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5 things to know for Thursday, July 22, 2021

5 things to know for Thursday, July 22, 2021
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TORONTO -- Canada has now fully vaccinated 59.11 per cent of the country s eligible population. Here s what else you need to know to start your day.

1. Non-confidence: The Green Party of Canada is going to court to try to overturn a an independent arbitrators decision to shut down a non-confidence vote on Annamie Pauls future as leader .

2. Vaccine hesitancy: The public face of the response to the COVID-19 crisis in the United States says his country s partisan divide helps explain why vaccination uptake in the U.S. is now lagging behind Canada .

3. Border restrictions: The U.S. says it will extend its current land border restrictions until Aug. 21 , days after the Canadian government announced it would permit fully vaccinated Americans travelling into the country for discretionary purposes as of Aug. 9.

4. Business backlash: Without clear directive from governments, businesses have to decide whether to make vaccines mandatory for employees and patrons, a decision they say leaves them .

5. Afghan interpreters: The U.S. is outpacing Canada at meeting the moral obligation to get Afghan interpreters and other support staff out of Afghanistan, a military historian says, as Ottawa still has not released a timeline for their plans .

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Climate change: An international team of anthropologists, geographers and Earth scientists from Canada, the U.S. and France is aiming to carve out a new discipline that seeks to use archeology and Indigenous knowledge to study climate change .
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