5 things to know on Monday, March 7, 2016
Published Monday, March 7, 2016 6:55AM EST
Here are 5 things you need to know this Monday: an immigration plan from the Liberals could come as early as today; Nancy Reagan, wife of former U.S. president Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 94; the Archbishop of Toronto has some strong words on assisted dying; a famous actress was mistaken for Justin Trudeau's mom in a 60 Minutes profile; and eight artists have been honoured with Governor General's arts awards.
Plus, we have some Money Monday advice on the changes in taxes this year and how you can save some money.
1. Immigration plan imminent: The federal Liberals' immigration plan could be unveiled as early as today in the House of Commons. Questions remain as to how the Syrian refugee program will affect the broader refugee stream as well as if the plan matches up to campaign commitments on immigration.
2. Nancy Reagan dead at 94: Tributes poured in from around the world Sunday, after it was announced that the former U.S. first lady had died at her Los Angeles home of congestive heart failure. Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney called Reagan's death a "great loss" and said she played a "marvellous role" in husband Ronald's presidency.
3. Archbishop on assisted dying: Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto, weighed in on the assisted dying debate Sunday, saying in a sermon he doesn't think Canadians have put enough thought into the issue -- and when they do, they'll realize it's a bad idea.
4. Trudeau on '60 Minutes': Eagle-eyed Canadians who watched Sunday's "60 Minutes" profile of Justin Trudeau were quick to call out the American news program for apparently confusing actress Kim Cattrall for the prime minister's mother, Margaret.
5. Artists recognized: Renowned Toronto photographer Edward Burtynsky, famous for his photos that capture environmental issues, is one of eight winners of this year's Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
And one more thing for "Money Monday": With tax season upon us, CTVNews.ca has highlighted some of the major changes that can impact how much you owe, or what kind of return may be in store this year.