Date: Oct 28, 2020
    Posted By: New Room

wo Facebook users are seeking damages on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Canadians whose personal data may have been improperly used for political purposes.

The proposed class-action lawsuit filed by Calgary residents Saul Benary and Karma Holoboff asks the Federal Court to order the social-media giant to bolster its security practices to better protect sensitive information and comply with federal privacy law.

It also seeks 1,000 for each of the approximately 622,000 Canadians whose information was shared with others through a digital app.

In April last year, privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart, Michael McEvoy, uncovered major shortcomings in Facebooks procedures and called for stronger laws to protect Canadians.

The probe followed reports that Facebook let an outside organization use an app to access users personal information, and that some of the data was then passed to others.

Recipients of the information included the firm Cambridge Analytica, which was involved in U.S. political campaigns.

The app, at one point known as This is Your Digital Life, encouraged users to complete a personality quiz but collected much more information about the people who installed the app as well as data about their Facebook friends, the commissioners said.

About 300,000 Facebook users worldwide added the app, leading to the potential disclosure of the personal information of approximately 87 million others, including some 622,000 Canadians, the report said.

The commissioners concluded that Facebook broke Canadas privacy law governing companies by failing to obtain valid and meaningful consent of app users and their friends, and that it had inadequate safeguards to protect user information.

Despite its public acknowledgment of a major breach of trust in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook disputed the reports findings and the commissioners said the company refused to implement their recommendations.

As a result, Therrien launched his own Federal Court action in February, asking a judge to declare that Facebook violated Canadian privacy law.

In turn, Facebook asked a judge to toss out the watchdogs finding that the social media giants lax practices allowed personal data to be used for political purposes.

Facebook has repeatedly said there is no evidence that Canadian user data was shared with Cambridge Analytica.

In their application to the court, however, Benary and Holoboff say they were informed by Facebook in April 2018 that their information had been disclosed to Cambridge Analytica without their consent.

The two subsequently complained to Therriens office about the improper collection and disclosure of their information.

In October last year, the commissioner informed Benary and Holoboff they were entitled to pursue their complaints in Federal Court.

The notice of application asks the court to certify the action as a class proceeding and declare that Facebook was obliged to safeguard their information under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

Lawyers for Benary and Holoboff had no comment.

Facebook has not yet responded in court to the class-action application and did not immediately provide comment on the filing.


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    Date: Oct 28, 2020
    Posted By: New Room

Canada coped with nearly four years of Donald Trump rewriting or shredding the international trade rule book. But Canadian hope of a rosy return to rules-based bonhomie with its top trading partner under a Joe Biden presidency might be premature.

That warning comes from numerous trade experts, analysts and diplomats who have watched Canadians cope with Trumps profound threats to their economic well-being.

Trumps protectionist trade disruptions have included threatening to rip up the North American trade deal, insulting Canada during the renegotiation of a new agreement and imposing what were viewed as degrading national-security metals tariffs.

The Trudeau government tried to remain civil, but eventually called out the Trump Republicans as Americas most protectionist government. Before Trump, however, that honour belonged to another group: the U.S. Democrats.

Biden would try to restore stability, predictability and respect to Canada-U.S. trade relations, but he is a Democrat, and his partys economic interests will diverge from Canadas, said Lawrence Herman, an international trade lawyer with Torontos Herman and Associates and a former Canadian diplomat.

It will not all be a return to sweetness and light.

If Biden wins it will likely mean an end to the persistent threat of the steel and aluminum tariffs that Trump imposed on Canada in 2018, using executive powers under U.S. trade law that gave the president the right to impose them on national-security grounds.

Trump was, officially, targeting cheap Chinese steel flooding into the U.S. through Canada, imperilling domestic production of an important military commodity. But Trumps commerce secretary made clear at the time the tariffs were being imposed to pressure Canada and speed up the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Trudeau and his ministers were openly insulted that Canadas longtime ally was labelling Canada as a security threat.

But even though Biden is expected to be more respectful of trade laws and practices, Herman said Biden is still beholden to anti-trade sentiment within his own party. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont socialist who challenged Biden for the Democratic partys presidential nomination, views the international trade regime as a boon for corporations and the bane of rank-and-file workers.

Sanders and fellow presidential aspirant Sen. Elizabeth Warren hold real influence in the Democratic party, as does organized labour, Herman noted.

I dont want to underestimate the importance of just having a much more friendly overall bilateral relationship and a recognition that Canada is an important country and a good friend to the United States, said Meredith Lilly, the Simon Reisman chair in international trade at Carleton Universitys Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

But on brass-tacks policy items, I dont think that we should be expecting special favours.

Biden is advocating Buy American protectionist policies that could prevent Canadian companies from bidding on U.S. infrastructure projects at the state and municipal levels, she said.

Canada has worked around the restrictions by having provincial premiers and state governors negotiate reciprocity agreements that allowed companies to bid on projects in each others jurisdictions, said Colin Robertson, a retired diplomat with extensive U.S. experience and the vice-president of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

Well make that same argument, and I cannot see any good reason why the American governors would not go for it.

Then, theres the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would carry Alberta oilsands crude through the U.S. Midwest to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. Trump reversed ex-president Barack Obamas cancellation of the pipeline permit in 2015. Obama acted in the face of widespread concerns from environmental groups that potential spills would cause serious damage.

Trump has approved it, he supports it. Biden has vowed to kill it early in his administration by rescinding the presidential permit, and that, I believe, will be devastating, particularly to Western Canada and the Canadian energy sector, David Wilkins, a former U.S. ambassador to Canada for George W. Bush, told a Tuesday video conference hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

David MacNaughton, who was Canadas ambassador to Washington for most of the Trump era, told the same forum that the transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy will take a long time so the two countries can still work together constructively.

I would hope that we can find a way to have energy and the environment as a common theme between Canada and the United States. And when the last drop of oil is consumed in the U.S., that it actually comes from Alberta.

If Trump wins re-election, he will likely extend his use of tariffs and executive orders to sectors beyond manufacturing, including intellectual property, digital trade and patents, said Herman.

In January, Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault hinted that he might require American online streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon to pay sales tax in Canada.

Trump could respond to that with tariffs on Canadian digital services, said Herman.

Trump has shown a willingness to use executive powers in a way that no other administration has done.

Canada dodged another major trade bullet with Trump when it managed to negotiate a new North American trade deal with the U.S. and Mexico to replace the much-maligned NAFTA.

But there are no guarantees that the new Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement, or CUSMA as it is known domestically, would provide any certainty with a second Trump administration, said Lilly.

Trump backed down on Tuesday from his summer threat to reimpose aluminum sanctions under national-security provisions, which he originally levied despite CUSMA.

But Lilly sees future problems in CUSMAs crucial auto-sector chapter that increased the amount of North American content required for new automobiles.

Contrary to what some in the sector have been touting as a real positive, I think that overall, the agreement is going to make the manufacturing of cars in North America more expensive, said Lilly.

The auto manufacturers in the United States have heavy incentives to use American labour in North American cars. If theyre looking to pay high wages in the auto sector, theyre much more likely to relocate those jobs in the United States rather than in Canada.

Lilly said the CUSMA wont fully protect Canada because Trump doesnt see his northern neighbour as particularly special.

After four years, I think Canada has come to the conclusion that the United States does not have our back.


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    Date: Oct 28, 2020
    Posted By: New Room

The province of Saskatchewan reported 67 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with 53 more recoveries.

There are 25 new cases in Saskatoon, 15 in Regina, 11 in the northeast, seven in the northwest, seven in the north central zone, two in the southeast and one pending case from Tuesday has been assigned to the north central zone.

Dr. Saqib Shahab said average case numbers have increased, from an average of 47 new cases last week, to 59 new cases this week.

He said the number of cases per 100,000 residents has increased as well, from 3.9 cases per 100,000 people last week to 4.8 cases per 100,000 this week.

There are 666 cases active in Saskatchewan on Wednesday, out of 2,908.

There have been 2,217 recoveries to date.

Twenty people are in hospital, including six in the ICU, one in the north central zone, one in Regina and four in Saskatoon.


HEALTH AUTHORITY ISSUES RULES FOR SASK. NIGHT CLUBS

In the wake of multiple outbreaks at night clubs in Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is bringing in a series of health restrictions focused on night clubs in the province.

Under a new Public Health Order that will come into effect Friday, these new restriction will be in place.

Karaoke and dance floors remain prohibited.
Business owners and operators must ensure physical distancing within their establishments.
As outlined in the Reopen Saskatchewan Guidelines, mask use is required for staff. It is strongly encouraged for patrons until they are seated.

Recommended for all establishments in Saskatchewan:
Barsnightclubslicensed establishments are recommended to take names and contact information of all patrons to assist contact tracing in the event of possible transmission. Recommended for all establishments in Saskatchewan:
Barsnightclubslicensed establishments are recommended to take names and contact information of all patrons to assist contact tracing in the event of possible transmission.

If there is conflict between the Re-Open Saskatchewan Guidelines and the Public Health Order conflict, the requirements under the Public Health Order are to be followed, the SHA said in a news release.


REGIONALLY

690 cases from the Saskatoon area
563 cases from the north area (182 northwest, 257 north central, 124 northeast)
491 cases from the south area (228 southwest, 211 south central, 52 southeast)
436 cases from the far north area (382 far northwest, 0 far north central, 54 far northeast)
369 cases from the central area (196 central west, 173 central east)
357 cases from the Regina area
Two cases have pending residence location

Twenty-five people have died as a result of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan
The SHA performed 2,410 test on Tuesday.





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    Date: Oct 28, 2020
    Posted By: New Room

In the wake of multiple outbreaks at night clubs in Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is bringing in a series of health restrictions focused on night clubs in clubs in the city.

Under a new Public Health Order that will come into effect Friday, the following restrictions will be in place:

For night clubs in the City of Saskatoon:
The consumption of alcohol in all nightclubs is prohibited from the hours of 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. for all persons, including patrons, staff, and owners;
Nightclubs must be closed to patrons at 11 p.m. until at least 9 a.m. the following day. Takeout food services are permitted.
The order will also require all nightclubs in Saskatchewan to adhere to the following guidelines:
Six patrons to a table only
Static table groupings – no mingling among groupstables.

The order will also require all night clubs in Saskatchewan to adhere to the following guidelines:
Karaoke and dance floors remain prohibited.
Business owners and operators must ensure physical distancing within their establishments.
As outlined in the Reopen Saskatchewan Guidelines, mask use is required for staff. It is strongly encouraged for patrons until they are seated.


Recommended for all establishments in Saskatchewan:
Barsnightclubslicensed establishments are recommended to take names and contact information of all patrons to assist contact tracing in the event of possible transmission.
If there is conflict between the Re-Open Saskatchewan Guidelines and the Public Health Order conflict, the requirements under the Public Health Order are to be followed, the SHA said in a news release.


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    Date: Oct 28, 2020
    Posted By: New Room

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is notifying the public of potential exposure to COVID-19 at a number of businesses in Regina, Shellbrook and Canwood.

REGINA

October 17

Regina Transit, Route 7 (7 Whitmore Park) bus southbound between Retallack St (Golden Mile) and Grasslands, 9:30 to 10 a.m.
Regina Transit, Route 7 (7 Glencairn) northbound between Grasslands and Retallack St., 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Meld Eatery, 1377 Hamilton Street, 11 to 11:15 a.m.

October 18

Regina Transit, Route 9 (9 Albert Park) southbound between Retallack Street and Grasslands, 9:30 to 10 a.m.
Regina Transit, Route 7 (7 Glencairn) northbound between Grasslands and Retallack Street, 5 to 5:30 p.m.

October 19

Quon Ngon Vietnamese Restaurant, 277 Victoria Avenue, 5 to 5:45 p.m.

October 20

Abstractions Café, 2161 Rose Street, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

October 21

The Cure Kitchen and Bar, 2323 11 Avenue, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

October 22

Salvation Army Thrift Store, 836 Albert Street, 1:15 to 1:30 p.m.

October 23

Meld Neighbourhood Eatery, 1377 Hamilton Street, 12 noon to 12:15 p.m.
Walmart Supercentre, 4500 Gordon Road, 1:30 to 2 p.m.
Factory Optical Grasslands, 4638 Gordon Road, 2 to 2:30 p.m.

October 24

Regina Transit, Route 9 (9 Albert Park) bus southbound between Retallack Street and Grasslands, 9:30 to 10 a.m.
Regina Transit, Route 7 (7 Glencairn) northbound between Grasslands and Retallack Street, 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Co-op Gas Bar, 727 Dewdney Avenue East, 2:40 to 2:50 p.m.

October 25
Regina Transit, Route 9 (9 Albert Park) bus southbound between Retallack Street and Grasslands, 9:30 to 10 a.m.
Regina Transit, Route 7 (7 Glencairn) northbound between Grasslands and Retallack Street, 5 to 5:30 p.m.
McDonalds, Grasslands location, 9:30 to 9:45 a.m.
Leopolds Tavern, 2330 Albert Street, 5:15 to 5:30 p.m.

October 26

Delta Hotels Regina, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.


SHELLBROOK

October 12

Shellbrook Big Way Foods, 28 Main Street, 6 to 7 p.m.


CANWOOD

October 11

Canwood Co-op Grocery Store, 800 Third Avenue, 1 to 4 p.m.

October 22

Canwood Co-op Grocery Store, 800 Third Avenue, no identified time

October 24

Canwood Co-op Grocery Store, 800 Third Avenue, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.


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    Date: Oct 28, 2020
    Posted By: New Room

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam is calling for “structural change” across health, social, and economic sectors in the wake of COVID-19, in a new report highlighting the successes and shortfalls in the country’s pandemic response to date.

“I do see COVID-19 as a catalyst for collaboration between health, social, and economic sectors, and I have observed at the federal level, but also from local levels, and provincial levels,” she told reporters during a press conference discussing the report.

Tam said that while there are examples of decisions taken that begin to address some of these shortcomings—such as increasing affordable housing availability and financial supports for low-income and precarious workers—these policies should be extended past the emergency phase of the pandemic.

“What Im really, really keen to see is that this continues… The report is calling for this to be a more sustained approach,” she said. “Why cant we have those governance structures beyond the crisis and into recovery?”

In the Public Health Agency’s annual report made public on Wednesday, Tam offers new insights and statistics related to Canada’s battle against the novel coronavirus over the last several months and the “serious threat” the virus continues to pose.

For example, in Canada:
80 per cent of COVID-19-related deaths have been residents of long-term care facilities;
19 per cent of national cases are among health-care workers; and
92 per cent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had at least one underlying health condition.

The annual report is entitled “From Risk to Resilience: An Equity Approach to COVID-19,” and it gives an overview of COVID-19’s consequences so far, such as the disproportionate health impacts experienced by workers who provide essential services, racialized populations, people living with disabilities or mental illnesses, and women.

It also includes recommendations on how to improve the country’s pandemic preparedness, response, and recovery.

The report says the “structural change” should include improving employment conditions and conditions inside long-term care homes, increasing access to housing, as well as enhancing Canadians’ ability to access social and health services both in-person and online.

Tam said she hopes that in future pandemic planning, “it cant just be health and public health making it known that all other departments and different sectors, and different aspects of societies need to be part of the response. We need to sort of build it in explicitly so that, you know, future pandemics and health crises have those other supports come into play immediately.”

As Tam argues, Canadians’ health depends on their social and economic well-being and the severity of COVID-19 illness may be influenced by their access to these kinds of supports.

“No one is protected until everyone is protected,” says Tam in the report.

Tam’s overall recommendations are distilled into three calls:

Sustaining governance at all levels for “structural change” in health, social, and economic sectors. The report notes that the health of people in Canada was not equal before COVID-19, but that the pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing shortcomings. Tam suggests that more data needs to be collected and used to inform policy decisions to eliminate inequities and mitigate some potential long-term pandemic impacts;
Harnessing “the power of social cohesion” to control and minimize the virus’ spread. She suggests this can be done by leaders sharing evidence and information to provide Canadians with confidence in taking public health precautions such as mask-wearing; and
Strengthening public health capacity. Tam says that more work is needed to ensure Canada’s public health system is able to handle case surges while having the capacity to deal with non-COVID-19 health issues, including re-evaluating “what sustained investments and the future of public health would look like.”


GLOBAL COMPARISONS

The report also goes over the timeline from the first confirmed case in Canada and when community transmission began, to the various rolling restrictions and travel advisories imposed.

From a global perspective, according to the report, Canada ranked 79th out of 210 countries with respect to total cases per million inhabitants, and 26th for total deaths per million, as of Aug. 22. The outbreaks in Canadian long-term care homes are cited as a driving factor in why Canada is so high on the list of countries when it comes to deaths.

“Pandemic preparedness did not extend into these settings leaving residents vulnerable to the introduction, spread and impact of a novel virus,” the report states.

Tam was asked whether she thinks enough lessons from the first wave have been learned to prevent the same high rate of deaths in long-term care homes. She said that so far the scale of the outbreaks inside these homes is not as large, and efforts have been taken to improve infection control, but the virus is “very sneaky” and preventing more seniors’ deaths still depends on the actions all Canadians take.

“Right now the second resurgence, a lot of the cases are in the younger adult population, but what were seeing is that its beginning to permeate through other age groups including the elderly,” Tam said.

Further, analysis of international travel-related cases between January and March found that 35 per cent of cases entered Canada from the United States, 10 per cent from the U.K. and France, and 1.4 per cent from China. Once travel restrictions were imposed, 91 per cent of reported cases by August originated in Canada.


COMMUNICATION STRUGGLES

The report notes that in the absence of an effective treatment or vaccine, individual and collective public health measures need to be taken to control the pandemic. However, “accurate, timely and clear communication” has been a challenge.

Tam notes that there have been “a number” of issues on this front, such as Canadians being exposed to a vast amount and varying quality of information and the confusion spawning from the frequently-moving goal posts when it comes to public health advice due to the evolving science.

“Information needs to be tailored and locally contextualized, while at the same time balanced with consistent key messaging being shared across the country,” the report states.

Tam is advising that as long as the virus is uncontrolled, public health officials and governments need to be transparent and provide regular updates on COVID-19 and up-to-date guidance.

It’s a part of Tam’s mandate to provide Health Minister Patty Hajdu with a report on the state of public health in Canada annually, which then is tabled in Parliament.

The report is based on Canadian data available from January to the end of August, and notes that because the virus and evidence around it continues to rapidly evolve, “the report was written with the knowledge that the story of this pandemic is continuing to change every day.”


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