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— Incoming Army commander under investigation for sexual misconduct: The man who was meant to take command of the Canadian Army, Lt.-Gen. Trevor Cadieu, is under police investigation over sexual misconduct allegations. He denies wrongdoing.
Over the last ten months, retired chief of the defence staff Jonathan Vance faced faced multiple sexual misconduct allegations and was charged with obstruction of justice, Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin was charged with sexual assault, military police are opened an investigation into Vice Admiral Haydn Edmundson over sexual assault allegations, and Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe was put on paid leave after writing a positive character reference for an officer convicted of sexual assault.
— Kady O’Malley looks ahead to the rest of the day in politics with iPolitics AM:
— Tory national council suspends councillor over O’Toole petition: The Conservative Party’s national council has suspended the Ontario councillor Bert Chen for two months over the online petition he launched to oust Erin O’Toole as party leader. The Hill Times has more.
— Quebec delays vaccine deadline for health workers: Quebec is delaying its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers by one month until Nov. 15. The health minister told reporters the government had taken the decision to delay because there are still too many unvaccinated employees — some 14,000 — and sticking to the original deadline of tomorrow would have risked creating labour shortages.
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— Bow and arrow rampage in Norway: Four women and a man were killed last night in a bow and arrow attack in Kongsberg, Norway. The suspect is a 37-year-old Danish man who was known to Norwegian police. He has been arrested. BBC News has more.
— Gunfire at Beirut protest: One person has been shot dead and others wounded at a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, against the judge investigating last year’s port explosion. Heavy gunfire reportedly erupted near the Palace of Justice amid the demonstration.
— Elsewhere: Russia‘s population undergoes largest ever peacetime decline, with COVID cited as principal cause. Norway’s incoming centre-left government said it will grow the oil and gas industry. EU to drop checks on British goods from Northern Ireland. The Kenyan world record-holding athlete Agnes Tirop was found stabbed to death at home. Four members of Egypt‘s security forces on trial in absentia over Italian student’s murder. Fire at Taiwan tower block kills at least 46.
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