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New guidance on COVID booster jabs and new job numbers: In The News for Dec. 3

New guidance on COVID booster jabs and new job numbers: In The News for Dec. 3

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 3 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Statistics Canada scheduled to unveil jobs numbers for November

Statistics Canada scheduled to unveil jobs numbers for November

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is scheduled to say this morning how the country's labour market fared last month. The unemployment rate fell for the fifth straight month to a pandemic-era low of 6.
NACI to answer urgent plea for COVID-19 booster directives in face of Omicron

NACI to answer urgent plea for COVID-19 booster directives in face of Omicron

OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is set to release new guidance this morning on the use of COVID-19 vaccine boosters as public health faces down the threat of the Omicron variant.
Disaster expert urges those affected by B.C. flooding to take care of mental health

Disaster expert urges those affected by B.C. flooding to take care of mental health

An expert on the psychological and social impacts of disasters on families is encouraging people affected by devastating floods in British Columbia to take care of their mental health while focusing on rebuilding.
Federal climate plan to meet new targets will be delayed until March: Guilbeault

Federal climate plan to meet new targets will be delayed until March: Guilbeault

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says the new federal climate plan won't be ready until the end of March.

Author Steven Galloway's defamation lawsuit can continue to trial: B.C. judge

VANCOUVER — A B.C. Supreme Court judge says a defamation lawsuit filed by author Steven Galloway against a woman he claims falsely accused him of sexual and physical assaults can continue to trial.
Worst of B.C. weather over; massive cleanup, rebuild ahead, says government

Worst of B.C. weather over; massive cleanup, rebuild ahead, says government

VICTORIA — The successive storms that brutalized southern British Columbia with floods and slides caused by record amounts of rainfall were declared over Thursday, but now the cleanup and costly rebuild lie ahead, says the public safety minister.
Commons' harassment policy has no shortcomings, says review after Saini allegations

Commons' harassment policy has no shortcomings, says review after Saini allegations

OTTAWA — A new review of the way the House of Commons investigates harassment allegations against MPs has found it has no shortcomings, according to a summary presented Thursday.
Board exceeded its authority in imposing vaccine mandate for Commons: Speaker

Board exceeded its authority in imposing vaccine mandate for Commons: Speaker

OTTAWA — House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota says the chamber's governing body overstepped its authority when it required anyone entering the Commons precinct to be fully vaccinated.
Compromise proposed to allow opposition MPs to see documents on fired scientists

Compromise proposed to allow opposition MPs to see documents on fired scientists

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is proposing a compromise over a long-running dispute with opposition parties over the disclosure of secret documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada's highest security laboratory.