All three major party leaders in Canada have net disapproval ratings
Canadians don’t seem to be big fans of their options when it comes to the next Prime Minister. The Toronto Star cited a poll from Forum Research that said all three leaders of the major parties have a net disapproval rating. Both Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer came in at just under 35 percent approval while NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was closer to 20 percent.
Kidnapped Canadian volunteers in Africa rescued
The two Canadian women abducted in Ghana have been rescued. Authorities didn’t say anything about their condition though. Officials for the West African country said the nation is safe to travel to even though there have been an increase in kidnappings of ransom. Ghana’s president promised to crack down on abduction.
International students and refugees helping to boost Canadian population
Canada saw its highest growth rate in over three decades last year and international students are to thank. Statistics Canada released numbers that showed many people coming to the country for education are deciding to stay. Foreign workers and refugees also helped boost the numbers. Canada had the highest growth rate among G-7 nations.
Alarming increase in teens going to hospital for harming themselves
Ontario teenagers going to the emergency room for self-harm doubled from 2009 to 2017. The study was done by the University of Ottawa and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. There was also an almost 80 percent increase in visits for mental health problems. Researchers say the numbers mimic those in the U.S.
Thousands protest in Hong Kong to prevent extradition bill
An extradition bill set to be tabled in Hong Kong was delayed due to protestors outside the government’s headquarters. It is reported that the crowds of thousands were mostly young people who are afraid of giving China too much control over the former British colony. If the bill passes, criminal suspects in Hong Kong could be sent for trial in mainland China.
Sleeping with lights on can increase weight gain, high blood pressure and diabetes
Falling asleep with the TV or other lights on could lead to health problems. The National Institute of Health in the U.S. said humans are supposed to sleep in dark places and having lights on could mix up one’s metabolism. The organization added disrupting the biological clock could increase risks of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.