News for September 17th, 2015

By Saturn de Los Angeles

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban is donating 10 million dollars to the Montreal Children's Hospital.

According to CBC News, a part of the funds will be used to help families who are struggling financially to support their child in care. 

The hospital is naming its new atrium after Subban, and he announced his donation at the unveiling of the atrium on Wednesday.

He told patients and dignitaries that he wanted to devote the rest of his life to helping people in need long after his time as a hockey player is over.

The hospital is describing the donation as the largest philanthropic cause by a sports figure in Canadian history.


By Emeline Vidal

On Tuesday, the Federal court of appeals declared the ban on niqabs at citizenship ceremonies unlawful.

According to CTV News, the ruling comes after 29-year old Zunera Ishaq refused to attend citizenship ceremonies since they require her to uncover her face, meaning that she would not be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said the ruling is rooted in the protection of minorities' rights, but the Conservatives maintain that one should not hide their identity when taking on Canadian citizenship.

It is unclear whether Ishaq will have the time to be a registered voter as the court hoped, or whether the government will seek a stay of Tuesday's decision.

By Julia Bryant

Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested on Monday after bringing what police called a "fake bomb" to his school in Texas.

But what Mohamed actually brought in was a digital clock that he had built at home from a pencil case.

According to CNN, the police have not pressed charges against Mohamed. 

He was, however, suspended from his school until Thursday, and is considering switching to a different high school. 

All kinds of support for Mohamed has erupted on Twitter, including messages from President Barack Obama and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.