Trudeau set to hold first media conference since election; McMillan wildfire was arson
#Wexit trends on social media after Tory sweep of Saskatchewan and Alberta
Later today newly re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold his first media conference. It’s widely expected he will detail his minority Liberal government’s priorities. Meanwhile, the Alberta separatist movement has taken Twitter by storm when Wexit, a combination of Western Canada and exit, began trending Monday night and as of yesterday afternoon the movements Facebook page had over 170,000 followers. During Trudeau’s victory speech he acknowledged the discord in the Prairies after a Conservative sweep of both provinces, saying they were an essential party of this great country.
Investigators vow to find suspect responsible
The RCMP says a wildfire that threatened remote communities in north-central Alberta was arson. The McMillan wildfire was deliberately set according to investigators. It started on May 18th and it took fire crews until July to get it under control.
New recalls add to more than 800 products recalled since October
More beef and veal products have been recalled across the country. The issue is possible E. coli contamination at the processing plants. The new recalls add to the over 800 products recalled since mid-October. There have been no illnesses linked to the recalled products. To find a complete list of recalled products click here.
Extradition bill pulled in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has scrapped its controversial extradition bill that sparked months of violent protests. The announcement comes after the release of the murder suspect at the heart of the extradition controversy.