Jukasa News Update Thursday, October 5, 2017
rans Canada says it is ditching the Energy East pipeline.
The announcement comes after a years long battle to see the cross country pipeline built.
Cities and indigenous nations across the country opposed the applications to the National Energy Board.
The company also announced they are withdrawing from a Quebec environmental review prompted by opposition to the pipeline out of Kahnawake and Montreal.
The pipeline was proposing to move tar sands from Alberta across the country through to New Brunswick.
The prime minister stood quietly through a public lashing Wednesday by indigenous people about the problems coming from the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.
Members of the audience shouted at Trudeau to go home, accusing him of crafting empty promises.
Trudeau and his wife both spoke to a group gathered on Parliament Hill about the inquiry, thanking those gathered for sharing their frustrations and urging him to do better.
Just one of the inquiries commissioners, Michelle Audette, attended that event.
Changes to the rules about becoming a Canadian citizen come into effect next week.
As of Oct. 11, only those people between the ages of 18 to 54 will be required to take and pass a knowledge test.
Previously, the age range was 14 to 64.
And the number of years a person must be physically present in Canada before being eligible for citizenship will change to three out of five from four out of six.
The changes are part of an ongoing overhaul of the Citizenship Act by the Liberal government, which says it wants to simplify the process.
The government is also rewriting the citizenship oath to incorporate a reference to treaties with Indigenous Peoples.
Ontario will create safe zones around abortion clinics to protect women who seek their services and the health-care workers who perform them.
Attorney General Yasir Naqvi introduced the legislation on Wednesday.
Naqvi said the zones will extend up to 150 metres around Ontario’s eight abortion clinics.
Advising a person to refrain from getting an abortion, anti-abortion protests and intimidation or interfering with a woman’s ability to access the services will be banned.
The ban will also automatically apply to 150 metres around the homes of abortion staff and health professionals who provide the services. Violators could face up to $5,000 in fines and six months in jail for a first offence and a $10,000 fine and up to a year in jail for subsequent offences.
- Previous Jukasa News Update Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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