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‘Our couch was our front line, our patience was our weapon’: German COVID ad hailing couch potatoes as heroes earns Trudeau’s nod

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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
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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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'There's not much evidence in my mind that Canadians don't trust their leaders or don't trust their leaders enough. There's plenty of trust there, but I don't know that that trust is always returned,' says Mike Morden.
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A number of Liberals abstained from voting on an amendment that extended the government's timeline for disclosing documents sought under the motion.
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Plus, violence directed at Indigenous fishers in the Nova Scotia lobster dispute has caught the attention of Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo.
Last week's high-stakes political drama drew more attention to the 'repeated ethics scandals' of the Liberals, says Najib Jutt, a political strategist with Edmonton-based Statecraft Partners.
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'I think the current route is a dead end, so if they continue to bang their heads against a wall, everyone’s going to get a headache,' says Independent Nova Scotia Senator Dan Christmas.
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Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
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'Because these criminal actions and violence have escalated, the response from the police in Nova Scotia has by necessity also escalated,' says Public Safety Minister Bill Blair.
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Plus, NDP MP Peter Julian and his wife offer up some freshly harvested tomatoes, cabbage, and squash to a local food bank, which he hopes will one day cease to exist.
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Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez would not rule out turning next week's possible vote into one of confidence, which the NDP called ‘very bizarre.’
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‘To help us better prepare for any future pandemic, it’s about addressing health inequities, ensuring that our population is sustained and can be resilient to future threats,’ says Dr. Theresa Tam.
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'Everyone wants to get schools open, they want to have not just the essential businesses but some of the other sectors open as well. But as a result, it looks like some of the rebound has happened,' says Dr. Theresa Tam.
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Plus, one of Canada's longest-serving foreign correspondents, Matthew Fisher, is in for a 'tough' race as he looks to represent the Conservatives in an Ottawa-area riding in the next election.
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Individual actions 'have not been enough,' says Dr. Theresa Tam.
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Eligible workers are now being directed to three COVID relief programs, which the office projected could cost a total of $14.64-billion this year and $5.84-billion in 2021-22.
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Liberal chair Ruby Sahota says the motion was 'premature,' noting that the government is expected to table its report detailing the reasons for prorogation.

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