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‘Democracy has prevailed,’ Biden tells nation as Trump leaves office

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‘The rise of political extremism, white supremacy, and domestic terrorism [is one] that we must confront and will defeat,’ said U.S. President Joe Biden in his first address.
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'Knowing that you won't get too many seats in the West, [Prime Minister Justin Trudeau] can turn around and say, ‘Well, I did everything I could to get the project going forward,' ' says a former diplomat.
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Plus, Canada will soon have its first Inuit-language TV channel service.
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Liberal MP Ken Hardie, former broadcaster, says he doesn't want to see lawmakers or social media companies 'running rampant over free expression,' but there is a 'fine line' that needs to be walked.
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.'
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, two Conservative MPs and longtime Green MP Elizabeth May will be featured in this month's debut of season four of the TVO series, Political Blind Date.
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By the end of next week, Moderna is expected to have shipped 171,600 doses of its vaccines to Canada, a figure that will then jump to 250,000 in mid-February and 1.24 million by mid-March, says a federal official.
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'Some of these MPs said that they were going to visit an elderly and infirm relative. That’s wrong,' says NDP commentator Tom Parkin, likening it to 'going 110 in the 100 km/hour zone, but not 180 like some others.'
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Ottawa is now 'in a better position to predict with confidence' what it will receive in January, and what is expected for February, says Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin.
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Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains’s name was attached to 17 communications reports for November, according to lobbying figures posted last month.
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Even if political parties don’t settle on messaging that heavily references the pandemic, experts say, regardless of their leanings, they should be prepared to apply a social policy lens to their messaging.
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Christian Leuprecht, a professor at the Royal Military College of Canada, says just because the forces are 'capable,' the CAF is not and should not be viewed as the 'optimal provider of emergency assistance.'
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Plus, a new political party could be on the horizon in Ontario, thanks to efforts that are led by former Conservative leadership hopeful Jim Karahalios and his partner, Belinda.
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The possibility of Canada receiving six million vaccine doses by the end of March 2021 comes with a 'big if,' says Iain Stewart, the newly named president of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
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The Kremlin has denied involvement in targeting research centres, with some alleging that the accusations 'tarnish the Russian coronavirus vaccine.'
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In February 2019, the RCMP had 4,532 active cases, about 92 per cent (or 4,179) of which were past the statutory due date to respond, according to the Office of the Information Commissioner.
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Outgoing chief of defence staff, Jonathan Vance, 'has dispatched some of his best planners' to the Public Health Agency of Canada to plan for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, says defence official Maj. Gen. Trevor Cadie
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, two former Hill staffers are scooped up by two separate public relations and affairs firms, and a former NDP MP returns to her mayoral post in La Loche, Saskatchewan.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said that he is 'almost certain' the virus had not yet hit its peak in his province, which reported 860 new cases and 10 deaths on Thursday, up from 672 new cases and seven deaths Wednesday.
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'Don't expect a fresh face, someone who's going to be a whippersnapper, who comes out of nowhere and this is their first gig,' says Zain Velji, a former campaigner for then-U.S. president Barack Obama.
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The influence of the first female U.S. vice-president remains to be seen. What will be telling if she plays a significant role in setting up the cabinet and in deciding on other key appointments, says Zain Velji.
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'What we’re dealing with in Hong Kong is something which I don't think any single Western democracy can take on and deal with on its own and be successful,' says Steve Tsang, director of the SOAS China Institute.
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Plus, a former staffer to late Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty is hoping to represent the party in the Simcoe North riding, whenever voters next hit the polls.
After an hour of procedural wrangling, MPs ultimately agreed to reschedule the meeting for next week. But it's up to the minister to block off two hours on her schedule.
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'You need this slow-moving government, because Americans don't necessarily have the trust in a government that moves too quickly,' says Sarah Goldfeder, a former U.S. diplomat.
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CBC will be reporting the projected winner in states and across the country once a majority of the five major U.S. networks—CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox, and CBS—make a call, according to the broadcaster's resident pollster.
'There’s a lot at stake for the polling business. Last time, it was at least as much a shock of who won, [as well as] a shock over the polling being wrong,' says former-pollster-turned Senator Donna Dasko.
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Plus, MPs in the House pay tribute to former Alberta MP Don Mazankowski, who served in then-prime minister Brian Mulroney's cabinet and was fondly referred to as his 'minister of everything.'
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'Right now, we have plans for COVID audits that see some being completed in late January, some in March, and some in May. I think we have to recognize that we need to be fluid a little,' says Auditor General Karen Hogan.

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