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During the Second World War, 1.3 million prisoners were sent to Auschwitz, pictured here in 2017, where 1.1 million were killed, including approximately one million Jews. The death camp was liberated by the Soviet Union's Red Army on Jan. 27, 1945. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Governor General Julie Payette is in Israel and later this week, on Jan. 27, will travel to Poland to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
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The 'biggest point of concern right now' is 'making sure that we keep those shipments of fresh vegetables and other commodities rolling in by truck across the border, truck or train,' says John Manley.
The number of lobbying files connected to COVID-19 has exploded in the last week, with 90 registrations for 55 organizations outlining plans to push federal officials on issues ranging from policy to funding.
In Canada, separate projects are underway that would combine phone location data with positive COVID-19 diagnoses to notify individuals about potential exposure in what their creators say are privacy-friendly ways.