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By Patricia Petit Liang

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has announced that the city will suspend the construction of a public toilet in Chinatown's Sun Yat Sen Park until further notice.

According to CBC News, Plante claims that the city will meet with representatives from Chinatown before going forward with the construction.

Montreal's Asian community spoke out against the plan to build a bathroom in Chinatown's park, a public square used for community gatherings and sacred ceremonies which is currently blocked by metal fencing and gravel.

Local merchants and community members were never consulted by the city about the public toilet and woke up one day to find that parts of the park had already been demolished as part of construction.


By Patricia Petit Liang

Investigators took 18,000 photos and collected more than 1,800 pieces of evidence from serial killer Bruce McArthur's apartment, as part of what the force is calling the "largest forensic examination" in its history.

According to CBC News, a restrained man was found inside of McArthur's apartment at the time of his arrest.

McArthur has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in connection with the disappearances of several men with ties to Toronto's Gay Village.

McArthur is accused of killing Skandaraj Navaratnam, Andrew Kinsman,  Selim Esen, Abdulbasir Faizi, Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi and Majeed Kayhan.

McArthur is scheduled to return to court on May 23.


By Patricia Petit Liang

More than 58 Palestinians were killed and 2,700 others were injured by Israeli troops during protests on Monday.

According to BBC News, funerals were held for the dead on Tuesday.

A Canadian-Palestinian doctor was also shot in the legs by an Israeli sniper and one of his paramedics was killed on the Gaza border while they were attempting to treat the injured on Monday.

More than 100 Palestinians have been killed with thousands more injured by Israeli fire during protests over the last six weeks.