Evening briefing: Annamie Paul is done


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It’s official: Annamie Paul is no longer the leader of the Green Party of Canada. In a Twitter post today, he said he had sent his resignation to the party and will also end his membership. “It has been an honor to work for the Canadian people and I look forward to serving in new ways,” he said.

Annamie Paul pictured in Toronto on September 20. (Chris Young / The Canadian Press)

Paul’s time at the helm of the party was tumultuous. After her poor federal election result, she announced she would step down. However, this did not stop the party from proceeding with a leadership review. More from CBC News.

Again with the leaders, the Three Amigos will meet next week in Washington. The White House confirmed today that President Joe Biden will host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in their first trilateral summit since 2016. It is an opportunity for the three allies to “reaffirm their strong ties and integration. , also charting a new path of collaboration to end the COVID-19 pandemic and promote health security, “the White House said in a statement.

After just over two weeks of working as Canada’s new defense minister, Anita Anand met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and 12 senior female officials on active duty representing 12 countries Wednesday in Ottawa. The meeting was part of the three-week Halifax Peace with Women Fellowship (PWWF), which aims to give women the opportunity to meet Canadian and American political leaders, executives, military leaders and academics to advance the role. of women in the traditionally male-dominated security and defense field. Janet Silver has that story.

Saying it is reconsidering the need to show a negative PCR test for COVID-19 at Canadian borders, the Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable believes Ottawa is likely to remove the “unfair and unnecessary” requirement. The travel and tourism industry has urged the federal government to stop requiring fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada to show a negative PCR test, which costs about $ 200. After a long press, Chief of Public Health Theresa Tam has stated last week that border testing requirements for COVID vaccinated travelers need to be reviewed. Rachele Emmanuel tells.

During the long pandemic-imposed lockdowns that closed gyms and recreational facilities across the country in 2020, many Canadians have become more sedentary – working from home, drinking more, and eating less healthy diets. All of this contributed to what health advocacy group ParticipAction warns is a crisis of physical inactivity. Now, in an open letter, the national nonprofit organization that promotes fitness and healthy living calls on Canadians to support them in the urging the federal government to take immediate action to stop the decline in fitness.

“Canada is facing an inactivity crisis with growing and far-reaching consequences,” it reads. “We need transformative leadership that understands how essential physical activity is for the recovery of our economy, our society, our culture and our country.” That Janet Silver story.

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland prepares to present the federal budget to the Ottawa House of Commons on April 19. (Justin Tang / The Canadian Press)

On average, Canadian governments miss their budget targets by often spending too much to balance their profits, according to a report released today. The CD Howe Institute, a nonprofit think tank, has examined the budget spending habits of high levels of government over the past 20 years. Federal, provincial and territorial governments have exceeded budget expenditures by a total of $ 119 billion and spent in excess of $ 143 billion, resulting in Canadians paying an additional $ 3,100 per person in taxes over the past 20 years. , shows the report. The federal government alone has spent $ 42 billion more than estimated in the past two decades. Jeff Labine has the details.

Ontario has suspended plans to further reduce restrictions related to COVID-19 in the face of an increasing number of cases. In a press release this afternoon, officials said they would not lift capacity limits in the “remaining higher risk settings,” a decision made “out of caution.” Capacity limits were expected to be relaxed on November 15 in facilities requiring proof of vaccination. This will not happen now for at least 28 days.

Meantime, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver begged residents of his province to get vaccinated given the “widespread and untraceable” community broadcast in Whitehorse.

Also with Ontario, provincial government allegations that the federal government has been silenced in negotiations to join its $ 10-a-day national childcare plan are inaccurate, the federal minister in charge of the program said. at iPolitics. The Ontario government refers to the wrong dollar amounts, even if they have been given the correct ones. It’s by Charlie Pinkerton.

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In other titles:

Government will hire more staff to address veterans backlog, workloads: minister (PC)
All Manitoba adults are now eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine (television)
“Exhausted and Scared”: Canadian Doctors Call for Help to Stop Online Hate (Global)
Indigenous leaders will have a private meeting with the Pope during the visit to the Vatican (PC)
The Royal Canadian Legion warns of the “dramatic increase” in unauthorized sites selling poppy merchandise (television)
J&J, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine labels updated to include warning about autoimmune disorders (television)
The London attack suspect was inspired by the New Zealand mosque shooter, sources say (Global)


Although everyone is tired and dwarfed by this pandemic, today in France it was said that the country is at the start of a fifth wave of COVID-19. “Several neighboring countries are already in a fifth wave of the COVID epidemic, what we are experiencing in France clearly looks like the beginning of a fifth wave,” Health Minister Olivier Veran said on television, adding that the virus is growing. spreading more rapidly. For the second consecutive day, more than 10,000 new cases were reported in the country today.

Photo: Kenneth C. Zirkel / Wikimedia Commons

At COP 26 there was a surprise announcement from the world’s two largest carbon producing countries, which today released a rare promising joint statement they promise to step up their collective game to accelerate action to contain climate-changing emissions. Chinese climate envoy Xie Zhenhua and US counterpart John Kerry have agreed to increase their cooperation to achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.

“It is beneficial not only for our two countries, but for the world as a whole, that two great world powers, China and the United States, take on special international responsibilities and obligations,” Xie told reporters. “We have to think big and be responsible.”

Kerry added: “The steps we are taking … can answer the questions people have about the pace at which China is going and help China and us to be able to accelerate our efforts.” More from the Associated Press.

Still on top, A draft agreement urges countries to strengthen their carbon reduction goals by the end of 2022 and calls on countries to come up with long-term strategies to achieve net zero emissions by the end of next year, while also helping vulnerable countries cope with the impacts of climate change. Released ahead of the final day of tomorrow’s 197-nation negotiations to reduce uncontrolled climate change, the draft was panned by some critics for not having gone far enough and accepted by others to focus the lens by 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, as the CBC reports, world leaders at the global climate summit are moving away from addressing emissions from food production and agricultural emissions.

And, after calling the summit a failure, Greta Thunberg and young climate activists around the world plan today to file a legal petition with the UN Secretary-General urging him to declare a “system-wide climate emergency”. That story from The Guardian.

In other international titles:

Car, aircraft and ship manufacturers are committed to reducing emissions (Reuters)
Russia and NATO weigh as the crisis rises on the border between Belarus and Poland (Reuters)
OPEC supports fossil fuels at the United Nations climate conference (Reuters)
The record rise in COVID cases in Germany requires the warning of 100,000 deaths (BBC)
Prince Harry says he warned Twitter CEO about the uprising on the United States Capitol (AP)
The United Nations says Ethiopia has arrested 72 drivers working for WFP (Al Jazeera)

In opinion:

Graham Thompson: Kenney goes from best summer ever to best economy ever

The soccer player:

There is no more sign of the pandemic times than a child interrupting his parents while they work online.

As it turns out, even world leaders are not immune.

(Toronto star)

Finally, in view of tomorrow’s Remembrance Day, we leave you with this look at 100 years of poppies, and how the red flower in the fields of Flanders came to find itself on our lapels.

Good night.

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