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Four stories we’re watching in Canada (and D.C.)

In the news: The Prime Minister heads to the White House


 

Four stories in the news today, March 10:

PM MEETS OBAMA AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House this morning, followed by a press conference where they plan announce closer co-operation on climate change, border security and in the Arctic. Trudeau will then meet with members of Congress the day ends with the first White House State dinner for a Canadian leader in 19 years.

GROUPS SEEK TO SAVE 21 ONTARIO PIT BULLS

The owners of 21 alleged fighting dogs believe they have found a solution to save the animals from a potential death sentence. Ken Marley, who represents three people accused of running a dogfighting ring near Chatham, Ont., said his clients have agreed in principle to transfer ownership of the dogs to a rescue organization north of Toronto.

GROUPS WANT EQUAL DRESS CODES FOR ALL WORKERS

Labour groups and some restaurant owners say the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s recent report on sexualized dress codes is not entirely in touch with the realities of life in the industry. They agree with the commission’s assertion that restaurants and bars should never force female staff to wear skimpy clothing as part of a work uniform.

HOMELESS SASK. MEN ARRIVE IN B.C.

Two homeless Saskatchewan men who say they were given one-way bus tickets to British Columbia have arrived in Vancouver. Charles Neil-Curly, 23, has been homeless for about five months and living in a North Battleford, Sask. shelter, but he says the province cut his funding, forcing him to find somewhere else to go. Neil-Curly says he asked for a ticket to B.C. and was on a bus later that night with his friend from the shelter, 21-year-old Jeremy Roy.


 
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