5 things to know on Monday, March 28, 2016
Published Monday, March 28, 2016 6:30AM EDT
Here are 5 things you need to know this Monday: a breakaway faction of the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack in a Pakistan park that killed at least 70 people; the family of a Manitoba toddler who was found dead over the weekend thanks the community for its support; Rob Ford lies in repose in Toronto; Canada's finance minister is optimistic about the budget; and a university program is looking to connect disabled job-seekers and potential employers.
Plus, we have some Money Monday advice on the restored tax credit for labour-sponsored investment funds.
1. Easter Sunday bombing: A breakaway Pakistani faction of the Taliban has claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday bombing that killed at least 70 people in the eastern city of Lahore. In related news, Facebook is apologizing for sending out Safety Check notifications to users who were nowhere near the blast.
2. Vigil for Manitoba toddler: The family of Chase Martens, the two-year-old boy whose body was found in a rural creek over the weekend, has expressed their anguish and thanked the community for an outpouring of support. A vigil was held Sunday in memory of the little boy.
3. In repose: Members of the public will get a chance to pay their final respects to Rob Ford when his body lies in repose for the next two days at Toronto's city hall. Ford's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday.
4. Optimistic about balancing budget: Finance Minister Bill Morneau told CTV's Question Period that the recently unveiled budget will encourage enough economic growth to cancel out Canada’s deficit in "about five years."
5. Job connections: An online project from Ryerson University in Toronto is looking to connect employers and job seekers with disabilities. So far, more than 70,000 jobs seekers and 6,000 employers have registered for the service, called Magnet.
And one more thing for "Money Monday": The federal government is restoring the tax credit for labour-sponsored investment funds, but investment experts urge caution for investors who may be considering them.