News for November 4th 2015

By Saturn De Los Angeles

School schedules across Quebec were interrupted on Tuesday following a bomb threat putting staff and students' safety at risk.

According to CBC News, the majority of the provinces 71 pre-University schools were evacuated, searched, and temporarily shut down by authorities.

Interim Quebec Security Minister Pierre Moreau believes an anonymous e-mailer is responsible, saying that their discontent with how how the teacher's unions and education system is run may be the motivation.

For now, school boards are following the situation closely, and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says those who are involved will be prosecuted.

by Patricia Petit Liang

A London-based charity called the Legatum Institute has named Canada the most tolerant country in the world in their 2015 Prosperity Index.

According to CTV News, 142 countries were ranked in 8 categories, with Norway ranking as the most prosperous country in the world, followed by Switzerland and Denmark.

Countries were compared in terms of economy, safety, social services and personal freedom.

No countries from Asia, Latin America, Africa or the Middle East appeared in top 10 of the 2015 Prosperity Index, however.
by Alexa Everett

The leaders of China and Taiwan are set to meet in Singapore for a historic meeting on Saturday. 

This will be the first time the two countries have met since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949. 

According to Reuters, the gathering comes at a crucial time, as Taiwan's presidential elections approach and anti-China sentiments increase. 

Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Taiwan's president Ma Ying-jeou are hoping to dissipate negative sentiments and work on maintaining and improving economic links.  

Skeptics however see this as an attempt to sway the upcoming Taiwan elections in favour of Ma Ying-jeou's party, the KMT.