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Trudeau feels most Canadians could be vaccinated by September 2021

Trudeau feels most Canadians could be vaccinated by September 2021

Beset by ongoing questions about Canada's COVID-19 vaccine strategy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to assuage the public with assurances most Canadians could be inoculated by September 2021, with distribution led by a former NATO commander.
News media lobby group asks MPs for rules to get compensation from Google, Facebook

News media lobby group asks MPs for rules to get compensation from Google, Facebook

OTTAWA — A lobby group for Canada's newspapers and magazines is asking MPs to enact new rules to help its members negotiate compensation from social-media giants that post content the traditional media produce.
Dangers of impaired driving a focus this holiday season

Dangers of impaired driving a focus this holiday season

Whether it's about alcohol, drugs or distracted driving--the fight against impaired driving is as important as ever.
Assisted dying laws scrutinized

Assisted dying laws scrutinized

St. Albert-Edmonton MP, Michael Cooper, thinks the bill is being rushed through Parliament without proper review
Public health officers walk fine line between public and politicians, scholars say

Public health officers walk fine line between public and politicians, scholars say

EDMONTON — There's a fine line between a public health officer's duty to the people they serve and their duty to the elected officials who appoint them, scholars say. But they add governments should be clear about what's science and what's politics.
Banff businesses forcing staff with COVID-19 to work 'unforgivable'

Banff businesses forcing staff with COVID-19 to work 'unforgivable'

“I know this is hard on all of us, but you are doing such a disservice to yourself and to this community and to our economy by asking your employees come in if there is any risk that they’re positive.”
Alberta's top doc says she feels betrayed by media leak, launches investigation

Alberta's top doc says she feels betrayed by media leak, launches investigation

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says a member of her inner circle committed a “personal betrayal” and fractured the working relationship of her COVID-19 team by leaking private conversations to the media. Dr.
Imperial Oil to lay off 200 workers following cost-cutting analysis

Imperial Oil to lay off 200 workers following cost-cutting analysis

In a posting on its website, Imperial said it recognizes that job losses are difficult, adding that company support of affected workers will include outplacement services.
Crude-by-rail shipments bounce back from summer lows in September, says CER

Crude-by-rail shipments bounce back from summer lows in September, says CER

Rail transportation of crude oil is considered to be more expensive than shipping by pipeline so shippers tend to use it only when pipelines are full.
Geothermal energy development offers opportunity for diversification

Geothermal energy development offers opportunity for diversification

"It can be made to be economic but the economics are not those of oil and gas, they are long term. They are for the patient investor who really wants to do something for the planet.”