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Brexit Deal – May Defeated Again & Parliament Tries Multiple Choice

Brexit Deal - May Defeated Again & Parliament Tries Multiple Choice

On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May after defeating for two times could be quitting the price for the Brexit deal in coming days. However, parliament tries to choose one option from a list of various alternatives.

A 3 year Brexit crisis is about to leave the United Kingdom but still when and how it will leave the European Union. While May still has the hopes to bring back the deal in the parliament.

Lawmakers have the control to get the indicative votes on the Brexit deal on Wednesday. these are inclusive of all the options to leave EU with post-exit alignment or without any deal.

Main reasons behind the UK leaving EU on 29th March is the fallen of Brexit supporting rebels to the May’s deal. Maybe she could let everybody know about her exact departure date in Westminster’s 1922 Committee meeting with Conservative Party lawmakers.

Priorly, lawmakers started to argue over how the EU can divorce the World’s 5th largest economy.

They can vote for as many proposals as they want on one ballot paper on 1900 GMT. However, results will be announced after 2100 GMT.

Conservative former cabinet minister Oliver Letwin said, “The prime minister might get a deal over the line on Thursday or Friday. If she does, no one would be happier than I am.”

After World War II, Brexit is the most important political and economic step of UK. But, its uncertainty has left investors and allies awestruck.

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The divorce might get some short-termed instability but it will allow the UK to flourish in the long run. But, only if they free themselves from the ordain experiment in European Unity.

May’s deal is an attempt to divide the 2016 referendum refraining close economic and safety ties except for formal structures of EU.

This is not clear whether the attempt of parliament to find option will produce the majority or not. The options to be voted consists enhanced Norway style deal or one public vote.

Brexit supporters are afraid of the full divorce’s risk. The government can try to ignore the votes whereas only way to stay protected from the Parliament’s alternative proposal is voting. If May’s deal fails.

Theresa May is still hoping to get her deal back. Notably, in order to succeed, she needs 75 lawmakers to come over.

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B.C. students to return to school Sept. 10 as part of gradual restart

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s Education Ministry says children will be returning to classrooms two days later than originally planned as part of a gradual restart to schooling.

Education Minister Rob Fleming told reporters Tuesday that students wouldn’t be expected back on the original date of Sept. 8 to help give administrators and teachers more time to prepare for education amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The ministry now says in a release that staff will meet on Sept. 8, while students will be welcomed in classrooms by Sept. 10.

A government steering committee, established to help schools plan their restart, will issue operational guidelines next week on issues ranging from health and safety protocols to supporting the mental health of students.

The change in the start date comes after concerns were raised by the BC Teachers’ Federation and the BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association.

Federation president Teri Mooring has called for more details on the government’s school plan, saying the information is needed for educators and parents.

This report was first published by The Canadian Press on Aug. 12, 2020.

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Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government has announced an additional $305 million to help Indigenous Peoples combat COVID-19.

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the money is meant to help Indigenous communities prepare for emergencies and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

He says communities can also use the money for a variety of other measures, including helping elders and vulnerable people, food insecurity, educational and other supports for children and mental health assistance.

The new money will flow through the Indigenous community support fund, bringing the total amount to $685 million this year.

Some funding will also go to First Nations living off-reserve as well as Inuit and Metis people living in urban centres, distributed based on need through an application process.

Miller says Ottawa is committed to ensuring Indigenous leaders have the tools and support they need to implement the various aspects of their pandemic plans.

“This funding will provide crucial support to key community initiatives that strive to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities,” he said.

“This approach aligns with our commitment to support Indigenous leadership’s approaches to community wellness while providing the flexibility to respond to emerging needs, for example in response to an outbreak of COVID-19.”

To date there have been 425 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on First Nations reserves, with 34 people hospitalized. Of these, 393 have recovered from the virus. There have also been 17 cases in the Nunavik region in northern Quebec. All have recovered.

The federal government has acknowledged that COVID-19 case counts among Indigenous Peoples do not reflect the true impact on Indigenous communities and individuals, as they only capture statistics from those living on reserves or in Inuit territories. The majority of Indigenous people in Canada live off reserve.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 12, 2020.

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Carleton ends student placements with police over failures to address racism

OTTAWA — Carleton University’s criminology school says it will no longer place students to work with police forces and prisons as a show of solidarity with the movement to address systemic racism in Canada’s criminal justice institutions.

Carleton’s Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice said in a statement Tuesday that the move will affect about 22 student placement positions in the 2020-2021 school year.

Since its creation 21 years ago, the institute says thousands of students have gained experience in the field through placements with the RCMP, Correctional Services Canada, the Ottawa Police Service and the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Faculty say the decision to end these opportunities comes in response to calls for organizations to cut ties with law enforcement agencies facing mounting public scrutiny over racist practices.

They say these institutions have demonstrated their “imperviousness to reform,” pointing to the recent string of police killings of Black, Indigenous or otherwise racialized people and those suffering from mental health challenges.

The institute says it hopes to expand student placement opportunities at research initiatives and community-based organizations working on a range of issues related to policing, criminal justice and social welfare.

Carleton is one of many schools with criminology programs that are re-examining their relationships with law enforcement as the push to reform or defund police forces gains traction across Canada.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 12, 2020.

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