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Canada strikes COVID-19 vaccine deal
By TVO Current Affairs - Published on Sep 01, 2020



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Canada strikes COVID-19 vaccine deal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that the federal government has made deals with American companies Novavax and Johnson & Johnson to provide doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines. That could mean up to 114 million doses for Canadians as early as spring 2021. Trudeau’s announcement followed news that a Canadian-Chinese partnership on a potential vaccine candidate was unable to proceed to clinical trials, because the vaccine couldn’t be shipped.

Fifth straight day of 100-plus cases in Ontario

Ontario reported 114 new coronavirus cases on Monday, making it the fifth straight day in which more than 100 new cases have been reported. Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted yesterday that “locally, 30 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 reporting no new cases.”

Teachers’ unions to file complaint over back-to-school plan

Ontario’s four largest teachers’ unions issued a joint statement on Monday indicating that they intend to file a complaint to the labour board over the province’s back-to-school plan, the Canadian Press reports. The unions allege that the plan violates Ontario’s workplace-safety laws; they are calling for reduced class sizes and more stringent physical-distancing measures. Premier Doug Ford has said that the plan has the backing of health experts across the province.

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The Agenda: Surviving a stalker

Julie Lalonde is an award-winning sexual-violence educator who put a spotlight on sexual harassment in the Canadian military. Her work is informed by more than a decade of stalking and harassment by an ex-boyfriend. She talks to host Nam Kiwanuka about her book, Resilience Is Futile: The Life and Death and Life of Julie S. Lalonde.

Leslie Caron: Reluctant Star

Leslie Caron was plucked from a ballet troupe to star alongside Gene Kelly in An American in Paris. She went on to star in a series of other classic films — including Chocolat, Gigi, and Lili.

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What we lose by tearing down Sir John A.'s statue

Demonstrators in Montreal tore down a statue of John A. Macdonald this past weekend in an attempt to bring awareness to their calls for social justice. But is destroying a statue of Canada’s first prime minister the best way to do that? Steve Paikin looks at Macdonald’s record — and at Canadians’ understanding of their own history.

Reckoning with a major side effect of COVID-19: Financial trauma

Because of the pandemic, many Canadians are experiencing chronic financial stress — and that can have serious, long-lasting psychological consequences, writes Toronto-based investor Melissa Alice. When it comes to financial trauma and PTSD, it’s important to follow common financial recommendations, but it’s also vital to seek help and support from mental-health professionals.

Tonight on TVO

8 p.m. — The Agenda: Rethinking women’s power

The #MeToo movement brought women’s issues to the forefront. Now, grassroots feminist organizations are working to sustain that momentum in order to achieve lasting change. Lauren McKeon joins host Nam Kiwanuka to discuss her book No More Nice Girls: Gender, Power, and Why It's Time to Stop Playing by the Rules.

9 p.m. — There Are No Fakes

Shortly after buying a painting believed to be by Indigenous art star Norval Morrisseau, musician Kevin Hearn learned he might have been duped by a fake. This TVO Original documentary traces the origin of Hearn’s painting and unravels the complex tale of a lucrative art forgery ring in Thunder Bay.

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