TORONTO — Canada has now fully vaccinated 76.7 per cent of the country’s eligible population. Here’s what else you need to know to start your day.
1. Two Michaels: Canada’s federal leaders spent part of their time on the campaign trail Sunday, expressing support for two men whose detention in China now exceeds 1,000 days.
2. One-on-one: In the second of a series of interviews with Canada’s major federal party leaders, Question Period Host Evan Solomon talks to Green Party of Canada Leader Annamie Paul.
3. Fourth wave anxiety: Health-care workers shared concerns over staff shortages and burnout with the federal Liberal leader during a Sunday campaign stop at a Toronto hospital that was surrounded by anti-vaccine protests earlier in the week.
4. Climate change: A slim majority of Canadians indicate some willingness to pay more to help achieve Canada’s emission-reduction targets, according to a new poll from Nanos Research.
5. Back to school: As millions of children across Canada head back to school — some of whom haven’t been in the classroom for many months, at least — experts have some coping-strategy tips for parents to share with their kids to deal with ongoing pandemic-related stressors that may interrupt their school year.
One more thing…
Helping hands: Two Toronto-area friends will be sending more than 120 ‘Smile Boxes’ — gift baskets filled with toys — to newly arrived Afghan children.