5 things to know on Monday, February 29, 2016
Published Monday, February 29, 2016 6:23AM EST
Good morning! If you're just getting caught up after the weekend, we've got 5 things you need to know before your work week begins: Hollywood's biggest film stars feted at 88th annual Oscars show; Ottawa looks to grant pardon for a man convicted under anti-homosexuality laws; pressure's on NHL teams ahead of 3 p.m. ET trade deadline; 25,000th Syrian refugee arrives in Canada and RRSP contribution deadline day is here.
1. Rock takes on #OscarsSoWhite: On Hollywood's biggest night, Oscars host Chris Rock came out swinging like Adonis Creed in his opening monologue, delivering a few knockout punches to the Academy for the lack of diversity among its nominees.
2. Posthumous pardon: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intends to recommend that a pardon be granted posthumously to Everett Klippert, one of the last men convicted under Canada's anti-homosexuality laws in the 1960s. Klippert was convicted twice before homosexuality was legalized in 1969.
3. NHL trade deadline: With several weekend trades among NHL teams, the pressure's on other contenders even more than usual leading up to the 3 p.m. ET deadline Monday.
4. 25,000th Syrian refugee: Immigration Minister John McCallum and Democratic Reform Minister Maryam Monsef are set to hold a news conference at Pearson International Airport on Monday, to discuss the arrival of the 25,000th Syrian refugee in Canada.
5. RRSP contribution deadline: Attention, procrastinators. Monday is the final day you can contribute to your RRSP. Did you leave it to the last minute? If you did, you're not alone: