Ford Government moves to cut, freeze tuition fees
Getting a post-secondary education is about to get cheaper in Ontario.
The Ford Government is set to announce a 10 per cent cut in tuition that will take effect in the fall. The cut will remain in place for the next school year as well. The average university tuition fees will drop by about $600 and average college fees by about $300. However, the NDP is criticizing this move, suggesting tuition fees will skyrocket in 2021.
Police discover weapon stockpile at home of Danforth Shooter
New details are being released about a man who killed two and injured 13.
According to unsealed court documents, police discovered weapons, ammo and even 9/11 conspiracy documentaries in the home of Faisal Hussain. His apartment was searched hours after his deadly rampage in Toronto last July. Hussain was discovered dead in his vehicle by officers.
Canada rallies allies to protest death sentence against man in China
Canada is gathering its allies as it pleads for life of a Canadian man in China.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the feds have requested clemency for Robert Schellenberg, who was sentenced to death in China for drug trafficking. She says Canada has already gained support to put pressure on Beijing from many other countries including the US, the E.U. and Australia.
May faces non-confidence debate following Brexit fail
Theresa May is back on the chopping block after a crushing Brexit defeat.
Despite survivng a similar vote just months ago, a debate is scheduled today for a non-confidence motion against the British PM. The call for her removal came moments after a devastating defeat of the EU divorce deal yesterday. Leaving the EU in March without a deal could put Britain’s economy in turmoil.
Quebec official claims ‘Bird Box’ featured Lac-Mégantic train disaster footage
Netflix is coming under fire again for using footage of a Canadian disaster.
Earlier this week, the streaming service was criticized for using aftermath shots from the Lac-Mégantic train crash in its show Travelers. But, the Quebec community’s mayor believes similar footage has been used in the movie Bird Box. She’s asking Netflix to review its other productions for use of the footage.