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Fake news on social media is still influencing voters; Parliament passes prison segregation and oil tanker bills before breaking

Voters are still being influenced by fake news on social media

The CBC reported that experts on fake news said online interference is happening leading up to Canada’s federal election. Apparently, social media is still susceptible to outside interference. There was recently a story that went viral about Justin Trudeau wanting to recruit one million immigrants, which turned out to be false.

Parliament passes a ban on oil tankers and prison segregation  

A few bills were passed in the final hours at parliament hill. The senate voted to ban oil tankers from the coast of B.C. It was pretty close, passing 49 to 46. They also voted for a more humane way to segregate dangerous prison inmates. That bill passed with a much bigger margin of 30 votes.

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Companies that emit more then 40 kilotonnes of emissions will get charged in Alberta

Big polluters in Alberta will have to pay more for emissions. According to CTV News, Premier Andrew Scheer admitted the government will set a cost per tonne of excess emissions. He plans to force companies who emit more than 40 kilotonnes a year to pay a set amount for every tonne they expend over the limit.

Canadians are happier after turning 55

Canadians become happier as they enter senior life. That’s according to a new study from Leger. CTV reported that half the people surveyed 55 or older ranked their happiness at an eight out of 10 on average. There was no difference between rural and urban citizens. Ontario residents, however, were at the bottom of the happiness list.

A Canadian astronaut will come back to Earth Monday

Canadian Astronaut David St. Jacques returns from the International space station Monday. He will begin his decent just after 4 in the afternoon. He’s been in space for six months. The trip will take six and a half hours. The CBC talked to other Canadian astronauts who have done the same voyage and they described it as “the wildest trip you can imagine.”


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