National News Changes coming to OHIP in October; Video released of Conservative leader speaking out against same sex marriage SHARE ON: Wendy Gray, staff Friday, Aug. 23rd, 2019 Changes will save $83-million a year In a move touted to save the province millions, there are changes coming to OHIP. A working group has announced 11 recommendations to update the province’s healthcare system meant to improve the quality of patient care and reduce medically unnecessary services. The Ford government says the changes, which come into effect on the first of October, will save $83-million a year. Video of Scheer in House of Commons debate released by Liberals Just two months away from a federal election it appears the gloves have come off. The Liberals have released a short video of a 14-year old speech by Conservative leader Andrew Scheer speaking out against same sex marriage. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tweeted the edited video along with a challenge to walk in Ottawa’s Pride Parade on Sunday, which the Tory leader has never done. Canadian Consular staff banned form travel outside of Hong Kong Staff at the Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong has been banned from travelling outside of the city. The move comes after a British Consulate employee was arrested in mainland China. Pro-democracy protests continue to rage on in the city, often becoming violent. Backlash continues over Brazil President’s accusations on cause of Amazon fires Brazil’s President is sparking outrage with environmentalists as wildfires rage across the Amazon. Environmentalists are blaming the President for a spike in deforestation where most of the fires are burning. The President is suggesting those same environmentalists are starting the fires themselves. There are over 75-thousand fires burning in Brazil, mostly in the Amazon. BMO customers double charged for purchases How much attention do you pay to your bank account? Well, you may want to start especially if you bank with BMO. Customers complained they had been charged twice for purchases earlier this week. The bank says all the affected customers have been credited and the issue has been fixed.