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Greens appoint interim leader: The Green Party yesterday named Dr. Amita Kuttner as interim leader. Kuttner, a non-binary astrophysicist, is the first youngest transgender person and the first person from East Asia to lead a national party, according to the party. They were named after former BC MP Paul Manly retired from the race.

Kady O’Malley looks ahead the rest of the day in politics with iPolitics AM: “The liberal minority government’s attempt to restore the hybrid session format implemented with the support of all parties during the previous parliament could go into effect tomorrow, courtesy of an imminent closing motion that will now be activated as soon as it resumes the debate. Tomorrow. “

Senator Introduces Law to Ban Xinjiang Imports: A bill from a private member to ban all imports from China’s Xinjiang region was introduced in the Senate by Senator Leo Housakos. He said he was frustrated by how little Canada has done to intercept goods manufactured with forced labor. The Globe and Mail reported last week that Canada has only intercepted one shipment from China believed to contain items made through forced labor so far.

Apology for misconduct at the end of the year: The Defense Ministry confirmed to Global News that an apology for survivors of military sexual misconduct is being planned and will take place before 2022, with a firm date. to be scheduled shortly. Yesterday was the deadline for filing claims under a class action lawsuit. Starting last night 18,535 claims had been introduced.

A new biography of Freeland adds to the speculation of leadership ambitions.: The Globe and Mail spoke to “high-level government sources” who believe they see early signs that Chrystia Freeland wants to run for Liberal leadership. Now, the announcement of a new biography about the deputy prime minister is fueling that perception. The book, by Catherine Tsalikis, will be released in 2023, but Tsalikis said so. could be released earlier if there is a race for liberal leadership.

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WORLDWIDE

Tragedy in the English Channel: At least 27 migrants have died in the English Channel while trying to cross into England by boat. Three children and a pregnant woman were among those who drowned. Two people were rescued with severe hypothermia. BBC News rates it as the worst crisis ever to involve migrants on the Channel.

French police have arrested five suspected smugglers and the government is holding crisis talks, while British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said France should do more and suggested that the two countries conduct joint patrols on the French coast. French authorities have reportedly stopped 20,000 crossing attempts this year. Critics say governments are using the justice system to download the blame That should be directly up to the state, noting that the UK hosts drastically fewer asylum seekers than continental Europe.

Germany finally has a new government: One month after the federal elections, Germany’s coalition partners An agreement was reached. The new coalition government, which will be headed by incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz, has released an outline of its political agenda – including German citizenship without the requirement to renounce other nationalities, gender self-identification, legalized cannabis, and a major focus on climate change.

Elsewhere: All three defendants convicted of murder Ahmaud Arbery. Eleven killed in Siberian coal mine accident. Sweden’s first female PM give up hours after being named. Hungary, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, all break COVID records. Australia deploys troops to Solomon Islands amid riots. Guadeloupe Curfew extended as COVID riots spread to Martinique.

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In case you missed it in yesterday’s Evening Brief, NASA has launched a specialized spacecraft on a mission to crash into an asteroid and testing whether it is possible to deflect space rocks from their course … if ever necessary.

Now, keeping to the space issue, the US Pentagon has formed a new department study ufos.

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