News for May 4th 2015

by Patricia Petit Liang


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the city of Baltimore’s curfew on Sunday

According to Reuters, the curfew was originally imposed in order to discourage looting and arson following the funeral of Freddie Gray - whose death while in police custody has inspired protests all over the United States.

The mayor has promised that the Maryland National Guard will leave Baltimore by next week.

The protests in Baltimore have caused many to their anger over the deaths of unarmed black men involving the police nationwide.

by Tom Matukala

Bombardier’s new CEO, Alain Bellemare, will be under a lot of pressure in the following week. 

CBC news reports that the company has had a poor financial performance for more than 3 years. 

Bellemaire will not be blamed for the Bombardiers previous financial showings as he has only held his post for 6 weeks.

However, industry observers feel that investors are expecting him to provide a solid plan for the future success of the company.

Bellemaire has already taken action by bringing in a new team of executives.


by Saturn De Los Angeles

It is a busy week in Canadian Politics.

According to CTV news Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be visiting the Netherlands on Monday for the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland, where more than 7-thousand Canadian soldiers died.

The trial of suspended Senator Mike Duffy also continues Monday after a break last week, as lawyers investigate details on his excessive spending of public money.

Meanwhile, Albertans will elect their next provincial government on Tuesday among the Wildrose, the N-D-P, and Progressive Conservative parties.

And Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party will choose between Ontario MPP Christine Elliott and Conservative MP Patrick Brown as their new leader on Saturday.



by Catlin Spencer

The first ever Porchfest in Montreal took place in NDG on Saturday and was a resounding success.

According to CBC, musicians and artists played for onlookers from their porches from about noon to 4pm.

The event is unique since it’s a music festival that does not require a permit, because the concerts happen on private properties.

Organizers say there is a good chance the event will happen again next year.