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Breaking news and updates from the team at CBC News Network's Power & Politics, hosted by @VassyKapelos.

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5 months ago
Welcome baby Nicholas! Love the @PnPCBC onesie :)
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5 months ago
Thank you for all the kind wishes :) @PnPCBC has a new viewer as of June 1st, weighing in at a hefty 9 lbs 4 oz. A big hello from Nicholas Kapelos-Boldt, our little miracle.
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2 days ago
"We've actually successfully turned a corner in November, and things are actually heading the other way." Interim Green Leader @AmitaKuttner on the party's current financial picture, attributing it to earlier cost-cutting and fundraising.
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2 days ago
Why is NACI strongly recommending adults 50+ get a booster shot, but only issuing a discretionary recommendation for the 18-49 age group? Canada's Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo breaks it down
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2 days ago
"Canada cannot be in a position where we are not building the automobile of the future," says International Trade Minister @mary_ng as meetings wrap up in Washington on Canada-U.S. trade issues, including the contentious American-proposed electric vehicle tax credit.
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2 days ago
"Shame on them for organizing an Olympic games in a country - in a dictatorship - like China." NBA player and activist Enes Kanter Freedom on the IOC's decision to proceed with the Beijing Olympics, in light of reported human rights violations committed against Uyghur Muslims.
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2 days ago
Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby should not go to the Beijing Olympics, says NBA player and activist Enes Kanter Freedom: "Sometimes there are bigger things than sports. There are bigger things than basketball or hockey...I'm telling them to stand up for what's right."
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3 days ago
"I think we can do both... get resources to countries in the world that need them at the same time as people are getting their third shots in Canada," says Dr. Allison McGeer, an infectious disease physician and a senior clinician scientist at Sinai Health System.
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3 days ago
"Why is it only Africa," asks South Africa's High Commissioner Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo of Canada's decision to ban travel from 10 countries. "South Africa displayed the highest level of transparency and integrity, but we are now being chastised for doing the right thing."
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3 days ago
"I'm not sure that this tax credit would violate the [CUSMA] trade provisions," said former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Gordon Giffin about the American-proposed tax credit for electric vehicles made in the U.S. "I don't think that's the hope for Canada."
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4 days ago
"I think Russia would find itself having bit off more than it could chew...it would not be an easy matter for Russia to invade Ukraine," said former NATO Deputy SG Rose @Gottemoeller, noting the improvements in training, capacity and capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces.
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4 days ago
"Every country makes its own decisions...we'll wait for the U.S. to announce its own measures," said Transport Minister @OmarAlghabra when asked if he knows if Canadians will be required to have a COVID-19 test on arrival to the U.S., per some media reports.
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4 days ago
Read more: The parliamentary budget officer says the federal government needs to increase planned spending if it wants to provide clean drinking water in First Nations.
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4 days ago
Water treatment facilities in hundreds of First Nations communities are at medium-to-high risk of failing, says @PBO_DPB Yves Giroux: "There's a lot of emphasis on building the systems, but less than there should be on the ongoing operations of these systems."
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5 days ago
"I do worry about our capacity to tolerate something worse than what delta brought on," says CMA president @KatharineSmart when asked what could happen to Canada's health system if the omicron variant turns out to be worse than its predecessors
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5 days ago
"[Travel bans] may be helpful for the very short term only," said Dr. David Naylor on Canada's response to the omicron variant. "You may buy a little time by targeting a few countries, but what really matters is the efficiency and effectiveness of your broader border measures."
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5 days ago
"It's just a matter of time until there is community transmission...that's the way these variants go": Dr. David Naylor, co-chair of the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, breaks down what the omicron variant could mean for Canada and the world.
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6 days ago
"This is...a system put in place where the court and the judge are now the Indian agents," says Sleydo', a spokesperson for the Gidimt'en clan of Wet'suwet'en Nation, when describing the conditions of her release. Sleydo' was arrested by RCMP at the Gidimt'en checkpoint.
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"We have actually seen a worsening of the crisis on the ground": Toronto Medical Officer Of Health @EPdeVilla said drug-related deaths increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. de Villa is calling for the decriminalization of the possession of small amounts of illicit drugs.
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6 days ago
Toronto Medical Officer of Health @EPdeVilla on the COVID-19 omicron variant: "I don't have any news to report, but I think we should expect that just given the global nature of our city, that we shouldn't be surprised when we find cases in Toronto in the not too distant future."
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