Jukasa News Update – Thursday, November 24, 2016
Accused shooter charged with unsafe firearm storage
The man accused in the shooting death of Colten Boushie is facing additional firearms charges.
Gerald Stanley has been charged with second degree murder and accused of shooting Colten Boushie in August on a farm in Saskatchewan.
RCMP have now charged Stanley with two counts of unsafe storage of a firearm in relation to the shooting.
Stanly has pled not guilty to the murder charges. A preliminary hearing is set for April.
NDP critic may run for party leader
NDP Indigenous Affairs critic Charlie Angus is considering running for leader of the New Democrats.
Angus would replace Tom Mulcair in the next leadership race for the party – set for fall 2017.
Angus has stepped aside as the party’s caucus chair and indigenous affairs critic Wednesday.
Documentary filmmaker wins award
Indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin has won a Toronto critics prize.
Obomsawin won the Clyde Gilmour Award, along with a $50,000 prize the filmmaker can bestow to a person of her choice.
The director famously documented the land defence at Kahnesatake near Oka in 1990.
Toronto Film Critics association said Obomsawin is a significant architect of Canadian cinema and culture.
Federal government may ban pesticides harmful to bees
Ottawa is taking steps to ban a neonicotinoid insecticide.
The pesticide has come under scrutiny by ecologists and farmers for its devastating affects on bee populations in Canada.
Government officials are proposing to phase out all neo-nics over the next five years, saying use in high volumes in agriculture is not sustainable.
A 90 day public consultation period is set to begin in the coming days.
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