Global National: Jan. 12, 2022 | Quebec's tax for the unvaccinated prompts mixed political reactions
- Publicado el 11 ene 2022
- Quebec Premier François Legault's proposed tax for people not vaccinated for COVID-19 is generating reaction right across Canada. While other premiers aren't on board, Mike Le Couteur explains how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn't denouncing the idea.
Meanwhile, the potential fine is already sparking a wide range of reactions beyond the province's borders. From calls to make the tax steep, to concerns of impeding on human rights, Mike Armstrong reports on what everyday Canadians are feeling.
With Canadian businesses still struggling during the pandemic amid the Omicron variant's rise, the federal government is now giving them more time to repay interest-free loans from the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program. Abigail Bimman reports on the new deadline and why some business owners say they need more help.
In the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sparked more anger after admitting he attended a party during lockdown in 2020. Johnson has apologized, but as Crystal Goomansingh explains, he's being mocked and his job is in jeopardy.
From major privacy breaches to harmful content driving extremist movements, social media has influenced multiple dangers in the real world. So can the federal government regulate it? Should it? Anne Gaviola looks at the push for Ottawa to do more.
And a southern Alberta family made the best of the deep freeze temperatures experienced across the Prairies the last few weeks. As Quinn Campbell reports, they built a snow cave mansion.
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