Daily Roundup: Sept 9, 2020

September 09, 2020

Hi everyone, here is Rick’s Roundup for September 9th

  • Some unfortunate news in the race for a Covid19 vaccine. Unfortunately, AstraZeneca’s vaccine trial has been put on hold due to an adverse reaction. Their vaccine was largely considered to be the front runner, which makes the news very disappointing. Hopefully things can get resolved, or another company can come forward quickly and replace AstraZeneca as the front runner. We all know how important it is for a vaccine to get to market and help return some normalcy to our lives.

  • Again on the negative side, this article in the Financial Post talks about the stock market, and how we may be on the verge of another stock market bubble. Let’s hope for everyone’s sake that this isn’t true.

  • A short while ago it was leaked that the federal government was considering applying the capital gains tax to the sale of your primary residence, which is currently tax exempt. This great op-ed in the Financial Post highlights why that would be disastrous policy. Let’s hope that this idea disappears, and disappears quickly.

  • Lastly, this Globe op-ed highlights more of China’s human rights abuses against minorities, this time in Tibet and Mongolia. Luckily this issue is something that Erin O’Toole and the CPC take seriously, while the Trudeau government has been uncomfortably silent.

News and events of interest to supporters of Rick Peterson’s Edmonton Strathcona campaign – compiled by David Clement, Senior Policy Advisor


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