News for December 8th 2015

by Catlin Spencer

Quebec's CEGEP teacher unions have reached a tentative deal with the province after months of debating.

According to CBC News, while the deal doesn't cover salaries or contracts, it does offer better working conditions and extra support for students with disabilities

Teachers, along with health-care professionals and other civil servants have been without a collective agreement since April.

by Catlin Spencer

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says Canada's bombings against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria will come to an end in a mater of weeks.

According to The Star, the New Liberal government will be starting a new strategy in their fight against terror.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the military will remain involved in the area and that the country will assist refugees and humanitarian needs.

NATO has said that it wishes to see Canada play a role in it's missions to train Iraqi security forces, an idea that was pitched to Dion and apparently implemented in the new Liberal strategy.

by Catlin Spencer

At least 33 people have died in two south-eastern provinces of Iran after an outbreak of swine-flu.

According to BBC News, Iran's Deputy Health Minister Ali-Akbar Sayyari warns that the outbreak of the influenza virus H1N1 is likely to spread to other areas of the country.

There have also been reports that around 600 people in the Kerman province have had to seek medical treatment after contracting the virus.

The strain first appeared in 2009, quickly spreading from Mexico around the world.