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Trudeau Arrives at Paris Summit, Climate Change in the Spotlight. Canadian Refugee Processing Centre Now Open in Jordan. OPSEU Launches 4 Week Campaign Against Hydro One Sale. Adele Blows Away Record For 1st Week Album Sales. Edmonton Eskimos Win The 103rd Grey Cup.=**Many Canadians Will Online Shop for Cyber Monday.**
Trudeau Arrives at Paris Summit, Climate Change in the Spotlight
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Paris this weekend to attend an international climate change conference, along with the leaders from 150 countries. French President Francois Hollande is playing host to to the 21st United Nations “council of the parties”, also known as COP21. Trudeau’s schedule was jam-packed with meetings, which kept him busy until his Sunday evening flight back to Canada. While 40,000 delegates were in Paris Sunday for the conference, a few hundred were in attendance at Queen’s Park for a protest, where they demanded that the world leaders sign a binding deal to stop global warming and climate change. They chanted slogans, and held flashlights, cellphones and other light-emitting devices as they walked around the legislative buildings. Many of the policy makers and government officials involved with COP21 have declared climate change to be the biggest threat to the world at the moment. But THIS poll conducted by Ipsos for Global News suggests that Canadians see things differently when it comes to ranking their concerns about climate change with other issues in their lives.
Canadian Refugee Processing Centre Now Open in Jordan
Syrian Refugees waiting to leave Jordan have begun slowy trickling into Canada’s processing centre in Amman. Sunday marked the first day of operations at what will become the hub of much of the Syrian refugee resettlement program, with plans to process about 500 a day. The Liberal government have pledged to resetlle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada by the end of February but logistics are still being worked out.
OPSEU Launches 4 Week Campaign Against Hydro One Sale
If you’re walking or driving though the intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue, you’ll likely notice a large billboard put up by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. It’s launched a four-week ad campaign, with the intent of reminding the Wynne government that it doesn’t have a mandate to privatize public services or sell of public assets.“The way Kathleen Wynne has been acting she might as well be Stephen Harper. What Wynne and Harper have in common is their disregard for democracy, and that’s what these billboards are all about. Over 80% of Ontarians oppose the sale of Hydro One, but Kathleen Wynne couldn’t care less about what citizens think. Stephen Harper found out what happens to leaders when they lose touch with the values of voters. The same fate awaits Kathleen Wynne if she continues down this arrogant path. Our message to Kathleen Wynne is this: ‘If you don’t want to listen to the democratic will of the people, then pack your bags.” – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. The intersection of Yonge and Eglinton sees more pedestrian traffic than any other in the city.
Adele Blows Away Record For 1st Week Album Sales
Adele blew away the previous record for 1st week sales on a new album. She sold 3.38 MILLION copies of “25!” The previous record was 2.4 MILLION set by N’SYNC back in 2000. She’s now heading out on tour after making this announcement on Twitter last week:
Edmonton Eskimos Win The 103rd Grey Cup
The Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 26-20 to win the 103rd Grey Cup. Edmonton QB Mike Reilly was 21 for 35 and threw for 269 yards and 2 TD’s. He was also named the Grey Cup MVP. This was Edmonton’s 14th Grey Cup title and its first since 2005.
Many Canadians Will Online Shop for Cyber Monday
The good news for shoppers today is that the y don’t have to lineup or fight crowds. Cyber Monday is today and a recent survey says that 68% of Canadians plan to buy something online today.