The West Block: June 20, 2021 | How Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine guidance is evolving

Global News published this video item, entitled “The West Block: June 20, 2021 | How Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine guidance is evolving” – below is their description.

On this week’s edition of The West Block, host Mercedes Stephenson speaks with one of the country’s top medical minds — Dr. Peter Jüni, director of Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table — about how Canadians should respond to the evolving vaccine advice.

She also speaks with two key MPs who are examining the military misconduct file: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, Anita Vandenbeld and Conservative MP James Bezan.

And Stephenson talks to Global News investigative journalist Sam Cooper about why the Conservatives are accusing the government of covering up an incident that caused two scientists at Canada’s highest security laboratory to be fired.

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Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

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