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Quebec delays its mandate for vaccines for healthcare workers

Politics Insider for October 14, 2021: Quebec Health Plan Takes a Hit; another military investigation; unpopular premieres

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Quebec delays mandate: Minister of Health of Quebec, Christian dubéannounced on Wednesday that the province one month delay its plan to suspend health workers who refuse to be beaten without pay, CBC reports. Dubé fears the labor shortage: “The risk right now is too high and it would be irresponsible to roll the dice with the health of Quebecers.”

Victory for anti-vaccines: On Press, Patrick Lagacé writes (translation) that Dubé made an empty threat, like a parent threatening to take a PlayStation from a child. Their miscalculation gave the anti-vaccines victory.

These people have only an annoying power … by filling intensive care units and putting vulnerable patients at risk. And on Wednesday, in the fiction of the fight against the “dictatorship” that they play in their heads and in the parallel dimension where they are freedom fighters, they won a round, they sincerely think that they have just landed in Normandy. This “victory”, which will galvanize them, which will consolidate them, is Quebec that stupidly gave it to them. Minister Dubé invited the employees to the alley … and when the anti-vaccines came to meet him in the alley, Mr Dubé continued drinking his beer at the bar. Never make threats that you can’t keep.

Elevation restrictions: Doug ford to announce a plan to lift some public health restrictions next week, a secret source tells CBC News. the plan will end capacity limits in places where proof of vaccination requirements exist: restaurants, bars and gyms.

Travel plans? Fully vaccinated Canadians will soon be able to cross the southern border and many of them are delighted, CP reports. “I’m so excited I can hardly wait,” he said. Betty chaborek, from Windsor, who turned 77 on Wednesday. “I was ready to go today.”Mixed blessing: It is not yet clear whether the 3.9 million Canadians who have mixed doses the vaccines will be able to cross, the Balloon reports.

CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund could not immediately respond to whether the US public health agency would accept mixed-dose travelers as fully vaccinated. “When I have an update on this, I’ll let you know,” he said.

Plan carefully: Global has any advice For future travelers: be careful. Avoid places where there is a lot of COVID-19 and go to where the hit are.

Another useful indicator is a country’s vaccination rates, according to Dr. Anna Banerji, a Toronto physician and an expert on the spread of infectious diseases. It’s a good idea to “be selective where you go” and try to go “to places where there are high vaccination rates,” he said.

Another officer investigated: Lieutenant General. Trevor Cadieu, who was to take command of the Canadian Army, is now under police investigation after allegations of misconduct were raised, David pugliese of the Citizen reported Wednesday.

The National Investigative Service of the Canadian Forces has taken a statement from a former military man, a woman, about the accusations against Cadieu and other statements are in the process of compilation. It is unclear when the investigation will end. “The allegations are false, but they must be thoroughly investigated to expose the truth,” Cadieu said. [the Citizen]. “I believe that all complaints should be professionally investigated, regardless of the rank of the accused. “

Cadieu will not accept the job as planned.

Cadieu was recently promoted to lieutenant general and was scheduled to assume command of the army. A change of command ceremony that was supposed to take place in early September was canceled at the last minute, shortly after Acting Chief of Defense Staff Maj. Wayne eyre he was briefed on the CFNIS investigation.

“I know that these false claims, as intended, will create doubts about my ability to lead in this environment,” Cadieu told this newspaper. “While I have dedicated every day of my career to making my teammates feel respected and included, Canadian Army soldiers deserve a leader who is unaffected by accusations and can lead in this important time when culture changes, addressing systemic misconduct and preparing tactical teams for operations. it must remain the priority effort. “

Cooper at Cowessess: CNN Anderson Cooper visited Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan over the long weekend to film a segment on nameless graves discovered there in June, CBC reports.

Unpopular: Most Prime Ministers Are Getting Less Popular, The Angus Reid Institute reports. Only Ford and Tim houston they are defending themselves. Jason Kenney is supported by just one in five Albertans.

Is O’Toole too harsh on China? A group representing conservatives of Chinese descent wants Erin O’Toole to resign, claiming that his call for a tougher approach to China alienated Chinese-Canadian voters, the Mail reports.

In a shocking press conference for the local press recently, spokesman Joe Li, a regional councilor north of Toronto and a three-time former Conservative candidate, said the two Michaels were later detained. “Canada started the war”, that China had the right to fly its planes in Taiwan’s air defense zone and that Canada should not publicly criticize Beijing’s human rights abuses. These views echo the positions taken by the Chinese government itself on key issues.

UBI called: Tasha Kheiriddin, writing in the Post, write that Problems with CERB have undermined the case for a Universal Basic Income:

If anything, CERB and CRB were a perfect test case for why an RBU is an idea whose time has no come. Apart from the price tag of a universal income, which the Parliamentary Budget Officer pegged at $ 85 billion in 2021-22, rising to $ 93 billion in 2025-26, starting one now would hamper economic growth at a time when that growth is badly needed. . RBU supporters may retort that employers should simply pay workers more, but without growth, it is It’s hard to see where those bigger paychecks will magically come from..

Tax challenge for Frida: At Balloon, Konrad Yakabuski argues that Chrystia freeland, codename Frida, will face a major political challenge as she faces “a gut-wrenching fiscal moment of post-COVID truth as revenue supports that have kept millions of people and businesses afloat over the past few years are reduced. last 18 months “.

Climate priority: Adam Radwanski has an admirably crooked column at Balloon with advice on how Trudeau can “reconfigure his government, through structural or personnel changes, to make the transition to a clean economy his top priority in the campaign.”

The strangest cabinet? Dale smith have an interesting column on Xtra full of juicy speculation about the LGBTQ2S + cabinet.

ICYMI: William Shatner went to space!

– Stephen Maher

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