Ontario students rally; McArthur sentencing hearing begins
Students to rally against grant cuts
Thousands of students across Ontario are set to protest the Ford government today. They will be protesting the province’s cuts to tuition grants and the plan to reduce the number of families who will be eligible for OSAP. The province has also done away with the 6-month grace period to pay back student loans. Today’s student rally is being organized by Students for Ontario.
Sentencing hearing for serial killer gets underway
We will start to learn more today about the victims of Bruce McArthur. The sentencing hearing for the serial killer is set to begin today. It is expected that dozens of victim impact statements will be read. McArthur pleaded guilty last month to murdering eight men.
Union fights back against GM
It’s the ad General Motors never wanted you to see, but that didn’t stop the union from buying time during the Super Bowl. The ad calls the auto maker greedy and “un-Canadian” for its plans to close down its plant in Oshawa. GM tried to block Unifor from airing the ad, but the union plans to buy more air time during the Golden Globes and Leafs games.
Lima Group meets in Ottawa
The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is on the agenda in Ottawa today. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is hosting the meeting with the so called Lima Group of allies. Three million Venezuelans have been forced from their homes and massive protests have been held to force the country’s socialist leader to step down.