5 things to know today: Human rights complaint against the Canucks
An Ontario woman has been charged after a graphic video of a horse being dragged emerged, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith flip-flopped on a promise to legislate human rights protections for those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, and a former member of the Vancouver Canucks coaching staff files a human rights complaint against the team. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
1. Animal welfare: A 23-year-old Ontario woman has been charged under provincial welfare law after a video of a horse being dragged surfaced online.
2. Unvaccinated invoice: Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is backtracking on her promise to enshrine human rights protections for those unvaccinated against COVID-19 in law this fall.
3. « It destroyed me mentally and emotionally »: Two months after being fired, a former member of the Vancouver Canucks coaching staff has filed a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal against the hockey team for alleged discrimination.
4. Pack it: Canadians appear to be slowly reducing their use of straws and plastic grocery bags ahead of a nationwide ban on these items taking effect next month, according to new statistics.
5. Naming newborns: If you’re expecting a baby and still trying to decide on a name, these new top 100 lists might help you find one.
One more thing…
Drink water: How much water do you need to drink each day? The « eight drinks a day » rule is a myth, according to a new study.
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