The COVID-19 pandemic in Canada has sparked a curious boom: a flurry of podcasts created and hosted by politicians.

Members of Parliament, senators and others have gotten in on the action, with more than a dozen new audio offerings hitting the virtual airwaves since last spring.

The CBC’s Madeleine Cummings investigated the phenomenon for a segment that aired Saturday on The House.

New podcasts are hosted by politicians who run the political gamut. There’s Moments with Mumilaaq, hosted by NDP Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq; The Blueprint with Conservative MP Jamie Schmale; and Points of Order with Liberal MP Kody

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  • Abby Wambach.

Jenni Werner moved to Rochester 10 years ago. She certainly knew the stories of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Everyone who has sat through a junior history class has encountered those two.

Yet there is so much more to be found here, in widely diverse ways that often depart from standard definitions of history-making.

“The stories are incredible,” Werner says. “Some of the most progressive movements in

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CORRECTION 5.11.21: Due to an editing error, the original version of this story mistakenly reported that the legislation in question was introduced by members of the Black and Asian Democratic Caucus. The bill was introduced by Legislator Vince Felder, who is closely aligned with the caucus but is not a member, and supported by the caucus.

Small and medium-sized arts groups, all of which have taken a financial hit during the pandemic, could be in line for a share of $131,000 in grants from Monroe County under new legislation that appears poised to pass the County Legislature this week.


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Diplomat. Soldier. Polo player. Treasure hunter. Race-car or truck driver. Jet-setting intercontinental playboy. The FBI suspected he was an assassin operating for the Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo.

But you know him as the genuine-daily life inspiration for James Bond.

“It’s sort of astonishing that one particular person can be in so lots of areas at once,” Christopher Rivas says.

Nonetheless why

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By Vivek Krishnamurthy and Colleen M. Flood

The question of whether or not Canada must make COVID-19 vaccine passports was answered by Well being Minister Patty Hadju this week when she verified that the federal federal government will build this sort of a process to make it possible for Canadians to travel internationally again.

Now is the time to look at who in Canada will provide these kinds of passports and how they must be made and deployed. 

Vaccine passports of a person design or one more are presently in operation in many international locations and regions all-around the entire

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