Wednesday, April 6th 2016

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by Patricia Petit Liang

The 720 East ramp on Montreal’s Turcot Interchange will be closed for up to 18 months due to construction.

According to CBC News, the exit will close on April 17th and resume use in 2017.

In addition to all of this, the Highway 15 Northbound lane between St. Jacques Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street is closed until mid-April, making it a tricky time for Montreal drivers.

Transport Quebec is uging drivers to take the Highway 20 West ramp and loop back around at the Angrignon exit onto Highway 20 East in the meantime.

by Saturn de los Angeles

In Manitoba, a gag order that could silence survivors of sexual assault on campus is sparking outrage.

According to CTV News, authorities at Brandon University are asking students to sign a so-called "behavioural contract" - forbidding them to talk about their assault case to anyone except their counselors.

Breaking the contract can result in either a suspension or expulsion.

The student group "We Believe Survivors" called out against the gag order.

Support from faculty has increased, with the president and vice-chancellor of the Manitoba university calling it a mistake.

by Catlin Spencer

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists leaked a massive amount of information this past weekend, implicating money laundering and tax avoidance connected to presidents and prime ministers all over the world.

According to BBC News, the documents, dubbed the Panama Papers, reveal links to 12 current or former heads of state, more than 60 relatives and associates of heads of state, and other politicians as well.

Icelands Prime Minister has resigned after the documents showed an undeclared interest linked to his wife's wealth.

Others implicated include associates of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Fifa's ethics lawyer, Juan Pedro Damiani.

The Panama Papers get their name from the Panamanian law firm associated to the documents, Mossack Fonseca, which helped clients establish secret shell companies and offshore accounts as a tax haven.