As Canada went to polls, here are 5 non-election stories you may have missed

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Canadians went to the polls on 20 September and went to the 44th to choose their next governmentth federal election.

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Voting has stopped in many provinces and early results are starting to come in.

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As political developments continue to dominate the news in Canada, Granthshala News has compiled five non-election stories you may have missed on Monday.

Canada reported 4,059 COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths and 66 hospitalizations on Election Day, according to data from Esri Canada.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the major issues for voters and politicians during election campaigns.

It is the first time in Canadian political history that a federal election is being held during a Granthshala pandemic.

While millions of people across the country turned out to vote with long lines at polling stations, more than 186,000 Canadians also decided to get their vaccines on Monday.

Statistics Canada released a new report on Monday showing that Canada’s female population is aging. It was based on 2016 census data.

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According to statcan reportThe median age of the female population in very remote areas was 30.9 years in 2016, compared to 41.3 years across Canada.

In Canada, women aged 25 to 54 make up 41 percent of the population, and women 65 and older make up 16.7 percent.

Canada isn’t the only country counting the ballots.

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In Russia, the ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, won a larger-than-expected parliamentary majority after three days of voting.

With 99.9 percent of ballots counted, the Central Election Commission said United Russia had secured nearly 50 percent of the vote, with its nearest rival, the Communist Party, just under 19 percent.

US President Joe Biden’s administration seeks to nearly double the number of refugees admitted to the United States to 125,000 in the coming fiscal year beginning October 1 in keeping with a campaign promise, according to a State Department statement.

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The statement said the State Department will consult with the Department of Homeland Security and Congress, which was set at 62,500 by former US President Donald Trump for fiscal year 2020 ending this month.

The plan to dramatically increase refugee admissions comes at a time when tens of thousands of Afghan refugees are on US military bases awaiting resettlement in the United States.

As world leaders gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York ahead of the annual general debate 76. out ofth Sessions scheduled for Tuesday, a South Korean boy-band stole the show.

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K-pop star BTS poses in the General Assembly Hall on Monday in front of a famous green-marble backdrop to help promote the United Nations goals for 2030, which include ending extreme poverty, preserving the planet and gender equality. receiving is included.

The seven-member band’s live speech, performed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, attracted nearly one million spectators. UN YouTube Channel.

But it was not all about the goals of the United Nations. The group also unveiled a new music video for their current hit single “Permission to Dance”, which was filmed at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

— Reuters, with files from The Associated Press.

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