Mark's Top 5
5. Dangerous protest?
Through the first two home games of the Ottawa REDBLACKS, the traffic plan has gone very smoothly. But the residents of one neighbourhood street are expressing concern about being used as a route for shuttle buses. And one resident may have taken his protest a step further. Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group has been sending about 90 shuttle buses on Lakeside Avenue, which runs west of Bronson to the Queen Elizabeth Parkway. Residents staged a protest before the game last Saturday night, crossing the street slowly in front of the buses. But apparently after the game, some bus drivers reported having a flashlight shone in their eyes.
4. Defending Trudeau
Liberal House Leader Ralph Goodale says the Conservatives are being petty and irresponsible over Justin Trudeau's appearance at a mosque in Montreal. We told you yesterday about a report that said Trudeau had gone to a mosque in his riding that appeared on a U.S. military list of al-Qaeda recruitment centres published by the New York Times. Goodale says if there was a real threat from the mosque, the government should have acted on it, rather than using it as an opportunity to attack Trudeau.
3. Info not provided
Almost two-thirds of Canada's First Nations have missed the deadline to provide more detailed financial information to the federal government. Communities across Canada were given until July 29 to publish their financial reports, including the salaries of chiefs. But only 224 of about 600 communities, or about 37%, have submitted data to the department of aboriginal affairs. But native leaders with the Assembly of First Nations said the federal Conservatives acted unilaterally and that the law goes too far.
2. Provinces want more
Led by Kathleen Wynne, provincial premiers are asking the federal government for a big boost in infrastructure money. The federal government currently spends about half a per cent of GDP on infrastructure. Wynne says that should be quadrupled to 2%, or about $30 billion a year. Based on population, about $12 billion would go to Ontario.
1. Ukraine invasion inevitable
NATO is warning that Russia might be getting ready to invade Ukraine. According to reports, there are 20,000 Russian troops that are ready for combat stationed on the Ukrainian border. And NATO is saying Russia could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade. Meanwhile, Russia is responding to sanctions from other countries by banning foreign food imports for a year.
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