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Morning Brief: Using Indigenous knowledge to mitigate disasters – iPolitics

Jan 14, 2022

Good morning, and happy Friday.

— Feds U-turn again on truckers: The federal government is now saying that all truckers who cross the U.S.-Canada border must be fully vaccinated as of Saturday. The “clarification” comes a day after a government spokesperson “mistakenly” said there would be an exemption. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra told CBC News that the government’s policy has not changed since November 19. Trade associations have been lobbying against the rule, saying it will additionally strain supply chains.

— Ottawa overlooking Indigenous knowledge on climate disasters: A new report examining Canada’s ability to handle natural disasters has found that governments aren’t making good use of Indigenous knowledge and practices, which could help mitigate such events. What’s more, Indigenous communities in Canada are set to be disproportionately affected by increasingly more extreme and unpredictable weather. The report was written by the Council of Canadian Academies at the request of Public Safety Canada.

Read More: https://ipolitics.ca/2022/01/14/morning-brief-using-indigenous-knowledge-to-mitigate-disasters/

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