News for Friday, April 8th 2016

Hosted by: Pauline Nesbitt
Produced by: Emeline Vidal
Stories by: Catlin Spencer, Emeline Vidal, Patricia Petit Liang

by Catlin Spencer

A demonstration against police brutality in Montreal turned violent Wednesday night with windows being smashed and vehicles set ablaze.

According to CTV and The Globe and Mail, around 200 protesters began marching through Montreal-North around 7pm.

The peaceful protest was supposed to mark the death of Jean-Pierre Bony, who died from injuries inflicted by a police rubber bullet last month.

However, several people began setting fires and breaking windows of businesses and cars around 9pm.

Montreal Police Commander Ian Lafreniere says the vandals may have had no connection to the protest.  


by Emeline Vidal

Federal minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, unveiled the government's plan to spend $2 billion on campus infrastructures, on Wedneday.

According to CBC News, Universities Canada suggested the measure only a couple of weeks before the March budget.
The measure has drawn criticism since the plan was not part of the Liberal's election platform, while some electoral promises remain to be honoured. 
While the $2 billion are intended to revitalize the economy, some suggest that it reflects the growing influence of lobbyists in Ottawa.


by Patricia Petit Liang

Turkey is investigating claims that Islamic State militants smuggling stolen historical artifacts through its borders.

According to Reuters, Russia’s United Nations ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, wrote about the illegal activity in a letter to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday.

The militant Islamic group is suspected of earning around $20 million a year from the illicit trade.
The relationship between Russia and Turkey has degraded dramatically since Turkey shot down a Russian jet near Syria’s border in November 2015.