NEWS FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Produced by Jessica Ramirez-Jaschek

 

LOCAL

Written by Loren O’Brien-Egesborg

A 14-year-old Jehova’s Witness with cancer at the McGill University Health Centre is set to receive blood transfusions after a judge authorized the decision.

According to CTV News, minors over 14 years old can refuse certain treatments but the Health Centre sought a judge’s permission to overrule the minors decision.

If the patient did not receive the blood transfusion they could have suffered from neurological damage.

 

NATIONAL

Written by Luca Caruso-Moro

Toronto police officers have received a hearing date for allegations of misconduct after woman with Down syndrome filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal, stating the officers mocked her for her condition.

According to CTV News, recorded evidence depicts two officers allegedly discriminating against the victim on Nov. 5th, 2016. The officers have since issued an apology, describing their actions as “a lapse in judgement.”

The hearing will take place on October 18.

 

NATIONAL

Written by Shelby Thevenot

Canada’s national Inuit group, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, has given the first Cultural Repatriation Award to Chicago’s Field Museum and the Nunatsiavut government in Labrador.

According to CBC News the remains of 22 Inuit were removed from their graves in 1927 and brought to Chicago. After three years of negotiations they were returned to Nunatsiavut in 2011.

The following year the Field Museum signed a memorandum of understanding with Nunatsiavut to create research opportunities and collaborative exhibits involving shared learning.

The Inuit Cultural Repatriation Award will be presented next week.

 

INTERNATIONAL

Written By Ana Bilokin

Rescue efforts continue after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck central Mexico this Tuesday, killing 286 people and leaving many more trapped under rubble and debris.

According to Reuters, the extensive damage of the homes is putting Mexico at risk of experiencing a housing shortage in the following weeks.