News for November 26, 2014

Riots in Ferguson over trial decision

by Marilla Streuter-Martin


Thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed in Ferguson, Missouri after the official inquisition into Michael Brown's death was met with rioting and violence.

The grand jury announced Monday that the actions of a white police officer, Darren Wilson, who shot and killed an unarmed African American teenager were technically legal.

According to the Toronto Star, the announcement exonerating Wilson was followed by over 60 arrests, a dozen fires lit in downtown Ferguson and multiple instances of property damage and vandalism.

Non-violent protests have also begun in solidarity with the small city in several locations across North America including Ottawa and Toronto.



Treasury board president suggests hiring freeze

by Julia Bryant


The Quebec government proposed major job cuts in the public sector on Tuesday.

According to CBC, the Quebec Treasury Board President Martin Coiteux suggested cutting public sector jobs by 2 per cent or more.

He also proposed a freeze on hiring employees from January 2015 until March 2016.

Coiteux said this hiring freeze would save the government 689 million dollars.