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WATCH LIVE | Canada lifting restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers starting July 5

Canada will be lifting most international travel restrictions for Canadians, permanent residents, and certain foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated, starting July 5. Eligible travellers will not have to self-isolate but will still have to take COVID-19 tests before and upon arrival in this country.

A traveller is dropped off at the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Trudeau defends Sajjan, accuses Tories of slandering embattled defence minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voiced his support for Harjit Sajjan on Friday after opposition parties banded together in the House of Commons to censure the embattled defence minister. He used part of his opening statement during his first COVID-19 update in a week to tout Sajjan's previous service as a police and military officer before accusing the Conservatives of slandering the minister.

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Don Martin: How to win the next election: It's the reopening, stupid.

Many Canadian politicians are oh-so-deserving of an electoral spanking for actions that introduced, spread, slowed and then revived COVID-19 across the country, writes Don Martin in his exclusive column for CTVNews.ca, adding that with the third wave becoming a ripple, a road back to popularity and power has opened up for incumbent political leaders.

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Don Martin, the former host of Power Play, posts his take on the federal politics issues of the day

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