December 7, 2019

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  • Canada's premiers are meeting today just outside Toronto for the first time as a group since the federal election.  (Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

    Canada's premiers are meeting today just outside Toronto for the first time as a group since the federal election.

    Premiers’ parley: The nation’s premiers will meet outside Toronto to try to find consensus on various issues. It’s the first such meeting since October’s federal election. The Canadian Press reports.

Weather

  • Your forecast: Mainly sunny with a high of 0 C, wind from the south at 20 km/h increasing to 30 km/h and wind chill as low as -17 this morning.

What’s happening today

  • Climate conference: Delegates from nearly 200 countries, including Canada, are at a two-week climate-change summit that began today in Madrid. Jonathan Wilkinson, who was named Canada’s environment and climate change minister last month, is not there.
  • Governor quits campaign: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to end his campaign. Bullock, who struggled to raise funds and qualified for only one debate, said he won’t run for the U.S. Senate.
  • Call for change in India’s capital: Hundreds protested in New Delhi demanding tougher laws for the safety of women after a veterinarian was gang-raped and killed last week. The killing recalls the fatal gang rape of a woman aboard a moving bus in 2012 that prompted people to take to the streets to demand stricter rape laws. The Associated Press reports.

In case you missed it

  • Sky Zone indoor trampoline park closed its doors for good on Sunday. (Mike Sudoma / Winnipeg Free Press<)

    Sky Zone indoor trampoline park closed its doors for good on Sunday.

    Sky Zone shuttered: Gabrielle Piché has an article in our business section on Sky Zone closing its trampoline park Sunday. It’s the latest casualty in the highly competitive indoor-activity sector.
  • ‘Big questions’: Manitoba First Nations and the provincial government are concerned about federal child-welfare legislation. "I’m not sure the federal government itself is 100 per cent aware of the implications,” said Richard De La Ronde of Sandy Bay Child and Family Services. Dylan Robertson reports.
  • Seeking space: Addictions counsellors are working to open a long-term rehababilitation facility for women and members of the LGBTTQ+ community. Maggie Macintosh reports.

On this date

  • On Dec. 2, 1903: The preferential bill in New Zealand passed, but it was unknown what concessions the Canadian government would propose; a Toronto's paper's accusations against Sir Wilfred Laurier were unconfirmed; a boy lost his life when a rifle accidentally discharged; a CPR fireman's hand was crushed while coupling his engine; and funding continued for the expedition to find the North Pole for Canada.

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