News for July 31st, 2015

After a heatwave struck the city last week, Projet Montreal calls for stricter rules surrounding caleche horses in Old Montreal.

Currently, horses that pull carriages in Montreal are not allowed to work when the temperature exceeds 30 degrees.

According to CBC news, horses could be seen working throughout the day on Wednesday, when temperatures could reach 40 degrees with humidex.

The opposition party is calling for immediate action from Montreal executive committee.

Although such action has been called for in the past, no changes have been implemented..


While the general elections are poised to start October 19th, some speculate that Prime Minister Stephen Harper will begin the election campaign on Sunday.

According to Reuters, Conservative sources have said that Harper is likely to start the campaign in the first week of August.

Such a move would indicate that unofficial campaigning would begin as well - benefiting the Conservatives since they have more campaign funding than other parties.

If the Prime Minister does begin campaigning as early as this Sunday, it would mark the beginning of the longest electoral campaign in Canadian history.


Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after stabbing six people at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade.

According to BBC News, Schlissel had also stabbed three people at the parade in 2005. Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have both expressed their disapproval towards Schlissel’s actions and have called the stabbing a “hate crime”.

Two of the six people who were stabbed at this year’s parade have been seriously wounded, and it is unknown if they will ever recover from the incident.