NEWS FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 2017

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LOCAL

By Patricia Petit Liang

TransCanada cancelled their plans for the Energy East pipeline and Eastern Mainline projects that would have brought Alberta oil sands production to Quebec and New Brunswick.

According to CTV News, Quebec's Environment Minister David Heurtel and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre were pleased with the cancellation of the pipeline projects.

Heurtel stated that more and more Quebecers are transitioning towards renewable energy.

 

NATIONAL

By Patricia Petit Liang

The federal government is planning on paying millions of dollars to the survivors of the '60s Scoop, which was an operation that removed Indigenous children from their families.

According to CTV News, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announced the national settlement with more than 20,000 survivors on Friday.

Sources claim that the government will spend $50 million on the creation of a new Indigenous Healing Foundation and will pay $75 million to cover the plaintiff's legal fees.

 

INTERNATIONAL

By Patricia Petit Liang

Bangladesh is planning to chop down forests to make room for more shelters for Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.

According to Reuters, more than half a million Rohingya have fled the state of Rakhine since August.

The United Nations has stated that Myanmar's ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims has become the world's fastest-developing refugee emergency.