5 things to know on Monday, February 1, 2016
Published Monday, February 1, 2016 6:56AM EST
Do you have a case of the Mondays?
Well, clear the sleep from your eyes, put on a fresh pot of coffee and kickstart your week with your daily dose of CTV News' five things.
Here are the five things you need to know this Monday: an Ontario man has legally changed his name for an upcoming byelection; the first caucuses for choosing Republican and Democratic candidates are being held in Iowa; Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial begins in Toronto; enforcer John Scott showed up his critics at the NHL All-Star Game; and a family is looking to bring their dying relative home to the Maritimes.
And for "Money Monday," LinkedIn reveals the top skills that Canadian employers are looking.
1. What's in a name: If you think Canadian election ballots should have "none of the above" as an option, this story is for you. An Ontario man has legally changed his name so that it will appear as "ZNoneofthe Above" on the ballot in an upcoming Whitby-Oshawa byelection. "If I get elected, I'll keep the name I was elected under," he said.
2. Looking for votes: The first caucuses in the U.S. election are set for today, with Republican and Democrat candidates looking for support in Iowa.
3. Ghomeshi trial: After a months-long scandal that made international headlines, the trial of former broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi will begin Monday in Toronto. Ghomeshi, the former host of CBC Radio's cultural affairs show "Q," faces four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. The alleged offences date as far back as 2002.
4. All-star MVP: Enforcer John Scott scored twice during the NHL's new 3-on-3 All-Star tournament, bringing cheers from fans who then named him MVP as a write-in candidate. The Pacific Division clinched a 1-0 win Sunday night.
5. Looking for help: The family of a Nova Scotia man hospitalized with terminal cancer in Calgary is hoping to raise enough money to bring him back to the Maritimes. Cameron Conrad wants to spend his final days in his home of Lawrencetown Beach.
And one more thing for "Money Monday:" According to data from LinkedIn, "statistical analysis and data mining" was the most sought-after skill in Canada in 2015, followed by "middleware and integration software.' and 'storage systems and management."