Here are the answers to our September quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information
1. Who is Roberta Battaglia?
Additional notes: Roberta is a 10-year-old Canadian singer who received the coveted golden buzzer on America’s Got Talent.
2. What therapy was approved for the first time in Canada?
Additional notes: Game-based therapy for ADHD has been approved. This is the first time such a therapy has been approved.
3. Which countries filled the vacant two seats on the UN Security Council?
Additional notes: India and Ireland are filling the two vacant seats. Mexico and Norway received more than the minimum 128 votes. Canada only received 108 votes.
4. Which TV anchor stepped down to make room for more diverse voices?
Additional notes: Ben Mulroney is stepping down as host of eTalk.
5. What does the Sergei Magnitsky Law do?
Additional notes: The law allows governments to impose financial and other restrictions on foreign nationals responsible for, or complicit in, violating internationally recognized human rights. The law also allows governments to freeze assets owned by foreign nationals and prohibit financial transactions by known human rights abusers. The law is named after Russian tax adviser Sergei Magnitsky, who was tortured and died in a Moscow prison after documenting fraud in Russia.
6. What book has been chosen for Canada Reads?
Additional notes: We Have Always Been Here, described as a queer Muslim memoir, by Samra Habib, was selected as a book all Canadians should read.
7. What is social distancing?
Additional notes: Social distancing, also know as physical distancing, is a non-pharmaceutical intervention to prevent the spread of contagious diseases. It is a prime measure used to fight Covid 19.
8. Who has Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden selected for his running mate?
Additional notes: Kamala Harris is a senator from California.
9. Which country claims to be the first to have developed a vaccine against Covid-19?
Additional notes: Russia produced its first batch of the virus vaccine Sputnik V. President Vladimir Putin said it was safe and had his own daughter inoculated; however, scientists around the world caution that it still needs a rigorous safety review.
10. Which charity is under scrutiny as a result of government favour?
Additional notes: We is an international development charity and a youth empowerment movement formerly known as Free the Children. The Government of Canada contracted with the We Charity to administer a multi-million dollar student-volunteer program. The decision was withdrawn and We is under investigation.
11. Who is the new leader of the federal Conservatives?
Additional notes: Erin O’Toole was elected August 24. He has been member of parliament for Durham since 2012.
12. How many agreements does the federal government have for Covid 19 vaccines?
Additional notes: The government has agreements to purchase 56 million doses from Moderna, 20 million doses from Pfizer, 76 million doses from Novavax and 38 million doses from Johnson & Johnson. The vaccine will not be mandatory.
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