L’Essentiel: The Week in Review – May 7, 2021
Confusion over the recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) on preferred vaccines, he Conservatives’ call for the resignation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief of staff, Katie Telford, after a former collaborator hinted that she was aware of the allegations against General Vance, and Justin Trudeau’s participation in the G7 in London from June 11 to 13. We discus these topics with journalists Althia Raj, Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse) and Konrad Yakabuski (Le Devoir).
Ottawa is moving towards creating a vaccine passport for traveling abroad. This was confirmed by Health Minister Patty Hajdu in an interview. Foreign Minister Marc Garneau discussed the issue this week with his G7 counterparts in London. Vardit Ravitsky, professor of bioethics at the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal, explains the ethical issues surrounding this project.
Insults and threats of all kinds on social media … Le Devoir newspaper polled a third of federal deputies on this phenomenon. Over 95% of respondents said they received derogatory comments. The threats are sometimes serious enough that more than a third of the deputies polled file a complaint with the police. MEPs Alain Rayes (PCC), Alexandre Boulerice (NDP), Kristina Michaud (BQ) and Greg Fergus (LIB) share their experiences.