5 things to know about CTVNews.ca for Thursday, October 27, 2022: Crypto king, real estate, RSV

Bloc Québécois motion to sever ties with monarchy fails, new details emerge in ‘crypto king’ case, explaining RSV respiratory virus and its symptoms. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

1. Motion of the Bloc: A Bloc Québécois motion calling on Canada to sever its ties with the monarchy failed on Wednesday, after Bloc leader Yves-François Blanchet forced MPs to vote on whether the federal government should no longer be tied to what he called an « incredibly racist » and « archaic » institution.

2. “King of cryptos”: A self-proclaimed Ontario ‘crypto king’ was nearly arrested twice after the 23-year-old refused to hand over his diamond-encrusted Rolex, Audi and cellphone to a trustee in bankruptcy.

3. Homebuyer Challenges: Another interest rate hike marks another step in Montrealer Elyse Gamache-Belisle’s journey to homeownership and highlights the challenges facing potential buyers.

4. Condemned killer: Saskatchewan kicked off its fall legislative session on Wednesday with a tough-on-crime Speech from the Throne delivered while Colin Thatcher, who served 22 years for the murder of his ex-wife JoAnn Wilson, sat in the chamber.

5. Hunger Account: Food Banks Canada says the number of people using food banks across the country hit an all-time high earlier this year

One more thing…

What is RSV?: Here’s what you need to know about the respiratory virus and the most common symptoms.

This 1981 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows an electron micrograph of respiratory syncytial virus, also known as RSV. (CDC via AP)


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