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The GLOBAL REPORT – nurse protests, monkeypox and banning Chinese companies in Canada

Protest at Monday’s provincial election debate

A union representing 60-thousand healthcare workers has hired a lawyer to explore its options for two members that were hurt at Monday night’s provincial election debate.

SEIU Healthcare claims about 200 registered practical nurses were peacefully protesting policies of the Conservative government outside the debate.

In a statement to CP24, the OPP says, for the safety of all those involved, individuals were moved aside when one fell to the ground.

The statement says that, while the OPP respects the right to peaceful assembly when behaviour becomes unsafe police are required to intervene to restore public safety.

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The OPP says one individual was taken to hospital and released.

No charges have been laid.

A video of the incident is circulating on social media.

Monkeypox in Canada

Quebec is confirming the first two cases of monkeypox in Canada, with another 17 under investigation in the Montreal area.

The illness is transmitted by close, intimate contact and respiratory droplets, but is not considered extremely contagious.

Officials say it’s the milder of two strains of the virus.

Monkeypox can manifest itself as fever, headache and fatigue, and can cause a rash,  but the vast majority recover within a few weeks.

It’s not thought the disease can be spread through community transmission.

Two Chinese companies banned from Canadian telecom systems

Canada will not be allowing Chinese telecom giants Huawei and Z-T-E to participate in our 5G networks.

The decision brings our country into line with allies such as the U-S, Australia, and the U-K, which have banned the two companies over security concerns.

Any telecom companies offering their 5G mobile phone products must pull them from the marketplace, without compensation.

Federal Innovations Minister François-Philippe Champagne says the government will do whatever is necessary to protect Canada’s security.

Some Ukraines still fighting for Mariupol

The deputy commander of the Ukrainian unit that has been defending the devastated southern port city of Mariupol says some soldiers remain in the vast steel plant which is the last remaining point of resistance.

So far, Russian officials say more than 17-hundred Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered but the deputy commander says military operations are still underway.

Meantime, Germany’s domestic intelligence chief says levels of espionage are at least as high as they were during the Cold War and possibly higher.

He’s warning that acts of sabotage in the west could increase, as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine.

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