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Justin Trudeau's Remembrance Day Remarks Compared COVID-19 To A Battle

The PM also honoured those who served our country.
Remembrance Day In Canada: Justin Trudeau Compared COVID-19 To A Battle

For Remembrance Day in Canada, Justin Trudeau delivered his remarks and compared COVID-19 to a battle.

In a video posted on social media, the prime minister spoke about past conflicts, the sacrifices made by Canada's military and what we're going through today.

"We honour the brave Canadians in uniform who serve and defend our country both today and throughout history," he said.

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We walk in their footsteps as we tackle the challenges of today — a new and different type of battle in the form of COVID-19. Justin Trudeau

Trudeau also honoured Canadians who served in WWII.

"From coast to coast to coast, our country mobilized not only to defeat the forces of fascism, authoritarianism and oppression but to build a better world," he said.

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of that conflict which the Royal Canadian Mint commemorated with a special colourful toonie.

Trudeau also noted that members of the Canadian Armed Forces put their own lives at risk this year to care for the country's vulnerable people.

Less than a week before this, Whole Foods faced backlash because employees weren't allowed to wear poppies.

After politicians like Trudeau, Jagmeet Singh and Doug Ford called the grocery chain out, that rule was changed.

An Ontario restaurant was forced to call the police after a man refused to show staff proof of vaccination.

According to Guelph police, officers responded to the call at around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday after receiving reports that a male was refusing to show his vaccine certificate at a restaurant on Stone Road West.

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The Government of Canada is ending its India flight ban next week, which has been in place since April 2021.

"Canada continues to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening the border while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada," federal officials said in a news release on Tuesday, September 21.

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Premier Jason Kenney has just announced that the province will be taking measures to plan for a "worst-case" scenario as Alberta's COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

During a COVID-19 update on Tuesday, September 21, the premier said that he'd been in touch with different agencies to plan what the response would be in dire circumstances.

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Ontario's ​Vaccine Passport Can Be Saved On Your Phone & Here's How I Did It In 5 Minutes

A new tool lets you store your vaccine certificate as an image, a PDF file, or as a card in your Apple Wallet.

Starting Wednesday, September 22, Ontarians are expected to show their proof of vaxx to enter certain non-essential businesses and settings. However, because enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes won't come into effect in the province until October 22, a team of volunteer software engineers and medical professionals created a tool that lets you store your proof of vaccination on your phone with a QR code.

"No personal data is sent to the internet. [The] QR code is for verification only, with no personal info," the team behind the tool told CTV News.

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