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  • Amid Omicron and inflation, IMF cuts world growth forecasts

    The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its forecast for the world economy this year, citing the spread of COVID-19's Omicron variant, higher energy prices, an uptick in inflation and a deteriorating outlook for the world's two biggest economies -- the United States and China.

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters in Washington, on Dec. 19, 2016. (Cliff Owen / AP)

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Vaccine mandate: How a wrongful dismissal claim could play out

As workplaces enforce their own vaccine mandates, it remains to be seen just how many wrongful dismissal claims will be launched and whether they will stand up to legal scrutiny. CTVNews.ca speaks to lawyers about what a wrongful dismissal claim could look like.

Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, Jul. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

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FILE - This Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, shows a marijuana plant at in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday, July 29, 2019 that softens penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and allows for the expungement of some past convictions. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)