Canada’s federal budget: A financial expert breaks it down

Canada’s first federal budget in more than two years contained a number of proposals, including a national daycare program, extensions of relief programs for businesses and a digital services tax, among other items.Financial expert Preet Banerjee joined The Morning Show to break down and weigh in on the budget.The government’s national daycare program is targeting a 50 per cent reduction in the average cost of child-care fees within the next 18 months, with the goal of getting the cost down to $10 a day within five years, Banerjee says. Read more: Federal budget delivers big promises on childcare, tamer readmore

Ted Nugent, who once dismissed COVID-19, sickened by virus

National ReviewChauvin Trial Judge Says Maxine Waters Comments Could Lead to Trial Being ‘Overturned’ on AppealThe judge in the Chauvin trial stated Monday that inflammatory remarks by Representative Maxine Waters could lead to the trial being “overturned” on appeal. Waters had called for demonstrators to “get more confrontational” and protest in the streets if no guilty verdict was reached in the case. Waters delivered the comments over the weekend ahead of closing arguments in the high-profile case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who’s been charged with the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin faces three criminal counts, including readmore

US takes steps to protect electric system from cyberattacks

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration is taking steps to protect the country's electric system from cyberattacks through a new 100-day initiative combining federal government agencies and private industry. The initiative, announced Tuesday by the Energy Department, encourages owners and operators of power plants and electric utilities to improve their capabilities for identifying cyber threats to their networks. It includes concrete milestones for them to put into use technologies so they can spot and respond to intrusions in real time. The department is soliciting input from electric utilities, energy companies, government agencies and others for recommendations about how to safeguard the readmore

Biden called George Floyd’s brother amid Chauvin jury deliberations

President Biden called George Floyd’s brother Monday as the jury began deliberations in the trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin and told him “he was praying for us,” the family said Tuesday, according to a report. “He was just calling,” Philonise Floyd said on NBC’s “TODAY” show. “He knows how it is to lose a family member, he knows the process of what we’re going through,” Floyd said. “So he was just letting us know that he was praying for us, hoping that everything will come out to be OK.” The president’s call, they said, came on readmore

Here are the jurors who will decide whether Derek Chauvin

We don't yet know the names of the jurors in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.But that doesn’t mean we don’t know anything about them as they continue deliberations for a verdict.Over about two weeks last month, lawyers for the prosecution and defense quizzed potential jurors about their knowledge of Floyd’s death, their opinions of Chauvin, and their attitudes about police, racial injustice, and the protests and rioting that followed Floyd’s death.Some of them questioned how much readmore

Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting browsed white supremacist websites: Police

The gunman who killed eight workers at an Indianapolis FedEx facility appeared to browse white supremacist websites about a year before the attack, police said. The attacker, Brandon Hole, also killed himself in last Thursday's attack, and four of his victims were members of the Sikh religious community. In March 2020, Hole's family asked police to intervene when he purchased a gun and threatened to commit suicide. "I am going to point this unloaded gun at the police and they will shoot me," he told his mother, according to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's incident report. When readmore

Ex-HFPA head slammed for emailing article deeming BLM ‘hate movement’:

A former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is reportedly being attacked by members for sharing an opinion piece about Black Lives Matter that called the group a “racist hate movement” out to start a “race war.” Phil Berk, who served eight terms as president of the group behind the Golden Globes, emailed the Front Page Mag piece — which decried BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors’ multi-million property buying spree — to association members, staff, general counsel and even its chief operating officer, the Los Angeles Times said. “The house is down the road from one of the homes involved in the readmore

Derek Chauvin trial verdict live: Jury resumes deliberations as Biden

The GuardianHe survived California’s deadliest wildfire. But not his encounter with policeStephen Vest was left homeless after the Camp fire destroyed Paradise. He died last year after a chaotic incident in which police shot at him 11 times Stephen Vest grew up in Paradise, California. Illustration: Johnalynn Holland/The Guardian Through the overhead lights from his car, the security guard saw that Stephen Vest was injured. The dark-haired 30-year-old’s left arm appeared to be bleeding as he walked out of the park just before 8pm on a warm night last October. “What’s wrong? What happened? What can I readmore

CN rivals CP’s bid to buy Kansas City Southern —

Canadian National Railway Co. made a rival takeover offer Tuesday for Kansas City Southern in a cash-and-stock bid valued at US$33.7 billion.The offer tops a proposal made last month by Canadian Pacific Railway and valued at US$25 billion. Read more: Canadian Pacific Railway to buy Kansas City Southern for $25B CN chief executive Jean-Jacques Ruest said the railway is ideally positioned to combine with KCS to create a company with a broader reach and greater scale.“CN and KCS have highly complementary networks with limited overlap that will enable them to accelerate growth in single-owner, single-operator, end-to-end service across readmore

HTC’s wireless Vive Air headset outed by a premature award

The HTC Air VR headset, dolled up in a fitness-specific fit. See, this headset is for fitness. Removable fabric elements for easier washing. Honestly, I find myself sweating after only 10 minutes of face-clamped Beat Saber, so this could be useful for a much wider audience than the “fitness” label implies. Breathability built in as […]readmore