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OPINION: Can we cancel ‘cancel culture?’

OPINION: Can we cancel ‘cancel culture?’

Calling people out for problematic acts — like sexual harassment or racist comments — can lead to them being cancelled
<b>COVID-19:</b> Canada to receive 2.3 million Pfizer vaccine doses this week

COVID-19: Canada to receive 2.3 million Pfizer vaccine doses this week

Ottawa has already received more than 66 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, enough to fully immunize all eligible Canadians
<b>WORLD:</b> Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

WORLD: Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

Declaration to be effective from Monday until Aug. 31. Emergency measures already in place in Tokyo will also be extended until the end of August, after the Olympics and well into the Paralympics which start Aug. 24
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontario in ‘critical’ period to use up Moderna shots, pharmacists group says

COVID-19: Ontario in ‘critical’ period to use up Moderna shots, pharmacists group says

Some Moderna shots set to expire in early August, CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association says, explaining that 'supply that arrives in bulk must be used up within 30 days'
<b>CANADA:</b> Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues recall for several frozen mango brands

CANADA: Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues recall for several frozen mango brands

Citing potential Hepatitis A contamination, the agency warns the frozen fruit may not look or smell spoiled
<b>CANADA:</b> StatCan data shows youth unemployment rates have risen during the COVID-19 pandemic

CANADA: StatCan data shows youth unemployment rates have risen during the COVID-19 pandemic

StatCan says pay rates rose for younger employees, but that phenomenon was driven in large part by a reduction in low-paying jobs that were previously held by younger employees
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Youth charged in connection to Thunder Bay school threats sentenced to 12 months probation

ONTARIO: Youth charged in connection to Thunder Bay school threats sentenced to 12 months probation

The repeated threats against Hammarskjold High School in 2018/2019 resulted in the closure of the school for 12 days
<b>CANADA:</b> Feds' goal is to have Afghan interpreters on planes quickly to Canada, Freeland says

CANADA: Feds' goal is to have Afghan interpreters on planes quickly to Canada, Freeland says

Last week her government announced new immigration measures for what it described as potentially "several thousand" Afghans, including interpreters who worked with the Canadian Armed Forces, staff currently or previously employed at the Canadian Embassy and their families
<b>COVID-19:</b> Business group seeks clarity as Ontario meets first target for further reopening

COVID-19: Business group seeks clarity as Ontario meets first target for further reopening

The province announced Thursday that 80 per cent of residents aged 12 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, meaning one of three conditions the province has set for moving beyond Step 3 of its reopening plan has been met
<b>CANADA:</b> Ottawa proposes new rules to crack down on harmful online content

CANADA: Ottawa proposes new rules to crack down on harmful online content

The penalty for violating the would-be laws ranges up to five per cent of a platform's gross global revenue or $25 million, whichever is higher