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La bienveillance et le respect « plus nécessaires que jamais », dit la reine

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Durant ses traditionnels vœux de Noël, la reine Élisabeth II, reine de tous les pays du Commonwealth, dont le Canada, a rappelé l’importance de la paix et du bon vouloir en expliquant que tous devraient se respecter même dans la différence.

La souveraine de 92 ans a indiqué que le message de paix véhiculé par Jésus était toujours d’actualité.

« [Son message] peut être appliqué par tous. Il est plus nécessaire que jamais », affirme la reine.

En dépit de nos différences les plus profondes, traiter les autres avec respect et comme un des êtres humains égaux est toujours un bon pas vers une plus grande compréhension.

La reine Élisabeth II

Comme à son habitude, la reine Élisabeth II a évité de commenter des enjeux plus litigieux comme les relations internationales ou encore la situation politique dans les pays du Commonwealth.

La souveraine qui règne depuis maintenant 66 ans, n’a d’ailleurs pas mentionné la visite, en juillet dernier, du président américain Donald Trump, ni le débat en cours entourant le Brexit.

Élisabeth II en a toutefois profité pour un faire un bref retour sur une année mouvementée pour la famille royale tout en rappelant l’importance, pour elle, de la fraternité.

À travers les nombreux changements auxquels j’ai pu assister à travers les années, la foi, la famille et l’amitié ont été non seulement une constance pour moi, mais aussi une source personnelle de confort et d’assurance.

La reine Élisabeth II

La reine a d’ailleurs mentionné quelques évènements marquants de l’année 2018 comme le mariage du prince Harry à l’actrice américaine Meghan Markle ou encore la naissance de deux arrière-petits-enfants.

Le premier ministre présente ses voeux

Le chef du gouvernement canadien, Justin Trudeau, a lui aussi présenté ses voeux de Noël, lundi, dans le cadre d’un message vidéo.

« Aujourd’hui, nous nous réunissons avec les chrétiens au Canada et à travers le monde pour célébrer la naissance de Jésus Christ », a-t-il déclaré.

« Nous sommes toujours avec vous, parce que c’est ce que les Canadiens ont l’habitude de faire. Nous appuyons nos proches, nos voisins et ceux qui sont dans le besoin. Nous puisons notre force dans nos différences et nous célébrons tout ce que nous partageons. Nous faisons notre part pour aider les autres et améliorer la vie des gens qui nous entourent. Voilà en quoi consiste le véritable esprit de Noël et de notre pays », a ajouté le premier ministre, avant de souhaiter un joyeux Noël à l’ensemble des habitants du pays.

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Ottawa unveils funding for poultry and egg farmers hurt by free-trade deals

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Canadian egg and poultry farmers who’ve lost domestic market share due to two recent free-trade agreements will soon have access to $691 million in federal cash, Canada’s agriculture minister announced Saturday.

Marie-Claude Bibeau shared details of the long-awaited funds in a virtual news conference.

“Today we position our young farmers for growth and success tomorrow,” she said.

The money follows a previously announced $1.75 billion for the dairy sector linked to free-trade deals with Europe and countries on the Pacific Rim, one that came into effect in 2017 and the other in 2018.

The dairy sector funds were to flow over eight years, and the first $345 million payment was sent out last year.

But on Saturday, Bibeau announced a schedule for the remaining payments that will see the money flow over three years — beginning with $468 million in 2020-21, $469 million in 2021-22 and $468 million in 2022-23.

Bibeau said the most recently announced funds for dairy farmers amount to an average farm of 80 cows receiving a direct payment of $38,000 in the first year.

Payments based on formulas

David Wiens, vice-president of the Dairy Farmers of Canada, said the money will help farms make investments for the future.

“I think particularly for the younger farmers who have really struggled since these agreements have been ratified, they can actually now see opportunities, how they can continue to make those investments on the farm so that they can continue on,” he said.

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Employee of Ottawa Metro store tests positive for COVID-19

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Metro says an employee of its grocery store on Beechwood Avenue in Ottawa has tested positive for COVID-19.

The company says the employee’s positive test result was reported on Nov. 25. The employee had last been at work at the Metro at 50 Beechwood Ave. on Nov. 19.

Earlier this month, Metro reported several cases of COVID-19 at its warehouse on Old Innes Road.

Positive test results were reported on Nov. 2, Nov. 6, Nov. 11, and Nov. 19. The first two employees worked at the produce warehouse at 1184 Old Innes Rd. The other two worked at the distribution centre at the same address.

Metro lists cases of COVID-19 in employees of its stores and warehouses on its website

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Tinseltown: Where 50-year-old ‘tough guys’ become youngsters again

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Audy Czigler wears glitter like a Pennsylvania miner wears coal dust. It’s on his face and hands, in his hair and on his clothing. It’s an occupational hazard that he says he just can’t get rid of.

And when he’s sifting through job applications from people wanting to work at his Tinseltown Christmas Emporium on Somerset Street W. in Hintonburg, the glitter is a consideration. For he’s not looking for people who can simply endure it; no, he’s screening for people who revel and carouse in glitter, for those for whom the 10,000th playing of I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus is as refreshing as the first, for those who believe that the 12 days of Christmas last 365 days a year. The believers.

Sure, he has heard the voices of skeptical passersby on the sidewalk outside his shop, especially in the summer months when visions of sugarplums have receded from many people’s minds.

“I hear them out there a few times a day,” he says, “wondering how a Christmas store can possibly survive year-round.

“I want to go out and tell them,” he adds, but his voice trails off as a customer approaches and asks about an ornament she saw there recently, of a red cardinal in a white heart. Where is it?

There’s scant room for sidewalk skeptics now, crowded out by the dozens of shoppers who, since October, have regularly lined up outside the store, patiently biding their time (and flocks) as pandemic-induced regulations limit the shop to 18 customers at a time.

Once inside, visitors will be forgiven for not first noticing the glitter, or even the rendition of Baby, It’s Cold Outside playing on the speakers. For there’s no specific “first thing” you notice. The first thing you notice is EVERYTHING — a floor-to-ceiling cornucopia of festivity, reminiscent perhaps of how the blind man in the Gospel of John may have felt when Jesus rubbed spit and mud in his eyes and gave him sight for the first time.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/tinseltown-where-50-year-old-tough-guys-become-youngsters-again

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