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5 things to know about for Monday, September 13, 2021: Federal election 2021, FBI documents declassified, nurses under stress

TORONTO – Canada has now fully immunized 77.76% of the country’s eligible population. Here’s what else you need to know to start your day.

1. The campaign between last week: The election campaign began on Sunday with Liberals and New Democrats each questioning whether their opponent’s plan to pay election spending promises was based on reality.

2. Declassified FBI documents: A declassified FBI document regarding logistical support to two of the Saudi hijackers in the run-up to the 9/11 attacks details the contacts the men had with Saudi associates in the United States.

3. O’Toole’s vaccination policy: Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole defends one of her candidates who visited a long-term care home despite receiving only one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

4. Stressed nurses: Nurses say they left the front lines after stress from COVID-19 made their jobs harder and less safe, creating a shortage of healthcare workers

5. Closure of schools in PEI. : In-person classes at several schools in Prince Edward Island will be canceled this week after health officials confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at an elementary school.

One more thing…

A look at the “fringe parts”: All five major parties are in the spotlight in federal elections, but there are actually a total of 22 parties with candidates on the ballots across Canada.


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