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Paris Fashion Week channels humor, animated film for spring

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 20 ...

  Sept. inflation rate, Parliament vaccination requirement : In The News for Oct. 20 © Provided by The Canadian Press

What we are watching in Canada ...

Statistics Canada is scheduled to release September's inflation rate later this morning.

The consumer price index in August rose 4.1 per cent compared with the same month one year earlier, marking the largest year-over-year increase since March 2003.

The pace of increases in August reflected the rebound in prices from the lows witnessed one year earlier, a surge in consumer demand and supply-chain bottlenecks that have driven up transport costs being passed on to buyers.

See Hallmark's Full 2021 Christmas Slate: The Details on All 41 New Holiday Movies

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RBC economists Nathan Janzen and Claire Fan say they expect to see an annual inflation rate of 4.2 per cent in September with home and gasoline costs as key drivers.

They also write in a note that supply-chain issues may be more persistent and over time fuel higher, longer-run inflation expectations for households and businesses.

Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem has said the central bank would act to rein in inflation if the current bout of price increases look to become more than one-off pressure points.

The bank's twin surveys of consumer and business expectations released Monday showed both groups expect the pace of price increases to remain elevated over the next year.

Respondents in the consumer survey expect inflation to be around 3.7 per cent over the next 12 months, while almost half of businesses surveyed expect the pace of price increases to stay above three per cent over the next two years.

Brendan Fraser Lands Second DC Role as Supervillain in Batgirl Movie: Reports

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue consulting with opposition leaders about how the House of Commons should resume work and what the priorities should be once it is back in operation.

He is scheduled to have separate phone conversations today with Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and the parliamentary leader of the Greens, Elizabeth May.

On Tuesday, he exchanged ideas on the resumption of Parliament with Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet.

First on the agenda is whether the House of Commons should resume the hybrid sittings adopted to get through the COVID-19 pandemic or return to normal in-person operations.

That is likely to be a testy topic with O'Toole in the wake of a decision Tuesday by the multi-party board of internal economy to allow only fully vaccinated individuals to have admittance to the House of Commons precinct.

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The Liberals, Bloc Quebecois and NDP all support mandatory vaccinations and have said all their MPs have had two shots of approved vaccines; but O'Toole has refused to say whether all his 118 MPs are fully vaccinated and has opposed making it mandatory.

The board of internal economy's decision to admit only fully vaccinated individuals into the House of Commons precinct applies to all MPs, their staff, political research office staff, administration employees, journalists, business visitors, contracts and consultants.

The precinct includes not just the Commons chamber but some half dozen parliamentary buildings that house MPs' offices and Commons committee rooms.


What we are watching in the U.S. ...

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former U-S President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony.

Still defending his supporters who broke into the Capitol that day, Trump has aggressively tried to block the committee's work by directing Bannon and others not to answer questions in the probe.

Chris Pratt To Voice ‘Garfield’ In Upcoming Animated Feature

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Trump has also filed a lawsuit to try to prevent Congress from obtaining former White House documents.

But lawmakers have made clear they will not back down as they gather facts and testimony about the attack involving Trump's supporters that left dozens of police officers injured, sent lawmakers running for their lives and interrupted the certification of President Joe Biden's victory.

The committee's chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said Tuesday that Bannon ``stands alone in his complete defiance of our subpoena'' and the panel will not take no for an answer.

He said that while Bannon may be ``willing to be a martyr to the disgraceful cause of whitewashing what happened on Jan. 6 _ of demonstrating his complete loyalty to the former president,'' the contempt vote is a warning to other witnesses.

``We won't be deterred. We won't be distracted. And we won't be delayed,'' Thompson said.

The Tuesday evening vote sends the contempt resolution to the full House, which is expected to vote on the measure Thursday. House approval would send the matter to the Justice Department, which would then decide whether to pursue criminal charges against Bannon.


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LONDON _ The world needs to cut by more than half its production of coal, oil and gas in the coming decade to maintain a chance of keeping global warming from reaching dangerous levels, according to a U.N.-backed study released Wednesday.

Brandon Lee's Sister Shannon Calls for 'Mandatory Gun Safety Training' on Film Sets After Rust Death

  Brandon Lee's Sister Shannon Calls for 'Mandatory Gun Safety Training' on Film Sets After Rust Death Shannon Lee's 28-year-old brother Brandon Lee was killed in an accidental on-set shooting in 1993 while making The Crow The shooting happened on Oct. 21. During a rehearsal, assistant director David Halls unknowingly handed Alec a gun that had been loaded with real bullets. Thinking it was only loaded with blanks, Halls shouted "cold gun" to indicate it was safe to use, according to a Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office search warrant affidavit. Neither Halls nor Baldwin knew that the gun had live ammunition in it, according to the affidavit.

The report published by the U.N. Environment Program found that while governments have made ambitious pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions, they are still planning to extract double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 "than what would be consistent with" the 2015 Paris climate accord's goal of keeping the global temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Even the less ambitious goal of capping global warming at 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century compared to pre-industrial times would be overshot, it said.

Climate experts say the world must stop adding to the total amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere by 2050, and that can only be done by drastically reducing the burning of fossil fuels as soon as possible, among other measures.

The report, which was released days before a U.N. climate summit begins Oct. 31 in Glasgow, found most major oil and gas producers _ and even some major coal producers _ are planning on increasing production until 2030 or even beyond.

It also concluded that the group of 20 major industrialized and emerging economies have invested more into new fossil fuel projects than into clean energy since the start of 2020.

The disparity between climate goals and fossil fuel extraction plans _ termed the ``production gap'' _ will widen until at least 2040, the report found.


On this day in 1978 ...

Wayne Gretzky of the WHA's Indianapolis Racers scored his first two pro regular-season goals, 39 seconds apart, in a 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Gretzky and two teammates were sold to the Oilers two weeks later.

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Quebec songstress Celine Dion is delaying the opening of her new residency in Las Vegas because of an unforeseen health issue, just weeks before the show was set to open.

Concert promoter AEG Presents says Dion is facing "severe and persistent muscle spasms," which prevented her from joining rehearsals for the planned opening of the Resorts World Theatre show on Nov. 5.

As a result, the promoter says all performances scheduled for Nov. 5 to 20, and Jan. 19 to Feb. 5 have been cancelled. Ticket holders get refunds and have access to a pre-sale for replacement dates, which haven't been announced.

Dion issued a statement saying she was "heartbroken" by the turn of events, adding that she's spent the past eight months working alongside her team to produce the show.

The "My Heart Will Go On" singer was the first in a stacked calendar of marquee stars booked to headline the new 5,000-person capacity Resorts World Theatre in the coming weeks.

Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan and also slated for the venue.



ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —The government of Newfoundland and Labrador says it will bring in the country's first tax specifically aimed at sugary drinks.

Finance Minister Siobhan Coady says the tax will hike prices on drinks with added sugars by 20 cents a litre beginning in September 2022. The government expects the tax to bring in roughly $9 million a year, and it will be applied on top of any provincial sales tax.

The provincial government first announced its intention to tax sweet drinks in its 2021-22 budget in May, but the details had not been worked out.

In a media briefing Tuesday before Coady's announcement, officials said the tax will apply to beverages containing added sweeteners, such as sugar, corn syrup, fructose and agave nectar. Alcoholic beverages, chocolate milk, diet drinks containing artificial sweeteners, infant formulas, yogurt drinks and nutritional meal replacement beverages will be exempt.

Coady said the goal of the tax is to improve residents' health and it fits with the government’s goal to make Newfoundland and Labrador one of Canada's healthiest provinces by 2031. "Newfoundland and Labrador spends an estimated 2.8 per cent of its total annual food and beverage expenditures on sugar-sweetened beverages," she said. "This is the highest in Canada."


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 20, 2021

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As young people brace for climate change, kids TV is going green .
Kids are worried about climate change, and the shows they watch are catching on. Broadcasters around the world are commissioning climate-related content aimed at children — the challenge is keeping things light without keeping kids in the dark. Kids concerned about fate of the planet © CBC Kids A still from Big Blue, a new CBC Kids animated show that introduces climate change to a young audience. The series follows a young crew aboard a submarine as they explore the ocean and learn how to take care of each other and the planet.

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