Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Protesters camped outside the Saskatchewan legislature say they are taking the government to court.
Lawyer Dan LeBlanc says six people were arrested illegally in June when the Regina police enforced an eviction order.
The six people were never charged and the camp was set up again several days later.
LeBlanc says the protesters aren’t asking for money, but want the court to rule that the arrests were illegal.
The camp was set up in February to protest racial injustice and the disproportionate number of Indigenous children apprehended by child-welfare workers.
Canada rebounded from its first loss of the world lacrosse championship with a 10-5 win over the Iroquois Nationals on Monday.
Canada moved into sole possession of second place in the blue group behind the undefeated Americans, while the Iroquois Nationals fell into a third-place tie with Australia.
The Canadians wrapped preliminary-round play Tuesday against Australia beating them 13-7, while the Iroquois Nationals mounted a 14-7 victory over Scotland.
The I-Nats face Puerto Rico on Wednesday.
Performers singing in at least five languages are among this year’s diverse selection of Polaris Music Prize nominees.
Ten contenders were revealed for the $50,000 award, which goes to the best album from a Canadian artist or band.
A number of Indigenous artists are represented on this year’s short list. Newcomer Jeremy Dutcher and rappers the Snotty Nose Rez Kids made the cut.
The Polaris winner will be awarded on Sept. 17 at a gala presentation held in Toronto.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says people across Ontario will be consulted before a new sex-education curriculum is drafted.
The newly elected Progressive Conservatives were accused of flip-flopping on the issue Monday after the education minister said in the legislature that concepts like gender identity, consent and cyber safety would still be taught in the fall only to backtrack on her comments hours later.
Ford had pledged to repeal and replace the curriculum, which the Liberals updated in 2015, and his government said last week that when students return to class this fall they will be taught a version of the curriculum introduced in 1998, sparking anger from some teachers and parents who say that document is outdated.
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