NEWS FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 2017

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LOCAL

By Loren O’Brien-Egesborg

Just For Laughs will be switching things around after nine women made accusations of harassment and sexual assault against the president of Just For Laughs, Gilbert Rozon.

According to CBC News, Rozon will no longer have any part in the company after stepping down from his position Wednesday night. Guylaine Lalonde will be taking his place as president.

The accusations against Rozon go back three decades however the allegations have yet to be proven in court.

 

NATIONAL

By Ana Bilokin

A Quebec bill restricting public workers and those receiving government services from covering their faces is stirring controversy from both sides of the political spectrum.

CBC reports that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stated it is not the federal government’s jurisdiction to challenge the bill but that he will always defend the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The bill has received criticism from representatives of the NDP and Conservative Parties for restricting individual freedoms and from the Parti-Québécois and Coalition Avenir Québec for not being severe enough.

 

INTERNATIONAL

By Luca Caruso-Moro

Florida declares a state of emergency during Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida on October 19th.

According to BBC News, riot police and snipers were posted around the university's campus in case violence erupted, protesters and supporters remained mostly peaceful.

Spencer was not invited to the university, according to Time Magazine, he purchased a two hour time slot for ten and a half thousand dollars. Spencer delivered his speech over chants from protesters.