News for October 20th 2015

by Saturn de Los Angeles

On the day after the federal election, Justin Trudeau was seen taking selfies with commuters at Montreal's Jarry Metro station.

In a report by the Toronto Star, the newly elected Prime Minister was shaking hands with commuters at the Tuesday morning rush hour.

He was thanking his constituents for supporting him and the Liberal party during the election's 78-day long campaign.  

The Liberals won a huge majority of seats late Monday night, effectively ending nearly a decade of Conservative rule under Stephen Harper.

by Alexa Everett

Shell Canada has been given the authorization to begin drilling for oil off the coast of Nova Scotia.

According to CBC, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board has approved plans for a subsea blowout drilling.

Environmentalists celebrated a small victory after the initial 21-day drilling plan was reduced to 12 or 13 days.  

The project and the drill ship, the Stena IceMAx, are said to be cost Shell nearly $970 million.  

by Patricia Petit Liang

The United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees has found that more than half a million migrants have arrived in Greece since the beginning of 2015.

According to BBC News, Croatia and Slovenia have increased border security after claiming to be overwhelmed by the rising number of migrants entering their countries.

Slovenia is urging the rest of the European Union to help to accommodate the rising number of the migrants in their country.

The International Organization for Migration says that more than 3000 people have lost their lives while migrating this year.