Jukasa News Update – Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Marvel Comic founder Stan Lee has died.
His family announced the passing of the 95 year old on Monday.
Collaborators say Lee was working on a new series revolving around an indigenous superhero in Toronto.
Producers with the project say Lee was hoping actor Adam Beach would take the lead role.
The federal government needs to appoint a special representative to hear from Indigenous women coerced into being sterilized to learn what justice would look like for the survivors, says Amnesty International Canada.
The human-rights organization, which plans to take the issue to the United Nations Committee Against Torture this month, insists there must be action from the federal government, the provinces and territories, and medical regulators.
Many people are shocked to learn doctors are still coercing indigenous women into sterilization in 2018.
A class action lawsuit was launched in 2017 — representing 60 indigenous women in Saskatoon who were coerced into sterilization by medical professionals.
Police have made one arrest and are looking for nine teens following an alleged assault and suspected hate crime against two Jewish boys in Toronto.
Investigators say the incident happened on Sunday evening, when four 17-year-old boys were walking through a predominantly Jewish neighbourhood and wearing yarmulkes.
Police allege another group of young people made derogatory comments to the boys about their religion, and began punching and kicking them.
Investigators say the suspects split up and ran away, and the alleged victims were treated for their injuries at the scene.
They say officers found one of the suspects, and are looking for nine others who are described as being in their early teens.
Toronto Mayor John Tory tweeted that nobody should be “attacked for their religion,” and asked for anyone with information about the incident to call police.
Ontario’s only outlet for legal recreational cannabis has eliminated its backlog on orders and says it is“back on track” when it comes to deliveries.
The provincial government shared the news on Monday after weeks of delays at the online store.
Finance Minister Vic Fedeli said the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store is returning to its original delivery time of one to three days after struggling to meet demand for recreational cannabis since it became legal last month.
The OCS reported 100,000 orders on the very first night cannabis was made legal in Canada.
While the backlog of orders is now cleared there are still anticipated shipping delays due to rolling postal strikes in the province.
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