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Opinion: Misled into heeding the call for AstraZeneca

With 200,000 doses available, a window of opportunity was briefly opened to those of us over 45 years of age. At the time, despite growing international concerns about the possible link to rare blood clots, our government, public health advisors, and medical specialists assured the population that science and statistics supported the safe use of this vaccine in Canada. Some of those who took the dose now regret it.

A sign is seen at a walk-in COVID-19 in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Quebecers 45 and over can now get the AstraZeneca vaccine across the province.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Opinion: There always seems to be a good excuse to rezone our agricultural land

When it comes to agricultural rezoning in Quebec, it’s always the same story. Local producers denounce it, environmental groups speak out against it, and governments decree it to go ahead anyway. This is precisely what happened when the Legault government authorized land rezoning in Beauharnois for the construction of a Google data centre.

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Biden raises ceasefire, civilian toll in call to Netanyahu

U.S. President Joe Biden expressed support for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, but stopped short of demanding an immediate stop to the eight days of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket barrages that have killed more than 200 people, most of them Palestinian.

Israeli strikes hit Gaza tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive

The Israeli military unleashed another heavy wave of airstrikes Monday on the Gaza Strip, saying it destroyed militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders. International diplomacy to end the weeklong war that has killed hundreds appeared to make little headway.

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