Evening update: PM Justin Trudeau addresses mixed messages on COVID-19 vaccines

Evening, Let’s start with today’s top stories:

Latest COVID-19 Events: Trudeau says vaccines are the only way out of epidemic, and more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the only way to bring the pandemic to Canada is to get everyone vaccinated as soon as possible, amid fears and frustration over the National Advisory Committee’s new vaccination advice.

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NACI said yesterday that Canadians who are not at high risk of COVID-19 may prefer to wait until they can get a shot of Pfizer-BioNotech or Moderna, as they can get a new blood-clot Does not carry a remote risk of the syndrome. It also said that Canadians under 30 should not be offered AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson.

This directly contradicts the long-standing advice from Health Canada to get the first vaccine offered, and Trudeau, who has received a dose of AstraZeneca, said the advice still stands. is. The Canadian Pharmacists Association has responded to NACI’s advice, calling it unhealthy and warning that the vaccine may contribute to hesitation.

Travel: Tourism Minister Melanie Jolie says Canada is working with international partners to develop a standardized vaccine certification for travel and will position itself as a safe destination.

Public Health Measures: The Alberta government hopes to announce additional restrictions today as it struggles with the highest infection rate in North America. Check back later tonight at tgam.ca/alberta for details.

Meanwhile, Quebec is ending emergency COVID-19 lockdown measures in parts of the province next week, including in the Quebec City area. Read about that story and other COVID-19 news here today.

Education: Ontario says that students can choose to take all of their classes online for the full new school year beginning in September, and it will provide parents with more information in the coming months.

Pastor test: The trial of James Coats of the Edmonton-area GraceLife Church, accused of violating COVID-19 public-health measures, resumed today, after his lawyer said the province’s health agency asked the clergy how to censor him Decided to punish as.

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Read more:

  • Teachers worry about absenteeism due to the challenges of COVID-19 for parents, students
  • The report says that after COVID-19, Canadian scientists face a faster, more competitive world.
  • Memo says Ontario hospitals may avoid triage protocol

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Inside inquiry from the CEO of Bridging Finance before receipt

Of all the questions surrounding Bridging Finance Inc. – a $ 2 billion personal loan manager was placed under the control of a receiver last week – compared to something asked at 2:22 last Thursday afternoon.

Under oath, CEO David Sharp was repeatedly asked if he had ever accepted the money from one of Bridging’s biggest debtors, a Winnipeg-based businessman named Sean McCossein whose companies raised more than $ 180 million for bridging Had borrowed Sharp was almost uneven: to the best of his knowledge, no he didn’t.

Why then, representatives of the Ontario Securities Commission asked, did a company controlled by McCossen deposit a total of $ 19.5 million in Sharp’s personal chewing account? You can find out what happened here, and here is a background on the company and its people.

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Also on our radar

Mexican Overpass Fall: City officials said an elevated section of the Mexico City Metro broke down and collided with a busy Bullero-bound train late Monday night, killing at least 23 people and injuring at least 79 people.

GG Literary Award Finalists: Renowned poet Anne Carson and veteran writer Thomas King are among the nominees for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. The winner in each category, who takes home the $ 25,000 prize, will be announced on June 1.

Canadians out of tennis singles action: Canada’s Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Alacime have been ruled out of the singles draw at the Madrid Open after losing their matches today.

Market inspection

The Nasdaq fell sharply today as investors incited megacap growth stocks to seek shelter in more defensive parts of the market, amid concerns over rising interest rates and uncertainty over reports of upcoming jobs. Canada’s main stock index closed with a slight loss.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19.80 points, or 0.06 percent, to 34,133.03, the S&P 500 lost 28.00 points, or 0.67 percent, to 4,164.66, and the Nasdaq Composite fell 261.62 points, or 1.88 percent, to 13,633.50.

The S&P / TSX Composite Index lost 25.13 points or 0.13 percent to end at 19,188.03.

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Topic of discussion

Can not afford a house? It’s probably not your fault

“Money-wise, we often blame ourselves when things don’t go well. That’s because financial advice is built on a philosophy of personal responsibility that often fails to take into account personal circumstances.” Rob Carrick

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Education does not include diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

“Learning towers should focus on recruiting the brightest and most innovative minds to advance society for the sake of optics and instead of taking pride in the game of identity politics.” Debra sleep, Sex neuroscientist

Conservative ride ‘coup’ that was anything but

“Instead of complaining that someone was insufficiently indifferent to the old guard, perhaps we should take inspiration from someone who actually uses the tools we have provided.” Dale smith, Journalist and writer

Better living

Tom Brown, a Calgary artist and miniature artist, will teach our Ninth Globe Craft Club class, live-streamed on May 11 at 7 pm ET. Brown has produced miniatures since childhood, and began a kitchen project seven years ago to recreate smaller versions of mugs, bowls, plates, cutlery, appliances and more. He will teach the craft club how to make a small bowl and wooden spoon using a pop can, popsicle stick, and twig. Check out the class at tgam.ca/craftclub or on Facebook, and join our Facebook group for the latest updates.

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Today’s long term

Seven questions you should not ask an indigenous person

As an indigenous writer, I spent a lot of time on the lecture circuit in pre-COVID time, spreading the gospel of indigenous literature. Many questions came to me from the audience with the art of writing. But habitually, I would need to ask questions to answer on behalf of Canada’s entire First Nation population, all 634 communities, and more than 1.6 million people who identify as indigenous. This is to some extent an adequate responsibility.

I would like to share with you the top frequently asked questions of the settled community that I have had to include in my career.

You don’t look very original …

Real Answer: As Poppy (of whom I believe was a quarter Cherokee) once said, I am who I am. I am diabetic. I have a boil water advisory on my reserve. I often hear the owl being my name. What else you need? And my blue eyes, they are a reflection of the sky above us.

Answer to Answer: Where did you do your graduate work in identifying indigenous people? Is this your postgraduate job? Read Drew Hayden Taylor’s full column with the other six questions Here.

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