growing backlash in his bid to win bilateral support for the president’s initial legislature.
Lawmakers have the wisdom to record large deficits in the right question and the people on the left are urging Biden not to spend too much time on bipartisanship when the epidemic is killing thousands of people every day and spending more on work.
Sen, a native Republican of Maine. Susan Collins said she would then restructure the bilateral group to focus on “more targeted packages”.
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order reinstating a Pentagon policy that bans transgender people from joining the military.
Doing so would overturn the ban ordered in a tweet during his first year in the office of his predecessor, Donald Trump.
One person told the Associated Press about the decision that the White House could announce the move earlier today.
Biden’s newly confirmed defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, announced his support for lifting the ban during a confirmation hearing last week.
Meanwhile, federal law enforcement officials are examining multiple threats targeting members of Congress as Trump’s second trial approaches.
A U.S. official briefed the Associated Press on Sunday about who spoke to him.
Part of the concern is the gossip about killing legislators or attacking them outside the US capital.
Trump’s Senate verdict on charges of inciting a violent uprising is set to begin on February 8.
What we see around the world …
MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andr মs Manuel Lেজpez Obrador says he has tested positive for Cavid-19, the highest number of infections and deaths recorded by his country so far.
Criticized for not managing the epidemic in Mexico and setting a precedent of resistance among the public, LaPage Obrador said on his official Twitter account on Sunday that his symptoms were mild and he was undergoing treatment.
He tweeted: “I’m sorry to tell you I’m infected with Kavid-19.”
The 67-year-old had a “mild” case of Cavid-19 and was “falling apart at home,” said Jose Luis Alomia Jagera, director of the Epidemiology of Mexico.
Kansas City, Md. – Patrick Mahomes knocked the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs 325 yards and three touchdowns in a 36-24 win over Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship.
Chiefs Tom Brady and NFC champion Tampa Buccaneers faced an enemy known in the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida.
The Buccaneers beat the Greek Bay Packers 31-26 to enter the big game on February 7.7.
TORONTO – George Armstrong, captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs in four Stanley Cups in the George’s decade and wore blue and white throughout his career, has died at the age of 90.
Maple Leafs confirmed the death on Twitter on Sunday.
Armstrong captained the team with 296 goals in 13 seasons and a record 1,187 games with 217 assists in 217 seasons.
The right winger added 26 more goals and 34 assists in 110 playoff games.
Renowned as the chief, Armstrong was the first player of indigenous descent to play professional hockey.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975, and almost 41 years later, Armstrong was voted No. 12 on the franchise’s 100 Great Maple Leaf list for his centenary season.
“George Toronto is part of the very fabric of the Maple Leaf organization and it will be deeply missed,” Maple Leaf president Brendan Shanahan said in a statement.
“A proud yet humble man, he loved being a maple leaf, but no player has played for Toronto for long or captained the team,” he said. Always one to celebrate with his teammates, George could not even bring himself to give his speech on the day that even the legendary Rote was immortalized. “
This report from the Canadian Press was first published on 25 January 2021