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Jukasa Radio News Update Monday, June 24, 2019


Several new deals reached between the federal government and one of its biggest civil-service unions that allow paid time off for victims of domestic violence are the start of a trend, says an academic expert on violence against women and children.
The tentative agreements, reached late last month with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), include up to 10 paid days of leave to help union members escape their violent partners, a provision the union calls “historic.”
The new regulations allow survivors of such violence to take 10 days off — including time off for parents of children who are victims of family violence.
It comes into force Sept. 1.

Hamilton police say they’ve made an arrest following an altercation at a Pride event last weekend and say they are looking to make several more.
Police say they responded to a large disturbance at Gage Park on June 15 that resulted in a physical confrontation and left multiple people injured.
They say there was an argument between the event’s attendees and two groups protesting the event _ a religious group and members of the yellow vest movement.
Police say both the religious group and the yellow vest members were displaying anti-LGBTQ signs.

No winning ticket was sold for the $7 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.
However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Ontario.
The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on June 26 will be approximately $9 million.

Indigenous drummers in British Columbia are led an anti-pipeline protest Friday along a 22-kilometre route through Victoria.
Hundreds of demonstrators were protesting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and the government’s use of tax dollars to support the fossil fuel industry.

The federal government is considering how to legally enshrine Indigenous people’s ownership of traditional culture including songs to art to the use of medicinal plants.
Ottawa has signed agreements with the Assembly of First Nations and the Metis National Council to explore ways for Indigenous communities to control and benefit from their cultural knowledge.
The attempt to reconcile western individualist concepts with Aboriginal ideas of common inheritance. It must balance ownership against stewardship and temporary rights with permanent protection.

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