Asked about rumblings of Western alienation that picked up steam last fall, newly appointed Conservative Deputy Leader Candice Bergen says it is something the new leader asked her to 'focus on' in her new role.
'No vaccines are mandatory. They’re generally mandated to be used in Canada, and a COVID-19 vaccine would be no different,' says Health Minister Patty Hajdu.
Plus, Canada's chief public health officer and her deputy may take their message to TikTok.
'All Erin O’Toole has to do is say, ‘There’s a role for Derek Sloan in the party, and when we know the full makeup of the new Conservative team in the next election, we’ll work out that role,'' says pollster Nik Nanos.
'The thing I don't know, and we can’t predict, is whether [Mr.] O’Toole will want [Mr.] Ford to campaign with him,' says David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he would appeal to Quebec Premier François Legault to reconsider his province’s position: 'Just do it. It protects everyone.'
Plus, respected satirical columnist Allan Forthingham dies at the age of 87.
'We know that you cannot arrest your way out of an opioid crisis. It is escalating as we speak,' says Canada's chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam.