Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau appear on stage during WE Day UN in New York City on Sept. 20, 2017. BREAKING: Ethics Commissioner launches investigation into Justin Trudeau's involvement in awarding $900M contract to charity with close ties to his family and the Liberal Party. Last year, Dion found the prime minister improperly pressured his former attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to intervene in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Adrian Wyld/CP Craig (left) and Marc Kielburger introduce Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau as they appear at the WE Day celebrations in Ottawa on Nov. 10, 2015. Trudeau has appeared as a volunteer several times at WE Day events since becoming prime minister.
July 03, 2020 22:52 UTC
As a pediatrician, I was appalled by last Saturday’s article about Tyler Skaggs, especially the headline on page D4, “Skaggs Continues to Inspire.” Inspire by what, exactly, the fact that he was a longtime drug addict? Inspire by the fact that he died from an overdose of several illegal drugs mixed with a lethal amount of alcohol? No one, and I mean no one can derive any inspiration from the short, tortured life of Tyler Skaggs. Peter R. ShulmanEncinoAdvertisement::Tyler Skaggs was a gifted athlete with a bright future in baseball. Noel JohnsonGlendaleAdvertisement::I can understand the sadness felt by Tyler Skaggs’ wife and mother over losing their loved one.
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July 03, 2020 21:56 UTC
Most of these clips have been filmed in the United States, but that isn’t to say versions of them don’t occur in Canada, too. Municipalities across Ontario have been “seriously exploring” the idea of making face masks mandatory in indoor spaces over the last couple of weeks. Those who cannot wear masks for medical reasons, as well as children under the age of two, will not be required to cover their faces. Watch: How effective are homemade face masks? “We have to remember if we don’t take these measures there will be more cases and more deaths.”Insightful: Japan doesn’t even require people to wear masks.
July 03, 2020 21:56 UTC
(angela n./Flickr)Feeling hot, hot, hot — that was pretty much everyone outside today. High temperatures soared to the mid-90s, in part thanks to somewhat drier air than usual and a warming wind off the mountains. Highs are near 90 most spots. By fireworks time, many spots are still feeling like near 90. We’re talking near 90 to low 90s most spots.
July 03, 2020 20:48 UTC
Three Colorado officers with the Aurora Police Department have been fired and one has stepped down after a photo surfaced of three officers mocking the police killing of Elijah McClain. Three officers staged a photo of the young Black man being choked by police. Interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson announced the termination on Friday, saying “they don’t deserve to wear a badge anymore.”Erica Marrero, Jaron Jones and Kyle Dittrich were identified as the officers in the photo, which was taken at a memorial site for McClain last year. Marrerro and Dittrich were fired and Jones resigned earlier this week. Wilson clarified that Jones’ file states he would have been terminated if he hadn’t resigned, which means he will not be able to become a police officer with another Colorado department.
July 03, 2020 20:21 UTC
John E. Sokolowski via Getty Images Edmonton Eskimos helmets lined up during a warm-up against the Toronto Argonauts at BMO field in Toronto on Sept. 16, 2017. The Washington Redskins likely won’t be called that for much longer. But what does that mean for other racist team names, particularly one north of the border here in Canada? Not much, as the Edmonton Eskimos released a statement Friday saying the team will not immediately change its name. — Gourmet Spud (@gourmetspud) July 3, 2020I know where the Eskimos team name came from.
July 03, 2020 20:03 UTC
MANHATTAN, NY - JUNE 30: Protesters barricade the street with bikes and hundreds of people at City ... [+] Hall, Manhattan. Earlier in the day, one of the members of Warriors in the Garden was beaten and arrested by police. This is exactly where income inequality meets investing.</p><p>For years, one of the main forces pushing up stock prices has been low interest rates as set by central erbanks, including the Federal Reserve. As more money chases shares, demand drive up prices and returns on investment.</p><p>Only, that can’t go on forever. But while those in the former don’t necessarily need the latter, the opposite eventually cannot be true.
July 03, 2020 19:52 UTC
For President Trump, nothing could be more natural than to stand alongside such giants of American history. On Friday night, he will travel to Mount Rushmore for an early Independence Day party, reviving the environmentally worrisome tradition of July Fourth fireworks over their massive carved likenesses. The Mount Rushmore state, South Dakota, has not been as badly hit by the virus as much of the rest of the heartland. But Trump is desperate to put himself at the center of a celebration, four months away from Election Day. "All you've got to do is watch me," Biden responded, " And I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive ability to the cognitive ability of the man I'm running against ."
July 03, 2020 19:52 UTC
Protests across the country are scheduled to take place through the July 4th weekend by anti-racist demonstrators demanding an end to police brutality. It’s been over a month since the police killing of Minneapolis Black man George Floyd, and protests show no sign of slowing down. On July 4th, as the U.S. celebrates its independence, demonstrators from around the country will make their voices heard. All across the state of California, demonstrators will take part in combating systemic racism. “There will be radical joy and dancing because, as Audre Lorde wrote, ‘it is better to speak/remembering/we were never meant to survive,‘’’ organizers for the Boston event wrote in the event description on Facebook.
July 03, 2020 19:07 UTC
Everything is shiny new at Santa Ynez band of Chumash Indians Casino in the Santa Ynez Valley.The ... [+] tribe celebrated opening of huge new Casino (pictured) in August, their new hotel will be built soon, the reservation near Solvang is expanding dramatically this year. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians owns and operates the Chumash Casino located in Santa Ynez, it is one of the largest employers in the valley. Where the state requires a total of 1,096,853 signatures in favor of a referendum for it to be considered, tribes have already collected 971,373. A spot on the November 2020 ballot would put the fate of the tribes proposal for in-person betting at any of the state’s 70 tribal casino properties in the hands of California’s residents. Card rooms have long been the main point of contention between state legislators and tribal leaders, in that tribes feel their ability to operate legally directly infringes on the exclusive gaming rights granted to them.
July 03, 2020 18:56 UTC
(CNN) Two Oklahoma police officers were charged with second-degree murder this week in the Taser death of a 28-year-old man last year, authorities report. The charges follow a season of protests against police brutality and systemic racism after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Jared Lakey in a photo provided by his family's attorneyJared Lakey, 28, died on July 6, 2019, after being tased multiple times by officers Joshua Taylor, 25, and Brandon Dingman, 34, of the Wilson Police Department. The town is about 100 miles south of Oklahoma City.
July 03, 2020 18:45 UTC
(CNN) Hillary Clinton taunted President Donald Trump in an interview published on Friday, criticizing his handling of the coronavirus by saying that she -- as president -- would have done a better job handling the international pandemic. "We sure could have done a better job saving lives, modeling better, more responsible behavior," Clinton told The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast . So I know I would have done a better job." The coronavirus pandemic has dominated the last four months of American life, including altering every aspect of the presidential campaign. Trump's campaign has struggled to forge on in the face of the pandemic and the economic downturn it caused.
July 03, 2020 18:33 UTC
TOPLINEIn recent weeks, one high-profile female founder after another has stepped down — the Wing’s Audrey Gelman, Refinery29’s Christene Barberich, Band.o’s Jen Gotch, Reformation’s Yael Aflalo, Manrepeller’s Leandra Medine Cohen and Girlboss’ Sophia Amoruso — and now luggage company Away’s cofounder and co-CEO Steph Korey will step down, again. Away's Steph Korey and Jen Rubio. Jamel Toppin for ForbesKEY FACTSCofounder Jen Rubio and co-CEO Stuart Haselden told employees that Korey will step down as co-CEO by the end of the year, according to emails obtained by The Verge. Earlier this week, Korey posted a series of Instagram stories criticizing the media and, in particular, the media’s portrayal of female founders. further readingAway Says Co-CEO Steph Korey Will Step Down This Year After Her Attacks On The Media (The Verge)Emotional Baggage (The Verge)Online Luggage Startup Away CEO Stepping Down (Forbes)
July 03, 2020 18:00 UTC
(CNN) The Arizona Department of Health Services demanded that three gyms close immediately or face court action, according to a statement from the department's spokesman. The three gyms -- two LifeTime locations and one Mountainside Fitness gym -- have garnered attention for their refusal to abide by Gov. The three locations were ordered to close by noon Friday or face "civil action" by the department, according to a copy of the letter each business received. Specifically, the letters say the health department will seek a temporary restraining order. Mountainside Fitness CEO Tom Hatten said that he will not heed the order.
July 03, 2020 17:32 UTC
But as a bridge between Biden and black activists, Sanders sometimes finds herself taking shots from all sides. AD“It is my job to advocate for and protect his position,” Sanders said in the interview. ), who joined as a special guest, swooned over Sanders’s book, which she said she had listened to in an audio format. Together!”Jeff Weaver, then Sen. Sanders’s campaign manager, said she was a natural before a big audience. Now that Biden’s campaign is conducted largely via virtual events, Sanders is more frequently seen on TV as a surrogate than physically at Biden’s side.
July 03, 2020 17:31 UTC