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Privacy czar probing complaints about federal public service vaccination requirement

Privacy czar probing complaints about federal public service vaccination requirement

OTTAWA — The federal privacy watchdog is investigating "a number of complaints" about the government's COVID-19 vaccination requirement for public servants.
Not the time to 'freely go wherever,' says Tam as non-essential travel advisory lifts

Not the time to 'freely go wherever,' says Tam as non-essential travel advisory lifts

OTTAWA — Canadians should carefully weigh any future decisions on taking foreign trips even though the federal government has lifted a global advisory asking them to avoid non-essential travel, health officials cautioned Friday. Dr.
Quebec is relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, but dance floors remain empty

Quebec is relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, but dance floors remain empty

MONTREAL — For Montreal DJ Marc-André Patry, there's no point performing if people can't dance. "I wouldn't go to the museum for an exhibition and look at a piece of art on the wall if it was 80 per cent covered.
Hand-washing, no yelling 'trick-or-treat': Quebec offers up pandemic Halloween rules

Hand-washing, no yelling 'trick-or-treat': Quebec offers up pandemic Halloween rules

MONTREAL — Quebec kids are being asked not to yell 'trick-or-treat' as they go door-to-door for candy and to keep a bottle of hand sanitizer handy this Halloween.
Canadian Blood Services eyes removing sexual orientation-based donation restrictions

Canadian Blood Services eyes removing sexual orientation-based donation restrictions

If Jason Goncalves has to answer detailed questions about his sex life in order to donate blood plasma, he'll grit his teeth and do it.
Reshaping COVID benefits, Rogers rumble and film set tragedy: In The News for Oct. 22

Reshaping COVID benefits, Rogers rumble and film set tragedy: In The News for Oct. 22

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 22 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

Raw onions recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says red, white, and yellow raw onions from Prosource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Pfizer will ship millions of vaccine doses for kids as soon as it's approved: Trudeau

Pfizer will ship millions of vaccine doses for kids as soon as it's approved: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says as soon as Health Canada approves the COVID-19 vaccine for kids, Pfizer will ship millions of doses to vaccinate children as young as five.
Alberta inquiry finds no wrongdoing in anti-oilsands campaign despite foreign funds

Alberta inquiry finds no wrongdoing in anti-oilsands campaign despite foreign funds

EDMONTON — Canadian environmental groups were exercising their democratic rights of free speech when they accepted foreign funding for campaigns opposing oilsands development, a public inquiry has reported.
Quebec introduces family law reform, would regulate surrogate motherhood

Quebec introduces family law reform, would regulate surrogate motherhood

Quebec Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette has introduced a bill that would create a legal framework for surrogate mothers.