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5 things to know about for Friday, January 14, 2022: Coronavirus restrictions, truckers’ vaccination mandate, Christmas parade crash

TORONTO – COVID-19 restrictions vary by region of Canada, truckers will not be exempt from a new vaccination warrant, and a judge is expected to decide whether the suspect in the Wisconsin parade crash will stand trial . Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

1. Restrictions related to COVID-19: Some regions of the country are relaxing pandemic restrictions while others are tightening them based on the perception of their officials as to whether the COVID-19 curve is flattening or has not yet peaked.

2. Rules of truckers: The federal government says unvaccinated Canadians will not be exempt from the new federal vaccine mandate for truckers that goes into effect this weekend.

3. End the pandemic: Canada must help lead vaccination efforts abroad to prevent the next dangerous variant and truly end the pandemic, according to an epidemiologist.

4. Crash of the Christmas parade: A judge is due to decide on Friday whether a Milwaukee man accused of plowing his SUV through a Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring dozens more, will stand trial for murder.

5. Corporate taxes: Canadian businesses have already generated enough revenue this year to pay their 2022 taxes, according to a new report.

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