This week in news: March 22-27
News / March 24, 2010
By Natsumi Oye [Current Events Bureau Chief]
Another province needed?
Does Canada need another province? Conservative MPP, Bill Murdoch thinks so. Murdoch wants Toronto to become its own province, according to cbc.ca. Murdoch’s plans would see those living in the Greater Toronto Area remaining part of Ontario, “while Toronto becomes its own province.” Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak can see where Murdoch is coming from, but doesn’t agree with his stance, reported cbc.ca.
Hockey to re-examine head injurys
Hits to the head and the consequences of concussions have been splattered across the news lately, calling for a change to National Hockey League rules. The NHL is now looking at how these changes can be fast-tracked, according to thestar.com. One of the changes recommended was a minor or major penalty for “blindside hits to the head,” according to the report. These hits would also “be subject to supplemental discipline.”
Ligert, BC Ferries worker charged with sinking, to appear in court
Charges for criminal negligence causing death have been laid in the deaths of two passengers of the Queen of the North, which sunk in 2006, according to Canada.com.
Karl Ligert, a BC Ferries worker, was charged last week and will appear in court again on April 14th, according to the report. He is the only one being charged at this time, although BC Ferries fired two other staff members along with Ligert after the incident.