Ottawa hands N.L. $5.2 billion for troubled Muskrat Falls hydro project

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, right, receives an ovation at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John's, N.L. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The province has struck a deal with Ottawa for a $10-a-day child-care program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, right, receives an ovation at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John's, N.L. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The province has struck a deal with Ottawa for a $10-a-day child-care program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

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UPDATED | Feds say provinces will issue 'standardized' proof of vaccination for travel

Instead of issuing a singular federal national COVID-19 vaccine passport, the federal government says that each province and territory will be responsible for issuing a 'standardized pan-Canadian' vaccine passport that Canadians can use when travelling abroad. Each province's system is supposed to have a 'common' look and feel, with the expectation that by next month all Canadians will have access.