Cormac Mac Sweeney

Cormac Mac Sweeney

Parliament Hill Bureau Chief for CityNews, 680 NEWS Toronto, 1310News Ottawa, 660News Calgary, News1130 Vancouver, News95.7 Halifax, & 570News Kitchener.

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BREAKING: PM @JustinTrudeau  announces the feds have a deal with Pfizer to receive millions of doses of the vaccine developed for children 5-11, once it receives Health Canada approval. It means we will have enough supply to vaccinate all Canadian kids in that age group # cdnpoli

Freeland doesn't confirm reports that a new cabinet will be unveiled on October 25th #cdnpoli 

BREAKING: White House Assistant Press Secretary confirms US border reopening to fully vaccinated travelers on November 8th #cdnpoli 

Conservatives are opposing the mandatory vaccination rules for Parliament Hill. Here is the statement from Conservative Whip Blake Richards#cdnpoli 

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Looks like the government scooped itself on the federal proof of vaccination #cdnpoli 

BREAKING: The new federal vaccine passport for international travel will be...your provincial proof of vaccination. Feds have been working with provinces to make sure their provincial certificates are also federal documents that can be used internationally. #cdnpoli 

It comes with a QR code and written info. The only personal information on the fed/prov standardized proof of vaccination certificate will be your name, your date of birth, the shots you received and the dates you received them. #cdnpoli 

If your employer has a mandatory vaccination rule and you’re fired because you refuse & don’t have a valid exemption, the Trudeau government warns you likely won’t be eligible for employment insurance. Here is the statement from Employment & Social Development Dept#cdnpoli 


BREAKING: The US is dropping its 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum, just a couple of hours before the Trudeau government was set to announce retaliatory tariffs #cdnpoli 

Conservative MP Derek Sloan has sponsored a petition on the House of Commons website that claims the #COVID19  vaccine is “effectively human experimentation,” and questions the safety of the vaccines being developed. It has more than 22,000 signatures #Cdnpoli 

BREAKING: Federal government to require COVID vaccinations for commercial air passengers, & travelers on interprovincial rail & large marine vessels. Workers in federally regulated transport sector will also have to be vaccinated. Take effect no later than end of Oct #cdnpoli 

BREAKING: NACI has updated its recommendation for second doses of COVID vaccines. It now says with greater vaccine suply the second dose should be given "as soon as possible." Previously NACI said 2nd doses could be extended by up to 4 months #cdnpoli 

Liberal Leader@JustinTrudeau  waiting in line with other voters. Told it’s about a 30 minute wait to cast a ballot #cdnpoli  #Elxn44  #elxn21 

NEW: Prime Minister@JustinTrudeau  announces British Columbia is the first province to sign a deal with the federal government to achieve $10/day daycare. #cdnpoli 

BREAKING: The National Advisory Committee on Immunization now recommends provinces give the Astra Zeneca vaccine to adults 30 years of age and older #cdnpoli