News for November 5th, 2015


by Emeline Vidal

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard appointed an independent observer to investigate the allegations of abuse against aboriginal women in Val-D'or.

According to CTV News, 8 officers have been fired as local police are investigating allegations that officers from the Sureté du Québec physically and sexually abused aboriginal people in the region.

Couillard also pledged 6.1 million dollars to various programs destined to help aboriginal women, and cameras will be added to patrol cars around the region.

While members in the Val d'Or aboriginal community welcome the ongoing investigations, they say that First Nation chiefs were not consulted.

by Julia Bryant

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn in on Parliament Hill at a very public event Wednesday morning. 

According to CBC, a large crowd waited outside Rideau Hall to welcome Trudeau and his newly appointed cabinet as they arrived together on foot. 

Trudeau's cabinet is completely gender balanced, with 15 men and 15 women. 

When a reporter asked why he made that a priority, he answered saying because it's 2015. 

The ceremony was similar to those in the United States where the public is invited and the event is widely broadcast.

by Saturn de Los Angeles

For a second night in a row, 30,000 protesters marched the streets of Romania's capital on Wednesday as they expressed unhappiness with their government.
According to BBC News, marchers were calling for change following rising corruption allegations by Romanian president Victor Ponta.

He resigned shortly after the allegations in a televised address to appease the public, and is currently facing a court trial.

Ponta's political elite is facing scrutiny for poorly handling a deadly fire at a local nightclub last weekend.

The incident left 31 people dead and 180 injured, sparking mass outrage.