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Report finds that the pandemic increased “state repression around the world” and was used as “cover” to “consolidate authority”

A recent report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) found that the COVID-19 pandemic had been used as a “cover” in numerous countries to “stifle opposition and tighten their grip on power”.
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doug ford

Ontario to move into phase 1 of reopening plan Friday, June 11th

Ontario is set to enter the first phase of its reopening plan as the vaccination campaign is well underway and cases have been steadily decreasing.
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Quebec issued more than $28 million in fines during lockdown

During the lockdown in Quebec, Canada, fines were in excess of more than $28 million for breaking the Public Health Act. These fines included breaking the provincial curfew, illegal gatherings in homes, non-compliance with masking at protests, as well as other non-compliance related to public health measures.
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canada

Canada loses 68,000 jobs in May as country fails to reopen, while United States gained 559,000 jobs

Canada lost 68,000 jobs in April as most of the country is still under some form of lockdown, while the United States has gained 559,000 jobs during the same period.
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Ontario schools to stay closed to in-person learning until September, Premier Ford announced after Ontario’s top doctor called for reopening sooner

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the Premier of Ontario Doug Ford announced that schools will remain closed for in-person learning for the rest of the academic year until at least September 2021.
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emergency

Quebec health minister admits government is maintaining health emergency powers to ‘negotiate with unions’

In Tuesday’s press conference, the Quebec health minister Christian Dubé admitted that although the situation was under control in the hospitals, the government would not repeal the public health emergency powers because they need those powers to negotiate with unions.
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legault

Quebec to end curfew on May 28th and allow outdoor dining

The Quebec government is set to announce its roadmap to reopening the Quebec economy on Tuesday at 5 PM.
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canada

Canada loses 207,100 jobs in April, U.S. adds 266,000

On May 7, 2021, both the US and Canada posted ‘disappointing’ job numbers. Canada lost 207,100 jobs in April as unemployment rose to 8.1%. The United States added 266,000 jobs, less than the anticipated 1,000,000 jobs increase for April 2021.
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Oxford University: Canada ranks among highest in the stringency of government measures, near China and Cuba

The COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT) from the Oxford University suggests that the stringency of lockdown measures in Canada ranks nearly as high as those of communist China and Cuba.
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lockdown

30,000+ gather in Montreal for family-friendly anti-lockdown protest

On Sunday, May 1st, tens of thousands of Québécois gathered by the Montreal Olympic Stadium to protest the province’s strict lockdown measures which have been in place for over seven months.
JOE BIDEN

“Rules for thee not for me”: Joe Biden violates indoor mask mandate in Washington, DC

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“Rules for thee not for me”: Joe Biden violates indoor mask mandate in Washington, DC

oil and gas

Quebec government plans to shut the door permanently on the oil and gas industry

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Quebec government plans to shut the door permanently on the oil and gas industry

covid19

Justin Trudeau announces mandatory vaccine policy for government workers, domestic travelers

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Justin Trudeau announces mandatory vaccine policy for government workers, domestic travelers

authoritarianism

The rise of medical authoritarianism | Interview with Jérôme Blanchet-Gravel

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The rise of medical authoritarianism | Interview with Jérôme Blanchet-Gravel

New York

NY Senate bill seeks to give public health power to remove and/or detain individuals who may have a “communicable disease”

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NY Senate bill seeks to give public health power to remove and/or detain individuals who may have a “communicable disease”

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