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Brexit Summit – Expectations Of Long Brexit Extension To The UK

Brexit Summit - Expectations Of Long Brexit Extension To The UK

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is trying hard to get a Brexit extension. As we mentioned earlier, she was in talks with leaders of German & France. Now, she will represent the case in Brexit summit. Let’s discuss this summit and hope of an extension to the UK.

Expectedly, the European Union can grant the longer and flexible Brexit Extension to the UK following some terms and conditions.

On Wednesday, European leaders will decide whether to delay the Brexit or not. This decision will decide whether the UK will leave the EU without a deal or not. Notably, the UK is due to leave the EU with no Brexit deal on 12th April.

All European Union leader and May are now heading towards for an emergency Brexit summit in Brussels. It is due to the request of May regarding the second delay till 30th June to UK departure.

On Tuesday, European Council President Donald Tusk sent an invitation letter to EU leaders.

Further, Tusk in his letter said, “I believe we should also discuss an alternative, longer extension. One possibility would be a flexible extension, which would last only as long as necessary and no longer than one year.”

Reportedly, Tusk’s invitation letter came after May was in talks with German & French leaders in Berlin & Paris, on Tuesday.

Also Read: Canada New Trade Deal – Ratification Awaits – Enjoying Old NAFTA.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a delay until the start of 2020 was a possibility. Whereas, Britain’s Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said, he doesn’t want a delay of up to a year.

Point to be noted, the summit will begin at 17:00 London time on Wednesday.

Some Conditions for the UK to abide after the extension sanction are as follows:

  • No re-opening of negotiations over the withdrawal agreement on an offer.
  • The UK could leave earlier than a newly agreed departure date if a deal is in place.
  • The UK could revoke Article 50 (the departure process) at any time.

Now, the emergency summit dedicated to Brexit will decide the Brexit deal delay for the UK. Let’s see what happens.

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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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