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Politics This Morning: Julie Payette resigns as governor general after scathing probe into claims of workplace harassment

Plus, the firm of high-powered lawyer Marie Henein, who was once retained by the now-disgraced CBC Radio personality, Jian Ghomeshi, is now reportedly representing Assunta di Lorenzo, the governor general's chief aide.
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He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
Plus, incoming U.S. president Joe Biden is poised to mark his first day in office.
Plus, Canada clears Boeing's 737 Max 8 for service. The aircraft had been for close to two years.
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Most of the job losses would be concentrated in 18 communities in Western Canada, according to the report, with Wood Buffalo, Alta., where Fort McMurray is located, and Estevan, Sask., expected to be hit hardest.
Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on his itinerary today. The call comes on the heels of the election of Armin Laschet, as the new leader of Ms. Merkel's party.
Plus, Admiral Art McDonald was installed as chief of defence staff in a subdued virtual ceremony.
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Mobilizing younger voters, especially millennials, would be a 'political windfall' for the Greens, especially in ridings where left-leaning voters have a say in the outcome, says Nik Nanos.
Plus, the government secures 20 million more doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, bringing the total to 80 million, including shipments from Moderna.
For the Liberals, triggering their own defeat by putting a 'poison pill' in the upcoming budget, isn’t a surefire strategy for recouping their majority, as it could mean 'killing your chances with some NDP voters.'
Plus, former cabinet minister Ralph Goodale, now special adviser to the government on the downing of Flight 752 by Iran, says Canada can't accept Tehran's offer to compensate victims with a payment of $150,000.
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Some experts say it’s an open question whether having political leaders or other high-profile figures get their shots first will actually be effective at shoring up confidence in the safety of the vaccine.
Plus, Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq resumes parliamentary duties following leave for 'extreme burnout, depression and anxiety.'
Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc will sit down with the premiers for the first ministers' meeting.
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There's 'no higher priority' than to see the UNDRIP bill receive royal assent, says AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde.
Plus, AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says he won't be seeking re-election when his three-year term expires next summer. News of his impending departure comes just ahead of the national organization's annual meeting.
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Pfizer’s delivery is contingent on provinces being able to demonstrate they are ready to receive the temperature-sensitive doses, which have to be stored in an ultra-cold freezer for preservation.
Plus, Pfizer/BioNTech's vaccine could make its way to Canada within 24 hours after it gets the regulatory green light. The drugmaker's candidate is the furthest along in Canada's process.
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The broader public might not recall every detail shared, but offering granular, tangible details about the logistics can still be reassuring, says Dr. Alan Bernstein, who sits on the feds' COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force.
Plus, the Trudeau government introduces bill to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It's the second such attempt at enshrining the document into law.
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The $1.5-billion funding boost is being framed as an assurance the government is committed, over the long term, to lifting those remaining advisories and preventing new ones from coming into effect. 
Plus, former Supreme Court justice Michel Bastarache is expected to testify on Merlo-Davidson settlement.
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The withholding of specifics in the economic statement is part of a longer-term fiscal and electoral strategy to assure different groups the government has their back, says McGill University professor Daniel Béland.
Plus, the government earmarks an additional $1.5-billion in the effort to lift the remaining 61 boil-water advisories in First Nations communities.
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In the absence of a fiscal anchor, Ottawa said it intends to use 'several indicators' related to the labour market such as the employment rate, hours worked, and level of unemployment.
Plus, Senator Murray Sinclair says he's retiring in the new year shortly after his 70th birthday, five years before the mandatory retirement age.
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The feds’ television ad campaigns featuring Dr. Theresa Tam don't sufficiently leverage the power of the medium, says Professor Alex Marland.
Plus, for some federal bureaucrats, working remotely could be the new norm, thanks to a new directive from the Treasury Board.
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Though Canada no longer has the manufacturing ability to scale up production, the two most promising vaccines are produced using a new technology called mRNA, which is not widely available. 
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Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the legislation it introduced in January, which died on the Order Paper in the summer, came with a budgetary increase that would help the civilian body hold the RCMP to account.
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For New Democrats, conventions often generate 'vigorous and energetic' debate on 'emerging policy' issues among the party faithful, says former NDP MP Libby Davies. 
Plus, Canada's top envoy in Washington, D.C., Ambassador Kirsten Hillman, is seeking to make the case that the conditions that led to the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline no longer hold.

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