Ontario pediatric infectious disease experts urge parents to get kids vaccinated

Seven-year-Austin Soissa prepares to receive his COVID-19 vaccine shot from Dr. Chetana Kulkarni from Sick Kids Hospital at a children's vaccine clinic held at the Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto, on Sunday, December 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Seven-year-Austin Soissa prepares to receive his COVID-19 vaccine shot from Dr. Chetana Kulkarni from Sick Kids Hospital at a children's vaccine clinic held at the Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto, on Sunday, December 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

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Liberals withdraw controversial amendment to guns bill

The federal Liberals are withdrawing an amendment to their guns bill that introduced a controversial new definition of an assault-style weapon. The amendment would have defined what kind of firearms should be banned in Canada and added dozens of new semi-automatic rifles and shotguns to the list.