Day: September 12, 2020

Rio Tinto CEO to leave over destruction of Indigenous sites in Australia

Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques will leave the Anglo-Australian mining giant by March over the destruction of Australian Indigenous sacred sites to access iron ore, the company said on Friday. “Significant stakeholders have expressed concerns about executive accountability for the failings identified,” Rio Tinto said in a statement. By mutual agreement, Jacques will step …

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Federal Liberals considering guaranteed basic income for all Canadians in response to pandemic

As the federal Liberals prepare to release an updated throne speech later this month, some top MPs are pushing for a guaranteed basic income for all Canadians. That would mean that virtually every Canadian adult would receive a set amount of money each month, regardless of their employment status. It’s among more than 50 priority …

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Ford government surveying Ontarians for Greater Golden Horseshoe transit plans

The Province of Ontario has released a new survey on transportation in the Greater Golden Horseshoe that it says will help shape its planning going forward. “This survey is incredibly important,” Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney said in a statement. “We need the community to take part in order to build a high functioning and efficient …

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Judge dismisses province’s application to remove Wascana Park teepee camp

Justice Graeme Mitchell has ruled that Tristen Durocher will be allowed to “complete his ceremonial fast and vigil without further incident” on the west lawn in front of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. Durocher, a 24-year-old Métis man, arrived in Regina on July 31 after walking 635 kilometres from northern Saskatchewan and erected a teepee in front of …

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Province reports 232 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Saturday

The province is reporting 232 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Saturday. The latest update also brings 119 more resolved cases. Since March, the province has confirmed a total of 44,300 cases.  Of those, 39,717 are considered resolved. The death toll is now at 2,814. The active case count has risen to 1,769. Forty-three …

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