Well being ministers assembly, Emergencies Act inquiry continues : In The Information for Nov. 7

Well being ministers assembly, Emergencies Act inquiry continues : In The Information for Nov. 7

A media advisory from Well being Canada says it’s the primary time all the well being ministers from completely different ranges of presidency have met in particular person since 2018.

The assembly comes after Canada’s premiers met in Victoria final July, the place they requested Ottawa to spice up the Canada Well being Switch, the cash every jurisdiction will get for well being care, to 35 per cent, up from what they mentioned quantities to 22 per cent.

Prime Minister Trudeau responded by saying the federal authorities desires to ensure the billions of {dollars} transferred to the provinces and territories ship “actual, tangible outcomes for Canadians,” with shorter wait occasions and higher companies.

The premiers have renewed their calls to spice up the switch with a Canada-wide consciousness marketing campaign launched final month to advertise “the important want for a brand new and sustainable health-care funding partnership with Ottawa.

B.C. Well being Minister Adrian Dix has mentioned the additional money is required because the province tackles nursing and physician shortages, works to enhance entry to digital well being care, and boosts psychological well being and substance-use companies associated to the poisonous drug disaster.

The Canadian Medical Affiliation, the Canadian Nurses Affiliation and HealthCareCAN, which represents varied organizations and hospitals, additionally teamed up forward of this week’s conferences to push the well being ministers to work collectively on pressing options to staffing shortages, burnout and different ills plaguing the system.

The teams are collectively calling for measures together with incentives to retain staff, resembling elevated psychological well being helps, in addition to a Canada-wide technique to assemble information on the workforce to permit medical doctors to be licensed extra simply wherever they’re most wanted. They’ve additionally known as for improved entry to main care and digital visits.

Additionally this …

The mayor of Windsor, Ont., will testify as we speak at a public inquiry into the federal authorities’s use of the Emergencies Act to clear ‘Freedom Convoy’ protesters blockading streets round Parliament Hill and a number of other border crossings. 

The scheduled testimony from Drew Dilkens comes as a chunk of proof reveals he exchanged texts with Public Security Minister Marco Mendicino, who sought the mayor’s help for “any extra authorities” to maintain the Ambassador Bridge open, hours earlier than the laws was introduced. 

A abstract of the change is contained in a timeline the Metropolis of Windsor submitted to the Public Order Emergency Fee earlier than as we speak’s listening to, which gives a blow-by-blow account of its response to the blockade. 

Protesters decrying COVID-19 mandates moved in on the Ambassador Bridge on the night of Feb. 7, setting off alarm bells on either side of the Windsor-Detroit hyperlink — the busiest border crossing between Canada and the U.S.

Lots of of tens of millions of {dollars} of commerce are carried throughout the bridge every day, significantly for the automotive business, which town says suffered beneath the non permanent closure. 

Police armed with a court docket injunction in the end eliminated protesters who refused to go away, and the bridge reopened to visitors within the early hours of Feb. 14. 

In response to town’s timeline of occasions, Mendicino texted Dilkens later that morning concerning the state of affairs. 

“Mayor Dilkens inquires as as to if the federal authorities is taking motion (relating to) the Emergencies Act,” the timeline reads.

“Minister asks, ‘to the extent you could be supportive of any extra authorities that will get Windsor the sources you should preserve the bridge open, individuals secure, that might be nice.’”

The afternoon of Feb. 14 is when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced he would invoke the never-before-used Emergencies Act to cope with ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests. 

The central query dealing with the inquiry is whether or not Trudeau’s authorities was justified in utilizing the Emergencies Act to clear final winter’s demonstrations. It’s set to listen to public testimony from witnesses till Nov. 25. 

And this too …

The Competitors Tribunal’s public listening to on Rogers Communications Inc.’s $26-billion proposed takeover of Shaw Communications Inc. begins as we speak because the telecom firms look to take the deal throughout the end line.

The listening to will intention to resolve the deadlock between the Commissioner of Competitors and Rogers and Shaw, and comes after weeks of talks and a brief mediation interval in late October that reached a stalemate.

The Competitors Bureau is certainly one of three regulatory companies that should approve the deal earlier than it might shut, along with the CRTC and Innovation, Science and Financial Growth Canada. 

Final week, the competitors watchdog doubled down on its intention to totally block the deal.

It reiterated its place that the deliberate sale of Shaw-owned wi-fi service Freedom Cell to Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron Ltd. shouldn’t be sufficient to get rid of its issues that the merger would result in worse companies and better costs for shoppers.

The listening to is predicted to final 4 weeks with oral arguments scheduled for mid-December.

Chief Justice Paul Crampton might be heading the Competitors Tribunal panel in the course of the listening to.

Rogers is hoping to shut the Shaw deal by the tip of the yr, with a attainable additional extension to Jan. 31, 2023.

What we’re watching within the U.S. …

WASHINGTON _ An election yr that unfolded towards the backdrop of financial turmoil, the elimination of federal abortion rights and broad issues about the way forward for democracy is concluding with a remaining full day of campaigning wherein leaders of each events will challenge pressing appeals to their supporters.

U.S. President Joe Biden is holding a Monday night rally in Maryland, the place Democrats have certainly one of their greatest alternatives to reclaim a Republican-held governor’s seat. The looks is according to Biden’s late-campaign technique of sticking largely to Democratic strongholds somewhat than stumping in additional aggressive territory, the place management of Congress might in the end be determined.

His predecessor, former president Donald Trump, will maintain his remaining rally of the marketing campaign in Ohio. As he readies one other run for the White Home, Ohio holds particular which means for the previous president as a result of it was one of many first locations the place he was capable of show his enduring energy amongst Republican voters. His backing of JD Vance was essential in serving to the creator and enterprise capitalist _ and one-time Trump critic _ safe the GOP’s nomination for a Senate seat.

With greater than 41 million ballots already forged, Monday’s focus might be making certain that supporters both meet early voting deadlines or make plans to indicate up in particular person on Tuesday. The outcomes could have a strong affect on the ultimate two years of Biden’s presidency, shaping coverage on all the things from authorities spending to navy help for Ukraine.

Within the first nationwide election because the violent Jan. 6 rebel, the ultimate days of the marketing campaign centered on basic questions concerning the nation’s political values.

Campaigning in New York for Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sunday, Biden mentioned Republicans had been prepared to condone final yr’s mob assault on the Capitol and that, after the latest assault of Paul Pelosi, husband of Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, some in that social gathering made “gentle of it” or had been “making excuses.”

“There’s by no means been a time in my profession the place we’ve glorified violence based mostly on a political desire,” the president mentioned.

In the meantime, a Sunday night Trump rally in Miami, a reference to Nancy Pelosi prompted modifications of “Lock her up!” _ a stark reminder of the nation’s deep divide.

Trump was campaigning for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s reelection, but in addition centered on his personal political future. After telling a crowd in Iowa final week that he’s “very, very, very in all probability” going to run for president once more, he once more teased the chance on Sunday and inspired supporters to observe his Ohio rally.

“I’ll in all probability must do it once more, however keep tuned,” Trump mentioned, teasing the Monday occasion. “We’ve an enormous, huge rally. Keep tuned for tomorrow night time.”

What we’re watching in the remainder of the world …

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt _ Greater than 100 world leaders are about to debate a worsening downside that scientists’ name Earth’s largest problem, but observers don’t anticipate a lot from it, perhaps not even plenty of consideration.

Almost 50 heads of states or governments on Monday will take the stage within the first day of “high-level” worldwide local weather talks in Egypt with extra to come back within the following days. A lot of the main focus might be on nationwide leaders telling their tales of being devastated by local weather disasters, culminating on Tuesday with a speech by Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Sharif, whose nation’s summer season flood prompted at the least $40 billion in harm and displaced tens of millions of individuals.

However it might not fairly have the drama or headlines that previous such conferences have had, resulting from dangerous timing and who isn’t exhibiting up, is coming late or are dithering about it.

Many of the leaders are assembly Monday and Tuesday, simply as america has a probably policy-shifting midterm election.

Then the leaders of the world’s 20 wealthiest nations could have their powerful-only membership confab in Bali in Indonesia days later. Add to that, “there are huge local weather summits and little local weather summits and this was by no means anticipated to be an enormous one,” mentioned Local weather Advisers CEO Nigel Purvis, a former U.S. negotiator.

Leaders of two of the three largest carbon polluting nations _ China and India _ seem like skipping the local weather talks, though underlings are right here negotiating. The chief of the opposite high polluting nation _ U.S. President Joe Biden _ is coming days later than many of the different presidents and prime ministers on his technique to Bali.

United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was initially going to keep away from the negotiations, however public stress and predecessor Boris Johnson’s plans to come back modified his thoughts. New King Charles III, a longtime setting advocate, received’t attend due to his new function. And Russia’s chief Vladimir Putin, whose invasion of Ukraine created vitality chaos that reverberates on the earth of local weather negotiations, received’t be right here.

“We at all times need extra” leaders, United Nations local weather chief Simon Stiell mentioned in a Sunday information convention. “However I imagine there’s ample (management) proper now for us to have a really productive end result.”

On at the present time in 1983 …

The world’s first profitable single-lung transplant was carried out in Toronto. Tom Corridor, a 58-year-old {hardware} govt, lived for one more six years after receiving the lung of a 13-year-old automotive accident sufferer.

In leisure …

Canada’s literati are folding up their studying glasses and breaking out their best garb forward of tonight’s Scotiabank Giller Prize.

One in every of 5 writers will obtain the $100,000 award this night throughout a televised gala on the 4 Seasons Lodge in Toronto.

Among the many nominees are Kim Fu, for “Lesser Recognized Monsters of the twenty first Century”; Rawi Hage, for his brief story assortment “Stray Canines”; and Tsering Yangzom Lama, nominated for her novel “We Measure the Earth with Our Our bodies.”

Rounding out the shortlist are Suzette Mayr, nominated for her novel “The Sleeping Automobile Porter” and Noor Naga, for her novel “If an Egyptian Can not Converse English.”

Poet and social media phenom Rupi Kaur and actress-producer Sarah Gadon will host the festivities.

The winner might be introduced at 9 p.m., with the ceremony broadcast dwell on CBC.

Did you see this?

Travellers discovered themselves dealing with lengthy lineups and cancelled flights on Sunday after a system-wide outage at WestJet airways over the weekend.

The Calgary-based airline mentioned it has resolved Saturday’s outage, which affected its complete community, however cautioned additional disruptions are anticipated within the days forward.

Chief Working Officer Diederik Pen launched an announcement on Sunday saying the outage was attributable to a “cooling challenge” in its main information centre, and greater than 200 flights needed to be cancelled.

“Sadly, as a result of scope of yesterday’s community affect, we proceed to see residual disruptions. Additional delays and cancellations within the coming days might be required, as we work diligently to recuperate our operations,” Pen mentioned within the assertion.

He mentioned all techniques had been again on-line, however famous the airline is “nonetheless experiencing some instability.”

Passengers, nonetheless, confronted hours-long lineups to re-book cancelled flights, and a few had already been by way of the method greater than as soon as.

WestJet mentioned the outage prevented its contact centre from accessing visitor reservations.

It additionally apologized to clients for the inconvenience.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Nov. 7, 2022.

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