Ottawa orders ‘full and thorough’ investigation into discussion of medically assisted death for veterans – National

The federal government is launching a “full and thorough” investigation into the case of a Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) employee discussing medical assistance in dying (MAID) with a veteran. In a statement provided to Global News on Friday afternoon, a spokesperson for Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay said the minister “has directed his deputy minister … Read more

LA councilor seeks to expand protections for street vendors

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Councilman Bob Blumenfield is seeking to expand protections for street vendors after an attack earlier this week in Woodland Hills, according to a petition filed Friday. A man was seen on video hitting a street vendor’s cart with an ax Sunday at the intersection of Canoga Avenue and Dumetz Road. The … Read more

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak clash in Manchester

FFewer than 100 protesters gathered outside the Manchester Central Convention Complex in the heart of the city, chanting “Tories Out”, Telegraph political correspondent Nick Gutteridge reports. The demonstrators, kept at a distance by a line of about twenty police officers in fluorescent yellow vests, came with various demands. Some were Brexit opponents carrying the EU … Read more

City of Ottawa moves to ‘hybrid’ office model, but no remote-only option – Ottawa

Ottawa municipal government employees will have some flexibility in their work settings after the COVID-19 pandemic, but will not be able to work from home indefinitely, according to City Manager Steve Kanellakos. Speaking to reporters after Wednesday’s city council, Kanellakos said the city was gradually returning to in-person work in its main administrative buildings where … Read more

Group suspected of having ‘freedom convoy’ links faces expulsion from Ottawa church

An Ottawa-based group suspected of having ties to the so-called “Freedom Convoy” says it was threatened with eviction on Wednesday and is ready to take its case to court in an attempt to establish its headquarters in the capital of country. The United People of Canada, or TUPOC, moved into a disused church in downtown … Read more

It’s been six years since Vancouver approved a “fentanyl tax.” Is it useful?

It’s been nearly six years since Vancouver City Council approved a 0.5% property tax hike in an effort to tackle the deadly drug crisis. Earlier that year, the BC Coroners Service declared a public health emergency as fentanyl flooded the streets, and the month before the council approved the tax hike, four people died from … Read more

US to provide vaccines for Pride, other events attended by gay men

The United States will provide 50,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine specifically for large events with high gay and bisexual male attendance in a bid to better reach the community most at risk right now, officials said Thursday. of health. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said communities hosting Pride … Read more

Group suspected of having ‘freedom convoy’ links faces expulsion from Ottawa church

By Personal The Canadian Press Posted Aug 18, 2022 3:52 PM Smaller font Decrease article font size –A Bigger font Increase article font size A+ Ottawa-based group suspected of having ties to so-called ‘Freedom Convoy’ says it has been threatened with deportation and is ready to take its case to court in a bid to … Read more

Polio vaccination rates for children are low in parts of New York, increasing the risk of outbreaks

Nurse Lydia Fulton prepares to administer the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine as well as a vaccine used to help prevent diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and polio diseases to the Children’s Primary Care Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. Courtney Perry | The Washington Post | Getty Images Childhood polio vaccination rates are as low as 37% … Read more

Trump CFO’s plea deal could make him a prosecution witness

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s chief financial officer is expected to plead guilty to tax offenses On Thursday, as part of a deal that would require him to testify about illicit business practices at the former president’s company, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Allen Weisselberg is accused of taking … Read more