5 things to know on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Published Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:43AM EST
Strapped for time but looking for a quick morning update? Well, we've got it.
Here are the five things you need to know this Tuesday: the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is set to release a decision on discrimination against First Nations children on reserves; predictions about the Zika virus are getting grimmer; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre are meeting today, with a pipeline project thought to be a hot topic; a Montreal woman is upset after her father's ashes were returned with someone else's name; and a new study has some bad news for all those with lots of Facebook friends.
1. Ruling today: The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is set to issue its decision on whether Canada has discriminated against First Nations children on reserves. Aboriginal child welfare was one of the central issues the Truth and Reconciliation Commission flagged in its landmark report on Canada’s residential school legacy.
2. Zika virus FAQ: Dr. Neil Rao predicts that, by the end of 2016, no sun destination popular with Canadians will be free of the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to a spate of serious birth defects in Brazil. The infectious disease expert answered all your burning Zika questions, including whether he thinks it will, like West Nile virus, make inroads in Canada.
3. Talking pipelines: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre are meeting today, with the Energy East pipeline project most likely on the list of topics to discuss. Coderre and Montreal-area municipalities are against the pipeline project while western Canadian politicians want it to go ahead.
4. Whose are these? A Montreal woman says her grieving process has been set back after the urn she was given containing what she was told were her father’s ashes appears to contain someone else. Kathleen Sharpe says a piece of paper in the package bore the name of another man.
5. Your real friends: You may have collected hundreds of "friends" on Facebook but that doesn’t mean you actually have more people to lean on. In fact, a new study out of Oxford shows social media users have only about four people on average who would offer support in a time of crisis.