Bill 21 protest, Moscow plane crash, Biodiversity decline

Luca Caruso-Moro & Erdene Batzorig





On Sunday, human chain formed around the Montreal courthouse to protest Quebec’s secularism bill.

Citizens, religious groups, teachers and lawyers, linked arms in solidarity outside the Palais de Justice.

This is the latest of various protests against Bill 21, which was introduced by the CAQ in April.

Consultations on the proposed legislation will begin Tuesday in Quebec City.


An emergency crash-landing at a Moscow Airport has left 41 people dead.

The plane was the Sukhoi Superjet 100 operated by national airline Aeroflot

It had 73 passengers and five crew members on board when it touched down to a runway spewing huge flames and black smoke.

The airport said in a statement that the plane had to turn back after taking off due to unspecified technical reasons and made a hard landing that started the fire.

Investigators are looking into the situation.


Over 1 million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction.

That’s according to a recent UN report on biodiversity, which says that species loss has accelerated between tens to hundreds of times faster than in the past.

The report links human impact as the major reason for the decline.