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Politics This Morning: U.S. backs vaccines patent waiver, Canada noncommittal in response

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Plus, Health Canada broadens Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to children between ages 12 to 15.

In response to the U.S. backing of intellectual property vaccine waivers, Trade Minister Mary Ng didn’t offer a position but says Canada remains “a strong advocate for equitable access to affordable, safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines and medical supplies around the world." The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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‘An atrocity’: MPs, Senators, diplomats decry discovery of 751 unmarked graves near Sask. residential school

The revelation by Cowessess First Nation on June 24 comes less than a month after a First Nation reported finding the remains of 215 children on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops.

CRA audits disproportionately targeted Muslim charities for years, says civil liberties group

News|By Mike Lapointe
According to the CRA, it does not select registered charities for audit based on any particular faith or denomination, nor does it maintain statistics tracking audits based on denominations.

More than $41.4-billion in spending goes without Commons committee review

News|By Neil Moss
An additional $17.1-billion of supplementary spending estimates was concurred in by the House on June 17 without committee review, as committees stagnate with filibusters.

Poilievre sweeps a suite of categories in the 27th annual Politically Savvy Survey

News|By Alice Chen
Meanwhile, the prize for who did the best work in their constituency went to Liberal MP Lloyd Longfield, while Liberal Kirsty Duncan was picked as the best MP to work for on the Hill.

Four years on, past critics are silent on whether fears around transgender human rights bill were founded

News|By Alice Chen
Then, furor erupted around the bill, with media attention centring on University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson’s concerns of free speech and being compelled to employ certain words and gender-neutral terms.

Jenica Atwin voted with Liberals 60 per cent of the time as a Green MP

Jenica Atwin's decision to join the Liberals should make the NDP re-examine its policy against allowing floor crossers to join the caucus, says former staffer Cameron Holmstrom.

Trudeau appoints former labour leader, mayor, and port authority CEO to Senate

Hassan Yussuff and Bernadette Clement have been tapped to fill Ontario vacancies in the Red Chamber, while James Quinn will represent New Brunswick.

‘Open defiance’: Opposition slams feds for failure to produce Winnipeg lab documents amid formal rebuke of PHAC head

After delivering the admonishment, House Speaker Anthony Rota said he would consider MPs’ comments on the failure to release confidential documents, again, as he deliberates on on the ‘unprecedented situation.’

Public Service Employee Survey results show increase in job satisfaction, awareness of mental health supports amid COVID-19 pandemic

News|By Mike Lapointe
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos says he believes the government will emerge from the pandemic with a 'stronger and even more diversified' public service that will be better able to reach out to Canadians.
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