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By Allison O’Reilly

A Montreal taxi driver had his license revoked, more than a year after complaints were made about his behavior.

According to CBC News, Ben Romdhane Lotfi was arrested by Montreal police in November and was charged with 3 counts of sexual assault.

The Transport Commission ruled last Friday that Lofti could no longer drive a cab, stating that his actions were “not justifiable.”


By Jeremiah Ho

Ada Lockridge of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation is taking Ontario to court over the province’s failure to conduct an air quality review that it promised to do 8 years ago.

According to CTV News, the Ministry of Environment agreed to review air pollution regulation by industrial facilities around the community in 2009.

Industrial sources of pollution are located directly across the Aamjiwnaang reserve and are believed to be a danger to the community.   


By Karl Knox

Venezuela's election of a new assembly ended with the deaths of more than 10 people, including an election candidate and an opposition youth activist.

According to BBC News, the new assembly was elected so that President Nicolás Maduro’s government could rewrite the constitution and override Venezuela's congress.

Protests continued on Sunday despite being banned across the country and will continue for the rest of this week.

Venezuela, a major oil producer and the country that holds the world's largest reserves of crude oil, has been gripped by political conflict since 2014, with soaring inflation and daily food shortages.