Thursday, January 27, 2022

#CZECHIA: Plan For Mandatory Vaccinations Dropped By New Gov't

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The Czech Republic's new government on Wednesday dismissed the previous government’s plan to require older adults and people in some professions to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The nation's new government, headed by five parties and led by Prime Minister Petr Fiala, said the previous plan, which was going into effect in March, has been dropped.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

#UK: Conservative MP Defects To Labour Party

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Tory MP Christian Wakeford has defected to the Labour Party and called on Boris Johnson to quit as prime minister.

Wakeford took the Bury South seat from Labour at the 2019 general election by just 402 votes.

But he will now sit as a Labour MP, with his new party leader, Sir Keir Starmer, offering him a "warm welcome."

Some conservatives suggested he should have resigned, triggering a by-election, but others have "crossed the floor" in Parliament before, establishing precedent.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

#CANADA: Ontario Health Minister Decries Doctors Spreading "Misinformation" About Vaccines

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Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott has addressed reports that doctors are spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, calling it “unacceptable.” 

In a news conference, Elliot said she would be sending a letter to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario “urging them to do everything that is possible to put an end to this behavior.”

Some doctors are sharing unverified information on blood clots and myocarditis side effects, while others have been accused of issuing false medical exemptions for wearing a mask or receiving a vaccine. Several have claimed the vaccine “kills children.”

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Monday, January 24, 2022

#UK: London Mayor Wants To Tax Miles Driven In City

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Mayor Sadiq Khan has said London needs to charge motorists by the mile to hit climate change targets.

Khan wants road pricing to be implemented to encourage people who drive petrol or diesel cars in the British capital city to switch to public transport, walking, cycling or electric vehicles “where necessary."

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Sunday, January 23, 2022

#EU: European Parliament Elects Youngest President

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Center-right Malta lawmaker Roberta Metsola, chosen this week as only the third woman to head the European Parliament, is viewed as a political moderate despite controversy over her anti-abortion stance, a rarity in European politics.

Elected on the day she turns 43, the politician from the European Union’s smallest nation becomes the youngest president ever to run the chamber.

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

#CANADA: NDP Leader To Reimburse Company For $1,895 Rocking Chair Gift

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The New Democratic Party of Canada says it is working with the Federal ethics commissioner and intends to file a formal disclosure report on a $1,895 rocking chair given to NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's wife in exchange for posting about the item on her Instagram account.

On Dec. 10, Singh's wife posted an image of the Grand Jackson Rocker by Canadian furniture company Monte Design on her Instagram account, mentioning the company. The party said Singh would repay the cost of the chair after CBC reported it was given to him and his wife as a gift.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

#UK: Scotland To Lift Covid Restrictions Next Week

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Scotland's government has announced that it will lift the COVID-19 restrictions that were put in place during the Christmas holidays, starting next Monday.

In a speech to the Scottish Parliament, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that the additional restrictions imposed in late December could be lifted as the country has “turned the corner” on the Omicron wave.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

#UK: PM Johnson Lifts All Covid Restrictions

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Starting next Thursday, all COVID restrictions in the UK will be lifted, said Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Parliament.

Vaccine passports, the wearing of face masks and the mandatory at home work orders by government workers will be lifted. Johnson said private businesses may still require masks or working from home at their discretion.

The lifting of restrictions comes at a time when Johnson's Conservative Party is polling far behind the UK's Labour Party.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

#CANADA: Federal Gov't Sets Up Solar Panels In Sunless Arctic Region

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The Federal government spent $1.4 million setting up solar panels in the most sunless region of Canada.

Records show the Department of Northern Affairs thought the climate change program would help small Arctic towns that have to rely on diesel generators for heat and light in winter.

However, the department acknowledged to the committee in a followup report that between 2019-2022, it spent $1,436,726 setting up solar panels in remote places like Nunavut where daylight hours total as little as four hours or less in the winter.

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