'Shaming and blaming people does not prevent the spread of COVID. It creates stigma. It drives people underground,' says Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, and ain't that the truth.
While some politicians exacerbate these divisions—Ontario Premier Doug Ford warning of 'hordes' of Quebecers, flooding into Ottawa; Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, and Quebec’s François Legault, criticizing the federal government for slow vaccine roll-outs—there are rare, and welcome, voices of compassion and unity, writes Susan Riley.
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CHELSEA, QUE.—The most insidious thing about this pandemic is the way it turns strangers into threats and everyone into a stranger.
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'We simply have to find the bandwidth for the joint committee to meet virtually or in a hybrid format,' says Independent Senator Yuen Pau Woo, who is designated to become co-chair of the Scrutiny of Regulations Joint Co
A House-wide test of the new remote voting application developed by the administration has yet to take place, and questions on how exactly voting by app would work and look in the Chamber remain to be ironed out.