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Advisory body approves AstraZeneca vaccine for seniors

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization has reversed itself and approved the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for those 65 years of age and older. On March 1, 2021, the committee had recommended against the use of this vaccine for »

Economy, Politics

COVID-19: Citizen support for provincial governments waning

In Canada the provincial governments have wide-ranging power and authority. In this time of the pandemic for example orders of lockdowns have come from each province separately, and  in addition to federal programmes, provinces have also instituted various funding programmes »

Politics, Society

Trust in some Canadian leaders drops amid pandemic spike

Most of the premiers of Canada’s 10 provinces retain the trust of the majority of their populations, according to a recent survey, but trust for some is declining as rates of COVID-19 infection increase. Canada is a federation and it »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Politics

Trudeau approval takes a hit over rail blockades.

Prime Minister Trudeau and his Liberal party weathered several scandals during the first mandate. They won re-election in 2019, although with a minority government and in spite of losing the popular vote to the Conservative party. The first few months »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Major pipeline project approved, but…

Yesterday afternoon, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Trans Mountain pipeline project had been approved by cabinet. The multi-billion dollar and highly controversial project would triple crude capacity from the Alberta oilfields to a tanker facility on the »

Politics, Society

Big approval rating for Canada’s prime minister

In what could be the longest political honeymoon in Canadian history, 65 per cent of people surveyed say they approve of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Angus Reid public opinion poll comes just under one year after a federal election »

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Genetically modified American potato approved for Canada

After the approval af a genetically modified apple, the non-browning Arctic Apple, in 2015, comes news of another GM food. This one comes from the Idaho-based American agri-food giant, J.R Simplot company. This involves the phase-two development of a potato »