The News is a circle of stories from the Canadian press designed to kickstart your day. What’s on our teachers’ radar on the morning of December 24 …
What we see in Canada …
The Govt-19 vaccine from American biotech company Moderna is set to make its way to the country.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the news on Wednesday that Health Canada had approved the vaccine because it had announced that more Pfizer-Bioendech vaccines would arrive than previously expected.
Trudeau said there should be a minimum dose of 1.2 million from Pfizer and Moderna delivered in Canada by January 31, between the already initial volumes in the country and the now-planned exports.
Trudeau warned that there is a long way to go before there will be enough from both companies next year to vaccinate 30 million people.
The Prime Minister issued a final appeal before Christmas to prevent Canadians from attending large gatherings or hosting public meetings to prevent a post-holiday uprising in the COVID-19 cases.
“Our country has had difficult Christmass before. There were times when we could not be with our grandparents or parents’ family or we had to put traditions aside,” Trudeau said.
“Well, this Christmas, this is our turn. Protecting each other is ours. No matter how dark the winter is, spring will come and good days will return.
this too …
The captain of a former warship that oversaw part of Canada’s humanitarian response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010 will be the nation’s next security personnel.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday announced the appointment of Deputy Admiral Art McDonald, ending several months of speculation about who will succeed General Jonathan Vance as Canada’s top military commander.
McDonald, who commanded the country’s Pacific Navy, will be the first naval officer to serve as permanent defense chief since 1993.
The change of command ceremony is scheduled for the week of January 11, when McDonald will formally take over from Vance.
Wednesday’s announcement follows several months of speculation about who will win after Vance.
There has been a lot of speculation about whether Trudeau will be appointed Canada’s first female defense chief by tapping the lieutenant general. Christine hires Whitecross.
She was not only the tallest woman in uniform to serve in the White Cross, but she also spearheaded the Army’s initial efforts to prevent sexual abuse in the ranks following the introduction of Operation Honor in 2015.
What we see in the United States …
On Thursday, House Democrats planned to test Republican loyalty to US President Donald Trump over a major COVID-19 relief and government funding package.
Trump has called for big aid checks for Americans over the congressional proposal, and Republicans have traditionally forced such spending into a loyal test of caution.
Democrats support $ 2,000 check in Christmas Eve poll
The president’s last-minute objection would shatter important legislation between a vicious epidemic and deep economic uncertainty. His attacks threaten a federal government shutdown early next week.
“When you think you’ve seen all of this,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter to colleagues on Wednesday.
“The whole country knows that it is urgent for the President to sign this bill, which is to provide corona virus relief and keep the government open.”
Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, opposed the $ 2,000 check as too expensive. They did not say whether they would stop voting.
The president’s objections have been setting up a limited confrontation with his own Republican party in the final days of his term.
The president is set to raise direct pay for most Americans from $ 600 to $ 2,000 for individuals and 000 to $ 4,000 for couples.
What we see in other parts of the world …
Jean-Franாங்கois was a retired metalworker who could not leave his clinic in eastern France to see his daughter or sister who had been infected.
The 74-year-old thinks it’s been two months since he finally got his nose stuck out, as hospitals across France have protected their vulnerable residents from another set of viral infections and deaths nationwide.
Yet freedom is now called.
Until January 3, France is raising nursing home residents over the holidays. Its purpose is to alleviate some of the stress and loneliness of epidemics by allowing multiple generations of family reunions.
The three-week Relaxation Rules window allows for maintenance of homes with COVID-19 cases and visits for affected residents. Visits were previously only allowed in homes that were free of infections.
The daughter of Jean-Franாங்கois she wants to join them around the Christmas tree. But the risk of infection does not stop him, so he will continue.
“I’m so scared,” he said.
The year-end gift of independence also comes with attached strings: residents spend a week in solitary confinement in their rooms ordered by the government when they return. Jean-Franாங்கois did not enjoy that opportunity. But he is also careful not to hurt his daughter’s feelings, which is why he does not want to be identified by his full name in explaining his desire to spend the holidays.
“Family is sacred,” he said in a phone interview. “But it’s a big deal to be stuffed in my room en masse for a week.”
“A week is not too long, but it is too long for us,” he added.
On this day in 1814 …
The war officially ended in 1812 when the United States and Britain signed an agent treaty in Belgium. Due to the military blockade, it agreed to reclaim pre-war borders. However, as communications were sluggish at the time, the two countries fought the “Battle of New Orleans” the following month.
In entertainment …
Filmmaker Michael Ladimer has agreed to return an award he received earlier this month, according to the Canadian documentary body.
The organization says that after his claims about Indigenous identity were questioned last week, Ladimer demanded that he drop his BMO-DOC Vanguard Award.
The DOC presents its Vanguard Award to a filmmaker in the middle of a career that includes “creativity, community spirit and leadership.” The award includes 000 40,000 types of product services and a cash prize of Rs 1,000.
Just like a few weeks ago, Latimer was considered one of the Breakout Canadian filmmakers of the year, a documentary film that won two awards at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, somewhat based on the script of “Assamese Indian”.
But a recent CBC investigation has challenged Ladimar’s claims that Kitikan GB Anishinabek in Quebec and Alkonkin, from the Manivaki area, are of Medes and French heritage, and raised issues about his self – identity.
The filmmaker has said that Kittigan “made a mistake” in naming GP as his family community before checking the connection.
In Peru, you can’t drive your car at Christmas.
In Lebanon, you can go to a nightclub, but you can’t dance.
How many people can you share Christmas food with? France recommends no more than six, in Chile it is 15, in Brazil there are as many as you want. Meanwhile, Italy’s color-coded holiday COVID-19 rules change almost every day for the next two weeks.
Countries around the world are trying to find the right formulas to keep their people safe for Christmas, especially as new virus types trigger renewed travel bans and fuel re-emergence.
In the UK, despite the epidemic, it was considered a time when families in the UK could enjoy something like a normal Christmas. Authorities plan to ease restrictions to allow up to three homes to be evacuated in the days leading up to December 25.
But the appearance of a new, more infectious variant of the corona virus changed it.
The four countries of the UK – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – are all in various closed states, and they have abandoned their Christmas plans. Interior mixing of houses is not permitted in London and the South East of England.
South Korea controls private community gatherings of five or more people and closes tourist spots from Christmas Eve to at least January 3rd.
The new park will close national parks and coastal tourist sites in South Korea where thousands travel to watch the sunrise. Churches and skiing, sledding and skating rinks.
This report of the Canadian edition was first published on December 24, 2020