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5 things to know about for Wednesday, September 15, 2021: Campaign protests, advance polling statistics, COVID-19 risk assessment

TORONTO – Canada has now fully immunized 78.06% of the country’s eligible population. Here’s what else you need to know to start your day.

1. Campaign protesters: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said a protester’s sexist insult to his wife had crossed the line, forcing him to respond.

2. Truth tracker: Earlier this week, the Liberals and New Democrats promised to introduce a law that would make it illegal for protesters to block entry to hospitals, but legal experts say these laws already exist.

3. Advance votes: Almost 5.8 million people took advantage of advance polls to vote in federal elections.

4. Flu season: Last year’s flu season in Canada saw extremely few cases amid tight public health restrictions across the country. But as fall approaches, experts say we could see another relatively mild flu season.

5. Voters for the first time: A well-known Syrian refugee turned chocolate maker in Nova Scotia celebrates after first voting in a federal election.

One more thing…

Survival of the fittest: A new study from the University of Bath in the UK suggests that all modern snakes evolved from a few species that managed to survive the impact of a giant asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs.


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