News for December 2nd 2015

by Catlin Spencer

Just months after approving a request for a new synagogue, the district of Outremont is wanting to ban any new places of worship on the same street and one other.

According to CBC News, the borough held the first reading of the proposed bylaw for it's Bernard and Laurier avenues in a public consultation Tuesday night.

The move has greatly upset Outremont's Hasidic community, who make up roughly 20 per cent of the boroughs population.

A Hasidic resident says that the ban would mean pushing the community into smaller, ghetto-like areas in the far corner of Outremont.

Despite outcrys, an online petition in favour of the ban has collected nearly 800 signatures.

by Catlin Spencer

Quebec is appealing the Supreme Court of Canada's decision to delay the province's law allowing doctor-assisted death.

According to CTV News, the Dying with Dignity law is set to come into effect on December 10th, but the Superior Court ruled in favour of an injunction to delay it's implementation Wednesday.

The Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice filed for the injunction in November, saying the law violates the timeline implemented by Canada when it overturned a federal law banning doctor-assisted death.

Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the government was hoping Quebec would wait until the newly-elected Liberal party had debated the matter and decided on its own law.

by Catlin Spencer

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has reported that it's country’s Bureau of Meteorology has been the victim of a major hacking attack.

According to BBC News, unnamed officials are blaming China for the alleged hack that could take years and cost millions of dollars to repair.

While Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology will not say what was affected, it did say its systems were fully operational.

The bureau provides climate and weather information that is relied on and used by military and commercial transport.