News for Monday April 18th 2016

By Saturn De Los Angeles

Protestors took to Jarry Park to denounce austerity cuts to daycare services. 

According to CTV News, the cuts would slash $120 million off of the provincial budget. 
The cuts, negotiated between by the provincial government and private and subsidized daycares, is a move that participants at Sunday's protest consider dangerous to an already fragile system.

By Patricia Petit Liang

The Liberal government is planning on making changes to Canada’s parental leave rules to benefit new fathers.

According to CBC News, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau considered the idea at the United Nations last month and is working with Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk to improve the country’s Employment Insurance program.

Parental leave is already available for fathers and mothers in Quebec, but these changes will vastly enhance their conditions on a national scale.

By Sam Obrand

Ecuador has been struck by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Saturday.

According to BBC news, 235 people have been confirmed dead and at least 1500 people have been injured.

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency as the numbers of bodies begin to rise.