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10 Sep 2021 23:32 - 10 Sep 2021 23:36 #393271 by Billy Shatine

Sask. premier says COVID-19 vaccination 'will remain a choice'

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe urged people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but says doing so “will remain a choice” within the province.

However, Moe delivered a stern message Friday morning to residents who choose not to get vaccinated.

"By choosing not to get vaccinated you are choosing to put yourself at increased risk, yes, of getting COVID and significantly increased risk of experiencing severe outcomes from this virus, but your decision to not get vaccinated is no longer just impacting yourself," he said at a news conference in Saskatoon.
"By choosing to not get vaccinated you are increasing the risk to those who don't have a choice. For example, our children under the age of 12.

"And by choosing to not get vaccinated, you are now placing tremendous strain on our health-care system, filling up our ICU beds and you are burdening many of our health-care workers in this province."

Moe, Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab and Saskatchewan Health Authority CEO Scott Livingstone spoke at the Saskatoon Cabinet Office to provide an update on the province's response to COVID-19.
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10 Sep 2021 23:39 #393273 by Billy Shatine

The Toronto Raptors are indeed coming home — finally.

A team spokesperson confirmed Friday that the team has received the green light to play at Scotiabank Arena this season, after a season spent in Tampa. Fla.

How many fans can be in attendance, however, is still to be determined.

"We are optimistic regarding our ability to host full capacity events at Scotiabank Arena," the spokesperson said.

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The Raptors will open their pre-season against the Philadelphia 76ers on Oct. 4 — their first game at Scotiabank Arena in more than 19 months.

The Raptors announced a five-game pre-season schedule on Friday that includes two home appearances. They'll also host Houston on Oct. 11.

"And as a reminder, all people wishing to access the arena — whether to attend an event as a spectator, or as a member of the media — will be required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or proof of a medical exemption," the team spokesperson said.

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12 Sep 2021 19:13 #393339 by Billy Shatine

Only the most fanatical Justin Trudeau partisans will begrudge Jody Wilson-Raybould for her moment of revenge.

COMMENTARY: Trudeau deserved Jody Wilson-Raybould’s revenge

Reading the first excerpt of her book, I did find myself occasionally cocking an eyebrow at the portrayal of a wide-eyed innocent who somehow awoke to find herself in a den of partisan thieves.

READ MORE: ‘I did not want her to lie’: Trudeau rejects Wilson-Raybould’s claims about SNC-Lavalin talk

It was, after all, the Liberal Party she had joined—the most ruthless and successful vote-winning machine in Western politics this side of Mexico’s PRI—not the parish altar guild.

But setting aside questions of systemic hypocrisy and looking only at the SNC-Lavalin imbroglio, it is as clear today as it was in 2019 that Wilson-Raybould was right and Trudeau was wrong.

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12 Sep 2021 19:16 #393340 by Billy Shatine

Former Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes throws support behind Tory candidate in election

The Conservative Party has found an unlikely supporter in the federal election: former Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes.

Speaking in an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Caesar-Chavannes — who left the Liberal caucus to sit as an independent in March 2019 — said she plans to vote for Conservative candidate Maleeha Shahid in the Whitby, Ont., riding she once represented as a Liberal.

“I’m very much a Liberal at heart, but I would say that in this particular instance, in 2021, I don’t mind voting for my local representative, Maleeha Shahid, who is a Conservative,” Caesar-Chavannes said.

“I’ve never done that in my life. But at this particular time, maybe we have to think about doing things differently.”

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12 Sep 2021 19:38 #393342 by Billy Shatine
Deh Hol' the man who pelt Trudeau wit' big stone!


London police have charged a man with assault after gravel stones were thrown at Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau during a campaign stop in the city, investigators said Saturday.

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14 Sep 2021 01:17 - 14 Sep 2021 01:20 #393409 by Billy Shatine
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Video:Dr. Julie Ponesse, professor of Ethics at the University of Western Ontario, provides a lesson in courage and integrity.
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18 Sep 2021 15:01 #393572 by Billy Shatine


Many people around the world will be watching with interest on Monday because Justin Trudeau is more popular in other countries than he is here. If he loses, or if he fails to win a majority, the countdown clock on Trudeau’s political career will start ticking. The Conversation Weekly podcast focuses on Trudeau’s global popularity and how that doesn't help much at home. While intended for an international audience, the episode is worth a listen for Canadians because political scientist Alex Marland of Memorial University of Newfoundland does a wonderful job of summarizing the rise and potential fall of Justin Trudeau.

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19 Sep 2021 23:18 #393601 by Billy Shatine

Canadian PM Trudeau Vows to Criminalize ‘Anti-Vax’ Hospital Protests

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed Monday to criminalize protests outside hospitals in Canada if reelected in an upcoming parliamentary vote after hundreds of citizens opposed to Trudeau’s latest Chinese coronavirus vaccine mandates staged peaceful demonstrations and candlelight vigils outside health centers nationwide in recent days.

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