Friday Round-up: New (Same) Government, New COVID Passports, Same Ol’ Bernier

Canadians have voted. And after a $600-million election, we are right back to a minority Liberal government, virtually the same as the previous one. Meanwhile, COVID passports have kicked into effect, flights from India have resumed, and divisive People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier takes aim at journalists.

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Ontario Silent on Whether Provincial Immigration Ministry will Return

As the federal government increases immigration levels, questions hang in the air about whether it was wise for the new Ford government in Ontario to abandon the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration in 2018. The organization had originally been responsible for the province’s policy on citizenship and immigration issues. 

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Plane Crash in Tehran Grips North Vancouver Community in Anger and Sadness

Six of the victims in the Ukrainian Airline’s flight 752 hailed from North Vancouver. Members of the tight-knit community rallied around one another to mourn the loss of their neighbours and express their anger.

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